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Impromptu Visit: TYPE ONE

I was reluctant to visit TYPE ONE on day three of my short visit to Japan. Not because I didn’t want to, but because my ankles were swollen from all the walking in the last 48 hours. Every step was a shock of excruciating pain. To the point that at certain moments I became slightly teary eyed throughout the rest of my Japan journey. I know what you’re thinking

Sudden Visit - Garage Work // Chiba

I received a last-minute message from Sean early Thursday morning while I was browsing through what was left of the famed Tsukiji fish market located within central Tokyo (now mostly relocated to Toyosu Market). He asked me if I wanted to check out Chiba Prefecture and generally just hangout, and obviously I said yes. Plus, my ankles had been killing me from exploring all of Tokyo the days prior, so the idea of riding around in a car for a day was a pleasant thought. Therefore, I began shoveling down the sushi I had obtained for an early lunch, bought the most expensive strawberries I’ve ever bought at around 4,000 JPY, power walked to the nearest train station, and was picked up in a soccer mom van by ‘Sean-san’ at another train station outside of busy Tokyo. From here I assumed we were going to check on the JDM Yard team that was being housed and prepped over at Xpoint Import Japan, but to my surprise we made an unplanned visit to one of the most unique garages in Chiba, Garage Work.

Chewerks Battle Compound

I've had the great pleasure of knowing Robert Choo of Chewerks Garage for a little under a year now, and i'm grateful i got to know him on and off the track. Like many long time race enthusiasts hitting the circuit for track time, i was in need of an exceptional alignment from a knowledgeable technician. Above all, i wanted to find an individual that actually had track experience and knew the "hidden secrets" of optimal grip versus speed in a Honda chassis