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REAL CAR CULTURE

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Crafted Brilliance: Toyota Estima with Double Stacked Lip & DIY Acrylic Custom Audio

Toyota "Estima" with handmade finish using professional-looking acrylic work. The owner, Mr. "yu-kun" is proud of the custom audio system he created himself. What are the tricks he used to give his Estima the ultimate custom audio system and individualistic style?

Chronicles of Restoration: Bringing a Camel Trophy Defender Back to Life

Among the many unique Land Rover Defenders on display, from rare limited editions to custom cars, one that stood out was the camel-colored Defender 90. We thought it was a replica of a common Camel Trophy car, but when we asked the owner about it, he told us that it was a real Camel Trophy participant. We asked him to introduce us to the real equipment.

Artistry of Innovation: How Startech Transformed the Land Rover Defender 110

Among the many Land Rover Defenders, from rare to the latest models, one that stood out for its individuality was a complete car customized by Startech. The rare Defender with a glass rear was an extremely rare model, of which only a few were available in Japan.

Inside the ‘Itasha’ Craze: How an Owner’s Passion for Sports Cars Led to a ‘Supra’ Itasha

Mr. "Tetsu" is a sports car enthusiast and anime fan. His current car is a Toyota Series 90 Supra fully wrapped in the anime "Kirara Fantasia", which is his favorite anime. The car's body is boldly painted with an original arrangement of the characters from the anime as "THE Itasha".

The Art of Stancing: Elevating Honda Stepwgn with Unique Interior Touches

Mr. Daisuke Ryomoto bought the 'Stepwgn Spada' because he was attracted by the ability to use as much luggage space as possible and the introduction of a turbo engine. The owner, who has driven the 'Silvia' and 'Wagon R', takes a US-style approach to the Honda Stepwgn in detail.

Survivors of Service: How a Military Land Rover Found a Home in Japan

The Land Rover Defender 110 was brought to Japan by a British owner. On closer inspection, the details were different from those of a production vehicle, and when we asked the owner why, we were surprised. It was a genuine ex-military vehicle, and had actually served in the military, making it a rather unusual model.

Breaking Boundaries: The Unconventional Journey of Transforming Toyota Zero Crown

At a dress-up car contest held in Tochigi Prefecture, we spotted a blue 'Crown' with an edgy custom! It looks like a 22 Crown, but in fact, its base is an 18 Zero Crown, so it is truly an edgy custom vehicle. Let's take a look at its curious specifications.

The Art of Extreme Lowering: Avantgarde Air Suspension Making the Impossible Possible

The Wagonist magazine editorial team introduces custom users who enjoy the Toyota Alphard. We look closer at customization in pursuit of their tastes and personalities, with their particular footwear makeup as a key style point. Here we take a look at Mr. Soda's Alphard, which shows off his particular suspension settings with an emphasis on total balance.

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