Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tokyo Auto Salon 2012 - Shakotan Jam

By night, at new year there are always gatherings all over japan as the remnants of the Shakotan and Kaido racers hit the streets.

Style and creativity is something that these car lovers display regularly.

Sometimes they meet out side Tuning Shop Tetsu.

Testsu specialize in all old school mods to create a special Shakotan ride.

Old school Z, Celica, Skyline and Savanna. Names we love like Cressida and Laurel also feature.

Here is the mechanic hard at work on a special S30 Z.

Hard at work on the mirror placement. Apprentices are taking a break as the work nears completion

Work on their own cars finished hours ago with test drives also complete.

Retired specials sit in the showroom. (Remember these are so small. this image is actually twice normal size.)

In the back room he has another in the build.

Screaming past the showroom this Savanna RX-3 sprints to the PA.

The other guys are ready to roll as the sky gets light.

Fill up and roll! Let's go to the PA.

By the time they arrive, dawn has broken!

The guys have been having fun in their sweet rides.

Rodenstock inspired 99 rocking out.

Ichikoh Nissan. ready for some sill riding.

Something for everyone.

Kaido, Shark nose or simply flared. However extreme, this Shakotam Jam at G-Works PA was awesome!

If you want to make your own. You need some cars and some Putty. I have a few of these RA-30 in my collection that I'll post soon, but I'll be adding to it. Tamiya Epoxy and some time.

  1. Disassemble and Paint Removal
  2. Fender grinding for clearance.
  3. Putty Fender Addition
  4. Basic shaping
  5. Detail shaping
  6. Body lines
  7. Special details.
  8. Paint.
If you build this many, you may need some donor cars and you'll end up with some spare parts.



  1. Good stuff! I couldn't drag myself away from this exhibit at autosalon, that guys is really talented! Where can you find those scale vintage wheels? I tried searching but came up with nothing.

  2. Mostly in hobby stores.

    called グラチャン ミニカー Grachan Minicar made by Aoshima

    They are released periodically.