It’s been quite awhile since Traffic crews went to any auto shows regardless whether it’s back home here in Malaysia or abroad. Lucky enough our very good friend in Japan was kind enough to provide us some infos on the previously held Nagoya Auto Trend 2012.
It might not be as big as the renowned Tokyo Auto Salon, but Nagoya Auto Trend 2012 managed to attract a staggering number of 166, 671 visitors to the two-day event. Nagoya Auto Trend 2012 was held in Port Messe Nagoya about a month ago and thanks to Kazunori Miyamoto, our good friend back in the land of the rising sun, we have some pix that we can share with our readers.
Looks like us, Traffic crews have to weigh the possibility of making a visit either to Tokyo Auto Salon or the Nagoya Auto Trend next year. We’d love to be back to Tokyo but then the prospect of covering a smaller event would mean we have more time to have a look-see of the local motoring scene in Nagoya.
Is there by any chance event organizer of auto shows here in Malaysia can raise their level to be on par with others, organizing an event that worth our time and money? I’d say that would remain to be seen. It is quite frustrating to attend a locally-held auto show here in Malaysia whilst going abroad would mean burning a huge-ass hole in the wallet.
Even our neighboring countries such as Thailand, Singapore and even Indonesia can organize autoshows way beyond our achievement here in Malaysia. The ambience and level of participation exceeds ours. Nevertheless, local motorsport events here in Malaysia have reached a turning point in which it provides the grassroots a platform to hone their skills and battle each other. Best example, I’d say is Saturday Night Fever organized by Ignition.my. and MUSC Drag Challenge Cyberjaya.
Since there is not much information via their official website, I’d say let’s just enjoy the pix and get some reference on how to modify our rides from ’em Nagoyans while Miyamoto-san make his decision either to bring us to the next Tokyo Auto Salon or Nagoya Auto Trend next year.
words: Hage’ pix: Kazunori Miyamoto