Tokyo Auto Salon 2017: Oddballs & everything else

As we come to our very last automotive feature for the Tokyo Auto Salon, it’s time to checkout cars which i think are rather interesting but i guess, don’t really fit anywhere else. Ladies and gentlemen, may i present to you, the cool and quirky machines from TAS!

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First up, a rather interesting choice of showcase vehicle at Work wheel’s booth. I wonder if this is the first time a Triumph made it into the halls of the Tokyo Auto Salon?

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Built to showcase Work’s reissue of various vintage wheels, this particular TR3A has of course, in TAS-style, had it’s arches gently massaged to fit those fat shoes.

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Looks pretty cool don’t you think? It was attracting quite a lot of attention too!

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This Copen Shooting Brake from KLC/Spiegel was one of my favourite cars from a previous TAS, but this year, it has evolved with the times into a (you know it) widebody look. Seems to work rather well.

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Also from Spiegel was this very well done Alto Works. Did up in very similar style to Daihatsu’s very own RS concept, but with an even more aggressive stance. Looks like some kind of mini kei-car touring car.

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Since we are on Kei-cars, how about this Fiat 500 inspired Mira? I think it’s fab!

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Daihatsu had some fun presentations.

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These jacked up Prius’ sure give a new meaning to “Eco warrior”.

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Great looking F-Pace at Toyo Tire’s booth.

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Students from the various automotive related schools always bring something interesting and fun to the show. Like this Charger Daytona lookalike built on a Soarer chassis.

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But the real kicker was this downsized G-wagen 6×6.

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Built from an old Suzuki Jimny? What an imagination! Loved it.

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Another fantastic student build? This Starion which was given its very own Speedhunters feature. Looks superb.

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Kinda Gundam-ish don’t you think?

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Whilst not a fully polished build, you really have to admire the amount of work that went into it. And by students no less.

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Another Jimny. Race/Drift spec.

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I really like the Campervan inspired Hiace. Very nice modern take on the idea.

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GT500 Fastback Eleanor replica was strangely used to promote Fast and Furious. Wrong movie guys.

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This is more like it.

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Not a big fan of shooting chrome cars but it’s cool to see tuners take on Teslas. Perhaps we will start seeing more of these hopped up electrics in future events.

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Growing popularity of these modern muscle cars have meant more aftermarket options are now available.

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Edge customs had some pretty badass Mustangs on show.

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Great looking! With that, our automotive features for this year’s TAS have come to an end, next up, time for some omiyage hunting! Stay tuned!


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