Monthly Archives: February 2012
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.
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.
j’s racing loves their fits.
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: http://ameblo.jp/izumi-s
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 (http://www.artis-japan.jp/) 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: