After an all too short lived nights sleep in Osaka we started getting ready for the next day of travelling. Some of the guys brought our Silvias and Honda van around to the front of the hotel and we started packing them with our things. After seeing the lineup of drift cars outside, the hotel manager’s eyes immediately lit up. He told us to come over to the rotating car park next to the hotel where he had something he was eager to show us. As the cars swung down one after the other in their cradles, eventually the machine stopped on this AE86 Trueno. It was the hotel manager’s own personal 86, and from it’s immaculate condition it was clear to see he absolutely adored it.
Maybe it’s because I love cars, but I found that even if you don’t go looking for it, car culture in Japan seems to be everywhere you look in some form of another.