Event: Chiba Overrun – Tokyo Auto Salon 2014 V.1

 

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It’s usually about this time in January when the internet is flooded with content from Tokyo Auto Salon.  For good reason; it’s one of the most look forward to events of the year for any automotive enthusiast.  Just earlier today, while outside the skies were a bright blue, the inside halls of Makuhari Messe were opened for the media to capture the thousands of cars, new product lineups, and models on display for the weekend.

 

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We’ll have a couple parts to this series, so let’s not waste anymore time and get right to it…starting with this fully carbon GTR from Overtake.

 

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Overtake, a fairly new company, focusing on carbon GTR parts.  It seems like this year they have teamed up with RAYS, as they had a couple of their cars in the large booth.

 

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Both which were sporting RAYS new TE37 Ultra, available in 20″ sizes.

 

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As seen here along side their other new offering, the ZE40 – both great looking wheels.  Just what you’d expect from Volk.

 

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The RE Amemiya booth was overrun by rotary powered machines as usual.  The Hurricane FD being the focal point of the display.

 

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On the other end the Pan Speed RX8 – another time attack favorite.

 

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Mazda, no stranger to road racing, had on display their new entrant to the Grand-Am Rolex series.

 

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Some rather dramatic lighting!

 

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As well as this cute little ST5 classed Taikyu racer.  This thing would be a blast on the touge.

 

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Bulletproof Automotive had their signature FRS shipped out for display with the RAYS group as well.  This build has garned worldwide attention, and was a focal point for many.

 

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Advan had a really nice display on hand featuring many of their popular designs.  I’ve always loved the Advan GT…

 

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Hi Japan.  It’s nice to see you again.

 

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Rocky Auto had on display a good amount of classics, including this Kenmeri on TE37-V’s.

 

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Star Road had on display their signature yellow S30 rebuild on their new Glow Star wheels, produced by WORK.  A new partnership that has generated some interesting designs geared towards older cars.

 

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They also had this immaculate restoration on display next to the yellow S30.

 

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WORK had their original lineup of 15″ offerings next to the new Glow Stars as well.

 

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C-West was showing off their new FRS/BRZ aero with the help of a couple girlies.

 

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We posted this Essex/Kansai Service drift Hiace on Instagram yesterday and it got some good feedback.  They really went all out this year, building a fully drift prepped van.

 

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With the help of BRIDE and Enkei, Essex really knocked this one out.

 

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They had monitors displaying the van actually drifting at an exhibition.  You can also see it at the Essex home page.

 

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Fujio-san brought out his Bold World D1 R34 out for display.  The graphics that R-Y-O did on this car are amazing.

 

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At WORK’s main booth, they had their full lineup on display; including their new Emotion D9R.  Very good looking wheel.

 

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D-Friends URAS kitted 34 sedan.

 

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I’m a sucker for any R34 sedan with the URAS GT kit on it…literally, it’s like the end all for me.  This application is no exception.  I like the little URAS puppy on the dashboard.

Well, I’ll get back to editing some more pictures to post.  I’ll leave off for part 1 here, but check back shortly for more from the halls of Chiba.