“The Pursuit of Perfection” is the name of the game and Lexus is very good at that. They are not only responsible for creating the world’s best selling luxury hybrids, they are instrumental in recruiting the best tuners to help continue their commitment to perfection. My good friend Clark Ishihara is no stranger to their pursuit as he has the passion to bring Lexus cars to a different level. Not only is he tuner, he is a Lexus owner. Lexus Magazine, a premier and exclusive Lexus lifestyle publication shines the spotlight on VIP Auto Salon and their latest creation, a 2011 Lexus LS 600hL (which was one of a select mix of Lexus SEMA project cars on display at the annual Las Vegas show). You can read more about his feature in Lexus Magazine: “A Meaner Lexus Hybrid”.
I’m proud to say that Clark and his sidekick Guy De Alwis have come a long way since the inception of VIP Auto Salon. It was only three years ago that Clark and I made the trip to Detroit for the 2007 North American International Auto Show. There we experienced the world debut of the Lexus “F” marque cars, the IS F and concept LFA v.2. Clark and I had the chance to meet the IS F’s chief engineer, Yukihiko Yaguchi, and Lexus V.P and General Manager at the time, Mr. Bob Carter. Since that remarkable point in time, we both have become IS F owners! Congratulations to Clark, Guy and VIP Auto Salon for the awesome coverage.
Photos above are from 1-8-07 NAIAS 2007 – Lexus “F” World Debut.
Stock images courtesy of Lexus Magazine