Almost exactly one year ago, we had the pleasure of meeting Tomi and Tuukka from Tuning FI magazine from Finland. They saw our LS400 in Las Vegas at the SEMA Show and they asked us if they could shoot it for their magazine. The issue came out and Tuning FI was kind enough to send us some copies. Big shoutout to them and a big thanks for the feature! We also want to take this opportunity to thank our sponsor for their support!
As many of you know by now, our LS400 was featured in the June issue of Super Street Magazine this year. Its hard to believe, but it has been 9 months ago since this all started to come about. It began in November last year at SEMA. Our car was spotted by Super Street and asked me if we were interested in having it featured in the magazine. We agreed and we exchanged contact information. Then in December, Sean from Super Street came to Arizona and met us at our shop with his assistant to shoot the car. We ended up going to the Tempe Center for Arts, which is a really unique building near the shop, and Sean proceeded to take some awesome shots of the car. After that, it was all a waiting game. The 5 months or so after the shoot seemed really long until the June issue finally came out. We want to send another big thanks to the Super Street team for offering us this opportunity and making it happen.
A behind the scenes peek of Sean getting ready to do work with the camera.
Exterior shots of the car with the Tempe Center for the Arts building in the background.
June 2012 Cover
“Jin and Juice” article cover page
In the News plaque which hangs on the shop showroom wall.
VIP CAR Magazine is one of the premiere VIP magazines in Japan. The February 2011 issue yet once again covered the ever-growing U.S. VIP scene during the SEMA VIP meet in Las Vegas and the VIP Festival in San Diego. There were many people from all over attending, including many cars from the southwestern United States. Thanks to all those who attended, AutoFashion for hosting the VIP Festival and Crew45 for hosting the Las Vegas meet. Special thanks to John at VipStyleCars.com for providing the event pictures.
A couple months back there was a thread on VIPstylecars.com asking for people to submit their cars for the chance to get picked to be in the Japanese VIP Style magazine. We submitted our Kyoei USA project LS400 at the very last moment hoping we would make the cut-off. So we waited. Eventually a thread popped up on the forum by one of the members that made it into the article. We were excited to find out that our LS400 made the cut. They picked only 4 cars for the USA section and ours was one of them!! The article is called “VIP World Cup”. They dedicated a pretty large section of the magazine to showcase VIP cars from all over the World including countries such as: Australia, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Hong Kong and Canada. It’s pretty cool to see what people are doing all over the planet.
Props goes out to the owner Jin for building an extremely clean and traditional VIP style LS400. This proves that you don’t have to have the most aggressive wheels or modifications in order to get featured by a magazine.
Photo Credit: Chris @ www.CMpixels.com