A very interesting 12 months which mark the first year of Tokyo Car Parade are now behind us. 2013 had its dose of ups and downs, but regardless of what happened we look forward for the motoring extravaganza of 2014. As the clock rolls past midnight on January 1st 2014, let's have another look back at 2013 and all the highlights it brought to us.
Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 was the place where I found a purpose.
Mercedes Benz Connection, I knew I had to get started. But how? what do I do? How do I pick a name?
true car parade on this sunny spring weekend...
Lexus IS350 F Sport undoubtedly set the standard for sports sedans.
Porsche 911 Carrera S,
Maserati Gran Turismo Sport. I never tried to compare the two amazing coupes, and I never will. The cars serve two completely different purposes, and have no similarities in what the can do and how they feel.
California car culture.
passion for motor vehicles is unrivaled. Everybody I talked to from restaurant waiters to hotel bell staff were into cars, and many were involved in restoration or upgrades.
Mercedes Benz has finally brought the AMG A45 to Japan,
Daikoku PA for some RX-7 action.
2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4!
SEMA 2013 - a true representation of American car culture.
Hertz Car rental, I made sure I did.
JDM machines making their way all the way to Las Vegas.
BMW 428i M Sport, and while not the most powerful machine of the bunch, it made a lot of sense in city like Tokyo.
2013 Tokyo Motor Show. The bi-annual event has shrunk a lot since its peak in 2007, but fast-forwarding to 2013 signs of improvement were undeniable. A great spike in attendance from foreign media can only mean positive things for Japanese auto industry.
Nismo Festival 2013? Nissan is indeed enjoying its moment.
Paul Walker is no longer with us. Race in paradise, our car friend!
we did have some quite impressive rides. I am sure Paul would have loved to take one of these for a spin!
Mercedes Benz AMG A45 or BMW M135i was the ultimate ride, but I think they both serve their purpose excellently.
I would also like to use this opportunity to express my best wishes and hopes for speedy recovery to Michael Schumacher who suffered serious head injury on December 29th.