Category Archives: Supras in the News

The Drive: Jay Leno Interviews Paul Walker’s Brother Cody in a Toyota Supra

Source: The Drive

Jay Leno Interviews Paul Walker’s Brother Cody in a Toyota Supra

The two share memories of Paul’s early career, acting, surfing, and car collecting.

By Talon Homer May 15, 2018

Jay Leno recently brought Cody Walker, brother of the late Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, down to his garage to have a chat and go for a ride in a 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo. During the almost 30 minute video, Jay and Cody chat about their experiences with cars, memories of Paul, and an upcoming charity event held by the surviving Walker brothers.

The particular Supra used for the video was a JDM example that had just recently become legal for U.S. import. While this car was no 1,000 horsepower monster, it did have some visible upgrades including a body kit, Recaro seats, a large front-mount intercooler, and aftermarket wheels. This Supra also retains the factory 2JZ sequential turbochargers, a feature that many tuners scrap in favor of a larger single turbo. The Supra is significant in its similarities to an all-white 1993 model that was owned by Paul, and was featured at the very end of Furious 7.

During the drive, Cody shares some stories about watching his 15 years elder brother get into acting. Leno remarks that Paul had always appeared very down to Earth during his appearances on The Tonight Show, and that his acting gig just seemed like a means to collect cars and go surfing. Halfway through the interview, the conversation naturally turns to cars, and Cody goes on about the virtues of minivans, saying that he has “an affinity for cars that are honest” in a world of crossovers trying to be everything at once.

Walker also promoted an upcoming event, “In Memory of Paul,” that has been set up by him and his brother Caleb. The car show and meetup will be held on May 20 in Santa Clarita, California, and all proceeds will go to Reach Out WorldWide. The non-profit was started by Paul with a mission to aid in disaster relief efforts across the world. Tickets can be bought for a pre-sale discount at the event’s website.

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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‘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.