TAS 2013: Life sized Choro Q Toyota 86

January 14, 2013 in picture of the week

Tokyo Auto Salon always has the great or weird things at display. I already read from several sources that if there is one thing that has been dominating the Auto Salon this year it has to be the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ. (or Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S)
Life sized Toyota TRD 86 at Tokyo Auto Salon 2013
I guess this life sized Choro Q Toyota TRD 86 is no exception to this rule. ;)

Via Minkara

Green: Tokyo Police has some Insights

January 26, 2012 in Green

When looking through a bunch of Minkara accounts when searching for Tokyo Auto Salon pictures I found this small photo regarding a very green Police car:
Tokyo Police Honda Insight
It is a Honda Insight used by the Tokyo Police. Apparently they are changing their mindset to green.

Found at Minkara

Tokyo Auto Salon: leashed Le Mans Winner

January 13, 2012 in tokyo auto salon

The Tokyo Auto Salon’s second almost has started by now and more and more videos start to emerge. The restored Mazda 787B had already visited Le Mans last year, but this year it pops up as a feature on the Tokyo Auto Salon:
Mazda 787B stuck in first gear

I saw this video popup on Youtube yesterday and really felt sorry for the old dog: it is leashed to first gear in a small backyard… Read the rest of this entry →

Video: 21 years ago on the 1989 Tokyo Auto Salon…

May 15, 2010 in video

21 years ago on the 1989 Tokyo Auto Salon when the Nissan Silvia S13, Mazda RX7 FC, Nissan Skyline R31, Toyota Supra JZA70, Nissan 300ZX Z31 were still fresh and tuned to the max:

My favorite is definitely the Advan Super Silhouette inspired replica @5:30!

Now compare that to the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon:

Quite a difference, right! :P

Also note the Nissan Skyline R32 is missing here! The R32 debuted in May 1989 (press release) and was only for sale in July that year. So naturally it was absent on the Auto Salon…

Itasha: Tokyo Auto Salon 2010

January 18, 2010 in itasha

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