This is a series in which I’d like to highlight a special, often neglected area of car culture: (German) low-budget customized cars. Maybe they are to Germany’s traffic what the bosozoku are to Japan’s.
You have now! Hes kinda become a legend around town. More pics below.
JDM point 🔰 counter:
- Progress has been made on the spaceship. Thanks to BC Racing we can drag frame in the GS. Won’t be riding that low till tax season. When I can afford wheels. :) She will be raised up a little in the front because can’t make it into my own driveway let alone any driveway...still..not bad for an old mans Lexus
Yes, this apparently existed. For nearly 400,000 yen, Japanese enthusiasts could kit up their spinning Doritos in Americana so deep you could smell the Bud Lite.
I love every strange bit of it but cannot find any more information. Please, for the love of obscure Japanese retro kit cars, if you know anything about it, leave a comment! (Now with high res photos thanks to XJDano!)
The Q45 isn’t registered yet, so I can’t leave my driveway. But I can definitely JDM BRO out on some strange OEM parts. This grille is definitely the most exciting piece of shiny plastic I’ve ever purchased! Thanks Japan Parts Service (they are a big east coast JDM engine importer). I couldn’t be happier. It’s…
For a while now on-and-off, I’ve been looking for an old U.S. magazine article about the Skyline GT-R. It was my first real exposure to the car, long before Gran Turismo came out. I used to subscribe to Car and Driver, so I figured it was in C/D. It was.
I was playing Gran Turismo on my PSP (emulator), and spotted this:
JCVA had our second meet this weekend, in the rain. There were some really cool cars that showed, check it out.
Found myself looking at shrines and temples in Kyoto and remembered that this place was here! So naturally I had to check it out.
The JDM RHD craze has just started to hit the US, but it has been going strong in Canada - especially on the West coast - for about a decade now. Why are Japanese imports so popular? Can we expect the same boom in the US? As a Jalop living on Canada’s West coast, allow me to show you why JDM imports are so freakin’…
Here is a very informative video about the real Japan car scene, for anyone who didn’t know.
Next year, when the earliest 1991 Honda Beats are eligible to bounce like skipped stones onto U.S. shores under the 25-year rule, all of cardom will rejoice like we did for the R32 Skyline GT-R, earlier Skylines, the Lancia Delta Integrale, and others. This particular Beat, however, won’t be
Another week and another 100,000 cars passing through the various auction houses of Japan. As what I’m hoping will be a weekly tradition (until I get lazy), I’ve perused the various auction listings to come up with 10 unique, neat or otherwise highlight-worthy vehicles that are all legal for US import and not Skyline…
The Japanese auto auctions are AWESOME! Why? Because over 100,000 cars go through them every week! Every car that every dealer, shop and some private owners have grown tired of gets posted up between Saturday and Wednesday and then put up for bid Wednesday through Friday.
Guys, the headline pretty much says it all. I just got my first car a few months ago and have been driving a lot. I have been pushing myself harder trying to learn more about my limits and the cars limit and as of late ive been feeling more confident, well, i was at least.
The first JDM Hondas to come with DOHC VTEC engines are now ready to arrive in America. This is not good for my bank account. Throw in some center caps and this thing’ll be perfect, even if the jizz stripes-on-blue GS-R seats in the 3rd gen are clearly superior to the comic book rain streaks-on-charcoal seats in this…
Toyota is known for the Supra and various other RWD models but there are a couple of awesome oddities that used the 1JZ and 2JZ engines that never made it here. The Toyota Progrès and Brevis are cousins of the first generation Lexus IS and were only sold in Japan.