2013 Tokyo Auto Salon Tour Details

You’ve been waiting and waiting, and now it’s here – the 2013 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon tour.

Get more details on the 2013 TAS Tour page or, if you’re on the fence, check out footage from the last DSPORT TAS Tour in 2011.

For more information on the tour, please email Aiko Makino (amakino@hardmediainc.com) or call our offices at 1+ (866) 270-4372


Read more about the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon Operation:RECON Tour at


Hitting “Pause” on the Tour


After trying our hardest to put together the DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour for the 2012 TAS show, we ultimately decided to postpone the tour until the following year. Significantly increased air fares, a weak U.S. dollar and our inability to get definitive information on the radiation situation in Japan prompted us to hold off. Instead, only our staff will attend the show this year. Our plan is to recon the situation and work on putting a 2013 DSPORT TAS tour together that will deliver unprecedented fun and value. While we will miss hanging out with our biggest DSPORT fans this year, we’ll make sure that the 2013 tour makes up for the break in action. We thank you for your understanding.


You guys remember when I said registration was ending on 11/30/2010 11:59PM PST? Yeah, forget I said that.

Background: So we were reviewing the list of registered attendees for the 2011 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour and we realized we were really close to filling the bus. So in a flash of genius, our overlord made a COMMAND DECISION that we extend the 2011 Tour Registration deadline to DECEMBER 4th, 2010 11:59:59PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (he actually said “at the stroke of midnight”, so you have 1 second leeway there).

So what does that mean? Well, that means we have eight (8) seats left for this year’s tour. EIGHT, count ‘em.. that ain’t a whole lot. One family could conceivably register right this minute as I type this and register for the remaining 8 seats. Or it could be two families of four (4).. or four (4) couples.. in either case.. what it means is.. YOU would be left out. You’d have to suffer another whole year of regret, knowing that the 2011 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour Registration was extended nearly 5 days for YOU.. yet you failed to take advantage of it.

And regret you will when you see all the fun we’ll be having in Japan, hobknobbing with the the legendary Japanese tuners and car tuning companies. You’ll regret it when I send you email blasts from Japan with images of the food and drink we will be enjoying. You’ll regret it when you see our smiling mugs plastered to the passenger window as we drift around Fuji Speedway with a JDM Professional Drifter in the next DSPORT DVD. You may also regret it when I call your house to wake you up just to tell you how much fun I’m having and how I wished you were there, not realizing that Japan is hours ahead of your time zone.

Anyway, you get the picture. Here’s your chance. Stop kicking yourself for missing the 11/30/2010 deadline. Start kicking yourself for not registering for the 2011 Tour right this very minute.

Ok ok, I kid, I kid. But really, this is a rare opportunity. The overlord normally never extends deadlines.

So to recap…

  • 2011 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour Registration ends December 4th, 2010 @ MIDNIGHT, PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
  • You will regret missing the 2011 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour
  • You will start kicking yourself now until you complete your 2011 Tour Registration
  • This is a rare opportunity that the overlord is extending to you and you should take advantage of it




Thank you for your interest and I hope to see the lucky 8 join us on the Tour!


2011 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour Registration Closes TOMORROW!

We just wanted to remind everyone that the 2011 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour Registration closes TOMORROW, November 30th, 2010 @ 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time. This is your last chance to register for the 2011 Tour. Please also keep in mind that your registration must be paid by the cut-off time.

I was going to tell you about all the cool and exciting events and excursions we have planned for the DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour, but I’m sure you already know that our Tour is the most complete and comprehensive tour of Japan, based around the Tokyo Auto Salon. You should already know that we’ve lined up shop tours with local tuners, special drift events just for our tour, visits to the local street car scene meets, and of course ,a taste of Japanese food, drink, and lifestyle.

If you want to see temples, historic towns, and Japan’s national parks, this tour is not for you. On the other hand, if your idea of visiting Japan revolves around the automobile and the originality and creativity of Japan’s most ingenious tuners and tuner cars, then do not hesitate. Click this link NOW and register for what may become an annual tradition for you and your family/friends.

Words cannot possible describe the fun and good times that we will have on the 2011 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour. Let’s face it. If I could put it into words, I’d be writing romantic novels instead of trying to describe our 2011 Tour.

If my name was Darth Vader, I’d tell you to “Join me” and if you didn’t, I’d cut off your hand. But since I’m not Darth Vader and I lack the ways of the Force, I can only provide you with this last opportunity and let you know that you have about 36 hours to register.

Please see our front page, please also utilize our FAQ section and News Updates since many of the questions we have been receiving lately have been answered in these sections. If you have any other questions or would just feel more comfortable talking to someone (who may or may not sound like a robot), then please call us directly at +1.714.593.0280. You can also use our contact form or email us directly.


As always, thank you for your interest and we hope to see each and every one of you on the 2011 DSPORT Tokyo Auto Salon Tour.