This monday, I was fortunate enough to visit Shouji-san at the Star Road workshop in Edogawa, Tokyo.
If you haven’t heard of Starroad already, now is the time to check them out. More to come!
The new 86 / BRZ was by far the most popular chassis at TAS, seemed like there were hundreds of them. Lots of companies showcasing their latest bodykits and parts. On the second day at the show, I had seen so many of them I would hardly notice a new one. This one by Uras caught my eye, though. One of my favorite 86′ of the show. What do you think?
So, it’s soon the end of our third day in Tokyo, and our second and last day at Tokyo Auto Salon. I really can’t describe how blown away I am at the moment. I think I need to let it all soak in. There’s just too much to describe. I’ll leave you with a picture from the Nissan / Nismo stand. The famous Deltawing. Stay tuned, more to come.
This thursday, our first day back in Tokyo, we went to check out the RWB meet in Roppongi. Crazy coincidence, but awesome as f**k. Thanks for the directions, Gary, very nice meeting you! I really can’t describe how surreal it was to see all these cars creations in real life. I’ll leave you with a poor phone picture, for now. Stay tuned for more, including a thorough report from Tokyo Auto Salon.
Off to Japan tomorrow. Really excited to go back, and even more excited to see visit Tokyo Auto Salon. You can follow me on twitter for some updates along the way, or wait for some detailed posts once I get back. Matane!
So, as this year is coming to an end, and the world didn’t go under after all, I guess it’s time to look back on what has happened these past 12 months. I have to say, 2012 has been a great year. Met a lot of great new people, did a lot of things I haven’t done before, and travelled places I hadn’t been before. Here is a little attempt to sum it all up.
I had to dismount the carbs from the intake manifold, so I figured I’d take a couple of pictures for reference. This intake manifold is, according to Wolfcreek Racing, a genuine Datsun Competition item. I looked it up in one of my books, and it could be the intake part number 14002-E4620. Now, the manifold has no marks or ID cast into it, so there’s no way for me to know for sure.
Just a month or so left until TAS2013. Simply can’t wait. Meanwhile – here’s a cool video from the folks at Travel Otaku from TAS2012
Dropping off the block for some work soon. Having the cylinders honed and the surface of the block and head skimmed, to make sure they’re completely flat. Looking forward to start assembling the engine again, not to mention driving the car again! That’s my buddy’s car in the background, staying in my garage for the winter. Hoping to make mine as clean as this one.