Exclusive Content: Tactical Art Meets Super Street Magazine…

One of the many great things about meeting the guys over at Tactical Art is that Yasutaka Shimomukai, Atuki Tubouti, and friends are constantly taking photos of whatever they are doing and sending them over to me. They are always up to something so it’s cool to be able to see what goes on over in Japan at their shop. Recently, they opened up their doors to the staff of Super Street magazine when they flew out there for Tokyo Auto Salon 2012. I served as the bridge between the two parties and helped set-up the meeting since Jonathan Wong wanted to shoot a couple of their Hondas for a future feature in Super Street. I asked Yasutaka if he could grab some photos while the Super Street guys were there and he was more than willing to take some pics. Below are photos from that day and you will also see a couple new cars that you hadn’t seen before from some close friends of Tactical Art; a crew by the name of “Team Madame”. They had three cars in particular that aren’t even available in the U.S. so it was even more interesting to see how they looked modified…

The photos aren’t in any particular order. You’ll see the Super Street guys there and then a couple photos from a mini-shoot that they did on their own after the SS guys took off…Enjoy…

The Tactical Art trio…Yasutaka’s EG up front, Atuki’s in the back, and their friend, Taku Kusugami’s EK…

Sean K., Jonathan Wong, and Sam Du checking out the Tactical Art cars…

The Super Street guys setting up the equipment for the shoot…

Wong and their Japanese translator, Tetsuya Ogushi, looking on…

Posted-up outside of the shop was Team Madame’s Toyota Wish mini-van, owned by Beeyan Hamada…

Also outside was Kazuya Kawashima’s Honda StepWGN from Team Madame…

Not familiar with that particular brand of brakes but the StepWGN as well as the Toyota Wish are on Work Meister S1Rs…

Mr. Beeyan Hamada sharing a photographic moment with Bernice Guevarra (art director from Source Interlink), Jonathan Wong, and Sam Du…

The SS staff preparing for some interior shots of Taku’s EK…

Team Madame getting acquainted with Super Street magazine and American import models…

Atuki positioning his EG for the shoot…

One car that I really wished that we had in the U.S. is the GRX133 Toyota Mark X…This is another car from Team Madame and just looks perfect on bronze Work Meister S1 wheels…

The SS staff taking a break to inhale some Japanese coffee in a can…

Taku Kusugami’s EK post-shoot…

Totally coincidental, but during the day of the shoot, I received a text message from Jonathan Wong telling me that the Tactical Art guys received my package of Chronicles merchandise I had sent over a week before. Pretty cool that it arrived on the same day as the shoot…

Masashi Kameoka putting a Chronicles decal on his 2nd gen. Mark X…

After a chunk of time, the Super Street guys finished-up their shoot and headed back to their hotel…

Since they had all the cars at the shop already, Yasutaka Shimomukai decided to get some more photos of the cars in front of the shop…

All you wheel fitment guys will appreciate Kameoka’s Mark X…

A couple more shots of Team Madame’s Toyota Wish…

Interesting to see that in their quest to adapt the U.S. “Hellaflush” style, Pedobear has also made the transition. This rendition is slightly modified though and his pink and rocking gold earrings…

The Wish’s custom side-exit exhaust…

Sticker-bombed Recaro bucket seats in the Wish…

Side view of the Team Madame Mark X…

Team Madame X Tactical Art…

Hamada applying a limited edition Year.Three Chronicles decal onto the windshield of his Toyota Wish…

The guys chillin’ in the shop after the cars were moved back inside…

That’s pretty much it from that day. I don’t know if you guys are at all interested or not but I’ve taken the liberty of creating some 1080P-sized desktop wallpapers for you guys, featuring the Team Madame vehicles. If you like them, go ahead and click the links below for the full-size images…

Masashi Kameoka’s Toyota Mark X…. Desktop Version (1920×1080)…..

Kameoka’s Mark X and Hamada’s Wish… Desktop Version (1920×1080)…

That’s a wrap, thanks for looking…

7 thoughts

  1. great snaps. i cant say ive seen quite such a deep color on a car. what color is that? the front aero is pretty dope too. where can i go for more specs on those cars, i guess i have to wait for the super street feature right?

  2. Great pics! How lucky are these guys to be able to go there for work! Totally jealous. That’s pretty rad that they’re rocking your stickers on such bad ass rides.

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