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NEW RELEASE – THE LIMITED EDITION TOYOTA 14R60 NEW RELEASE – THE LIMITED EDITION TOYOTA 14R60

Toyota Techno Craft, a subsidiary of Toyota Japan and developers of performance... 

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EVENT-HONDA DAY MALAYSIA 2014 EVENT-HONDA DAY MALAYSIA 2014

The title of this write up can in no way be more literal, as several thousand... 

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EVENT-HONDA DAY MALAYSIA 2014 EVENT-HONDA DAY MALAYSIA 2014

The title of this write up can in no way be more literal, as several thousand Honda enthusiasts gathered at the home of Malaysian Motorsports, Sepang International Circuit. This event was a congregation of owners and car enthusiasts in celebration of one of the most iconic automotive JDM brands in the world and also one of the most famous power units in the world, with 14 million VTEC units built every year, I mean, who doesn’t know the Honda brand and there were Hondas for as far as the eye can see.  Read More →

EVENT – SUMMERNATS MALAYSIA NIGHT OF CELEBRATION EVENT – SUMMERNATS MALAYSIA NIGHT OF CELEBRATION

As previously mentioned in our feature of Summernats Malaysia, There was a lucky draw held for visitors there and we got the invitation to cover the prize and awards ceremony. Walking through the gates into the JP Museo, where some of JP Motorsport’s founder Mr. JP Chin stores some of his absolutely gorgeous cars and also large collection of the rare American imports that were on display at Sepang over the Summernats weekend. This had to be one of the coolest awards ceremonies I have ever attended, doing away with all formalities and... 

EVENT-SUMMERNATS MALAYSIA 2014 EVENT-SUMMERNATS MALAYSIA 2014

  Summernats is one of the biggest car festivals in the world from down under and is famed for some of the most insane burnout showcases in existence, and this massive event has made its way on to Malaysian soil which is the new inaugural event hosted here by JP Performance motor sports of whom has hosted the Super GT Malaysian leg for the past few years.  Read More →

NEW RELEASE – THE LIMITED EDITION TOYOTA 14R60 NEW RELEASE – THE LIMITED EDITION TOYOTA 14R60

Toyota Techno Craft, a subsidiary of Toyota Japan and developers of performance parts under the TRD brand, have created and released what is, without doubt, the most hardcore factory version of the 86 yet. Based on the Griffon concept that was shown early this year, The “14R60″ is Techno Craft going out to create a road registrable race 86 that compromised on absolutely nothing in the pursuit of performance and balance and did it by throwing an absolute shopping trolley of TRD parts at it…  Read More →

A 3 DOORED MAZDA3 WOULD BE SO MUCH WOW A 3 DOORED MAZDA3 WOULD BE SO MUCH WOW

You have to admit, anyone with a properly functioning brain, eyes and genitalia would agree that Mazda’s KODO design language brings out spectacularly beautiful cars. Given the chance, the designers could most likely make a plastic surgery “NOPE-tastrophe” like Jocelyn Wildenstein look good. Mazda has recently unveiled the lovingly crafted 2015 MX-5 which brought about the first 2 door in their new design theme. Shortly after, I’m refreshed with the sight of the new Mazda 3 which cooked up this thought like a batch... 

FEATURE – REMEMBERING COLIN MCRAE AND HIS 1998 S4 GC8 FEATURE – REMEMBERING COLIN MCRAE AND HIS 1998 S4 GC8

The loss of WRC legend Colin McRae to a tragic set of events that occurred on the 15th of September 2007 when his helicopter, a Eurocopter AS350, crashed 1 mile north of the McRae home in Lanark, Scotland, was felt ( and is still felt ) deeply by motor sport fans all over the world. The fact that 2 of his friends and his own 5 year old son Johnny perished along with him, was nothing short of devastating…  Read More →

FEATURE – AN FR-S THAT’S OUT OF THIS WELD FEATURE – AN FR-S THAT’S OUT OF THIS WELD

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Atsushi Ito is one of those Japanese tuners that flips the bird at conformity and the status quo. His brand, Weld Techniques Factory, has been around for a long time now and Ito has carved out a nice little slice of tuning stardom not only through his exploits in D1 with pro driver Koichi Yamashita and their fire breathing MkII Toyota but also through custom tuning circles with cars like the FR-S you are seeing in this special feature, exclusively to 7Tune…  Read More →

SUPER GT 2014 – GAME ON AT THE SUZUKA 1000km SUPER GT 2014 – GAME ON AT THE SUZUKA 1000km

I found myself relaxing in an onsen up in the hills just outside Nagoya after a long few hours of shinkansen and bus travel, allowing myself a little luxury to soak and think about what was about to unfold on race day; Rossiter and Nakajima on pole with the title coming down to the wire, ever tightening…  Read More →

SUPER GT 2014 – ROUND 5 FUJI SPEEDWAY – HONDA RISING SUPER GT 2014 – ROUND 5 FUJI SPEEDWAY – HONDA RISING

Both Tomohiro and I are excited for the day ahead as we barrel down the highway towards Fuji Speedway at 7am, Top Gear (subtitled in Japanese) playing on the mini screen in the VW. I knew the typhoon heading our way was an issue but was hoping it would blow over before it reached us. I couldn’t have been more mistaken if I tried…  Read More →

SUPER GT 2014 – ROUND 4 SUGO SUPER GT 2014 – ROUND 4 SUGO

During the three plus hour journey from deepest Tokyo to the most northern track in Japan I had plenty of time to reflect upon what might go down in Round 4 of the 2014 Super GT championship… it turned out to be a cracking, chaotic and unpredictable race with a number of surprising results… Read on to find out how the race unfolded…  Read More →

LEAVE THE 2015 STi ALONE! LEAVE THE 2015 STi ALONE!

Call my jimmies’ rustled. Since the release of the 2015 WRX and WRX STI, the Subaru has been copping some slack for bearing too much of a resemblance to its arch rival, the Mitsubishi Evolution X…  Read More →

EVENT – ART OF SPEED ASIA 2014, A TRUE CELEBRATION OF KUSTOM KULTURE EVENT – ART OF SPEED ASIA 2014, A TRUE CELEBRATION OF KUSTOM KULTURE

Following up from the teaser I posted up a few days back for AOS Asia, it is with great pleasure that I present to you the full coverage of the Art of Speed Asia 2014. From cars to bikes, USDM to JDM, one can really see the diversity that makes Art of Speed what it is. AOS, as it is more affectionately known, has become one of the premier events in the region that truly celebrates Custom Culture. Avid enthusiasts and passionate tuners from all over congregate at Art of Speed to supply a visual treat and there was definitely something for everyone... 

EVENT – ART OF SPEED ASIA 2014 TEASER EVENT – ART OF SPEED ASIA 2014 TEASER

Appreciation and respect for one another in the world of motor sports and automotive culture are goals that many people aspire to achieve and Art of Speed has certainly fulfilled those goals with absolute flying colours. From retro to contemporary rides, all types of two wheeled beauties ranging from old, new, custom and downright crazy, they are all welcome to be showcased for everyone to appreciate.  Read More →

FEATURE CAR – THE BEE-RACING B80R FEATURE CAR – THE BEE-RACING B80R

Kiyonori Imai is a really interesting guy. Known in professional drift circles as not only the boss of Bee-R in Machida and team manager for Tezuka san in D1 but also for the mind blowing creations he comes up with year in, year out.

 The craziest machine of them all might well be the one you’re looking at in this 7Tune exclusive…  Read More →

EVENTS – RETRO HAVOC 2014 PART 1 EVENTS – RETRO HAVOC 2014 PART 1

It’s time to take you back to Retro-land boys and girls. Back to an event that blew everybody away with its diversity and quality of machinery. Many people don’t expect Malaysia to have such a strong presence in tuning circles but the Malaysians are serious about their cars and one look around Retro Havoc and even the most jaded or cynical of enthusiasts would admit that what they see before them is nothing short of spectacular. And you’re about to see the best of it, right here on 7Tune. Read on…  Read More →

FEATURE – RISING FROM THE ASHES FEATURE – RISING FROM THE ASHES

Before I set these two cars up for the shoot, I was just pondering with a friend on how people say these cars are so hard to find and so rare and yet, I have come in contact with so many of these rare beauties. Even a couple of my friends are getting into restoration of S30Z’s. From hidden personal restorations to internationally acclaimed zetto artisans, Star Road, I have been witness to a great variety of Fairlady’s and have found a deep and profound sense of appreciation for all of them, regardless of what state or style they... 

SUPER GT 2014 – THE FUJI SPEEDWAY 500KM ENDURANCE RACE SUPER GT 2014 – THE FUJI SPEEDWAY 500KM ENDURANCE RACE

Golden week here in Japan is a nightmare for anyone with a car and an intention to drive it. It felt as if every man and his dog decided to descend upon Fuji Speedway for this, the second round of the 2014 Super GT championship. 90,000 people it turns out…  Read More →

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