These days any car I see sporting a paint job from the pastel side of the palette automatically reminds of Team Instant Party (TIP). I’m sure everyone who knows or has seen Team Instant Party cars is nodding right now as they envision a procession of Easter eggs with badass offset shooting shaved rubber into their mind’s eye. So you can see why this air bagged GS300 had me completely perplexed since the VIP style is the last option I would expect from a TIP member.

This JZS161 belongs to Walker Wilkerson. If you’re thinking that last name sounds vaguely familiar, that’s because Walker is the older brother of Abbitt Wilkerson of AW Films. I’m sure you all remember Abbitt’s Through the eyes of a child video and his Sick Stanced STi?

Walker was “fortunate” enough to manipulate our wonderful capitalist system through the process of buying a few cars and selling them at a profit. He was so “fortunate” that his effort and hard work netted him this beautiful, clean GS300. What a “lucky” guy, huh?

Some might say airbags are “cheating” but for Walker, who uses this car as his daily driver, I think judgment should be reserved. Anyone who knows the Northwest also knows that the roads are truly unforgiving. Coilovers or bagged, it still takes a very involved process to achieve this stance. Props!

This really shows how low those air bags can go. This choice of wheel (Weds Kranze Cerebus) really does a lot for the car.

While shooting Walker’s car (can you imagine?) it started raining. Who would ever think such a thing could happen in the Northwest?! This Northwest rain season is truly a “love it or hate it” (mostly hate it) thing. But, for once, I think the rain was on my side – it added a little “something” to this photoshoot. Call it “atmosphere”. BTW, for you guys who are wondering about Walker’s wheel math, grab your pens and write this down: front 18×9.5 +6 and rear 18×11 -1 Weds.

I’ve always been a fan of the Lexus GS series. It just happens to be one of those series that allows some almost impossibly crazy offsets. It’s truly amazing to me sometimes how some cars allow you to achieve stances this sick. IMO, Walker did a great job on this car as his daily driver. Now let’s see how long he can keep it. LOL!

::Yoshi Shindo

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30 Responses to “CARSPOTTING> TIP Meets VIP”

  1. Cornfed says:

    That car is crazy I love the wheels and the way they r on and that car is hot no matter I mean it’s a Lexus gs I mean u have and hot car like that and then u add in those wheels damn

  2. one tough GS right there…

    team instant party always has baller daily drivers.

  3. Great great great shots Yosh. God, talk about blowing up! These kids are getting waaay too much attention. Haha just playin’. Great article Yosh.

  4. Hechtspeed says:

    Looks great! I dig the GS over the LS. I just wish these cars werent’ so big, more like the IS300 size. Just me I guess. Looks great! The wet road does add to the photography, looks sweet!

  5. pclem says:

    haha i agree with shreeve there getting way to much attention, no seriously tho these guys deserve it. i’ve been watching and hanging out with them for a couple years now and they deserve the publicity. walkers car is amazing and the fitment is killer.

  6. zack G! says:

    yeah, the northwest scene needs to get bigger and these guys play a huge roll in it, sick GS walker keep it up homie.

  7. thanks for all the comments guys, im really hyped the way these pictures turned out!! i love shaved head yoshi and motormavens!

  8. I’m feelin this 161, so FRESH!

    The Weds were a perfect choice, they look awesome on there.

    - Daren

  9. Jaime says:

    Love this car, well done WW…..maybe ….. u can use as a daily the 13…… n drift this!!!!!!
    That´d be anwesome. Anyway, can we spec a full coverage of “TIP” cars???
    (I should be one of those few guys that like Gleb´s 180…. :P )
    Hella nice pics Yoshi!

  10. yeeeeh my bro getting on motor mavens.. haha

  11. Kelly says:

    Very nice Walker!

    Now get to work on that roll cage so you can hit the big track next year, it’s gonna be a killer season!

    Well done shots Yoshi…congrats!

  12. Sean says:


    America needs this.

  13. Bryson Sowler says:

    Dope job walker. Looks baller.

  14. EFuj says:

    super dope! Super clean! Hard Parks like a pro!

  15. Rich Elizaga says:

    These are great photos Yoshi! Props to Walker on this drop!! Reminds me of the good ol’ days when we’d get tickets every other day! :-)

  16. jacob says:

    T.I.P. ” style you cant buy “

  17. Alex Zhao says:

    Very nice! I love stock body luxury cars on 18′s!

    What are the tire sizes?

  18. N8R says:

    Those wheels took so long to get state-side, but soooooooo worth it.


  19. Tire sizes are 215/35/18 and 225/40/18, I had to stretch as much tire as i could to get the rears to fit.

  20. Howard says:

    Awesome car!!!! The rear wheels look retardedly sickkkkkkkkkkk! Take the kids to school! Man Yoshi your pics are getting better and better. The Northwest has officily been put on the map! Thanks to Motormavens for showing the real stuff! This is what car culture is all about!

  21. Yoshi Shindo says:

    Thanks guys, TIP has been coming up in the whole northwest scene fast. I’m very excited that I am able to show everyone what the Northwest has to offer! Thanks again guys!

  22. Wow this is how your suppose to roll on the streets. Ridiculously dope.!

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  24. Chris says:

    wow this is such a beautiful car!

  25. lilly says:

    I love this car :)

  26. lilly says:

    <3 <3

  27. Mick says:

    Definitely love what you have done with this car! Glad you ditched the oz’s for some proper fitment… Wheels are so philthy.

  28. I love those Cipher Garage “Offset is Everything” license plates on the car! Glad Abbitt got those up to Seattle safely! The OG OisE license frames! 2005!

  29. thanks antonio! yeah hella flush is trying to cop your cipher garage steezzz

  30. $taCkz says:


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