One of the consistently best displays at the annualis the Toyo Tires Treadpass. It gathers a diverse collection of builds in different style and themes, from slammed tuners to sky-high off-roaders. This year, Toyo has previewed a few selections that will be shown there.
Striking the strongest nostalgia chord with us is a 2021Silverado RST Crew Cab with a “Smokey and the Bandit” theme. Built by Texas’ Legendary Concepts in partnership with , it features a custom wide-body and aero kit and a blueprinted L83 5.3L engine supercharged to over 700 horsepower. Finished in black with gold highlights, it evokes the 1977 Trans-Am from the Burt Reynolds road movie. Naturally, it features a golden screaming chicken on the hood.
Also sure to be an eye-catcher is a 1982 DeLorean DMC-12, but this one is about as far a departure as possible from the movie car that made the model famous. Instead, it comes with a custom wide-body kit designed by, an artist for the Electronic Arts video game company. The cyberpunk-ish car is said to take cues from top ’80s machines, including a F40-style engine cover for a mid-mounted engine and an IMSA-inspired twin-turbo layout.
Other cars in the display include a caged, open-top 1972 K5with chopped doors that solves the design issue of a slight step between the bed and door line on the stock version. Also debuting is one of the most impassioned third-gen Z builds we’ve seen, Brandon Miller’s 1986 300ZX full of one-off custom parts and painted in Nissan’s iconic Gold . Rounding out the headliners is a 1000-horsepower RX-7 with a bridge-ported 20B triple-rotor engine from the Japan-market Cosmo and a tasteful and gorgeous LC500 .
This is just a small taste of Toyo’s display cars, which will number 35 in total. Others promised will include an E30by artist Joshua Vides, and Ken Block’s . All, of course, will wear Toyo Tires, but there will be a little something for car enthusiasts of all stripes.