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My trip to Japan - July 9-16

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As many of you know I'm heading off to Japan to buy cars for a week, catch up with old friends, re-establish some old business partnerships and generally work my arse off.

 

Auctions I will be physically visiting:

 

Tuesday - USS Kobe, bullet train to Nagoya Tuesday night

Wednesday - CAA Nagoya - Bullet train to Tokyo Wed night

Thursday - USS Tokyo, bullet train to either Kobe or Nagoya to do...

Friday - USS Nagoya or USS Osaka, depending on where the good cars are

Saturday - HAA Kobe

 

The JR rail pass will be getting a workout!

 

I'm taking a pedometer with me, because I suspect I will probably walk over 100km during the course of the week, just walking through the cars, of which I'll probably see 25,000 in the 5 days. This doesn't include dealers and wholesale stuff either.

 

My buyer has already put aside a six-figure (in Aussie dollars) sum for my visit!

 

Saturday night, Sunday and Monday are for relaxation purposes :yes:

 

Can you tell I'm looking forward to it?? lol

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As many of you know I'm heading off to Japan to buy cars for a week, catch up with old friends, re-establish some old business partnerships and generally work my arse off.

 

Auctions I will be physically visiting:

 

Tuesday - USS Kobe, bullet train to Nagoya Tuesday night

Wednesday - can't remember which one - will double check and update! Bullet train to Tokyo Wed night

Thursday - USS Tokyo, bullet train to either Kobe or Nagoya to do...

Friday - USS Nagoya or USS Osaka, depending on where the good cars are

Saturday - HAA Kobe

 

The JR rail pass will be getting a workout!

 

I'm taking a pedometer with me, because I suspect I will probably walk over 100km during the course of the week, just walking through the cars, of which I'll probably see 25,000 in the 5 days. This doesn't include dealers and wholesale stuff either.

 

My buyer has already put aside a six-figure (in Aussie dollars) sum for my visit!

 

Saturday night, Sunday and Monday are for relaxation purposes :yes:

 

Can you tell I'm looking forward to it?? lol

 

 

Have fun Kristian, with 100km of walking in 5 days, I expect you will lose a few pounds. :lol:

 

Jon

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I need to!!

 

Remind me to weigh myself before and after the trip Jon. Would be an interesting comparison.

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Saturday night, Sunday and Monday are for relaxation purposes :yes:

 

Dropping through Thailand on the way home?

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^Hahaha,

 

Thailand is the poor mans resort island :lol:

 

Special K will probably haunt the hostess bars :lol:

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^Hahaha,

 

Thailand is the poor mans resort island :lol:

 

Special K will probably haunt the hostess bars :lol:

 

Kristian would not dare me thinks.........

 

As for weight loss.......not likely. With a 6 digit figure budget, I will be eating myself silly in Japan :P cuisinebo

 

Jon

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:lol: from my website...

 

If you want your car handpicked by the Chef himself (woooooo!) then get your orders in before I go otherwise I may just spend the whole week street drifting and visiting hostess bars...(I'm kidding, no really I am...)

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:lol: from my website...

 

If you want your car handpicked by the Chef himself (woooooo!) then get your orders in before I go otherwise I may just spend the whole week street drifting and visiting hostess bars...(I'm kidding, no really I am...)

 

 

I take it Mrs Appelt does not check the website....

 

There is a famous saing.....

 

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"

 

Good luck :lol:

 

Jon

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:lol: from my website...

 

If you want your car handpicked by the Chef himself (woooooo!) then get your orders in before I go otherwise I may just spend the whole week street drifting and visiting hostess bars...(I'm kidding, no really I am...)

 

 

I take it Mrs Appelt does not check the website....

 

There is a famous saing.....

 

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"

 

Good luck :lol:

 

Jon

 

It is actually "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." And just for reference, no, it wasn't Shakespeare :lol:

 

Very true :lol:

 

And I would say Mrs. Appelt is too busy looking after the clan to look on the website!!!

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The quote is from Euripides' Medea... who was royally pissed off by Jason.

He's not the only one I've pissed off. :blush:

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lmao - I was about to say "Everyone's pissed off by Jason" and see how long it took for a response!! hahahahaha

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good luck with the trip Kristian, i wish i had some more money to give you to get me a daily... oh well <_>

 

Jason

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lmao - I was about to say "Everyone's pissed off by Jason" and see how long it took for a response!! hahahahaha

 

And I was going to delete your website and see how long it took for a response :lol::P

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lmao - I was about to say "Everyone's pissed off by Jason" and see how long it took for a response!! hahahahaha

 

And I was going to delete your website and see how long it took for a response :lol::P

 

 

This could get interesting :P

 

Jon

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lmao - I was about to say "Everyone's pissed off by Jason" and see how long it took for a response!! hahahahaha

 

And I was going to delete your website and see how long it took for a response :lol::P

 

 

This could get interesting :P

 

Jon

 

*waits for car, never to get a boat* :lol:

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It's actually on one, I just didn't know about it... Will PM you the details... or, maybe not...:P

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Jase, did you go out any buy another car? Not a Chaser is it? :D

 

Jon

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Jase, did you go out any buy another car? Not a Chaser is it? :D

 

Jon

 

Not a Chaser :ph34r:

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^^^ Carefull.... :lol:

 

No really, I am hoping they dont become the next "r33 skyline" in terms of volume on the roads :(

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No chance there Benny.

 

Anyway, with my exercise regime, it will be interesting to with 7 days on the "Auction diet" lol

 

Nice and humid too, should be great for shedding kilos, as will the food.

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USS tokyo, Kobe and Osaka are huuuuuuuuuuge. My tip is to take a foldable scooter to the auctions (like mark)... or buy a segway :P then you can be all white n nerdy.

 

Have fun on your trip... updates and pics... set up a flickr account and blog it :P

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Iron_Chef, bring me a back a 180sx with type x tail lights, full kit, wheels, turbo back exhaust & coilovers in good nick.

 

Ill pay cash! :)

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^^^hahaha I picked you as a ko-gal kind of guy too, funky!! The fair majority of Japanese women have loose morals, which is always a bonus, even if only in theory rather than reality as far as I'm concerned.

 

Even though my wife would never read this, she has to look after our three kids (including a newborn) while I'm away, so this trip is a big commitment for her, and she doesn't really get much reward out of it, so I am forever in her debt.

 

Will do a blog while I'm there if I get time, but I could also be too exhausted at the end of the days too. Foldable scooter is sounding very appealing, but I really do need to lose some weight, so it might be a blessing in disguise. I've never been as fit as I was when I was in Japan - you don't lose weight when you plonk your ass in front of a computer all day :no:

 

Email me your orders, Andrew :P

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^^^hahaha I picked you as a ko-gal kind of guy too, funky!! The fair majority of Japanese women have loose morals, which is always a bonus, even if only in theory rather than reality as far as I'm concerned.

 

Even though my wife would never read this, she has to look after our three kids (including a newborn) while I'm away, so this trip is a big commitment for her, and she doesn't really get much reward out of it, so I am forever in her debt.

 

Will do a blog while I'm there if I get time, but I could also be too exhausted at the end of the days too. Foldable scooter is sounding very appealing, but I really do need to lose some weight, so it might be a blessing in disguise. I've never been as fit as I was when I was in Japan - you don't lose weight when you plonk your ass in front of a computer all day :no:

 

Email me your orders, Andrew :P

 

If you need to lose some weight, I could recommend something. I am keeping myself at 69kg to 70kg at the moment and I was 95kg 13 weeks ago.

 

My shopping list...... hmmm, how about a S15 with Areo Kit and nice looking rims.

 

Jon

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I find Japanese food fattening, i put on 20 kilos when i came here, its the rice!

Find me a top notch RX7!

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