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Tokyo Auto Salon 2015 - Day 2 Mega Gallery

The action continues in Japan, in photos.

Jan 11, 2015
Photographer: Sean Russell
Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two Vertex Toyota Prius 44 Photo 5/132   |   Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two Vertex Toyota Prius 44

It's almost impossible for a foreigner to take in the Japanese car culture in one day. Tokyo Auto Salon is almost like SEMA, except better in every single way. To put it in a better perspective, think of the best car show you've ever been to, then multiply that by ten. A lot of the cars shows back in the U.S. tend to focus on the newest car platforms, but here they still embrace cars from the 90s, 80s, and even the 70s. Hell, Takahiro Ueno and his Vertex crew made a Toyota Prius look and sound really really cool.

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2015 - Day 1 Mega Gallery

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I found myself outside with the Hardcore Japan crew and Formula D driver Matt Field and then you smell it, burning rubber. I turned to Matt and we both smile because we know it smells like a good time. If the cars inside the Makuhari Messe halls aren't going to blow your mind, seeing the D1GP cars in action will. It's exceedingly better than watching it on Youtube or on a DVD. It's something that I can't really explain, but it's a different style of drifting here in Japan. Instead of the brute animalistic style in the U.S., the drivers here have more finesse. But don't think for a second that these cars are underpowered. I tried my best not to act like a fan boy when I met Team Orange's Nobushige Kumakubo and Naoto Suenaga.

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Fresh Tokyo Car Meet - Photo Gallery

Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two Varis BMW Z4 29 Photo 22/132   |   Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two Varis BMW Z4 29
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There's just too much to take in for one day. It's like the most addictive drug you've ever had. Even though you're hungry, body aching, running on two hours of sleep, you have the urge to dig deeper and deeper in the halls at Tokyo Auto Salon.

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Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two RE Amemiya Mazda RX7 head lights 25 Photo 36/132   |   Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two RE Amemiya Mazda RX7 Head Lights 25
Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two Rocket Bunny Acura NSX 17 Photo 40/132   |   Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two Rocket Bunny Acura NSX 17
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Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two Aimgain Lexus RC F Front Bumper 02 Photo 56/132   |   Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two Aimgain Lexus RC F Front Bumper 02
Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two Rocky Auto Nissan Skyline Kenmeri 05 Photo 60/132   |   Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two Rocky Auto Nissan Skyline Kenmeri 05
Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two Kenda Up Garage Nissan S15 24 Photo 64/132   |   Tokyo Auto Salon Day Two Kenda Up Garage Nissan S15 24
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