While our trip was in both Seattle and Portland, I ended up only really taking pictures in Seattle as we knew we would be out late in Portland and I didn’t want to risk carrying my camera with me the whole day. Anywho, here’s the rest of the pics. We’ll be back soon though, as next time we come back up here we’ll be going even further north. ;)
Just a few pics from a local car show.
Second half of my ride-specific pics.
Oh look, the perfect car for everything, aka RS4 Avant.
S class rocking a full Lorinser kit!
Japan has some strange cars, but never would have expected a modded XKR! Looks like it would have come straight out of a catalog from the late 90's.
Tokyo is definitely the place to be for some perfect condition Euro classics!
This 901 seems more fitting going to a meet at Venice Beach than cruising Tokyo, but it works there too!
Admiring the beautiful bikes in this city when suddenly a wild Dodge Ram van appears!
American cars are far from popular in Japan, but whenever you spot one, it's always an interesting model.
Something timelessly classic about the Toyota Century.
Shy little guy
I think I'm in love...
And on the very last night, near our place, I finally ran into a proper R34 GT-R, though I spotted some interesting mods. It has some aggressive venting on the passenger side of the bumper but not the other side. But then it's also rocking Endless calipers and what appears to be BBS RE-MG wheels (!!!), so who am I to judge?
So now that I've wrapped up the general travel pics, I gotta of course mention all of the amazing cars and bikes I encountered while in Japan. I didn't spot anything too exotic, but for such a metropolitan city that frankly doesn't require any sort of personal transportation to get around, there's an amazing amount of interesting rides. So, that said, here we go!
Subaru, please! If you're not going to give us a hatchback Impreza WRX, then for the love of God, please bring over the Levorg! Honestly I'd prefer the Levorg, and if I were going to push myself for a new car, this would be the one car that I'd immediately jump for.
Why yes that's a Lancer Evolution IX Wagon with an older diesel G-Wagon in the background. That's Tokyo for ya.
Always found it interesting how someone from one subculture can be so excited about an object that is essentially invisible to everyone outside of that culture. Case in point, this seemingly average Toyota pickup. To the general public, it's just some beatup Toyota truck. But for those in the know, it's a rare, grey-market imported outback/sahara/anywhere-ready legend.
Needless to say, it's easy to guess how I reacted when I saw this.
I've seen a few TE27 Mangos around, most of them in the well known orange color, but this red/orange model is easily my favorite. I couldn't spot a single flaw or even find any part of the car I'd do differently. I normally reserve calling a "perfect", but this is one of the few cases where I really wouldn't want it any other way. Even better, at this show in Sonoma, there was yet another car that was even more enticing which I'll post later.
Just a shot from this weekend's Sonoma car show. More to come soon on this little guy.
Now we cross over the river into the Latin Quarter.
In this area was a lot of little alleyways and shops.
Ok, this is the first time that a Smart and iQ really do make a lot of sense.
Seeing this 2nd gen 4Runner here brought back some good memories.
And here we are at the Jardin du Luxembourg.
This poor Citroen CX has seen better days. They look pretty slammed though when the air suspension fails.
Man, Alfas do look good in black.
The final part coming up soon.