Tagged: old school

styling

I’ve always pulled a lot of my styling ideas for my personal cars from other makes and styles. I don’t like to surf any one particular forum for ideas. I feel like the reason why you see a lot of similarly modded cars on the same forums is because that is all people ever look at. If they know A + B is the combo to set up their ride then why take a harder road? My personal style is function always following the looks of the vehicle. Now that doesn’t mean it will be the fastest around the track or have Rcomp tires on it 24/7, but I always set my rides up so that I can hop in them at anytime without worry. My newest project the E90 is a great example. I stretched the tires and have the wheels millimeters away from the fender lip, but at the same time the car rides excellent and doesn’t rub no matter what happens. To me a car is not complete if it only looks a certain way. Making it perform (whether that just be driving on the highway without issue) is just as important. I don’t mind a dedicated car (for performance or looks) either, but for myself I need my cars to be used on or off the track and parked or doing 80. I’ve always liked old school Toyota’s that are drift inspired. They typically look good and are meant to be used also. I feel like you get a bit of that influence by looking at my E30 drift/street car.

e30front

kenny chow

This is my friend Kenny Chow’s Corolla wagon. I’ve known this guy for several years now. The wagon has always been cool, but it has gotten cooler and cooler over the last couple of years. It sat in his driveway for quite some time due to electrical problems. It’s one of those cars that pushes me to continue being original with my projects.

Toyotafest the Old School

I always enjoy seeing the classic Toyota’s at Toyotafest Long Beach. It’s my favorite segment of the show. If there is any cars more deserving of reward it is cars that the owners have maintained so well over the years. Enjoy!