MoMo Visits ASM Autobacs Yokohama [Part II]

Here we are, a continuation from my last post, this time around let’s check out the inside of the famous ASM HQ.

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First step inside, another fitting slogan to live by.

Then, a quick turn to your right and you’re greeted by one of the most beautiful sights in the world. The Great Wall of Recaros.

There were literally Recaros everywhere…

A few of my favorites including the $7K+ Recaro SP-X Avant.

Authentic goodness were littered everywhere.

But the main attraction in the whole shop was non other than the ASM time attacker.

ASM Rep, Yuki Kurinobu was very accommodating and was kind enough to give me a small rundown of the ASM time attack S2000. The dry carbon were super light!

The Toda ITBs makes this F22C extra special.

Of course efficient cooling is essential to any time attack machine, and the ASM S2000 has all the right cooling capabilities.

Every ounce saved is seconds off the clock.

With great engine power comes great stopping power, thanks to AP Racing BBKs, this S2000 can stop on a dime.

Yuki told me that the ASM Sabelt harness were newly fitted to the Recaros.

And finally, a small glimpse to the work area.

I gotta say, ASM Autobacs was probably the tidiest shop that was on my itinerary but not quite my favorite. I’ll explain on my next post. Stay tuned~


MoMo Visits ASM Autobacs Yokohama [Part I]

Following my visit to Garage G-Force, since I was already in the Yokohama area, it made perfect sense to stop by non other than the ASM Autobacs Yokohama HQ for some Honda goodness. This location was very easy to find and easily accessible by rail and a short walk. The first part of a two part post consist of just the exterior of the shop which had a few decent S2000s laying around.

Photos by MoMoHitsTheSpot!

Words to live by.

Couple of Type S’ parked out front.

The famous banner.

A few ASM demos out front.

And a few close ups of the S2ks.

I just love this yellow AP2.

That Prodrive GC-05N x AP Racing footwork.

ASM details.

The slightly more tamed Silverstone.

Classic Prodrive GC-07.

That’s it for the exterior, stay tuned for the interior shots in the next post!

MoMo Visits Garage G-Force

After an exciting day at Tsukuba Circuit, I decided to explore Tokyo a bit the next day and start my car shop hopping journey that following Monday. As Monday approached, I had to make sure that I was strict on my schedule because I was traveling strictly by public transportation, and I wanted to ensure that I get to the shops before their closing time. For my first stop, I decided on Garage G-Force. As many of you know, Garage G-Force is synonymous with Mitsubishis, especially the Evos, and since they’ve been hitting it big in time attack, I knew I had to pay them a visit.

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A train ride to Yokohama Station and then a short bus ride later, I was here. This was actually one of the more easily accessible shops on my list, so that was a big plus.

Outside the shop, as you’d expect was nothing but Evos.

Powerhouse Amuse R1 Titan on an Evo X right outside the shop. You know that’s $$$$$$.

And as you move inside the shop…

It felt like Christmas came early…..

Further inside, I spotted a gorgeous Evo 7 and a special something perched on the lift…

The most sexiest S15 you will ever see. If it looks familiar to you…..

Yes, it’s this same Vertex Edge S15 as seen on Yokohama/Advan Wheels ads. Or otherwise known as, Nobuteru Taniguchi’s S15.

I ended up staying for just 30 minutes or so because they were busy dynoing a VI in the back and there was a pretty big language barrier between me and the guys at the shop. Non spoke English!!! But regardless, I was glad I made it out here, and I can’t wait to share my next stop with you guys. Until then…..