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Old 06-25-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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Oi Takashi in USA, driving for Import Tuner Magazine FRS tuner impressions.

Oi Takashi has driven 5 Scion FRS built by various folks and tuner companies to give us a preliminary impression of aftermarket parts, and options for the Scion FRS/ Subaru BRZ.

It will be featured in Import Tuner in soon to be released issue.
While I can't go into depth on the actual details since that is for the magazine. Here are some photos that depict the event.


I invited Oi Takashi from Japan for this event to be the designated driver for the impression and time attacks.

He's a GREAT guy, and I'm sure I'll have an opportunity to present you to him again, more personally. Perhaps in a novice racing school for FRS owners, if you will be willing.... Sometime in the future, when there are enough interests, and funds willing. He teaches a dynamic driving school in Japan called D-Rights.

He is a Super Taikyu, Super GT, and various other racing careers that span about 30 years... His journalism that also includes Best Car, Best Motoring Videos since Day 1, and Hot Version and Hyper Rev, Rev Speed and other non-endemic publications featuring cars, also highlight him as one of the most dedicated.


FRS at Willow Springs Raceway by Moto@Club4AG, on Flickr


FRS at Willow Springs Raceway by Moto@Club4AG, on Flickr


FRS at Willow Springs Raceway by Moto@Club4AG, on Flickr


FRS at Willow Springs Raceway by Moto@Club4AG, on Flickr


Takashi Oi, Super Taikyu, GT and Group A, driver, and journalist for Best Motoring, Hot Version, Revspeed, Hyper Rev, Best Car, and others. by Moto@Club4AG, on Flickr


FRS at Willow Springs Raceway by Moto@Club4AG, on Flickr


Willow Springs Raceway by Moto@Club4AG, on Flickr

Look for it in Import Tuner magazine and their website and on news-stands, probably next month!

It will also be featured from another angle, as Oi's trip to the USA and LA Experience with the FRS, REVSPEED magazine DVD, where I will be featured as well (This will be a Japan only release magazine/DVD set)

PS. I'm watching the in-car footage Oi san gave me to translate, from each car...and it's pretty educational. His honest opinions and hard edged, non-biased inputs... Oh man, this is a treasure chest to be released to you all soon!!

Cusco FRS, DC Sports FRS (Pekingducks? Wasn't sure since I couldn't put a face to a username here, and I was a bit busy to meet folks enough, due to my role as Oi-san's assistant the entire day) , Club4AG FRS, along with a test of a bone stock FRS with two different tire configurations. Good stuff!

We thank Oi Takashi, RevSpeed Japan, Import Tuner Magazine and everyone who toiled to make this coverage possible.
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Well done Moto!
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This makes me sad living on the East Coast
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one of the pics look like a five axis kit in white
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This makes me sad living on the East Coast
Agreed. Hopefully once we catch up we'll get some fun stuff like this. Given the general east coast lag...that'll be a few years?

It really isn't that bad...I hope. Though I really do look forward to seeing the community come up around this car once people really start to get their hands on it.
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Will look for the mag!!
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ohhh excited to read the results
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Looks fun!

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Might be a reason I bumped this post.
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Might be a reason I bumped this post.
Can't wait to see what it is then! After 3 years since last response and even then the only responses were "Cool will watch for it" I am very curious as to what your bump of "looks like fun" will lead to.
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Might be a reason I bumped this post.
After 3 years of careful consideration, Oi Takashi couldn't makeup his mind so he's coming back to test them again!
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Third pic down, what are the gold wheels on the white FRS? Looks similar to the STi wheels.
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They appear to be enkei rc-t4 w/o the stickers applied.







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