On my last day in Japan I got to tour some famous facilities and check out one very iconic parking lot. Follow along through this article to read about the final piece of my life-changing trip.
2018 was a particularly amazing year, as it contained my first trip to Japan, along with trips to a few of America’s most famous racing circuits. Follow along as I retrace my steps, and discuss my five favorite Front Street Media moments of 2018.
The DSPORT Tuner Challenge presented by Vertex gives American fans of drifting on the DSPORT tour—along with special customers of Vertex—the chance to watch and interact with their favorite Japanese drift drivers. Here is my take on the festivities:
Spoon Sports’ renowned workshop TYPE ONE hosted its own party instead of assembling into the Makuhari Messe for a Tokyo Auto Salon booth, and we were on site to see everything before the party started.
With just over 130,000 attendees in its first weekend (and more than 360,000 in total over a nine-day span), you could say the Essen Motor Show is sort of a big deal. We—like most journalists—have our favorites from the show; these seven vehicles, which appear in no particular order, are the examples we enjoyed.
With only 40 minutes to spare in Yokohama, I found myself on foot and hustling to visit the Japanese performance shop of my dreams, where glorious S2000s awaited—Autobacs ASM.
Over the past nine years, one thing has remained the same: once a year, as the leaves change color and the temperatures drop, Canibeat.com hosts its annual First Class Fitment show at Princeton Airport in Princeton, NJ. This year’s event was one of the best yet!
We feature a lot of manufacturer-specific events here on Front Street, but never any that are actually organized and hosted by a vehicle manufacturer itself. When a company like Porsche hosts an event, its overwhelming influence, mass of capital, and heritage within the community is sure to produce a quality affair like no other—and produce they did.
In an age where visual noise saturates every facet of our lives, the SEMA Show not only embellishes the excess, but also single-handedly shapes the upcoming year of modification trends under its roofs. Through all of the noise, I’ve found I can always narrow down a select group of standouts.
Akrapovič booth cars banded together in the buildup to the legendary Rennsport Reunion VI event held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, for an unforgettable cruise up the California coastline.