I flew across the pond to the United States this summer for a couple of weeks. It was a busy trip as I met with new clients and shared about the Japanese auto auctions. Most businesses that buy cars from Japan are located on the coasts. But I was surprised with how many people were into Japanese Domestic Market cars in the Midwest part of the U.S. It didn’t take much to get people to sign up. I always thought the Midwest was an untapped market in the United States. But after this trip I have a feeling it won’t be too long till people will start seeing JDM cars driving in the Heartland of America.
Time flew by as I drove through six different states, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. It was about a 1500 mile drive. It’s amazing to see how the landscape changes as you drive state to state. It was refreshing to drive on wide open roads where you can see the horizon. Big trucks, big flags, and wide open spaces everywhere. One might consider it to be boring to drive a total of 24 hours but it was just the right therapy I needed after a long busy year in Japan.
After a long drive I got hungry. I went to a restaurant called Steak and Lube. It was entertaining to see all the cars and motorcycles while I had some buffalo wings. Hey, maybe we will see a Skyline GT-R hanging from the ceiling one day?
Before flying back to Japan my one wish was to have a nice juicy steak at Texas Road House restaurant.
Despite the long drives and hectic schedule it was nice to see my beloved friends and family. But sometimes good things must come to an end. It was time to fly back to Japan and get back to work. We have customers that are depending on us to deliver cars all over the world and the Japanese auto auctions are not going to wait!