A Car Nerd’s Guide To Japan An insider look at car culture in Japan. If there’s one thing I hope you learn from reading A Car Nerd’s Guide to Japan, it’s that there’s never a shortage of car-related events in this country. The regular meets and events make it the ideal melting pot for this unique car scene to grow and evolve. It’s almost hard to keep up with everything going on here and makes it harder to figure out which events to attend. But when I heard Speeedhunters was throwing a show at at Fuji Speedway, I didn’t hesitate putting it on the calendar for October. Like many others I got my first taste of the Japanese car scene from reading articles on Speedhunters, particularly those from Dino Dalle Carbonare. It’s one of the best sites out there for photography, car culture, motorsports at every level (especially grassroots), tuner cars, builds and more. Plus, Dino has helped navigate my way around the local car scene in Tokyo too, and when Bingo Sports held a track day at Fuji to show off some of their cars a few years back, he kindly brought me along. To this day that remains one of the best and craziest things I’ve experienced at Fuji. So in a way, it’s come full circle. As this was the first time this show had been held I didn’t know what to expect. I just knew there’d be a good mixture of cars. I wasn’t disappointed. I… [Read full story]
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