Archive for the 'Japan' Category

05
Nov
12

Low Down 137

This is a good example of the refinement needed to make a car perfect. It’s not about how many JDM accessories you can add and like we see here in australia it’s not about novelties.

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01
Jul
12

Lead up to the Skyline Festival

Coming up in around a month is this years annual Skyline festival at Fuji speedway. Its a model specific version of the more famous Nismo festival and skyline lovers wet dream.

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23
Jun
12

Small but not Kei?

Japanese people can avoid hefty tax bills which are calculated on the car’s size and weight, the rules restrict engine size and also the width and length.

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12
Dec
11

TAM – A 3D History

Toyota Automobile Museum is based in Nagoya, only a few Km’s from the centre of town. The results of an online search showed a lot of potential so we decided it was worth the trek.

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08
Nov
11

streetside – civic

Wold wide there’s arguments about what’s JDM or if certian mods are period correct or purely if a rig rides low enough. In Japan it partially flips the other way around.

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23
May
11

Auszoku Weekly


Our hard drives are overflowing with content, folders of original photos and coverage from Japan, adding to that are wall papers, internet finds and local event coverage. There’s no excuse for limited posts here so we have decided that at minimum the TOR blog will get weekly love. If time permits we will throw in some extras between the larger features. Jump in the seat and belt up for some original low down content.


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16
Apr
11

Wreck’EM Meihan day


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10
Feb
11

Low down ’71

Small details add up quickly… Add a few yellow lenses, a front lip and a team sticker. Remove the grill and rearrange some badges. Then hide some horns for a bit of fun.


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07
Feb
11

Glorious VIP

Australia, and most other countries receive only a small portion of the Japanese domestic line up.  Manufacturers choose which models get exported as new and import rules determine what is economically safe to bring in.

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18
Jan
11

Real Low Down

When being low down is important you might as well do it properly. Mix in a nice shot of oni camber, a few cubes of ice, a drop of your favourite citrus juice and stir well.




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