We got these photos from John Pattison, one of our ‘resident Starlet owners’ on our Facebook page of his trip to the JAE (Japanese Auto Extravaganza) over in the United Kingdom. We love attending organized meets like these, especially when the weather is super-nice, so thanks for John for sharing and making us feel like we were there!
From what we hear about the typically gloomy UK weather, it sounds like the JAE guys lucked out with the sunshine.
“The show is a 3 day even allowing like minded people to get together and camp have a beer and catch up. There are attendees from Europe as well as the UK.” – John P. It’s always interesting to see how different people take to modifying their cars, and having three days to check it all out gives you plenty of time to sample all of the styles available.
These are just a sample from John, and I’m hoping this post will guilt him into letting us share more.
I’m really digging John Pattison’s Toyota Starlet Glanza. The Glanza is is a car that I wish we could have had here in the States. Small, lightweight and turbocharged, the Glanza is basically a micro-fun-box.
Based in the UK, Pattison has modified his Starlet to be a fairly quick street car. John has a pretty good understanding of the Starlet, being the secretary of the UK Starlet Club, so you can tell, even at a glance that he’s made a well-rounded package. The modifications are fairly light, but with a focus in all of the right places to be potent. Currently, the car is running at 1bar of boost on the TD04 to reach the 235bhp on standard internals.
The car at present is away to have a stage 2 Forge Motor and should make 270-280 bhp @ 1.4bar. I hope that John sends us more photos when his car comes back, so that we can see the updates!
- Engine Mods: Race-Tech TD04 Kit Manifold,De Cat, Japspeed FMIC, Magnecore HT Leads, Japspeed Cat Back Exhaust, EManage Blue ECU, JD Tuning Engine Damper and OEM LSD Gear Box
- Interior Mods: Blitz SBC-ID boost controller
- Exterior Mods: 15 Inch Rims, Varis Carbon Bonnet, IDWorkz Varis Bumper
- Suspension Mods: KYB Shocks all round fitted with Tien 40mm Springs (Soon to be replaced with Miester R Coilovers) Front Brakes upgraded to Levin Twin Pot set Up, Yellow Stuff Pads, OEM Front and Rear Strut Brace’s Tegiwa Brake Stopper
Thanks for these photos, John!