Classic Mini 1000cc Carb


Following our passion for British classics, we recently purchased two classic minis for him and her. Of the two, this is the more sporty version, a 1990 Rover Mini 1,000cc carb model finished in a lovely orange colour. Finished with beautiful chrome, 13 inch alloys and a manual gearbox, this mini is more than enough to get the pulse racing down the winding back roads of the city suburbs.

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Volkswagen Type II


Despite the continuos rain we are having lately, camping season appears to be here with the sighting of not one but two splitties within a few hundred yards of one another. Unfortunately, the paint work on this particular Volkswagen type 2 is not in the best condition, but that doesn’t take away the gorgeous lines of this two-tone kombi. Very nice.

BMW 5 Series


A surprisingly clean example of BMW’s third-generation 5 Series – considering it is over 20 years old. We particularly like the lines on German cars in the eighties and nineties, and this one is no exception. Add into the equation, solid reliable German engineering and this car is a clean, solid everyday runner.

Car Accessories


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Cars built and registered for the Japanese market are renowned for having higher specifications than their European & North-American counterparts, and so while many years age the standard accessories people bought for their vehicles mainly consisted of aesthetic products, we’ve also seen the addition of lots of exciting gadgets, gifts and other fantastic kit launched in recent years

Whether you’ve simply moved to Japan recently and need to find a good quality child seat for the school run, wish to take advantage of the glorious autumn weather for a barbecue by the river, or take some HD video footage from your nineties Japanese sports car, we have compiled a list of some of the more popular accessories that we have either used, or recommended over the years.

Full details on each accessory can be accessed on our accessories page of our website. Any questions you have can be asked in the comments section of each individual page.

A day out at Fuji Speedway


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Through a request from our good friend Peter Blake, we managed to arrange a day for him to visit ‘Fuji Speedway’ in Shizuoka prefecture, to attend one of the many closed race meetings around japan.

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Peter, a professional photographer and fellow Tokyoite, wished to take some pictures in an environment familiar to his subject for the day – a ten-year-old Japanese karting-champion. Unfortunately, school got in the way of that, however Peter did manage to grab a few good shots from the pit lane, including one of Kimura san, the mechanic who takes care of the privately owned Formula 3 Lola.

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Original images are available for purchase over on Peter’s website, The Authentic Image, with some more detail about his day at Fuji speedway over on his blog.