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 Post subject: Shin Yoshikawa
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:38 am 
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Most of us have heard of Shin Yoshikawa or at least have seen his famous cutaway drawings while searching for images of our favourite JNC.

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Toyota fans will also be aware of his book "Toyota 2000GT: The complete history of Japan´s first supercar". It is an expensive book but I think I will bite the bullet and order a copy.

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It was while doing a little research on this book that I discovered that Mr. Yoshikawa also runs a car restoration shop called Studio Time Capsule. The quality of workmanship that goes on here is incredible!

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Hand built all aluminium 2000GT shell -

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Restoration of Twiggy´s 2000GT -

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For anybody that finds this interesting I would definitely recommend checking out his site. It is not only Toyota 2000GT restorations or solely Japanese cars but, well, I will not ruin it for you!
Here is the link -

http://www.studiotimecapsule.com/home

And for anyone interested in purchasing high quality prints of his artwork, the Toyota 2000GT book, limited edition models etc. check out this site -

http://www.kaiartintl.com/home

The man himself -

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I am not connected with Mr. Yoshikawa or Kai Art International but I thought that this was interesting enough to share with you guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Shin Yoshikawa
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:37 am 
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Thanks for sharing! I have a great new website to check out at work, hahaha.

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 Post subject: Re: Shin Yoshikawa
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:56 am 
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i have his 1600 cutaway framed and bought his GT40 one for a friend

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 Post subject: Re: Shin Yoshikawa
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:31 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Shin Yoshikawa
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:02 pm 
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OH MAI!! The detail going on in his drawings is incredible.

I want that BRE drawing.


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 Post subject: Re: Shin Yoshikawa
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:52 am 
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definitely his metal working and drawing skills are top notch. makes me feel even better his resto magic is happening here in CA haha

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 Post subject: Re: Shin Yoshikawa
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:21 pm 

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Thank you for posting this information!

A few years ago I purchased his Toyota 2000GT book and it is worth every penny!

It is amazing how Yoshikawa-san traced each and every frame number and details where
each and every car was shipped and sold originally!

I read the website and it is amazing and a little bit sad as he mentions that due to his age (63 at the time
of posting) that he will not be taking on additional restoration projects.

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