Toyota showed everyone at the recently concluded 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon that customization holds no boundaries through their displays at the show that ranges from the Yaris to the 86, and even all the way up to the Lexus LFA.
During our small Christmas get together at our office, a short documentary film titled Urban Outlaw floating around the interwebs caught the attention of the whole team of AutoIndustriya.com. It’s a short film about a very unconventional Porsche restorer and customizer named Magnus Walker.
Urban Outlaw is about a rebel Porsche customizer named Magnus Walker who turned his seemingly harmless hobby into an obsession which eventually led him to open up his own Porsche restoration workshop in downtown Los Angeles.
Magnus Walker, who is originally from the United Kingdom was inspired by a 77-930 Porsche Martini Turbo that he saw in the 1977 London Motor Show as a 10 year old kid, by age 25, he acquired his first 911 and have amassed over 40 Porsche 911s since then.
Although his works looked amazingly nice to most people, some people despise the way he does his restoration as he fabricates some of the body panels and also adds certain personal touches to his projects like the R turn signals, louvered deck lids, and drilled door handles which has eventually became his signature marks.
Watch the 30-minute long film that’s directed and produced by Tamir Moscovici below:
Once again I was given the opportunity to compete at the Drift Muscle Series, at the Fuji Speedway Short Course. It’s actually the first time any drift competition was held at this course. So both the media and entrants were thrilled on how the course layout would be like.
One thing I notice about the Suby crowd is that they share a kind of camaraderie that I have never ever seen in any other “car group.”
I first noticed this when I was a kid and I would ride around with my cousin on his Impreza. I notice how he honks at Subarus on the road and they’d honk back. Just imagine two complete strangers, but just because you share the same interest in a certain car, it’s like you guys go way back.
I then got myself an Impreza a few years after that and I did enjoy being accepted by that group even if I just had a 2.0 N/A one. Guys with STi’s would still honk at me. A Subaru’s a Subaru and they knew that. We knew that.
When I had my Evo, I didn’t feel that same camaraderie in the Evo community. I’d honk at people and they wouldn’t give a sh*t. Some would even tail or overtake me in competition and I’m all “WTF???”. I’d call those guys “cannibals.”
Recently, I got my GT86. One time as I was going home from work, an STi pulled up next to me just to give me a thumbs up. I was reminded of how my 86 is technically a Subaru and I’m once again somehow part of the most warm and welcoming group of car guys once again.
- Steve Rojas