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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.

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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.

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.

Photos by MoMoHitsTheSpot!



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~