It has been a week since the inaugural Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore was held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center. The event attracted many car enthusiasts from around the region. Photos have been circulating around the internet and audiences that graced the event experienced first hand what the Japanese car tuning scene could offer. Let us now take a look at the highlights of this car show that had thousands flocking to the venue. It was 9am on the first day of the event, and the media was set and ready for a preview of the offerings, just before the gates opened to the public at 10am.
The first car that stood before me was one that was familiar, one that I came across during the Nayoga Exciting Car Showdown – the Re Amemiya Rx7. I believe there are enough photos around the net showcasing Amemiya san’s smooth flowing creation. A definite high of the show.
Words by : Ben Wong, Photos by : Neo, Jieyong & E3lipse
Here at TheRightWrong.net, we’re extremely fond of threesomes. This time is no exception. More importantly, this threesome shows the evolution of the Evolution. From the CP9A platform, to the CT9A and ultimately the current CZ4A. We were unable to get hold of an Evo 3 for this shoot because the last and only remaining Evo 3 in Singapore is currently on sale at some car dealer’s shop. Sad to say, the lack of Evo 3s on local streets is the result of the motoring system in Singapore.
Its a system that tries to make every car owner change their cars every 10 years; in addition to being indebted to the bank for another 10 years. It’s as though it is done on purpose to make us enthusiast serve our lives in slavery to the cars we love. Of course this is only applicable if you are not one of the fortunate people that can afford to pay $200,000SGD in cash for a car.
We were contemplating the thought of including an “Evo 3″ by using a Lancer to Evolution convert but ultimately decided against it.
If this was going to be an Evolution shoot, it was going to be a legitimate Evolution shoot.
We also specifically picked these 3 cars because we wanted to showcase how the overseas styles and cultures have influenced the local car culture.