This being the first time I have ever gone to TAS, I quickly realized it was pure sensory overload to the Nth degree. You could walk around and spot some amazing slammed VIP rides a few booths in the distance and get completely sidetrack by some companies wild creation that they thought of, or some beautiful wheels that make you want to hand over your credit card and say ‘Charge It’. There are droves of men walking around with thousands of dollars of equipment for the sole purpose of taking pictures and recording all of the beautiful women at the booths. Even trying to navigate through all the car goodness was damn near impossible with the massive size of the crowds that turned up. With an audience of around 310,000 visitors over the span of the three day event, you can begin to gain a scale of the inanity that goes on during TAS. So without further delay, lets dive into it! Chapter 1 will take a look at the non-import vehicle and miscellaneous ‘things’ at TAS. Being the non-import chapter of Toko Auto Salon, it only feels right to start of with one of my favorite automotive makers out there: Lamborghini.
Just as there was a wide variety of tuning companies modifying BRZ, FRS, and R35’s, there seemed to be a wide variety of companies working on Lamborghini’s as well.
Auto Veloce partnered with Forgiato and demoed their new Lamborghini Gallardo Body Kit, which you can buy online.
Auto Veloce’s body kit takes the ‘regular’ Gallardo and transforms it into a unique and more aggressive version of its formal self. Something I think it so desperately needed.
Rowen, a company specializing in European Exotics, Premium Japanese and European cars, and even SUVS, brought out a few of their ‘toys’ to TAS 2015. One of them, being this beautiful Aventador.
Liberty Walk brought their vast collections of insane Aventadors, among other vehicles (which we will get to in a little bit) to TAS. This perfectly sums up Liberty Walk and their theme in on Picture. What do you think?
Speaking of Japan, Liberty Walk brought their vast collections of insane Aventadors, among other vehicles (which we will get to in a little bit) to TAS. This perfectly sums up Liberty Walk and their theme in on Picture. What do you think?
Liberty Walk also brought their very cool Porsche 997 and the highly anticipated Dodge Challenger to the show this year.
Widened with over fenders and slammed.. Check! I guess if it aint broke, don’t fix it right ?
Two BMW’s really caught my eyes as I tried to make my way through the crowds of thousands of people and guys hunting for the finest models. I’ve honestly never been that much of a fan of the BMW Z line up but for some reason, this one just pushes all the right buttons. Hell, even the Lambo doors just seems to fit this car just right.
I got to talk with the owner of this beautiful E92 335I and the work that he and good people at Runzip Design put into this car is simply amazing. Even more amazing is Yukisan drove this car all the way from Fukushima to the show. Now THAT’S dedication…
I have never gotten the chance to see a Pagani up close in person so when I finally got the chance to see Anija’s custom Zonda…well.. it is absolutely as stunning.
It’s too bad that every time I walked by it they had the models out which meant it was almost IMPOSSIBLE to get a good picture of just the car… Maybe we will meet again in the near future!
Roberuta, the company in specializing in making custom airlifting systems for your expensive super car, was showing off their products. With you car equipped with their system, you can lift your noise off the ground so you can get over speed bumps, dips in the road, etc etc.
This SLS AMG Merc built by HG Motorsports is a prime example of taking a already exciting looking car, and making it just amazing.
Of course since it is TAS, there is never a shortage of race cars and Super GT cars around.This Audi R8 is the perfect example of this. Of course, there were more race cars and Super GT racers which I will revel a little later in the next Chapters.