Import Shipment.

28 Jan

On Tuesday I was invited down to Southampton docks to give Pete and Mark from Togethia a hand with some filming work. Sajid Moghal was picking up some freshly imported, crash damaged Evo’s and Impreza’s for his company. Saj’ is the owner of the widely known Crawley based company ‘Jap Performance Parts’

Jap Performance Parts are in basic terms a supplier or breaker for used performance JDM parts. Before today I hadn’t got to spend much time with Saj but after spending the day with him, the rumors of his awesomeness were very much more than truthful.

Arriving at the boat named Morning Crown was overwhelming. Its sheer size was one thing but the inside was a whole other story! The internals of the boat were just wide open platforms for storing. Also aboard were plenty of accommodation for the crew as well as an outdoor basketball court to keep them all occupied on those endless sea journeys around the world. We were allowed to visit the captains bridge which was an array of unfamiliar buttons and levers, so much so that it took us ages to find the air-horn… but Pete was on the case!

The seven cars were offloaded and we left the ship to film the cars re-loading on to a CarTravel lorry including my little underpowered daily Roadster. Pete and Saj headed back to JPP whilst me and Mark carried on getting soaked by the rain and poor drainage Dock 4 offered. Once the cars were loaded and good to go we were very politely interrigated on our clearance to film and allowed to leave.

The shipment was unloaded at JPP as Togethia filmed. Saj gave me the grand tour of the premises and it was pretty mind blowing due to some of the pure JDM aftermarket parts, some of which discontinued. I particularly fell in love with the collection of seriously sought after wheels. Whilst on my journey round the units I came across Saj’s TA27, in black, fitted with wide Wats and instantly told him I would quite frankly die to own this car… Part of me was hoping he would pull out a knife and cut me right there on the spot! Sadly, I got no pictures of it but I’m sure another chance will come.

JPP is the kind of company I would love to be involved with. The atmosphere is pretty incredible and everyone loves what they do and loves working for Saj. It was a great feeling to see two determined business owners in one room, being Saj and Peter Farrow, with their heads firmly screwed on.

We all discussed plans for this year and although I cant attempt to reveal anything what I will tell you is this…. 2012 will be a ground breaking year on many accounts that are of interest to you and I and not only do I get to watch first hand but I get to be involved with the development too which makes me extremely lucky, extremely happy and of course extremely grateful to all the Togethia crew.

As always my next adventure with Togethia can’t come sooner. This trip was incredible and just made one hell of an epic day out, thanks to everyone!

Here are a few shots I took from the day via iPhone:

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Last shot by Jas at JPP.

Massive thanks to Peter Farrow, Mark Henderson, Sajid Maghal, JapPerformance Parts and CarTravel Logistics

:: James Young


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