Downshift Presents: Stylized 2018

stylized-2018-dciccio-mtrvtd00017The WTAC show ‘n’ shine brought quantities of quality rides from around Australia.


A list of approximately 800+ cars went through a series of rounds which eventually narrowed down to around 200 of the best. The location of each car was planned and mapped out to present the best show possible, StylizeD.

From classic metal to new, rotary to piston, sleeper to streeter, there was something for everyone.

stylized-2018-dciccio-mtrvtd00023A Downshift meet ain’t Downshift unless it’s disturbing the peace with a Rev Battle.

Ryan Bateup’s S15 won the crowd over with that two step rev limiter. Lots of sore ears

They say you want what you can’t have and in this case, everyone wanted to know what was going to be revealed.

Bronte Sherwell’s beautiful, newly completed S14 by 2Sus Custom Resprays & Yakuza Motorsports.

and Nathan Swift’s wild 86 by Queen Street Customs.

You can’t have all these gems without awards, so Downshift had organised Andrew HawkinsBlake Jones & Keiichi Tsuchiya to judge and pick the best of each category.

– Tsuchiya’s Choice: Flash Smith’s Liberty Walk BMW M3
– Wildest Mod: Emilija Benderovska’s Honda Civic “ONR4CK”
– Camber King: Evren Kocak’s Toyota Supra “MNTLJZ”
– Best Squad: Division One
– Boss Bay: Michael Willoughby’s Datsun 1200 wagon “MYDATO”
– Fitment Master: Mitch Ceko’s Subaru Wagon “WYDBOI”
– Outstanding Colour: Jake Reyburn’s Evo IX “00KBYE”
– Sharpest Interior: Ash Killard’s Spirit R FD Rx7
– Exceptional Bodywork: David Le’s Evo 8 MR “SN44PD”
– Exquisite Euro: Grant Fultons white BMW E30 “THIRTY”
– JDM Hero: Ram Daftar’s immaculate Honda Concerto “00KUSO”
– Finest Classic: Peter Landan’s Groundup rebuilt Hakosuka Skyline

To top off the awards ceremony was the “Best of the Best” award going to Mark Tarabay for his mental 20B powered S15, “SUBLIME”. Included in the top prize was a trip to Japan courtesy of The Sideways Experience, to learn how to drift at Ebisu!

Words & Photos by Domenic Ciccio

Instagram: @motorvated

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