We are VERY excited to bring you the 2013 March VIPCAR Magazine Issue. We had a great opportunity to sit and talk with Mr. Taketomi, VIP originator and owner of Junction Produce. Much of the conversation was about the VIP scene in the U.S. and where we each thought it is headed. It was real pleasure and honor to get this opportunity, we want to give a huge thanks to Mr. Taketomi and Mr. Katayama of VIPCAR Magazine!
This year’s SEMA show was a success. We met with Felgenoutlet for a photoshoot and with Airrunner Acctv for a video shoot Friday. Friday night we attended the Vegas VIP meet. We can’t wait for next year!
Our friends at Beat-Sonic brought out their FRS for their booth.
Samson’s LS430 from Revision Audio in Haiwaii
Dustin’s Mode Parfume GS also from Revision Audio in Haiwaii
LS460 with Job Design kit and what appear to be VIP Modular wheels.
Weksos’ LS460 with Junction Produce kit and 22″ Scara wheels on Airrunner Air Suspension system.
FiveAxis LS F-Sport on Airrunner Suspension in the Lexus Booth
We had the pleasure of attending Slammed Society Las Vegas this year. It was a good opportunity to hang out with our Vegas friends again and check out the current, local scene.
Cesar and his turbo GS made the trip from Phoenix to Las Vegas rolling on 20″ Weds Maverick 210S.
Roy’s and his clean Q45 navigate Vegas streets static on coilovers.
Glenn’s GS, check out that rear lip!
Yoshi’s Black GS on air suspension with Aristo 2JZ-GTE VVT-i swap
JonJon brought out the LS430 again right after winning at Infamous earlier this month in Long Beach.
Joel’s LS430 lowered on coilovers and aggressive Wald wheels. He will soon be doing fender work to get her lower.
Our local friend Jerell, with the help from his wife Leslie, drove the Skyboxx xB and his supercharged Miata from Phoenix.
We got the opportunity to get a close look at the Lexus LFA earlier this year. We learned a lot about the car and the engineering behind it. We were told that for a supercar, the LFA is comfortable and easy to drive. It is a car you can daily drive and not feel like you are driving a high performance vehicle that blasts through a Nurburgring lap in 7:14. But talking to those who have first hand experience in driving the LFA, they all agree that if you hit the downshift paddle and push the gas pedal to wide open throttle, the engine comes alive and screams to the 9,000 RPM redline. They said that the engine response is incredible and exhaust note is similar to that of an F1 car. This just gives you a glimpse into the kind of engineering that went into creating the LFA.
Lexus LFA LCD gauges. Feel likes a video game because you can toggle through the different gauges. But the real reason for LCD is because the engine response is too fast for the traditional needle gauge.
Ready for take off!
Not only did we represent at The Infamous in Long Beach this past weekend, but also at the Nisei Week Car Show in downtown Los Angeles in Little Tokyo. We want to thank Beat Sonic for inviting Cesar and his GS to represent for Kyoei at their booth. Also a shoutout to the Club4AG crew! We always enjoy returning to SoCal to hang out with you guys!
Kyoei USA GS300
JSP Fab single turbo Supra on HRE wheels stretching tires.
A lot of fine Hondas and Acuras showcased.
There was one other AZ car representing! Coincidentally, this car was also featured in the same Super Street issue that our LS400 was in (June ’12).
Top notch build on this IS300.
Toyota Supra with VVT-i 2JZ-GTE motor.
Very neat Honda City with Motocompo scooter.
LS460 lowered on HRE wheels.
Simple but clean IS300 lowered, sitting on SSR MS1s and JDM Altezza grill
Unfortunately, we don’t see CRZs modded much. It is a shame, this one looks great.
And we can’t forget about the lowriders!