Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 Coverage…Part 2…

I’m literally typing this up while sitting at a kitchen counter in our AirBnB house in Hawaii while I’m here for the 2017 Wekfest Hawaii event. I wish I would have had the time to get this posted up earlier last week but I’ve just been super busy running around. Crazy because I have to fly out to Osaka right after my stay in Hawaii is over on Tuesday. There isn’t a whole lot of time for me to chat so let’s just jump right back into the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon coverage. Enjoy!…

Tokyo Auto Salon 2017
Photos by StickyDilJoe and Tiffanie Marie
Words by StickyDilJoe

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Impulse brought out their full carbon fiber AE86 Levin on Volk TE37V SL wheels…

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Endless brought out a mix of old and new for TAS 2017…

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Awesome to see this Prince Skyline on display at the Enkei wheels booth on their Enkei 92 wheels….

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Another angle…

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Classic BMW 2000 CS coupe also at the Enkei booth…

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RSR FT86 drift car that, if I remember correctly, was just recently finished and powered by a TRD NASCAR engine…

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TRA Kyoto Pandem Porsche Cayman…

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The newly debuting TRA Kyoto Pandem Volkswagen GTI…

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TRA Kyoto Pandem BMW E30 Wagon…

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TRA Kyoto Pandem S30Z…

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Another shot of the S30Z…

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TRA Kyoto Pandem FT86….

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I know a lot of people are over this whole widebody “craze”, if you wanna call it that, but I actually really like the Pandem R32 Skyline GT-R. The box flares actually flow well with the factory body lines of the BNR32 chassis and I also like how the flares radius the wheel wells, bringing the car lower and allowing for better wheel clearance…

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Here is the side with the gas-filler door so you can see just how much wider it is than stock…

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Low-angle shot from the rear…

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Pandem E30 BMW coupe looking pretty good on deep BBS RS wheels…

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Star Road S30Z on Glowstar wheels…

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One of the more talked-about cars that seemingly came out of nowhere was the Hurtling “Solid & Joker” Dc2 Integra….

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Interestingly enough, despite its odd namesake, the Solid & Joker kit is actually a product of famed aero-parts manufacturer Varis. The above Integra is actually a Type R model as well, but you’d never know by the color. The whole kit comes with flares, front lip, sides, hood, rear diffuser, and trunk spoiler. You can tell that its really high-end carbon based on the size of the weave of the hood and front lip…

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A close-up look of the front fender and flare which houses an aggressive set of Volk TE37V wheels…

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The rear over fenders which flow pretty well with the factory lines of the DC2…

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After a couple hours of walking the show, we decided to head to lunch and check out some of the cars that were in the parking lot of the Makuhari Messe. If you’ve ever gone to Tokyo Auto Salon, you’ll know that the parking lot is always filled with good car builds and is almost like a show in itself…

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After going so many years, I often run into the same cars. It’s almost like we just re-visit these cars like they’re old friends every year. This TE is one of my favorites and I always find myself staring at it, even though it doesn’t look like it has changed much, if at all…

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This Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift-inspired VeilSide Fortune model RX-7 is another car that pops up every year at TAS. During this time of year, the owner always has his winter wheels on, which are these Gram Lights wheels and not the VeilSide Andrews Racing wheels you’ve come to be familiar with…

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Posted in the parking lot in-between two small vans was this brand new Acura NSX…

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Hakosuka Skyline sedan on Hayashi Street wheels…

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Tokyo Wangan-style FD3S RX-7 on Advan Model 5 wheels…

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FN2 Civic Type R on Work Seeker wheels. You don’t see these much at all in Japan so it was cool to spot one in the parking lot…

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It wouldn’t be Japan if there was a A80 Supra wearing full Ridox aero…

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Bagged NSX pancaked to the floor on Work Wheels…

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FDs-aplenty in the parking lot, much like R34 Skylines and Honda S660s…

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Widebody BMW M3 sedan, not sure which kit this is however…

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Rocket Bunny RX-7 on SSR wheels in the Croooober booth…

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One more…

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Upgarage 86 GT300 race vehicle….

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Porsche 991.2 on center-lock Advan Racing GT wheels…

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One of my favorites of the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon event was this RX-7 parked at the Yokohama Advan booth from Fujita Engineering. The FEED aero looked fantastic and the carbon rear wing is pretty wild. The new Advan Racing RS-DF wheels look great as well…

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ZENT CERUMO Lexus RC F Super GT racecar…

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Another amazing FD3S build at TAS ’17 was the Auto Rescue Izu Chrome Hearts RX-7…

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Look at the chassis-mounted rear wing on this fucker. Crazy…

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Noblesse played host to some high-end supercars and interestingly-dressed models…

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Avanzare Toyota Estima on Work Wheels…

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Kuhl Racing R34 BNR34 Skyline GT-R wearing their own aero and wheels. Like most Kuhl Racing builds, this R34 also saw some custom-etching on the bottom splitter, side pieces, and rear wing…

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326Power Lexus RC F coupe….

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Wisesquare and 326Power S15 Silvia…

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326Power Z34 Fairlady Z…

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Varis Kamikaze-R Super Sonic R35 GTR on display at the Varis booth…

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The new Varis Kamikaze-R Toyota 86 aero kit…

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Kuhl Racing went bananas yet again in 2017, debuting this custom-etched and painted Toyota Vellfire van….

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Like the R35 last year, the Vellfire was the hit of TAS ’17 and Kuhl Racing continued to blow minds with their ability to turn even the most mundane of vehicles into an automotive art piece…

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If that wasn’t enough, they also did a custom-etched Subaru WRX STI. This was also on display at last year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas…

Oh, I guess that is it for now. Part 3 of 3 coming up next, stay tuned and thanks for looking!!…

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