Back in January, the alexsmolik team visited Japan for a few days. We decided it would be a good idea to go check-out the Bingo Sports dealership. If you don’t know who Bingo Sports is, you’ve definitely been living under a rock for the past years. It’s basically THE dealership reference in all of Asia (maybe I’m pushing it a bit far, but I don’t think I am). Bingo Sports is a real reference in Japan, and in the world. They have exclusive access to some of the best cars in the islands of Japan, gathered by japanese collectors from the 80s & 90s, all in pristine collection (indeed, Japanese collectors are well-known for keeping their cars in mint condition, which is a good thing for the future of the Ferrari J50!). But it’s not just “older cars”, but also new, modern stuff. I mean, they’re a partner of Pagani in Japan (I don’t know exactly how it works, if they’re the official dealer for Pagani in Japan, or simply a partner? Anyone?).
When we visited we were greeted in a very hear-warming and kind manner. The staff was absolutely adorable with us. They opened the doors of the dealership and basically let us “do our thing” without a problem, and didn’t seem to mind us that much. As crazy as that sounds, they actually knew who alexsmolik was and were quite excited to have us there, haha.
Their stock is simply mind-boggling. We were face to face with none other than one of the few Ferrari F40 LM, one of the 5 Ferrari 288 EVO in the world, a Ferrari 512BBi, a lovely blue Bugatti EB110 and a blue-carbon Pagani Zonda Revolucion (which is the evolution of the Zonda R), a lovely yellow Porsche 934 Racing… All those cars were quite a feast for our eyes. Just being face to face with the mythical 288 EVO (a car made quite “famous” to the general public because of David Lee’s collector) was something in itself. And I’m not even talking about the brute, the ZONDA R. I’ve only seen it ONCE on the race-track (and it was the previous generation). But already the screams at 11000 rpm were absolutely mental and left me struck in love with it. I don’t think I’ve ever been that “impressed” by the sound of a car (well, except my lovely and favorite Ferrari 333 sp).
And that’s just what we’ve seen. I know for a fact from their website they have many more crazy cars in their stock: 1966 Aston Martin DB6, 1969 Mercedes-Benz W100 600 Pullman, 1977 Porsche 935 K3 (Jägermeister), Jaguar e-Type, BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile”, 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E EVO II, 1968 Toyota 2000GT, P1, Schupan, BMW M1… Basically, they’re not messing around !!!