Focused on tuning, motorsports, and custom cars-Toyo Tires is continuing their pursuit to outdo themselves again at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon, the mecca for the Japanese aftermarket scene. To prepare for the upcoming show, they’ve put together a special schedule featuring some of the biggest names in racing to highlight their experience this year. Toyo Tires have prepared numerous events for the show, including demo runs and special talk sessions by pro drivers.
Headline speakers for the show are Ken Block and BJ Baldwin. We’ve seen these two on youtube, commercials, in person, and doing some pretty crazy stunts. Ken Block is frequently seen participating in extreme events like the X-Games, the WRC (World Rally Championship), but most recently has been making waves with his Gymkhana and Climbkhana videos. The latest of his Climbkhana series was released back in September, featuring his 1,400 horsepower Hoonicorn V2 Mustang as he drifts and slides his way to the top of the 12.42 mile course, with 156 turns in Pikes Peak, Colorado at 14,115 feet elevation. With over 9 million views in three months, it’s safe to say his driving videos are often watched in awe as he gets closer and closer to the edge of losing his car to the side of the mountain.
The other insane driver you’ll hear from is BJ Baldwin, known for his off road driving in the Baja1000 and other off road events. Considered one of the toughest off road races, Baldwin has managed to win two years in a row at the Baja1000 without a second driver. Like Block, BJ Baldwin has his own video series, Recoil, which features his trophy truck as he drifts, slides, and jumps through various terrain.
Well known racing and video icons won’t be the only thing to see at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon, as visitors of the show will have the opportunity to see first hand the Honnicorn V2, powered by a 6.7-liter V8 with twin turbos delivering 1,400 horsepower and BJ Baldwin’s trophy truck which completed a 190 foot jump for Recoil4.
The show will take place on January 12th-14th at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Tokyo, Japan.
For more details and show information, visit Toyo Tires.