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Kira and her partner Sean had visited Japan for the first time to attend an international car show. They were blown away by the sites, sounds and smells of Tokyo, and fell in love with its culture, cars and people.
Japan was a life changing trip for Kira, and when she came home to Australia she wanted to find a car that reminded her of the fun times her and Sean experienced there. Every taxi they saw in Tokyo was a Toyota Crown, and so the decision was made that Kira would find one for herself.
Luckily, Kira found a 1976 Toyota Crown wagon that had been lovingly looked after by an elderly gentleman for years. Completely original, the "Grandpa car" was what Kira was after. What further cemented in Kira's mind that it was the right purchase was a spooky, yet comforting encounter she had with the car's radio and her late father Joe, whilst driving it home for the first time. What was the encounter? You'll have to watch the episode to find out.
Kira's passion and talent shines through every one of her creations at OG Customs. Having worked as a motor trimmer since her teenage years, Kira's beautified countless classic and custom cars across most genres. Being third generation in her family to work in the motor industry — her father, a panel beater and her grandfather, a pinstriper — she didn't really have much choice in where her career would go!
1976 insures all of her cars with Enthusiast Motor Insurance because we live and breathe the same love for cars as she does.
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Jasmine had no experience with cars, but that didn't stop her from building her own! Working as a barista, Jas spent her free time teaching herself what she needed to know. See how Jas, a Street Machine of the Year winner and fully trained motor trimmer, is making a BIG impact in the restoration and custom car building world.Watch Episode 7
See one of the most celebrated car builders in the world, John D’Agostino, reunited with his striking creation, the 1957 Kustom Chrysler Imperial — nicknamed "The Imperial Royale” — for the first time in 25 years.Watch Episode 6
Josh's passion for cars stems from his car-loving family, and the wonderful childhood memories made around them. Learn about his pick up's special story, 15 years in the making, and why this truck will always hold a special place in his heart.Watch Episode 5
Nick chose to rebuild this iconic step van as his latest project car. Find out how this internationally awarded car wrap king turned a tired old taco van into a one-of-a-kind slammed truck.Watch Episode 3
Kyle long lusted after this particular shape of car for years. Finally, he was able to get his hands on one and transform it into the beauty it is today. See how this modern day pinstriper took this car from dud to stud.Watch Episode 2
Starting at the tender age of seven, this was the first car Andy ever built from the ground up with the help of his dad – legendary hot rod and custom car builder, Mario Colalillo. Dubbed his "forever car", see what makes this Ford Roadster one in a million.Watch Episode 1
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