Posted by Anthony CarboneJanuary 7, 2009 at 6:27 am
Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 starts Friday Jan 9th and goes until Sunday Jan 11th at the Makuhari Messe which is a convention centre in Japan located in the western region of Chiba Prefecture which is very close to Tokyo, Japan. I am sure I will see the highly anticipate Nissan GT-R SpecV.
The coolest part about the Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 is that I will be in attendance! YEAAAAAA That’s exactly what I am saying! Pretty cool, I completely agree! The last 2 car shows I attended were: 2008 Essen Motor Show in Germany and the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Make sure you check back here and MadWhips for all my photo coverage including the sexy Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 Girls!
I would have never thought I would be kicking off the 2009 automotive car show circuit with a 10 day vacation to Tokyo! To make the trip even more memorable I get to tour Tokyo and stay with my friend Adrian Grey who I grew up with for the first 15 years of my life before he moved to Vancouver and then Tokyo where he has been for the last 7 years. Like my business partner Vinay and I, Adrian and his business partner also own their own Media Production Company called SetJapan located in Tokyo. All I really have to say is FOOKAA MEEE, FOOKAA YUUU 🙂
2008 Car Shows I Attended
2008 Essen Motor Show Pictures (Nov 29, 30, 2008)
2008 SEMA Show Pictures (NOV 4-7, 2008)
2008 Importfest Season Finale – Toronto, ON (SEPT 6, 2008)
2008 Mopar Fest New – Hamburg, ON (AUG 16, 2008)
2008 Driftmania – Toronto, ON (AUG 15, 2008)
2008 Mustang Club of America No Borders Meet – Oakville, ON (AUG 2, 2008)
2008 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Race – Mont-Tremblant, QC (JULY 19, 2008)
2008 Ferrari 430 Challenge Race – Mont-Tremblant, QC (JULY 19, 2008)
2008 NSX of Canada Show Oakville Acura – Oakville, ON (JULY 12, 2008)
2008 Ferrari Club of America – Parking Lot Ferrari – Toronto, ON (JULY 10, 2008)
2008 Ferrari Club of America – Concours D’elegance – Toronto, ON (JULY 10, 2008)
2008 Erin Mills Acura NSX Show & Shine – Mississauga, ON (JUNE 21, 2008)
2008 Montreal Formula 1 Grand Prix Car Spotting – Montreal, QC (JUNE 7, 2008)
2008 ZR Auto Crew Cars Display – Montreal, QC (JUNE 6, 2008)
2008 Ferrari of Quebec Private F1 Party – Montreal, QC (JUNE 6, 2008)
2008 Mopar Spring Fling, Mississauga, ON (MAY 25, 2008)
2008 Importfest Season Opener – Toronto, ON (MAY 10, 2008)
2008 Autowerks Porsche Meet – Woodbridge, ON (APRIL 5, 2008)
Classic Auto Showplace LTD Photoshoot (March 30, 2008)
2008 DUB Auto Show – Detroit, MI (MARCH 30, 2008)
2008 Hot Import Nights – Los Angeles, CA (MARCH 22, 2008)
2008 Performance World + Darknights – Toronto, ON (MAR 16, 2008)
2008 Canadian International Auto Show – Toronto, ON (FEB 21, 2008)
2008 Speedorama – Toronto, ON (FEB 9, 2008)
Update 1: 9:50am Lester B Pearson Airport (YYZ), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Just waiting to board my first flight to Washington Dulles International (IAD) Airport where I will connect for my final flight straight to Tokyo (NRT). Here is a photo I took of the current conditions at the Toronto Airport.
Update 2: 3:45pm Washington DC at the Hyatt Dulles. Sad but true, I missed my connecting flight to Tokyo this afternoon thanks to a wicked snowstorm in Toronto that required the plane to be sprayed down with de-icer. That mofo 30 minute wait in line for the de-icer screwed me over! On top of that, the little Embrem jet we were in was bouncing all over in the sky like a puppet due to some turbulent boundary layers in the sky. I missed the connection by 30 minutes!!! What a pain in the ass. I am now scheduled to fly out to Tokyo Thurs Jan 8 at 12:45pm, so I wont arrive in Tokyo until Friday Jan 9th at 4:40pm. I will miss the first day of the show. Depressing yes, but I’m over it. This just means I have to hustle harder than I ever have at a car show.
Update 3: 7:01am Tokyo, Japan – SAT Jan 10.
Just about to start my rediculously fun adventure from my friends house to the Makuhari Mess where the Tokyo Auto Salon is being held. I have to take 3 different subway transfers to get there, so this should be quite the interesting morning! Looking forward to the adventure as it has stopped pouring rain and the sun is out. It is fairly cold here but not cold enough to freeze water on the streets. Next update will be tonight when I start uploading my photos!!! VERY VERY EXCITED. Stay Tuned 🙂
Update 4: 7:31am Tokyo, Japan – SAT Jan 11. Just leaving again for the 2nd and final day at the Tokyo Auto Salon. I have uploaded a couple photos here: Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 Pictures.
More to come tonight and all week! Check MadWhips.com daily!
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My Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 Review