Autosalon : Gone but not forgotten!

The Tokyo Auto Salon (東京オートサロンTokyo Ōto Saron) is an annual auto show held in January at the Makuhari MesseChiba CityJapan for Performance and custom aftermarket parts and technology displays. Hosted by the Nippon Auto Parts Aftermarket Committee (NAPAC).

Mercedes at Tokyo Auto Salon 2010

The Tokyo Auto Salon is one of the top motor shows globally for modified and tuned cars. The 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon featured 906 vehicles, 426 exhibitors, and 4,175 booths that offered aftermarket accessories for purchase.[1] There are also after-market parts manufacturers, custom shops, care manufacturers, automotive businesses, and automotive vocational schools. There are not only custom cars and after-market manufacturers, there is also live entertainment. Top musicians from around the world and talk shows hosting famous drivers and celebrities can be seen at the Tokyo Auto Salon.[1]

One of the more popular forms of entertainment are the “booth babes” who are popular among the spectators and photographers alike. “Booth babes” tend to have a following of fans from various other auto shows throughout the year.[1]

Honda EV-STER at Tokyo Auto Salon 2012

The Tokyo Auto Salon has been held for the past 37 years. The exhibition takes place every year in January. On the opening Friday, entry to the exhibition is permitted from 9am to 7pm.[1] On Saturday, the show is open to the public from 9am to 7pm, and on Sunday from 9am to 6pm.[1] The main organizer for the Tokyo Auto Salon is the Tokyo Auto Salon Association (TASA). The main promotor of the Tokyo Auto Salon is Tokyo Auto Salon Committee. The affiliate co-promoter is NAPAC.[1] The Chiba Prefecture government, Chiba City government, Avex Entertainment Inc., San-Eisyobo Publishing Co., Ltd., Idea Inc., and the Option-Land Global Communications Association are all affiliate sponsors and supporting organizations.[1]

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