MoMo Hits Up Powerhouse Amuse [Part I: I Spy A Legend]

Moving on to my next stop on my shop quest, I paid a visit to non other than the titanium factory, Powerhouse Amuse. This was actually the furthest shop on my list but it was well worth it, more so than even ASM Autobacs. Located in Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture, Powerhouse Amuse has been producing some of the most gorgeous JDM aero and titanium products the world has ever seen. And because of their prestige and craftsmanship in their products, I had to make a visit here despite the distance from Tokyo City Center.

But before I get in on the surroundings of the shop itself, I must dedicate a post strictly on the legendary GT1 S2000 which was parked right outside the shop.

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I’ve seen so many iterations of Amuse S2000s all over the world, but I have to say, the originator is still the best. I hate it most when people try to go over the top with their Amuse wide body builds. “Simple is best.”

Mercury Silver CE28 is absolute perfection on this car.

Them hips don’t lie!

PHAT ass.

You know this thing sees action with that exhaust residue.

$4.7K wing needs a fresh clear coat.

And…… finishing this post with a couple more of my favorite shots.

Stay tuned for the next part with a more in-depth look at Powerhouse Amuse and some of the cars scattered on the premise.


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.

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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!