As I write this post, Ameen Rizvi and the 786 Motoring crew are still driving through Arizona with precious cargo aboard. The cargo in question is proof of a Labor of Love put together through the last several years by Ameen. The 1989 Toyota Cressida is undoubtably the sole reason why the road trip exists. The destination is the sunny skies of Irwindale, California, host to this weekend’s Formula D Pro-Am.

786 Motorings Toyota Cressida a.k.a. Toyota Chaser

786 Motoring's Toyota Cressida a.k.a. Toyota Chaser

The pictures here are to show how the car looks before Ameen throws the car sideways as close as possible to any and every K-Rail he comes across at Irwindale.

The calm before the storm, so to speak.

Mr. JohnP will be in attendance at the event and will be covering not only the event, but also Ameen’s perspective of the event for the Mayday blog. These photos were taken the day the car left for Irwindale.

Dat ASS.

Dat ASS.

The car was fresh from paint, having just receiving the car the day before, the car was going through it’s last minute suspension preparations as these photos were taken by Khiem Pham with his Canon 5D Mk2. As you can see, the car is rocking a Serial Nine Aero kit which hovers a mere 2 inches from the pavement. It will be a bloody miracle if the kit survives this weekend!

Ameen multi-tasking. Talking on his iPhone while working. Wonder if theres an app for that

Ameen multi-tasking. Talking on his iPhone while working. Wonder if there's an app for that

For those of you wondering what’s under the hood, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find not a 7MGTE, not a 1JZGTE, but a full blown, 3 liters of good old fashioned 2JZGTE power.

The heart and soul of the Cressy: A VVT-i 2JZGTE powerhouse.

The heart and soul of the Cressy: A VVT-i 2JZGTE powerhouse.

Ameen was kind enough to do a quick burnout for the cameras, and although these pictures were taken in haste, expect to see a full-blown feature on Ameen’s car after he returns from his excursion in Cali with a proper photo shoot.

RWD sedans, wont you please make more?

RWD sedans, won't you please make more?

Money LOL. LOL Money.

Money LOL. LOL Money.

Representing Houston, TX along with one other, be on the lookout of this awesome car and driver at this weekend’s event, and don’t be shy to say hello or bat an eyelash at the mysterious driver!

Rainbow Chrome DA logo, gotta represent!

Rainbow Chrome DA logo, gotta represent!

Stay tuned for this weekend’s coverage of Formula D Pro-Am!!

–David–

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