Event Coverage: Aus-Vip Monthly meet

This will be the first dedicated VIP themed post for the page. So sit back and enjoy the casual event that is the Aus-Vip monthly meet held at the well known Garage Cafe in Carlton, Melbourne.

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Parked the wagon outside so as not to intrude and in we go. Who knows what sort of cars we would find within.


I was surprised by the mix of cars inside, sure there was a healthy amount of JDM VIP flavour.


But remember this is a public venue and everyone is welcome, so inside I came across this well seasoned Mini Panel-Van.


 The van had matured like a good cheese. A very cool little machine, the eagle eyed amongst you might pick up on the Yokohama Semi-slicks wrapped over those beefy 10″ minilites.


Now to kick off the VIP with this Lexus LS400 / Celsior. I wonder if this is what they refer to as a Bippu Exhaust. Whatever the name, it is high on impact.


Moist indeed for these well kept SSR Vienna wheels in classy sizing.


The Lexus GS300 took a while to gain popularity, but now they are popping up at many different shows. And when they are stylish like this, the more the merrier.

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A car not often associated with the VIP scene is the JZZ30 Toyota Soarer or Lexus SC400 (the main difference between the two being the engine).


Rolling on another set of SSR Vienna’s, they are popular, but not many wheels capture the look of the style quite as well. Just drop it down on sizeable wheels with plenty of face and you’re in. Dial in some negative camber for extra points.

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 The S170 series Toyota Crown Majesta was not sold in Australia, so to get one here it needs to have been imported._MG_5950

You may notice that this White Beast is pretty low.


Well the drop on this particular vehicle comes via Air bag suspension.

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Bags are particularly useful if you wish to keep the drivability of a vehicle but also crave the impact that a chassis scraping look provides.


 The guys are all very social and seem to be a fairly tight knit group.

Hopefully I can get back there again for another meet and to gather a bit more information on the cars.

Photo’s: Nick Drew

Words: Nick Drew

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