Editorial Team

FLEX Automotive is driven by the principle of “Likes.” Whether it’s Renoca, renovated Land Cruisers and Tacomas, or imported JDMs seen in various films, we celebrate the unique passions that define our customers. Our diverse offerings are all about connecting enthusiasts with the vehicles they love.

Even if others don’t understand your passions, it’s important to pursue what you love. Your unique interests can help you connect with like-minded individuals, fostering a sense of community and self-appreciation.

In our core business of car sales, we specialize in customizing and selling vehicles like Land Cruisers and Tacomas to match each customer’s tastes and lifestyle. Our customers’ deep knowledge and clear preferences drive us to continually learn and improve.

We are dedicated to exploring our customers’ likes even further. The passion that arises from this commitment is invaluable. We will continue to create and share content, hoping to nurture and expand the enthusiasm that comes from these unique passions.


Our automotive and car-life articles are created by a team with extensive experience and, whenever possible, expert supervision. To make sure you never miss out on our awesome content, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on social media: Instagram, YouTube, and FaceBook.

Julie Cleveland

Julie Cleveland

Julie Cleveland grew up with an interest in cars, racing and anything with wheels. She even tried her hand at driving stock cars and drag cars, but found out that walls hurt. She has been writing for over 40 years with articles in a number of publications and newspapers, including National Dragster and Daytona News Journal. She spent 15 years working in the F&I and sales department of manufacturers like Toyota, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volvo. For 10 years, she worked for newspapers in both the marketing and editorial departments, and she has been freelance writing automotive make and model overviews, parts and “How To” articles, and general articles about the automotive industry for 12 years. She has authored four non-fiction books and enjoys writing trivia. She still likes cars and is always interested in new ideas and technology.

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Editorial Policy

Our automotive and car-life related articles are produced by a team with extensive experience in content creation, under expert supervision whenever possible.

Recognizing that “a car is one of the major purchases in one’s life,” we take full responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of the information we provide, ensuring our readers are not misled. Our references for automotive articles are based on reliable and current information, including news releases, presentations, and interviews with automakers. To account for any time lag between writing and publication, we clearly note the creation and update dates of each article. If we receive a comment from a reader regarding an article, we promptly verify the facts and correct any issues.

We adhere to copyright and intellectual property laws when publishing articles. When quoting information from external sources, we clearly cite the source.

Our editors and writers, who are knowledgeable about the automotive industry, along with external experts, conduct interviews and test drives, creating articles based on firsthand experience and reliable information.

During the manuscript review process, our editorial team, excluding the original writers, carefully examines the structure, expression, and accuracy of the content according to our editorial guidelines, making necessary revisions. Once the article is published, we ensure it displays correctly for our readers. If any risk of misinformation is identified post-publication, we will promptly revise, update, or remove the article.

In the Press

FLEX Automotive has been featured in various media outlets. Here are some recent examples:


Vellum Venom Vignette: Flexing success via throwback rendering?

Motor Trend

This Facelifted Toyota Tacoma Is One Way to Get a Land Cruiser-like Pickup

Road & Track

This Retro-Looking Tacoma Starts at More than $50,000

National Post

Modern Toyota Tacoma gets retro makeover kit

Robb Report

How Flex Automotive Gives Modern Toyota Trucks a Vintage Twist

Lavish Life Magazine

Flex Automotive Takes Fashionable Toyota Vehicles And Reimagines Them With Classic Styling


Toyota Tacoma Goes Retro, Gets a Classic Land Cruiser-Inspired Makeover

Japanese Nostalgic Car

Toyota Tacoma with FJ60 Land Cruiser face is Flex Auto’s first USDM offering