INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING
The world of Instagram is a great one for those of us looking for a little build inspiration or simply a never-ending dose of car culture from all corners of the world. Through the use of hashtag searches, you can locate and pinpoint any damn thing you want — from something as wide reaching as ‘#drift’ to as targeted as ‘#K20swappedcivic’. If you’re not on Instagram, get on there and get yourself started! Here are six accounts we follow that we think you should, too.
As we head into summer, Japan is rolling into winter, and that means time-attack season is upon us. If you want to keep up with their local cars, aero designer Numeroreserve is a great source. He’s not very politically correct and has very strong views about how time-attack cars should look. He clearly believes other countries aren’t doing it right, judging by his posts, but, aside from all the ‘we do it better’ stuff, the constant feed of super-aero-equipped machines will have any time-attack fan foaming at the mouth.
Style kings from way back when, 326Power is certainly not afraid to push boundaries with fitment, ride height, and the whole ‘stance movement’. These guys are trendsetters not followers, and they never fail to bring the heat with new projects or customer cars. 326Power is right on the cutting edge of the trends in the Japanese scene, so it’s a good insight into what’s hot and what’s becoming played out.
If you’re on ’gram or any part of the internet, we don’t need to tell you that scantily clad female clickbait is rampant, and only ever a single click away. Well, this account is not one of those types of girl accounts; instead it celebrates girls who build, work on, and drive cool cars hard, from all corners of the globe. So, take your creeping elsewhere on ’gram, and appreciate this account for its celebration of female car culture.
Calling all fans of vintage Toyota tin — this is one account that will keep your feed filled with your favourite manufacturer. Any style, any model, it doesn’t seem to matter, as long as it’s a modified Toyota. The content might all be stolen and not original, but credit is given to each account stolen from. What we like about this account is the fact it’s all encompassing, from modified mini trucks to Supras, Starlets, Crowns, and even some of the earlier modified front-wheel-drive stuff.
Known only as ‘A. B.’, this is the account of a very talented artist whose renders bend cars into wild machines only a madman would attempt to build. But, in saying that, the majority of these concepts could become the real deal, or at least a slightly watered-down version, because we are yet to see one not pleasing to the eye. They kind of make us sad that we can’t drive such creations on New Zealand roads. So, if you’re sick of all those cookie-cutter builds, there is a little bit of inspiration to be gained right here — but only if you’re brave or stupid, either will do.
Ben Walker is a fabricator at Hypertune in Sydney with a love of drifting. He’s in the midst of his own AE86 project, and this car is a must-view for anyone who likes drift cars low enough to grind away their own sump, rad wheels, or cool fabrication. It’s K24 powered and features some very nice fabrication, and we would rank this build among our top-10 favourite accounts that we follow worldwide.