My long-awaited release for this summer is now available for the public, this time around Import Bible teamed up with US model Ashley Vee to wear my new pieces. This line up has some returning favorites like the Forty Eighty and Trouble Maker but also shows off some great new items. The overall theme was to pay homage to the 90’s, a time where amazing cars were abundant from Japanese manufactures. You’ll notice this year that there are more tank tops available along with some new products like my snapback and koozie’s.
First shown to the public in 1965 the Toyota 2000GT demonstrated that the Japanese could build a competitive car. Yamaha originally approached Toyota about making the car, Toyota accepted in hopes of improving their image. Limited to only 351 units, the 2000GT would become the first seriously collectible Japanese car.
Known simply as the 240SX or the 180SX, it was the only time Nissan offered a S chassis in hatchback form (or what Nissan calls, Fastback). It wasn’t uncommon in the 90’s for enthusiasts to replace their battered front bumpers with another S chassis front end. Creating unique vehicles like the Silforty and strawberry faces.
The second generation MR2 is a total redesign of the original concept. Unlike earlier models, the SW20’s body panels resemble a Ferrari immediately earning the name a “poor man’s Ferrari”. Furthermore like its predecessor, the MR2 comes with a T-top roof option and an alternative engine with force induction.
Mazda’s crown jewel the 787/787B was a race car built for various race series but is known for famously winning the grueling 24 hours of Le Mans. Compared to its peers at Le Mans, the 787 had exceptional fuel economy and reliability. This racecar was power by unique 4-rotor engine that produced a maximum of 900 HP.
First introduced as the FT-86, the 86 is Toyota’s long awaited return to the entry-level sports car segment. Jointly developed with Subaru, the 86 is the spiritual successor to the original Toyota Corolla (more commonly known as the AE86). Will we see more throwback models? Lets hope so.
Spanning over 10 versions, the Evolution stuck to a simple formula: a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and all wheel drive. Built on the Lancer platform, the Evo took the standard sub compact and kicked it up a notch. Earlier models were successful in the World Rally Championship but more recently has seen success on tarmac.
The Fast and the Furious was released in 2001 following Brian O’ Conner as he tries to infiltrate the street racing underworld to bust an elaborate hijacking ring. One of the many reasons car enthusiasts loved this movie is the cheesy lines and of course the cars. One memorable line influencing this design is what Dominic mentions after barely beating Bryan, “Winning’s Winning”.
In the world of engine modifications, forced induction is one of the few options available to drastically increase the power of your car. For the best bang for the buck, nothing rivals forced induction. With such great power, you could easily get yourself in trouble.
Driving is one of the best things one experiences in life, the ability to control a machine with such power and agility is often taken for granted. Often drivers will gain a certain level of trust with their car, noticing minute details such as grip, balance and speed.
This is a tribute to one of the most popular modifications purchased for a car. Not only does it change the aesthetics, but also agility of the vehicle. With hundreds of designers, car enthusiasts can choose from different styles, offsets, sizes, and colours to create their perfect look.
Debuting our first cap, this snapback features our new “bold” logo on the front with a tire iron embellishment on the side. The rear features “think fast”, a motto that many car enthusiasts can relate to. The snapback is constructed from black denim and features a cheetah pattern on the brim and tape.
Known simply as Drift King, Keiichi Tsuchiya is a well-known professional driver who boosted the popularity of drifting. Keiichi is a key player in many popular car icons like the D1 Grand Prix, Best Motoring and Initial D. His trademark look is a jade green racing suit with matching gloves and helmet.
Often pointed out as the golden age of the Japanese cars, the nineties was a strange time where Japanese manufactures were releasing memorable sports car every year. Not only were the cars good looking, many of them were powered by “276 HP” engines that were quite a bit faster than advertised.
Designed to keep your beverage of choice cool, this if for the enthusiasts who spend their days and nights in the garage building their dream car. Constructed from neoprene, will fit most cans and bottles.
As always you can expect a small blog post to highlight my challenges for the shoot and another post for some high resolution photos. Who knows there also might be a collab shirt on the way too :)
Model: Ashley Vee (http://msashleyvee.com/)
Photographer: Abraham Espiritu (http://abrahamespiritu.com/)
Videographer: Albert Lee (http://monster-theory.com/)
Make Up Artist/Hair: Charrie Lanette (http://charrielanette.com/)
Assistant: Rap Sarimento (http://therapstarlife.com/)
Posted by David Nguyen, 7 years ago.