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Juicebox in Japan: Cruising till night fall

So after a trip to Tec Arts, the day was still pretty young. We decided to head towards Spoon sports, that area of Tokyo had a hub of various tuning shops, or so we were told. We set the sat Nav once again and hoped for the best.

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Juicebox in Japan: Tec Arts

After a night of madness on the docks, we woke to a familiar Irish sight, a soggy grey morning. Regardless of the weather, there was a shop that had been on the hit list for a very long time and I was incredibly eager to check it out before our trip came to an end. Tec Arts has been around for a long time and is a very familiar name in the 86 world. They primarily deal with AE86’s these days but are known to have built some very cool cars over the years.

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Juicebox in Japan: Chasing the night

After a quick bite to eat and a shower, we were back in the van. Burnt from a day of walking the city looking for a battery we didn’t let that dampen the mood. We were hungry for some night action and had heard about an All that Low meet which was happening at Daikoku.

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Hidden Treasure: Searching for an AE86

A few months back, Dan a good friend of some of the OG Waterford guys called down to Waterford for a visit. After a few conversations, I told him I was after buying an AE86 shell and was looking to go down the path of misery chasing parts and doing a restore.

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Juicebox in Japan: Lost in Tokyo

Tokyo would be our final destination on the road trip, I was a little sad knowing this once in a lifetime adventure was coming to an end, lucky for us we were staying in Tokyo for three nights and had the Van which would give us the freedom to explore the surrounding area. Butterflies grew as we edged closer to the beast.

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Juicebox in Japan: Up Garage Hunting

During our trip to Japan, we ventured as many Up Garages as we came across. There was always one close to tuning shops and just after some food and a visit to Top Secret we spotted a relativly big one on the same street. Each one is completely different so its really a lucky dip, some are heavily packed with absolute gold whilst others were a little tamer, regardless there was always something of interest in each one of them.

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Dream Chaser: Advan C33 Laurel

This weekend Reuben gets to live out a dream. A couple of months ago he toyed with the idea of turning his already superb C33 into a fully fledged drift machine to drive at Gatebil. He bought this C33 on a whim last year, a car he was curious about that came up for cheap, this was right before Americans could get their hands these which tripled the prices overnight.

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Juicebox in Japan: Top Secret G Corp

After our visit to RWB we pushed on further into the outskirts of Tokyo. One shop which was not too far from RWB is called G Corporation, another on the must-see list for a long time, we had to go. I’ve always been a huge fan of their S-Chassis kits and outlandish paint work.

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Juicebox in Japan: Old Kaidos & RWB

Google maps were kind to us, as we consistently selected to avoid toll roads we were brought deeper and deeper into the countryside of Japan.

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Juicebox in Japan: Cars for sale

Like I’ve discussed in previous posts, there is so much automotive content to take in when visiting Japan. On our journey, we spotted so many interesting car sales or car related businesses on the side of the road. If we tried to pull into all of them we would have gotten nowhere.

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Juicebox in Japan: Koguchi Power

Koguchi power was a such an unplanned part of this journey. I was briefly trying to find this place but was completely overwhelmed by our Japanese markers on google maps and gave up.

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Lakes X Levin

The AE86 is an infectious machine, I’m sure by now you know that we actively push any chance to showcase one on here and this was no exception.

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Juicebox in Japan: Japandoned

One of the more interesting scenarios we came across in Japan which I felt needed its own article was just how much-abandoned automotive gold was just laid out across Japan. From unexpected bad old Corsas to Japanese superstars.

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Inside JDMDistro

I’m constantly reminding myself just how lucky we are to have such a solid car scene for such a small little country. Time and time again I’m left floored by the cars that are on this Island.

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JUICEBOX IN JAPAN: THE ROTARY HUNT PT2

I’ve decided to break this up into two parts as I felt it deserved as many photos as possible, not to mention the fact I was at my dream race track watching every imaginable Mazda possible going out for laps around the track.

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