Iv been back

Ahh Japan. That good old Asian island on the ring of fire. Where the sun sets red, the cars tear up the touge and girls wear shorter shorts than Soph.. well, almost ;)  I think by now, most people have sorted tuned out of the fruit blog and in on the Minty.Fresh blog. Its true, most of the blogging time has been towards noonefresher. For good reasons though. Just to clear the confusion, Mintofruit is my own personal site, and No One Fresher is the group of us, where we all post shit. So its always wise to subscribe to both and that way.. when Iv got something worth posting about, you’ll know.

ANYWAY. Several members of Minty.Fresh including myself headed over to Japan for the Summer Matsuri held at Ebisu, in Nihonmastu. With a MASSIVE thanks to Andy and Emily from Powervehicles, I would first off like to wish them all the best with their wedding and the fun times to be had. Im almost certain, we’ll see you again though :)

This post however is just some photos from Yokohama. Mainly because trying to find time to edit photos, well.. there’s not much of it.

Check back often though – I’ll get through them and type up a report on the Summer Matsuri and the rest of our adventures in Japan.

Ahh good old Japan!

-Mata Ne

Minty Fresh Street..

Oh how I miss the summers we had. Here’s some photos of fitting some fog lights while having a little meet round at Jays.

The weather was nice.. the cars were there and alot of general banters going on. All good.

Present this day we had TK’s 3, G’s Evo, My MX, Jays 32 and Jeep, and Dans PS. The focus is Rorys.

The weather was good, TK taking the job as serious as ever!

Me as per being stressed over something!

Dan and Jay slamming the PS some mores.

It wont be long till all these cars are gone..

Gotta love some old skool evo loving!

Soph as pleasant as always :p x

Domo!

Its FUGA Time!..

Well – Its been a while huh! Sorry for the lack of updates, In the time away I have collected a good selection of photos from Japan which should tie me over until the G1GP Event at Ebisu. Anywho, I wanna share some snap’s from a Nissan Fuga meet I attended in Japan with my good friend Neal and some of our other friends.

There’s no point in Simply re writing shit, So i’ll add up the photo’s and hot link you to the feature of on NICO (Nissan Infinity Car Owners)

Its the first time I got a chance to come across these 4 door machines in person.

I also got the chance to do a real shoot on Neals R33 GTR V-Spec. This car is CLEAN! (Note, You can just make out the ‘Scarab’ Sticker on the back there.)

At one of the PA’s We got talking to another group of people who had some really nice rides!

Aw snap!

And of course.. Some awsum shots from flying along on the Wangan!

Here’s the rest of the photos!

The link for the Nico review can be found here : http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/nissan-fuga-meet.html

Enjoi – Mata Ne!

Tokyo Auto Salon – Part 1 of 4

Well its taken almost 1 entire year, however Iv FINALLY now edited up HALF of the Photo’s from this years Tokyo Auto Salon based in Chiba.

Presents, Part 1 of 4.

Iv got the other half of these to upload tonight followed by Sundays photo’s to edit! Massive. In the mean time check out http://www.noonefresher.com, Were hosting a JZX Tribute week!

Mata Ne!

JAE 2010

Here’s JAE in photos from how I seen the weekend. Or didnt as the case may be.

The JAE Weekender, Something we as a group have been going to for a long time now! First off joining other clubs such as the Honda Tech UK stand, The Lexus Owners club and then finally a few years ago; The first ‘Minty Fresh’ stand! Last year we went under the JDMtas name and we took home the gold for Best club of the show 2009!

We entered again this year under JDMtas and had a cracking time away! Spawned over several days down in sunny Kettering, We started our long wekeend off with an early morning wake up call on the Thursday. With about 30+ members we took sale to the roads and begun our 9 hours drive south!

The drive didnt take too long to be honest, or it didnt seem so. There was pretty much no break downs or problems other than some people falling behind, others getting off at the wrong services or missing their turn off and the likes, but it was rather smooth.

We got to JAE to find, There was no ‘Low Bawler Entrance’ which we had been promised from last year.. so the MX5 got stuck on several speed mountains, which was a shame and didnt do my sump any favours!

For those who didnt go, you missed a fair weekend – There cant be much more said about this event, other than JDMtas getting 2 black flags by the Friday… Sorry John! First being with Dan doing some sideways entrance as he finally got down.. the second with my reversing into a fellow club’s banner. Bad times, however bills were paid, hands were shook and we got on with the weekend! Was a cracker of a time!

This car right here did it for me – Once id seen this, All other cars just seemed tame. A Toyota Chaser JZX100. The only 100 at the show and i fell in love! Rest as you see it!…

-Ja Ne!

JDMtas BBQ #1!

Summer as you all know is upon us! Its been hitting something large here as of recent times! JDMtas organised a last minute get together BBQ down the old Park for some Burgers, Booze and Banters! Check it out.

Gotta Loves some fine meat on the barby!

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SOME SALON STANCE

Wanna put a big thanks out first all the guys worldwide who have been supporting the fruit by grabbing these one off mintofruit.com; house of fruit stickers. All orders are through – And will be heading out to all corners of the globe ASAP!

Here’s some more snaps Iv found in the Salon 2010′s folder. – The question “What is Stance” has popped up alot recently on various boards nationwide iv found. There seems to be alot of different opinions on what ‘Stance’ actually is. I have my own thoughts and the way I see it.. If its not scrapping cats eyes on your daily drive.. you aint even started.

These on the other hand..

A good point to take into notice imo, Is the whole package though. Sure manly offset and nice dish is good but is the width is weak, or the ride height isnt low enough.. it wont have that complete pack.

Another thing id like to point out which I got into deep discussion with the other day, The explanation on why this post of pics are more ‘editted’ some would say is because I never started to take photos to be a photographer.. I took photo’s to be a graphic designer. I liked what could be done by the aid of good ol PS.

Id hope we all tell what this is out of..

Such a fantastic car – I wanted to give this car back of its retro edge and try make the snap kinda old fashioned.

If anyone wants one as paper, email me a resolution.

-Oysaumi