Friends of the house

My day in Osaka, a visit to my long time friends of Garage Vintage!

Garage Vintage in Osaka has one of the highest reputation of VW shops and classic VW sales in entire Japan, I would say that their reputation is spotless, Being 15 years since I was here last time it was about time to visit again…

Garage Vintage run a cool little shop, with lot of knowledge and experience!

And they sell very cool and high-end cars… crewcab was to die for!

I was well received by Garage Vintage mom Michiko Jozuka her son Daichi Jozuka and daughter Risa Jozuka (not in the picture because behind the camera) and off course the trusty employee Tsugimasa Fujiwara. Without any saying all of them are extremely nice people!

If You ever go to Osaka, You have to pay them a visit!

My friend Side Yokotani Yokatani from LowLife fame came especially from his town to see me!  we pose at the special Toyota 4 Runner from Garage Vintage… a car never sold new in Japan…

Publicity and billboards in Japan are sometimes incredible!

Osaka is a very big city, over 2,7 million population!

Infrastructure is mind-blowing as almost everywhere in Japan!

Lunchtime!!

I was invited for some tradional Soba… so let’s enter the restaurant…

This little text means “Menu”, is written in traditional Japanese and You read from top to bottom… I had it upside down at first, wat was very funny to the Japanese hosts!

hmmmm what shall i order….:) even the numbers are in Japanese… everything to read top to bottom…

In Soba restaurant you eat Soba off course!

Soba is wheat noodle you’re supposed to dimple in your soup and then suck into your mouth… really, nothing else!

The whole Garage Vintage Team, “Low Life” Side Yokotani  and long time friend and photographer Shin Watanabe joined for lunch… thanks God so I didn’t have to order by myself!…:)

Thanks so much to garage Vintage for this special invitation!

And this exactly how You eat it!!!

 

Time for dessert!!

Feel free to zoom in and read… some Japanese “Soba” wisdom!

Low Life Side san offered me a T-shirt from Red Box, his crazy low bus, all he has is crazy low, hence his nick name “Low Life”… Side san lives in the town that used to be the Ninja town under the Shogun, a little Japanese history, my next visit to Japan I will pay him a visit! And learn about the Ninja’s!

Thanks for the T-shirt Side san! i will wear with pride!

and yes… I simply have to share with you one of my favorites of todays Japanese culture, the mini trucks, so little they seem to fit in your pocket! I should buy one of those, look funny to drive around town!

oh, and this is my name in traditional Japanese writing, it says… “Bob”!

Thanks for translation Shin-san! !

Tomorrow is friday so sorry we have to publish the Friday product update , but Saturday I will share a very special moment with all of You, a very special and emotional visit…

So stay tuned!!!

Stand up comedian “Fluffy” Gabriel Iglesias was in Da Houze!

Stand up comedian “Fluffy” Gabriel Iglesias paid us a visit last saturday as part of his European tour.

Fluffy is a well-known Californian stand up comedian who owns a cool Split window bus collection, on his European tour he really wanted to visit us… BBT Frederik gave him the full tour and had way fun doing this!

We don’t get visitors everyday with 10 million visitors!!! on Facebook!

Thanks for coming by Gabriel and hope we can meet next time in person….

all information on “Fluffy” or to watch some of his hilarious sketches can be found on his official website https://www.fluffyguy.com/

here a picture from “Fluffy” and Jay Leno with Gabriel’s collection… Gabriel claims it was Jay Leno that started him to collect!

When your neighbour ask you something….

…. you can’t refuse…. we normally do not restore cars, but when your neighbour ask You…. we couldn’t say no….

Last saturday we delivered the finished product… YES we’re still able to perform, and no we don’t get to old…:)

Completely in their company colors, same colors since 1938! Thanks to BBT friend Frank for the signwriting, yes all by hand, no stickers…

pretty cool especially if You see where we started from….

end good…all good, we wish the BBT neighbour good luck and very memorable moments with their new ride! And if you need a new roof, You know who to call now!