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MKIV.com Site Update Status

The goal when we took over MKIV.com a few years ago was to revitalize the site and foster member engagement and keep the site relevant and useful for the Supra community. There have been some ups and downs and quite a steep learning curve.

We initially moved the site to a new pro bono host in the Supra community and set to work on the functionality of the site. It became clear pretty quickly that the web designer contracted by the previous owner wouldn’t be available to make the repairs and updates to the site. We contemplated going back to the old site framework. We determined that the WordPress platform gives us the functionality necessary to have user interaction and the ability to have multiple contributors adding, editing and updating articles.

After some time, the pro-bono host had a change in business focus and we had to search for a new host. We found a host who specializes in WordPress hosting and transferred the site. Since then, we have been working (albeit slowly) on fixing functionality (as users report errors) and doing the groundwork to add new features.

A few months ago, the site was hacked and went down. We worked to get site back up. Despite many anti-malware and spam tools, we recently realized that the theme that had been used was still harboring some suspect code. It was a good (and necessary) opportunity to replace the site theme.

Based on feedback, we’ve changed theme and are working on making the site more user friendly and giving it a look and feel more familiar long time users while still keeping and improving the current functionality. We are still working out a few bugs with the new theme but they should be resolved in the near future.

As we near our 20th year as a website and resource, we look forward to help make and keep this site relevant and useful for many more Supra owner generations to come.

Sincerely,

-MKIV.com Admin Team

If you have constructive feedback and/or would like to become a site contributor, please respond to this thread in the form below, leave a comment or message the Admin Team.


Update (July 15th):

Afternooon all!
As you may have seen, we have the site running on the new theme. However we are still having some issues with old code fouling up the menu functions, etc. 

In the next few days we’re are going to be doing a full reinstall, so there may be some downtime while we’re working on the repairs.

If the site is down, please check this post on our Facebook Page for updates. 

MKIV.com Update Status

Toyota aims to bounce back from Le Mans heartbreak with TS050 Hybrid

Source New Atlas

Toyota aims to bounce back from Le Mans heartbreak with TS050 Hybrid

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   Toyota Supra Spied Up Close Revealing More Details

Spy photographers have managed to get up close and personal with the new Toyota Supra.
Source: AutoGuide.com/Supraforums.com

By Jason Siu


Toyota Supra Spied Up Close Revealing More Details
By Jason Siu

Spy photographers have managed to get up close and personal with the new Toyota Supra.

Unfortunately the Supra is still wearing plenty of camouflage, but this time we get detailed photos of the tail lights that slightly resemble the previous Supra’s units with round housings. It’s still hard to pick out details on the upcoming sports car, but we will finally get the full picture when it bows at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show this October.
Riding on a platform that’s the result of a collaboration between BMW and Toyota, the new Supra will only be offered as a coupe while the BMW Z5 will be a convertible.
SEE ALSO: Watch the 2019 Toyota Supra Drifting in the Snow

It’s still unclear what powertrain Toyota will use on its Supra, but it’s possible the Japanese automaker will turn to BMW’s turbocharged engines. If not, expect to see a turbocharged V6 from Toyota that may be further boosted with electrification.

What It Takes – Formula D Pro 2

Source: Super Street Online

What It Takes – Formula D Pro 2

An inside look at FD’s farm league via the experience of Dan Burkett as he pursued promotion to the pros in his Mk4 Supra
Feb 7, 2017

“Understand the opportunity.” Formula DRIFT (FD) co-founder and Vice President Ryan Sage spoke these words to the collected hot shoes and team members during the final drivers meeting ahead of tandem eliminations at Round 4 of FD’s 2016 Pro 2 championship. The message was a simple but direct one: grasp the totality of where you are and where you’re headed.

Pro 2 began in 2014 as a bridge into the big leagues – a.k.a. the FD Pro Championship – for pro-am drivers and teams. Currently the feeder series has fewer rounds in a given year than Pro, and the talent in Pro 2 can seem uneven at times (the learning curve is steep), but pound for pound Pro and Pro 2 are very similar beasts. Agreeing to compete in Pro 2 means having an actual racing “program,” one you can pack up and transport to different parts of the continental United States for days at a time. It means having your car in order and being prepared for most eventualities. It means dealing with sponsors, other teams, the sanctioning body, and fans like a mature adult. And most of all, it means figuring out a way to pay for everything.

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Ten Cars That Could Skyrocket in Value in 2017

According to Hagerty, these cars should make a nice investment.

BY CHRIS PERKINS DEC 28, 2016

Source ROAD & TRACK

‘The Fate of the Furious’ Trailer Brings on Even More Spectacle

Source: Hollywood Reporter

MARCH 09, 2017

8:15am PT by Aaron Couch

‘The Fate of the Furious’ Trailer Brings on Even More Spectacle


The eighth installment of the series hits theaters on April 14.

The Fate of the Furious is going into overdrive as it approaches its April 14 release date.

A new trailer has debuted, showing off more of the spectacle from director F. Gary Gray’s film, the eight installment of the long-running franchise.
Once again, the film includes stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Kurt Russell. Newcomers include Charlize Theron and Scott Eastwood.
The Fate of the Furious hits theaters April 14.

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ADV.1 Wheels’ 1978 Datsun 280Z Has An 800 HP 2JZ

via Engine Swap Depot


ADV.1 Wheels recently unveiled their Project 2ADZ.1 at Festivals of Speed in Miami. The project involved taking a 1978 Datsun 280Z with a 3.4 L 2JZ-GTE and turning it from a quarter-mile monster into a street monster.


The swap was originally preformed by JDV323 (Youtube channel name) and using a C4 automatic transmission with the boost at maximum ran a 8.8 sec @ 162 mph (video embedded below). The engine can produce upwards of 1,000+ horsepower but has been de-tuned to 800 horsepower and 580 lb-ft of torque for street use.


The engine’s displacement was increased by the previous owner to 3.4 L on a balanced and blueprinted block. The engine build included Carrillo pistons, Brian Crower rods and cams, port and polished head, and a Garrett GT42GTX turbocharger.


The transmission was switched from a C4 automatic transmission used for drag racing to a Supra Getrag six-speed manual transmission with a HKS twin disk clutch.

ADV.1 includes more stats of the build including a very large gallery with 168 photos of the car before and after the transformation.

Source: ADV.1 Wheels (large photo gallery) via Carscoops

submitted by: MVP Motorsports

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Fast & Furious 8 Goes to Cuba to Film Badass Old-School American Iron

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Fast & Furious 8 Goes to Cuba to Film Badass Old-School American IronClassic Cuban cars star in this behind-the-scenes teaser from the upcoming Fast & Furious 8


BY COLLIN WOODARD

MAY 9, 2016

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If you had told us back in 2001 that there would be a total of 10 Fast & Furious movies, there’s no way we would have believed you. But here we are in 2016, and the eighth F&F film is already shooting. And this time, the action takes the Furious family to the streets of Cuba.
Like all the previous F&F films, Number 8….. 

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“Drift in the City:” Another Incredible Supra Video out of Russia

Another incredible video from @kabargin.drift out of Russia.

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First time in Russia, St. Petersburg, professional drift driver Sergey Kabargin shows amazing drift in the city.