Published on March 7th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Osaka Auto Messe 2014, Beyond Tuning
If there is one car show we would recommend you attend while in Japan it would have to be Tokyo Auto Salon. Without a doubt you’ll be surrounded with newest and greatest rides that Japan has to offer.
However, if you are only into, say, VIP Style, then Osaka Auto Messe is the event you want to attend. Black Pearl, Aimgain, Junction Produce & K-Break, all have huge presence at Osaka Auto Messe.
Marking 18th holding this year, one of the largest motor shows in Kansai area that draws overwhelming popularity as an event of dress-up & tuned-up cars, “Osaka Auto Messe 2014″ opened its curtain on February 16th at Intex Osaka in Osaka Prefecture.
With the severely low temperature from early morning, snow covered the entire area around the venue, but the inside was filled with the heat of spectators.
With the season opener at Okayama International Circuit approaching in April, GTA Chairman Masaaki Bandoh attended the site to promote the series.
Chairman was framed in a photo with Toshiharu Suzuki, the chairman of Osaka Auto Messe committee, in front of a brand new GT500 car (top photo). The event will be held through February 16th.
Visitors took a closer look at the powerful brave figures of three new GT500 racing cars, “LEXUS RC F,” “HONDA NSX CONCPET-GT,” and “NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT500,”which will debut in the competition from this season, displayed up front at the main entrance.
Also in the same area, the carbon monocoque (produced by Toray Carbon Magic) used in the new cars were put on display, and many people showed their interest to the “rare product” which is not frequently seen at the circuit.
On the SUPER GT Official Stage, Pierre Kitagawa, a race announcer, anchored the talk show as the master of ceremony. Hiroaki Ishiura and Kota Sasaki appeared on the stage alongside of Chairman Bandoh.