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MoMo Goes To TYPE ONE [Part II: A Peek Inside]

Continuing on from last week’s post, this time let’s take a peek inside the Type One shop, although so many people and blogs have taken pictures from there, most of us pretty much know the whole layout of the place. Because of this reason, I was actually debating on skipping Type One altogether, but then I figured seeing pictures online and stepping foot in the actual shop is two completely different experiences. So, I hopped on the JR and headed towards Okigubo Station.

Photos by MoMoHitsTheSpot!


A twenty minute walk from Okigubo Station and you’re greeted by the famous orange signage.

The shop consists of two levels, both had work areas but the top floor is mainly a showroom. (Above photo is of the bottom floor)

Spoon engines and assemblies were scattered around the showroom area.

The Spoon wall of valve covers were some pretty nice eye candy.

Got a favorite front bumper?

A gorgeous AP2 just tucked in a corner…

The famous car rack with a new S660 and an old school EA.

A clean Euro R being catered to in the work area.

Spoon dabbles in bikes as well.

This is quite possibly the best car at the shop. How can you not love a Spoon NSX!?

And last but not least, I had to leave a mark at the shop.

So, that’s about it for my Type One visit, I hope you guys have enjoyed my Japan adventures so far. I do have one more stop left but that will go up after a FRS feature that I just shot this past weekend. Until then, enjoy!

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MoMo Hits Up Powerhouse Amuse [Part II]

Continuing from my last post, let’s take a closer look at the Powerhouse Amuse squad of cars that was littered throughout their lot. After, we’ll move inside the shop and check out some titanium goodness.

Photos by MoMoHitsTheSpot!



Squad goals much?

This was actually a customer’s car that was rocking all sorts of bling, including of course, some Amuse goodies.

Some proper footwork in the Advan GT x Endless BBK combo.

One of the finest titanium exhaust out there, the R1 Titan.

Details. (Ganador side mirrors)

FT86 and GT1 S2000 on one side.

MKIV Supra on the other.

Vestito kitted on OZ Racing Hyper GTs.

Another Vestito kitted Z34, this time on Rays Engineering G50s.

Couple of demos sitting to the side.

Chaser x GT1000 R35.

GT1 meets GT1000.

All about the details in this titanium license plate holder. One of many Amuse titanium accessories.

Moving into the shop, it was actually somewhat messy in a sense, but it was the best mess that I’ve ever seen. I’m talking titanium, seats, and wheels laying all over the place!

Tips and pipes everywhere.

So much blue metal… and the best part is, you’re free to touch them; with care of course.

A magnesium wheel just laying around.

And….. of course, if you’re Powerhouse Amuse, you have credentials.

So that about sums it up for my Amuse visit. This was probably the most laid back out of all my stops and it was a sight to see all the titanium and demo cars first hand and in the flesh. And following this, my next stop is a little “secret” sanctuary of GTRs that’s also located in Chiba but first, I will have a post regarding the recently held Autocon LA show. You don’t want to miss it! Stay tuned.

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.

Photos by MoMoHitsTheSpot!



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.