September 13th, 2020

Welcome to the custom car world of Kansai, Japan – Osaka Auto Messe 2020 – similar to Tokyo’s Auto Salon – Osaka has its own kind with a little twist of style and presentation.

Similar to January’s Tokyo Auto Salon the Osaka Auto Messe is just a few short weeks after leading into early February which still means absolutely freezing temperatures here in Japan. This too was my first time attending the Auto Messe however this year was a little uncertain with the global COVID-19 pandemic booming during this period. Based off that I was only at the event from the early morning for no more than an hour to quickly walk around and shoot everything that was appealing to me.

This event is held at the port of Osaka near Nanko – Intex Osaka. This event has been running annually since 1997 so has plenty of returning and renowned car shops and business’ showcasing their cars and art every year. It’s estimated that well over 200,000+ people spectate this car show event over the course of the 3 days. If you’re into cars new and old just like the Tokyo Auto Salon i highly recommend visiting this show at least once in your lifetime.

The dates for 2021 have been confirmed which will be the 25th anniversary for the Osaka Auto Messe so expect very large things – let’s all hope the pandemic situation has diluted down completely by then for an amazing year ahead. For those interested February 2021 13-15th. Casey x


September 10th, 2020

If you share a passion for anything on 4 wheels new and old you’re sure to be familiar with the Tokyo Auto Salon held at Makuhari Messe Chiba in between Narita International Airport & downtown Tokyo every year at the beginning of January.

This as event that I have been wanting to attend for as many years as long as I’ve had an interest in cars, dating back to the early 2000’s of grainy film photos showcasing the pure feel of what this event has to offer ever year.

I would say the one and only downside to this event is how freezing cold the weather is, being directly opposite the bayside of the ocean multiple jackets and layers are needed. In saying that inside the venue is warmed by the sheer amount of people who attend the event from all across the globe.

If you’re not too busy post new years eve plans and this worldwide pandemic is no longer a thing i highly recommend taking the time to visit Japan during early January and checking out Tokyo Auto Salon to see shops and large brand car makers show off their newest and oldest creations for the year ahead.

My favourites from this year were MIZUNO WORKS & CAR MODIFY WONDER. Enjoy these few selects from January this year. Casey x