2012 was a hectic but eventful year with a sensational trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. Followers of our blog would most certainly recall my recollection of these adventures from earlier posts last year. There are still a couple of undertakings from these Japan exploits that I must share with you guys, and Moon Eyes Yokohama is one of them. I braved the blistering cold of the coast of Yokohama, traversing on foot from ASM to the peculiar locale where American influence has descended upon like a whirlwind. My mind was reeling and my heart palpitated wildly as I pondered about the clandestine American iron horses that I will be viewing? Was the arduous walk worth it or will it be the story of a poor wayfaring stranger?
During my shop visit to MoonEyes, Moon of Japan (article coming up after this, this event is way too backlogged) I got news from the staff at the shop that there will be a “gathering” of Volkswagen that will be happening over the weekend at the PA near Tokyo Teleport station.
Gathering to me is probably 30 cars chilling over a couple of drinks under the sun and doing nothing much but admiring each others automobile.
30 cars, small gathering must be held a small PA to me. Coming out of the subway to the PA just in front of the Toyota Museum, only a small line of taxis was to be seen. Did I really just spend like SGD$10 on train and got the dates wrong? Decided to ask the taxi drivers if theres another PA around the area, nope was his answer. Not giving in, up came the iPhone and google map, there was another PA about 5 mins away, boy it was huge, than the rumbling of the flat four off a Beetle just drove by. Follow it!
Location was huge. Later did I realized that this is maybe the largest VW show in Tokyo, or even Japan.
With an area this big, what should I be expecting? VW specialists have massive booths displaying show cars and clients cars? Or a grassroots events where anyone is invited, just like how we want The Alliance Meet to be?
Paid for my ticket and was flanked by 2 VW workshops that were specializing in 2 different genres.
How bout a race ready, muffler in the sky, Advan A050 wearing VW Beetle being trailered by a Chevy truck in custom candy teal?