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The FT1

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The Supra Concept?

I thought i would give this car its own post, to be honest it was a car when i had seen the pictures plastered all over the internet i was not fond of it. how ever it grew on me and i wanted to see it in person.

so off to Toyota Central and MegaWeb i went to check out what some people had been calling the new Supra.

I have to say in person this car is beautiful, at 1st i hated what i call the snub nose look. but it grew on me and i enjoyed it more and more, the side vents are a nice touch and give this car sleek line’s that appealed to me and not being a supra fan of any sort i have to say this is the 1st one i came across saying i would own.

How ever i have to say since seeing this and the new soon to be released supra. i have to say i want the FT1 it was a larger car, looked aggressive and right at home against the new NSX and GTR’s.

What are your thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

while here, on the lower level i did spot what was the TRD FT86 and C-HR’s that looked kinda cool all kitted out.

 

History garage – MegaWeb

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I never made it to History garage my first trip to Japan, i knew about it but did not know it was so close to Toyota City Central and just never went and such a shame.

going there and seeing the variety of car’s was breathtaking, the highlight for me was seeing the WRC Cars. Growing up in australia we use to get WRC highlights on channel 10 sunday morning’s after every round and of course my favorite was the perth special stage and seeing the cars going over the jump while the other went under the tunnel i thought this was cool as.

fast forward 20 years later and here i’m standing looking at some the biggest names in WRC car’s my favorite being the GT4 Celica always had a soft spot for the old ST185 so to see one was awesome the 205 was the icing on the cake.

Other cool things to mention was the old Toyota that competed in Australia, spotting a home town registration was a shock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information follow the below link
https://www.megaweb.gr.jp

HKS Tokyo

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HKS Tokyo,

On a recent trip to japan i made an effort to go to HKS Tokyo, no intention of doing anything really i just wanted to go there and check it out and see what a HKS workshop was all about.

When i got there i was shocked by the quality of the car’s out the front, this was not your everyday run of the mill workshop this HKS branch was the current R35 GTR Lap record holder for its class at FUJI.

the workshop behind had all your japanese favorites from a supra not seen in the picture to evo’s and other GTR’s. the owner himself was very friendly after i went a little fanboy and purchased all the merchandise i could he ended up throwing in a couple more items on the house.¬†

LED Van’s are the coolest.

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I dont have much to say about this vehicles other then i love them. i dont know what it is about them but the eye attraction and attention to detail put into these vehicles has me in shock and then to finish it off the sound system some of these car’s have are just pure insane and it makes me want one.

 

Daikoku Futo… Take 2

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So good we had to come back.

Daikoku as i said in the last post has to be a highlight of any car enthusiast trip to Japan and now over for my Honeymoon i had to make sure i could fit another stop off at this famous carpark.

This trip just like the first included a stop off at Mooneyes РYokohama  for some hamburgers before the trip across the bridge to the meet spot. unlike the first time we did not take hours to get there and we did not get there too early. this time we seemed to have arrived right at the peak.

again a huge range of car’s, in this post im focusing on some of my favorites and highlight from this lot would have to be the rare R32 GTR 4 door.

The LX80 identity crises

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LX80’s i have passed up many, most people stay clear of them. not Bevin he as turned what most would consider the lower end of the X8 want list into a thing of beauty.

This will be a two part post due to the website being recreated i know how this project ends up. so first i will cover the beginning of the project and then i guess i will have to organise a trip to Bevin’s workshop to get an update.

What is there to say really? you look at a diesel powered X8, you know it has no power it has a weak solid axle and you end up passing on it. Not Bevin for some reason he spotted a blank canvas something he could test his fabrication skills on and being a fabricator it was a testament of what he could pull of.

 

 

 

 

 

After the car arrived as his workshop, it was stripped and the rollcage was fabricated and in this day and age with people going crazy with roll cage it was good to see a straight to the point cage put in, no unnecessary over kill bar’s for e-fame just what was needed to get the job done.

after that, the car got the standard front tubbing treatment and the engine was trail fitted. not the standard Turbo Diesel normally found in a Toyota Surf, but the high revving toyota V8 the 1UZFE but not any run of the mill 1UZ, Bevin made sure of that by strapping on a Turbo.

 

 

 

 

After this stage the car did sit for some time, Bevin’s Fabrication business took off and well this car sat on the sidelines for some time. After some time the rear end had to be sorted and while most people would do a X83 IRS Swap, Bevin again decided to go against the grain and went with a hilux solid rear end. to this day i would have never of thought about doing this swap but it has paid off, this car has great fitment, a rear end that is just about indestructible, hats off to him for being different and pulling it off.

Wait for Part 2 of this build, when we catch up with Bevin to get some pictures of the car completed.