It's fun exploring Instagram in the quest to find rare Toyota owners and I meet the coolest guys. I had to convince @junkman356 to get his vintage Crown wagon out of storage for some photos so I could accurately illustrate her. This is number 225 out of a total 265 Toyota variants in my quest to illustrate every model that was ever sold in the US.
Thanks again @4runnermafia! Technically this isn't a 4Runner, it's a right-hand-drive Japanese market Toyota Hilux Surf, but c'mon... we all know it's the same rig. In my quest to illustrate every single Toyota brought to our shores, I had to pretend that @constantrevolution's R34 GTT sedan didn't exist (it's for sale!) but his SUV is definitely worthy of my time. Hey, I just realized that he's also a Pacific NW guy, like me. (Technically he's in SW Canada, but since it's America's Hat, we don't really care)
Let's go to Shizuoka Japan today. This F-Sported Ultrasonic Blue Mica convertible is owned by @hiroki_7117 and sits smartly on some Ghost Line GL402s and Airrex air suspension... well today, anyway. Based on his photos, it looks like Hiroki gets bored of wheels pretty often as I count several different models fitted into those wells over the last couple of years.
I wanted to feature a special car for my 100th illustration, and the Vector is truly a special car. Sure, today you can select from a variety of high-quality exotic "art", but back in 1990 the choices were slim. I stumbled across this purple W8 at the Portland Auto Show a few years ago and was still amazed at it's unique design. There were only nineteen built, all over-engineered using aerospace-quality components with a mid-mounted twin-turbo 5.7L GM V8 making up to 1200HP at fourteen pounds of boost. This truly was the predeccessor of the Veyron.