Osaka Auto Messe Coverage Part 2
Part 2 of my Osaka Auto Messe coverage will have cars not particular to VIP Cars. Osaka Auto Messe was a great experience for me. I got the opportunity to see cars that I normally saw online or just simply followed their owners via social media outlets. Like I mentioned in the first part, I got to walk around with some good friends of mine and hear their insights as well. Some stuff we didn’t really understand, like for instance the quality of some of the paint jobs wasn’t as impressive as I would have liked. However on an Instagram post, you can’t tell if there is any paint issues anyways. Seems the build of “looks good from a far but far from good” idea is still around regardless of locale. Either way, that didn’t deter me from enjoying what I saw. It wasn’t rampant in all the builds I encountered. Just enough for me to point out when we were checking out the cars. With that, let’s get on to the photos.
Mode Parfume debuted their Nissan 370Z kit. Personally liked the look. Can’t wait to see someone rock this stateside.
Our good friend Mikey sold his DC to Yasu of Exceed Japan. This was also the debut of this car with the updated USDM front end and Mode Parfume front lip.
Yasu also brought out his Aristo sporting a kit from Mode Farfume and SSR Professors. He also plans on building an identical GS300 in the US as well.
Another photo of the 370Z with the Aristo and DC chilling in the background.
Tiffanie also braved the “photographers” of Japan and worked in the Mode Parfume booth as well. I have to admit I enjoyed the spectacle of how quickly these photographers come out of nowhere when a model pops up in a booth.
Alpil widebody Audi R8. At the time I couldn’t get to the back of the car to take a photo but the fitment and finish on the kit was pretty good. Another car I saw photos of from Tokyo Auto Salon and I was pleased to see this car in person.
Junction Produce had this Nissan President in their booth.
K.S.B. Japan Lamborghini Gallardo. They were very excited to show us their kit they made for this car.
Halt Design widebody VW Up! Another car that they should sell stateside.
Wald Toyota Prius with the Sports Line body kit.
Wald Toyota Crown.
I wanted to take a photo of the G-Answer LS460 but with a model in view, that was out of the question. So I took a photo of the crowd.
Rays Wheel had a new Skyline R35 in their booth.
I stopped by the Vlene booth but once again more models out meant way too many photographers.
V-Vision Toyota Alphard
Toyota Sienna in the V-Vision booth
This widebody Toyota Supra Mark III caught our eye quickly. The color especially but we have never seen this widebody kit.
Black Pearl LS460 with their new Jewelry Line front bumper.
Black Pearl Galaxy Toyota Prius
Peerless Toyota Aristo. This car was interesting because the color was matched to the Work Wheels Zeast. That’s a pretty tough color to match I think. Either way, the owner did a great job with her build.
Make-Up widebody Nissan Fuga. Rocking Forgiato wheels, normally not acceptable for us in regards to the US VIP scene but I’m sure anything that is US related is very hot for them.
Also with Make-Up is this widebody Toyota Crown Athlete also from Y-Style.
Liberty Walk Ferrari 488 GTB. Surprised I was able to get a photo of the car considering it always had a decent crowd around it.
CK Company built this LS460 also utilizing a Black Pearl Complete kit for it.
This Toyota Prius from CK Company was interesting. If you saw our Instagram, we posted this while we were out there. I know the kit comes from A-Line Japan however it’s not everyday do I get to see an over-fender widebody Prius on Kranze wheels utilizing some sort of force induction. I checked back on this car often hoping that the hood would be open so I can see whats going on with it.
This particular LS430 from With Factory was constantly going up and down. It’s owner was nearby using a wireless system to bring the LS up and then back down. Showcasing the fitment of their body kit as well as the distinctive sound it made.
This Toyota Prius 30 was also interesting. I thought the front end looked like the Kuhl Racing one but I could be wrong. It’s sometimes hard to tell with all the custom work that they do with the off the shelf kits. However, the widebody was interesting. That type of rear cutout is very popular and we saw it on a lot of different builds.
Phoenix Power Toyota FT86
Old & New Porsche 996 Turbo. First saw this kit on Mikey’s 996 at SEMA 2016 but I do prefer it on the Turbo.
“Pray to God of Bomex I hope your Speed over the Rival” This Toyota Supra was flying the Bomex banner. Good to see one of our school favorites is still around in some shape or form.
Pit Road Toyota MR-S. Another one of those cars that just didn’t look right to me until I saw this one.
Top Fuel Honda S660. When will you bring this car over to the US Honda?
Man Z Factory Nissan 370Z on Work Wheels L1
Man Z Factory Ft86 with a Rocket Bunny Kit.
Three-S Design Mercedes-Benz SL65. We spoke briefly with the person behind the wheels who introduced himself as “Antonio”. Great guy who was thrilled to chat and show us the car.
Toyota C-HR in the 326 Power booth. This car was extremely popular amongst the builders at the event. This car hasn’t hit US shores yet but based on the aftermarket support in Japan, hopefully it should do well aftermarket wise in the US.
RWB Ferrari 348. Does this mean that Nakai-san is willing to make one-off widebody kits for customers?
Really liked this Toyota HiAce. I’ll take this type of van personally
Kuhl Racing Toyota HiAce
Kuhl Racing also displayed some of their brushed metal hoods. Something I saw for the first time on an Odyssey in Hong Kong.
Headlights with custom etching pos a Toyota HiAce in the Kuhl Racing booth
This is a Daihatsu HiJet truck. I couldn’t figure out what it was until I took a look at the catalog on the windshield.
4010 Stance Nissan 350Z. What a crazy looking front end.
This is a Toyota Allion. Also representing a 4010 Stance. The Widebody on it was pretty clean IMO. Something we don’t have back in the US and obviously something that caught my eye. I did like the vent in the rear doors. That could have been what caught my eye
Daihatsu Move from Garage B.
Crystal Garage Toyota Mark X on Work Wheels Schwert. The specs I saw on the wheels were 19×10 -37 front and 19×11 -49 rear.
Honda Odyssey from T-Style. Also on Work Wheels Zeasts
Across from the K-Break booth was this Nissan President. Couldn’t believe I missed it the first day but glad I decided to go back to that area to check out the cars again.
Garage ASP Toyota Celsior with the nickname “Top of 20Celsior”. The body work was crazy as well as those headlights. Not to mention the “chameleon” finish.
The reason why I was back in the area was to get a closer look at the B-Crystal Nissan President. Normally when we have a full audio / video system, we sacrifice carrying a spare. This was an extremely creative way to do it, let’s get rid of the rear seats, add some audio work and then hold 2 spares here. I loved it.
Garson D.A.D. had this Toyota Prius in their area. Complete with every single Garson piece made in the interior.
Another Prius in the Garson booth. Sporting the Stancenation logo.
Next to the white Prius, there was this Toyota Vellfire. Also with every single Garson interior piece imaginable installed. Crazy stuff. Honestly, I didn’t see as much interior accessories like we do back in the US until I got the Garson area.
The Garson SL R230s. One outfitted with gold Swarovski crystals and the other with silver ones. Both of these cars have been around forever, I remember seeing the silver one at one of my first Tokyo Auto Gallery events I attended over 10 years ago. Crazy to still see them now basically untouched.
Liberty Walk McLaren. I do like it in the yellow color to show the lines of the kit more.
Agent Toyota HiAce running Fabulous Barone XR-6 Wheels.
Wagonist the magazine had this Nissan Elgrand in their booth
This Toyota Vellfire is rocking a modified Black Pearl Complete kit.
Well that’s it for my Osaka Auto Messe coverage. I will have my Work Wheels Factories coverage queued up next. We had a blast in Japan even though it was very tightly scheduled and quick. We are already looking forward to our next trip back.