About us

JDMAuctionWatch is a pioneering service for both private and trade customers who want to source, purchase and import cars  from Japan. Established in 2013 we have unrivaled experience in exporting and importing cars to suit our customers exacting needs.

Always striving to improve our service we were the first Europe based import agency to provide our customers with direct access and bidding capabilities to over 90 Japanese Motor Auction Houses. By using our LIVE auction feed our customers can purchase and import their next vehicle directly from Japan without ever having to leave their home! With offices in both Ireland and Japan customers can take advantage of the combined knowledge of our expert teams by using our unique end to end service allowing us to take care of all aspects of purchase, export and import from start to finish.

But we don’t stop there… thanks to our long term association with and knowledge of doing business in Japan we can offer a bespoke logistic and distribution service for businesses who wish to get their products on the Japanese marketplace.

Meet the team

– JDM Auction Watch is run by car people for car people –

Patrick Tierney

Founder/Managing Director

Patrick founded JDMAuctionWatch in 2013 having identified a niche in the market for supplying specialist cars from Japan to order. Being a web developer by trade enabled him to integrate Japanese auction software into the JDMAuctionWatch website, meaning for the first time buyers from Europe no longer had to use Japan based sites to view auction cars. Patrick was born a car nut and has an unbelievable amount of useless information on all makes and models! Having been active and well known in the Irish car scene since the early 00’s he has personally owned well over 200 cars varying from Mini’s to M3’s and everything in between. A regular driver at track and drift day’s his biggest passion lies with classic JDM cars and in particular with the legendary Toyota AE86. Whatever your car of choice Patrick will take pride in helping you find the best possible example and seamlessly get it from the streets of Japan to your driveway.

Regina Tierney


Regina is the brains behind the business and a self confessed car fan who loves nothing more than getting out in one of her 80's Toyotas.

Brendan Donnelly


With extensive experience in the motor trade Brendan specialises in sourcing cars for our trade customers. Brendan has owned many high performance Japanese cars with a particular passion for Subarus.

Marta Bednarz

Accounts Admin

Marta brings organisation to the office and looks after invoicing and the day to day running of the business ensuring that your car is processed seemlessly.

Ken Mori

Director - Japan

Ken is head of our Japan office, he has been buying and exporting cars for over 20 years and has an expert knowledge of the Japanese market and the logistics involved in getting your car to it's end destination.

Koji Ogawa

Lead buyer

Koji is responsible for carrying out inspections and transporting your new pride and joy. He is also the problem solver of the team, so if your classic car needs a little TLC before shipping he will get it sorted.