2009 started out pretty well. Actually, it began in Dec. 2008 when I went to Vancouver for a bit, then to HK, and finally to Tokyo. Vancouver is a great place. Love the scenery, the sea, the mountains … not so much the rainy weather though. Made the first stop at AJ Racing in Richmond, got a ride in their time attack turbo GD3 Fit:
Ben’s Amuse equipped GTR:
Wasn’t too hard to get to AJR by public transit, I must admit, Vancouver’s TransLink is pretty good, better than TTC anyways. The stay at Vancouver was short, hopped on a plane a few days later to reach HK.
Didn’t check out too many car shops in HK, spent most of the time wandering the streets and malls. Picked up a set of Defi’s there though from Top Racing, probably one of the better car shops in HK. Price was goooood, even with the horrendous exchange rate after the economy took a dump.
Peninsula Hotel around Christmas time:
Balling hotel, took delivery of 14 long wheelbase Rolls Royce Phantoms a few years ago to shuttle guests around HK. Always see a couple of them parked out front.
Inside IFC mall:
One of the panda’s at Ocean Park:
Stuck around in HK for a couple weeks, then headed to Japan at the start of the new year to make it for Tokyo Auto Salon 2009!!
Definitely the most tiring car show I’ve been to. Between checking out all the cars and products there, to taking pictures, and buying stuff, 2 days was definitely not enough. Should’ve went for all 3. ~_~
Also visited ASM Yokohama & Studie Yokohama while I was here, photos were posted on my blog earlier.
That pretty much concludes the extremely short summary of my trip to Asia – definitely was a great way to start 2009.