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tokyo auto salon 2012 [part 7]

I think for the last few parts of my coverage, I’m just gonna post up random cars and things I found interesting.

Aimgain’s LS600H:

T&E’s E92. I think it’s 2JZ swapped iirc.

Goodyear had a pretty nice set up of gold BBS wheels set up to display their tires:

Honda had a pretty nice display with a Beat concept of some sort.

Dixcel had a 1M and a 458 Italia race car or something at their booth:

DAD Garson always has blinged out cars at their booth, this year it was no exception. The booth was huge. These two shots make up maybe 1/3 of the entire booth. Though, probably about 1/2 of the booth was dedicated to selling their accessories and such.

Outrageous interiors is what they’re about.

The extreme, blinged out interiors carries on outwards to their wheels as well:

DAD Garson also usually has pretty good show sales for Tokyo Auto Salon… If you ever wanted to pick up some goods from them, TAS would be an excellent place to get them if you get the opportunity to go.

Gazoo Racing had a really cool 2000GT in their booth… runs on an electric motor or something? I have no clue, but there’s solar panels on the hood. *shrugs*

Prius turned camper van sorta thing. Weird.


tokyo auto salon 2012 [part 6]

Part 6 of my Tokyo Auto Salon coverage will be about a car close to my heart.. the Fit!
It’s a shame there’s not much of a following in North America, it’s a car that won’t garner much attention over on our side of the pond, but it’s very popular in Asia!

Starting off with the Takero widebody GE Fit. You can check out their build on one of their blogs:

It’s boosted as well, to back up that crazy aero.

Nice looking gauge pod set up over on the passenger side of the dashboard.

Artis Japan ( also had a couple Honda Fits on display, to show off their custom paint abilities.

That brushed aluminum look on all the metal panels of the car is CRAZY.

tokyo auto salon 2012 [part 5]

Looking back through the photos I took at TAS 2012, I realized I haven’t mentioned one of most highly anticipated cars to be coming out in the near future – the FT86/BRZ. There were several modified ones at the show – nice to see aftermarket support for it already.

Dunlop / Falken tires had an interesting display. As opposed to having two  separate cars, they just separated one, and plastered each half with their own livery.

Endless and Gram Lights 57Xtreme.

And on the other side of the wall, the Falken  display, with an artist who painted a mural of some sort for the span of TAS 2012.

There were a trio of FT86’s displayed at the Gazoo Racing booth, Toyota bringing out two – the first one being the Modellista.

The second FT86 from Toyota is their TRD version:

Unfortunately, I don’t seem to have a shot of the front of the TRD. Probably because of the horde of people standing in front of it all day long.
A shot of the TRD engine bay though:

And Gazoo Racing had their own FT86 on display as well.

At the Subaru booth, there  were a few BRZs, starting with one from Prova:

And of course, Subaru Tecnica International came with their own iteration of the BRZ.

A GT300 (I think?) BRZ:

And finally,an HKS FT86 demo car driven by Nob Tanaguchi:

backyard special.

Gonna stop the Tokyo Auto Salon 2012 posts for a bit to look at some other shops I went to.
Backyard Special is located near Nagoya, and wasn’t too hard to get to thankfully. Nestled in a residential neighbourhood, it’s a fairly large building shared with another store (non-automotive I think…), and there, BYS has a small showroom and garage.

First up, we have BYS’ CR-Z sitting on WedsSport SA-60M’s. The rear wing on it is kinda weird, but I’m digging the exhaust.

An EK9 Civic Type R – it’s for sale by the way…

Honda Beat on Mugen CF-48. Another EK9 was getting worked on in their garage.

A slightly crazier Honda Beat on WedsSport TC-08’s:

Finally, the FD2 Civic Type R. BYS ditched the stock CTR wing and opted for a subtle lip spoiler. I’m liking it a lot. Definitely a far cry from most shops that leave the stock wing on or put on a GT wing. Look like it’d be a great street cruiser that doesn’t draw too much attention (minus the stickers and time attacks)

There wasn’t much room inside their shop, but it’s packed full of their goods, as well as some parts from other companies like Mugen.

They also managed to cram a *MINT* Honda S600 in there.

Concluding the morning’s visit was a brief drive back to the station, courtesy of Mr. Suzuki, in the BYS CR-Z. Visiting BYS was definitely a great way to start the day in Nagoya. 🙂