Sunday, May 14, 2006

Toyo Tires Giving Away a Mitsubishi Evo IX in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Tie-In

Toyo is partnered up with Universal Pictures on the upcoming film, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. In it, Toyo Tires are installed on many of the featured vehicles, including the red Mitsu Evo pictured above.

To commemorate their invovement, Toyo has launched a promotion called the Gettin' Sideways Sweepstakes. Visitors to www.toyosweeps.com can enter to win their own Mitsubishi Evo IX modeled after the movie car. The prize car sports a set of Toyo Proxes T1R performance rubber and is, as sweepstakes prizes go, pretty effin' badass.

The second place finisher in the contest wins a custom The Fast And The Furious Gibson Les Paul guitar. No, I don't know what the hell Gibson or Les Paul have to do with drifting, either. I'm sure it's a mean guitar despite its very unfortunate paint scheme.

Click here to read the official press release, which includes the phrase "the sexy and colorful underground world of Japanese drift racing," among other things.

Source, Photos: Toyo Tires