Well this post is to showcase some of the highlight photos from this very LARGE event. Overall, the show this year was the biggest I have seen in 4 years. Usually the show is held in Halls 1-8 but this year the show had expanded to use halls 9, 10 & 11. This being said with an increase in show size did not really mean an increase in variety. This I was happy I attended this show however some of the exhibits did seem a bit redundant. By redundant, I mean many of the exhibits seemed to display their version of the FT86 / BRZ / FR-S. Well enough readying let’s check out some of the photos I managed to grab from this event.
The 86 was just oozing carbon sporting WedsSports wheels.
I would love to be behind this thing at it tears down the tarmac but I feel it would be short chase, limited by whatever I would be driving.
This 86 was sporting the Bold World Air Suspension and a wide body kit. It needs to be that wide so that when the air is purged the wheels tuck nicely in the wheel wells. Not my taste but well done.
Not exactly sure what animal it looks like from the front but I can’t help get that feeling.
If your into mini, jacked up 4x4s; these little Jimnys are awesome. I would love to take one of these out for a spin. However these, especially in Canada, are know to be top heavy. That usually leaves these things looking like a tipped cow.
Some R/C love at the Yokomo booth. Zack & I have a guilty passion for these drift R/C chassis. Probably because I can’t afford the full scale thing. The furthest is a DMP shaft driven chassis, which is similar to my DMAX, and the DIB which is a belt driven rig. Maybe sometime during my break I’ll do a small feature on our own little R/C obsession.
Out of most of the exhibits at Tokyo Auto Salon, Liberty Walk had to be my favorite. Not only because of the selection of wild Lamborghinis and a fighter jet looking Prius but the reception I received by the staff and Kato-san himself. Kato-san was well busy that day giving people attention and taking photos with many of the people passing through, including myself. I hope to visit his shop in the future to see his projects.
If you like the FD styling and chassis but don’t like the rotary engine because of reliability then you’ll like this Rx7 FD with it’s Toyota 2JZ engine. I do like the rotary engine but am also aware of the issues which can plague it. This swap really drew some attention.
More wing ?
An interesting rendition of an American Z28 Camero. I worked for GM for years and this is officially the first off-road Camero I have ever seen. Not my taste but props and respect for being different and taking roads not traveled.
The Bee R Scion caught a lot of attention outside. Rocket Bunny has really dominated this year for their 86. This is the version I would most defiantly drive.
Roy’s shots are to follow in the next post then with a short post dedicated to the ones whom are the bait for the Otakus.