Tokyo Auto Salon 2010 Sneak Peek Newsletter – Did You Miss It?

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For those of you who have not yet signed up for our Bulletproof/Bespoke/GT-RR monthly newsletters,  this is what you missed from our ultra early sneak peek of Tokyo Auto Salon 2010. We were excited to get all of this information to our newsletter subscribers by 5am Friday morning in Japan, before even the press was allowed to enter Tokyo Auto Salon.

The newsletter sign-up is found on the right column of our blog for anyone who wants to receive our monthly newsletters about JDM tuning and the world of Bulletproof/Bespoke.

Colin and Jeff did a great job of putting together this newsletter under such difficult circumstances (2-5am after a long day). I wanted to share it with everyone, while still honoring the early exclusive access of our newsletter recipients.

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2010 Sneak Peek

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2010

As promised, we are back to deliver Part II of our monthly newsletter.  This edition highlights the best of the best from Tokyo Auto Salon 2010 direct to you first before Auto Salon even opens its doors.  Over the next few weeks, stay tuned to our blog, as coverage will continue to highlight more of the show.

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JDM: What’s HOT!

R35 GT-R


This is the start of the much anticipated Runduce x Varis collaborative release!  Already catching lots of attention at Auto Salon this year, this car is sporting a new rear wing design not to mention a completely new aero bonnet designed for complete functionality.


This is another much anticipated GT-R aero kit.  Tommy Kaira is already well known for designing complete car concepts.  At first glance nothing on this car has been left untouched, exactly as we had hoped, as Tommy Kaira’s quality is of the highest standard.

Z33 350Z


We stumbled upon this Z33 Fairlady Z in the RevSpeed booth.  This collaborative effort features parts from tuners such as ASM, ARC and Esprit.  Take note of the interesting exhaust design that minimizes turbulence on the rear end!


Half-not expecting to see much more than we have already heard about, it was surprising when we stumbled upon this Proratio wide body Z33 Fairlady Z.  It is still great to see the older gen Z33 still moving forward with new innovative ideas.

Z34 370Z


Since learning about the production of this aero kit we have been very eager to finally see it in person.  Hands down one of the best new designs blending function with art.  Look closely as there are so many subtle details pulling it all together.


You have heard of this amazing aero kit already, and we have seen photos of it before, but somehow seeing it in person just makes it so much more abundantly clear how well this car comes together as a complete concept.  We hope you enjoy a few more angles we captured on it.



We first discovered and learned about AMS (Active Motoring Style) last summer when we first caught a glimpse of their new Insight in Option Magazine.  Instantly we received a few blog comments asking us to learn more about this car.  Finally we were able to see it in the flesh.


A nice surprise we were not expecting to see at this year’s Auto Salon was a Mugen Insight.  Not surprising to us was the full race car function and image the car represents.  After all Mugen is one of the best at doing it right the first time!



Ever since hearing about ASI and their new ECO division, we have been patiently waiting to see their final concept in person.  There are many attributes to recognize and appreciate on the new Prius, and ASI certainly delivered an amazing surprise.


Although the Prius is certainly a car seemingly in every corner of the Auto Salon this year, one in particular caught our eye with captivating details and VIP quality etched throughout.  We believe this is certainly going to be one of the favorites amongst Hybrid tuners.



Sure to be one of the stand-outs this year at Auto Salon, Original Runduce has been working collaboratively with Varis and producing some of the highest quality, hand-made parts to perfection.  Their new parts lineup for the GRB STi easily will be a clear winner this year.


We have worked with L’aunsport over the past few years and they never fail to deliver.  Here is a glimpse of one of their GRB demo cars ready for some rally racing.



At first glance from 25 feet away this NSX parked amongst other GT cars seems real.  Had we kept walking we would have never realized this entire car is made out of cardboard!  So well done, it deserved to be recognized as a highlight of our Auto Salon Preview.


Normally a Beetle would not make our highlight reel but honestly after walking by this innovative new idea by Hayashi we had to show you one of the best examples we have ever seen in demo car creation.  This Beetle Pickup is ready to be sold by Volkswagen.


It’s hard to believe that this started out as a Miata roadster because it has an uncanny likeness to the real 2000GT car.  No detail was left untouched, from the front grille to its dual exhaust, this car looks just like the real thing!


This Stagea has a full Hakosuka Skyline conversion, arguably one of the more interesting cars we have ever seen at Auto Salon.  We felt this car was inspiring and ahead of its time despite its oldschool roots.


Last Auto Salon we were unable to appreciate the details of the new body due to its extreme graphics.  However this year J’s Racing is using a new color scheme that highlights the bold new lines that this kit has to offer!


You’re probably asking yourself “is this a typo?”  Alas it is not.  One of the craziest yet boldest cars at the show is this Shelby GT500 bodied JZA80 Supra.  Projects like this completely embody what car tuning in Japan can evolve to and we are proud to share this car with you!

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Early Access To Tokyo Auto Salon

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Tokyo Auto Salon Preview 2010

We’re going to be attempting something new this year.

Due to our usual connections at Tokyo Auto Salon we historically have been able to get into the event during set-up day (a day early).

As a value to our newsletter subscribers, we’re going to attempt to leak pictures of our favorite Auto Salon 2010 cars exclusively on our newsletter. If we succeed, it should become the very first look into Tokyo Auto Salon 2010!

Wish us luck! If you want access, the sign up to our newsletter can be found on the right side of our blog. Of course I’d recommend signing up for the newsletter anyway! For those interested in signing up, we only send one a month and I personally do my best to make sure that its relevant, interesting and that it is scattered with unique content and newsletter only deals for our customers. We previously only offered the newsletter to past clients but now anyone reading this blog can sign up if you like!

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The newsletter is a monthly newsletter which was previously only available to those who have purchased products with us. Now we’re happy to allow access to the readers of this blog as an opt-in service.

The newsletter, on top of offering special newsletter only deals, is also a carefully selected monthly recap of what is new in the world of JDM tuning. You’ll see industry news, company news, hottest parts of the month for a variety of cars, a few select blog links and of course the special blog only deals.

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