Posts tagged Toyota
MEDIA: Bauhaus Brew Labs Classic Import Car Night

Here is some great coverage of the Bauhaus Brew Labs + Japanese Nostalgic Car Classic Import Car Night back in October from Flecs. Bauhaus let the local Japanese Nostalgic Car Community club host an event for all classic import cars in the Twin Cities for the first time in 2017, looking at the turn out you wouldn't believe that this was hosted on a Thursday Night.

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Tech: Tips for Better Photos

All of us here love our cars and we love to show them off through any outlet we can find, usually that outlet is via pictures of our cars on social media. When browsing through pictures of cars on our favorite social media pages we usually see one or two shots that stand out and may earn downloading or turning that "like" into a "love" reaction.  This whole article is about turning average photos into something you'd want to show to your mother.

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EVENT: MNCEC's Ignition Show Part 1: Asia

At the beginning of May MNCEC put on their first show of the year, aptly named Ignition. Originally it was going to be held at the US Bank Stadium ramp but due to the turn out at the Winter Ramp Meet in February it was moved to Canterbury Park. We couldn't have asked for better weather at the show and the turn out was unreal. I spent literally the entire show judging with our guest judges; Art from Grimmspeed, Dan Carey from Modern Automotive Performance and Brian Jannusch from International Vehicle Importers. With nearly 1000 cars to judge and 4 people over a course of 4 hours, we had our work set out and it took literally the entire time.

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FEATURE: Emilio Rescigno's 1991 Toyota Supra - The Supra Remastered

Since the dawn of the automobile there has been a draw to improve upon the basic bones a manufacturer offers. Early Model T owners were fitting perfromance carburetors and aftermarket water pumps on the cars as early as 1910. As we all know, these innocent little attempts to improve the usability of automobiles would eventually evolve into the $73 billon per year industry we have today. At the heart of it all is the same desire, the drive to improve the machine you have and overcome it's inherent weaknesses.

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LISTS: Top 5 Japanese Cars of the 1980s

While America was overcoming their malaise of the previous decade and Europe was doing a fantastic job catering to the 1%, a third option found it's way into the American lexicon. The Japanese automobile. Japanese cars had been around in America since the 1950's but with The Malaise of the 70's the Japanese imports began to find their way into American households in large numbers for the first time. Like the rise of the mammals over dinosaurs after the Cretaceous Paleogene extinction event, The 70's saw the once great giants of American muscle cars lose ground to the more nimble Japanese cars.

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