I’m not sure many American exotic car owners would want their vehicles worked on in a shop as tiny as this one in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong. But this is a typical setup in the special administrative region of China.
If you’ve seen our videos on the incredible abandoned, discarded classic cars in Hong Kong, and longed to learn more, here’s an excellent new documentary discussing why these priceless gems were left to rot. It even features Victor Ma, my brother and me!
In Hong Kong, repairs—even on expensive cars—often happen curbside. Here’s a mechanic in Yuen Long wrenching on a Honda S2000.
Hong Kong has a population of around 7.5 million. It’s one of the most densely populated urban areas in the world, with around 16,948.9 people per square mile. They’ve got a ridiculous tax system on cars and you can’t drive left-hand drive cars on the road unless you have a “special movement permit.” Naturally, it has…
An NSX, a Nissan Skyline, an Evo, a Silvia, a Lotus, a Porsche—these cars should be cherished and meticulously maintained. But in Hong Kong, where a parking spot can cost as much as an apartment’s rent elsewhere in the world, they’re left abandoned on roadsides and shipping containers, and stacked up high in…
What would you do with $664,000 to spend? Buy a house on a quiet property along a lake somewhere? Take an extended trip to Antartica? Buy an expensive parking space? If you’re Kwan Wai-ming, you’d buy the primo parking.
In the crowded metropolis of Hong Kong lives a man who knows more about off-road vehicles than possibly anyone else on earth. He has raced the Dakar Rally, torn apart priceless vehicles just to see how they work, written a book called The 4x4 Bible, and taught off-roading skills to locals. His name is Victor Ma, and…
Have you ever had a moment with a car? Just a brief couple of minutes in which you fell positively, uncontrollably head over heals for an automobile? I did one night in Hong Kong a while back, and now I can’t stop thinking about first-generation Mazda RX-7s.
A lot of people regard Cubans—who have mechanical ingenuity bred from decades in a closed economic system—as the best wrenchers on earth. I think that title belongs to the mechanics of Hong Kong, because they do their wrenching on the streets.
Last month, I visited Hong Kong on a quest to get a taste of the territory’s thriving JDM car culture. In the process, I met Alan Chan, the most badass mechanic I’ve ever met.
I just got back from a trip to Hong Kong, where I laid eyes upon some of the most incredible Japanese cars in existence. Here’s what I saw in just 20 minutes one night in Yuen Long.
Yesterday I was walking down a street in Yuen Long, Hong Kong when an obscure Range Rover-ish car came barreling my way. “What is this car?” I asked myself as it drove by, only to learn from the rear spare tire cover that the owner apparently has no clue either.
My brother is obsessed with cars, but he’s stuck in one of the least car-friendly cities in the world: Hong Kong. So, to satiate his primal automotive needs, Mike just takes pictures of the coolest cars he sees, and as it turns out, there are lots of cool cars in Hong Kong. Many of them are abandoned.
Hong Kong is Minivantopia. There’s no denying it. I flew to Hong Kong a few weeks ago and saw the coolest, most pimped-out minivans I’d ever seen.
Okay, so it's not actually an EK9 wagon, although that would be really, really cool. This is in fact a marriage of two different Honda vehicles which share parts: a Civic and an Orthia. And despite this being JDM as hell, this actually isn't Japan. It's Hong Kong. Still totally badass. EK WAGON, GUYS. GET EXCITED.
At Jalopnik, we understand your occasional need to stalk a car. Maybe you want a picture, or to meet the owner and say what a great car it is. Or leave a note or something. Things are different in Hong Kong, though, where they're basically celebrity stalking buses. Yes, buses.
The torrential rain comes in on its little cat feet, completely engulfing the Hong Kong International Airport.
The people of Hong Kong sheltered in their homes and watched in horror as a 54-foot-tall duck threatened their fair city from the harbor.