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Vossen Japan Owners Meet 2016

February 4, 2016 / by Sam Dobbins

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There’s no better way to kick off a new year than a trip around the world for Tokyo Auto Salon and the Vossen Japan Owners Meet 2016!

After traveling to Chiba and attending Tokyo Auto Salon for the first day (click here) we decided to break up the busy weekend by hosting the Vossen Japan Owners Meet on Saturday, while the masses flocked to Makuhari Messe for TAS.

Vossen Japan Owners Meet 2016 - Chiba - Mondera Japan - © Vossen Wheels 2016 - 1028

Hidden away from the commotion in a parking lot beside the sea, Vossen owners gathered, parking as uniformly precise as possible, an hour before the event official began. As we arrived we saw the early birds detailing their cars and catching up. While our friends at Hamana had some of our favorite cars on display at Tokyo Auto Salon,  we couldn’t have been more excited to spot some new faces and cars, like this Mazda 6/Atenza Wagon duo, sporting our VFS-1 and VFS-2 wheels.

Vossen Japan Owners Meet 2016 - Chiba - Mondera Japan - © Vossen Wheels 2016 - 1214

As the parking lot continued to fill we started to make our rounds, shooting the cars, the people, and the scene as a whole. Cars continued to arrive, and the sun stayed steady in the sky, uninterrupted by even the slightest suggestion of cloud cover or rain—a beautiful (but frigidly-cold!) day to see our Japanese friends and their cars.

Vossen Japan Owners Meet 2016 - Chiba - Mondera Japan - © Vossen Wheels 2016 - 1334

As the day passed, I snuck away to a corner of the complex to photograph a few of our favorites, as seen below (click each graphic to find the full gallery). From the Vossen Forged-equipped Lexus LX570 to a stunning Toyota Prius trio on CVTs, there were more great-looking cars to shoot than ever before and cameras were out in full-force!

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Before we knew it, hours had passed and shoots had finished, and it was time to retreat back into the warm halls of Tokyo Auto Salon. As cars disbursed and the event wound down we rejoiced, grateful for the clear skies, beautiful cars, and massive continued support from our friends and fans in Japan.

Vossen Japan Owners Meet 2016 - Chiba - Mondera Japan - © Vossen Wheels 2016 - 1357

To everyone that attended the 2016 Vossen Japan Owners Meet, we thank you. Thank you for braving the cold weather, welcoming us so warmly, and bringing some of the best cars that Japan has to offer!

Words & Photos: Sam Dobbins (@sdobbins_vossen) ///// Video: Anthony Delapaz (@dela_vossen)

Click here (or on the photo below) for over 300 photos from the Vossen Japan Owners Meet 2016!Japan-2016-Owners-Meet

Click on any of the photos below to visit the full gallery for each photoshoot.

Japan-2016-Lexus-LX570-VPS-301 Japan-2016-BMW-F10-CVT Japan-2016-Infiniti-FX35-VFS-1Japan-2016-Lexus-NX200t-CVT Japan-2016-Mazda-6Atenza-VFS-1 Japan-2016-Mazda-6Atenza-VFS-2 Japan-2016-RREvoque-CVT Japan-2016-SubaruLegacy-CVT Japan-2016-Toyota-Prius-CVT


About the Author

Sam Dobbins

Many years as an automotive photojournalist, with work published in countless worldwide publications, have led to Sam's role as Vossen's Creative Director, traveling around the world to document the culture of Vossen and its supporters.

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