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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

  1. Cornfed

    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. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. zack G!

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

  5. Jaime

    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!

  6. Kelly

    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!

  7. Rich Elizaga

    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! :-)

  8. Howard

    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!

  9. 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!

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  11. Mick

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

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