• TRIP: Grand Tour of Switzerland pt. 4/4 – Montreux – Gruyere – Estavayer le lac- Neuchâtel – Schaffhausen

    Before i return back to normal operation with more car related blog posts, i’d like to share the fourth and last installment of our Roadtrip. We start where the last post ended (in beautiful Montreux) and slowly move back homewards, with a few stopovers in between. Our first stop was where we actually wanted to stop at Day 1 of our tour, but then changed plans (See last post). Gruyere: Gruyere is a beautiful little village on top of a hill with an attached historic castle, surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery… The world famous castle is extremely well preserved and definitely worth a visit: Look at the incredible size of…

  • TRIP: Grand Tour of Switzerland pt. 3/4 – Schaffhausen – Jaunpass – Col du pillon – Montreux

    This is the third installment of our tour through switzerland will show you a different area of switzerland. Rather than continueing through the mountain passes. we decided to go to the “Lake area” of the french speaking part of switzerland which i’ve never really explored before.. Well that was the plan at least. We decided to take the more comfortable wifey’s Mazda 3 (Aka Axela) this time. We took the Autobahn directly to the area of Gruyere, where we wanted to visit the Caillier chocolate factory. Due to COVID-19 only the guestshop was open and the factory tours limited, so we decided to check out some other tourist attractions instead.…

  • TRIP: Grand Tour of Switzerland pt. 2/4 (Zermatt – Grimsel – Brünig – Schaffhausen)

    So for Part two of our journey we decided to take a slightly different route home and visit some nice places along the way. After taking the train back from Zermatt to Täsch we re-united with the EK9 and started to drive back through the Valleys direction Furkapass. After meeting these cool moped guys making a similar roadtrip on their Puch’s and Piaggo’s at a local Cheese-shop (I recommend buying some local cheese, which there are shops sprinkled and advertised along the roads) We decided to fuel up before heading back into the Mountain tops… But rather continuing back over the Furka-pass again. We took Another direction halfway up. This…

  • TRIP: Grand Tour of Switzerland Pt1/4 (Schaffhausen – Furka – Zermatt)

    Since our original vacation plans in norway got cancelled, we had to re-organize ourselves. Me and my wife decided to visit some places in switzerland that were on our bucket-list, and i conviced her to take the EK9 for the first part and include some mountain-passes which were on the way. She happily agreed. We divided our tour into two parts. the first one was more mountain oriented, the second one more lake-oriented. But the plans for part two changed (read that in a later post). Because of the many pictures i took, i decided to break the story into 4 parts. Welcome to Part one. Schaffhausen to Zermatt. We…

  • EVENT: Herbst Japaner Old- & Youngtimertreffen

    With wedding, house-building and other stuff, i wasn’t able to attend a lot of events throughout the last two years, so i was really looking forward to catch up this year and visit all the important meetings. Well and then the Coronavirus came and everything was cancelled. At least it seems that the one event that is late in the calender can still be held. So if you want to go to one japanese classic car meeting in switzerland this year, this one is it: Check out the pictures from 2018 here: https://www.jdmjunkies.ch/wordpress/2018-09-09/meet-japanese-young-oldtimer-meeting-rothrist-2018/ Thanks @ Kurt for the Pictures.

  • EVENT: Japanclassic Switzerland 24. May 2020

    I wasn’t able to make it the past two years, but since everything has calmed down, i’m really looking forward to this year’s event. The 12th annual Japaner Young and oldtimer meeting in switzerland. Check out all informations on https://www.japanclassic.ch/ Or on the facebook page

  • EVENTS: Japanertreffen Villa Dörfli & Toyota Treffen 2019

    Due to various reasons i didn’t and probably don’t manage to visit any events this year. I really hope to catch up again next year. However there are two meets in september, which i may not be able to attend, but which i’d like to point out to you enthusiasts and readers: 1) This sunday, 8. September 2019: The second Japaner Oldtimer treffen at the restaurant “Villa Dörfli” in Rothrist. Check out the pictures from my last visit here Entry is free and usually you meet a lot of nice people at a laid back athmosphere there. Also includes Japanese youngtimers and Motorcycles More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/villa-d%C3%B6rfli-4852-rothrist/2-herbst-young-oldtimertreffen-2019-villa-d%C3%B6rfli-rothrist-2019/735420170137795/ 2) The 8.…

  • EVENT: 11. Annual Japaner old- & Youngtimer treffen Bleienbach 2019

    The annual Japanese young and oldtimer meeting in Bleienbach (Switzerland) is still THE event to go if you’re into old japanese cars. I usually don’t promote any events, but this is one of the few rare events i try to attend every year, and since almost all of my car-loving friends are there and it’s organized by some nice people from the scene, i’d really like to support this event. If you’re into japanese classics, see you there 🙂 Check out there website www.Japanclassic.ch and their facebook page for more information.

  • MEET: Japanese Young & Oldtimer meeting Rothrist 2018

    Don’t want to say too much. It was a great day at the newly launched meet. Met a lots of old and new friends. had a relaxing time and saw a great mix of Japanese cars from all eras. Even had my EK9 on display without having planned to do so (just wanted to attend as a specator but ended up inside). Would probably have washed the car if i knew 🙂 The race-car display was the icing on the cake and the weather was excellent for all people to bring out their cars before winter inhibition. Hope they will continue with this event next year. Thanks for all who…

  • EVENT: Various cool upcoming events in September

    It appears that Car season in switzerland is in full swing now. Aside from the “Bergrennen Oberhallau” in two weeks (the local and beautiful hillclimb), there are a lot of cool events in September which i thought i have to share with you. I usually don’t advertise anything on my website, but these events are just worth a visit and i like to support the hard working people who make these events possible. 1) There is a new Japanese old- and youngtimer meeting this year. I don’t know who organizes it, but i thought it might be worth a try. According to the flyer, cars to 1998 build year are…