Great news – some awesome content for you guys! There is a group of us (likely the majority) that sit around and sulk on our phones/computers while TAS is going on in the JDM land and we’re left to dream what it would be like to walk the halls of the great brands that we often wait 3-6 months on for parts. The style and culture is something we likely will never see – it’s just not something as embraced by the North American culture like it is in Japan. We definitely try hard to mimic it, and to honour it the best we can by building cars that fit our vision of “JDM”, but it’ll never be the same. As is such, we’re often left with an imaginary taste of what it could be through pictures and social media.
But I digress… Galen (https://gawa86.wordpress.com/) has graciously offered to share some pics of his trip to Japan with me to post up. He pretty much ends up going each year and gets a lot of good photos of the stuff going down. Galen has an awesome network of friends including those in the level one group that give an insiders perspective on some of the things happening in and around the car scene there. I’m thankful he’s able to share – I think it’s worth being able to show people what’s going on from a different perspective. Every year I plan to go, something else comes up – I swear one day I’ll make it to TAS if it kills me. LOL!
The first two parts will be of the Super Street Fresh meet held in a parkade, TAS will be coming up shortly after, and then Stickydiljoe’s meet. As Galen shares, I’ll share 🙂
A shot of two level one cars – Kohei Miyata’s FC RX7 and Norifumi Kobayashi’s Accord TourerWagon with an R32 Skyline and FD RX7 in the distance.
Another shot of the pair.
A closer shot of the R32 on TE37SL’s
Wild widebody Supra on LXZ’s
Meanwhile… Outside the police were roaming…
Huge crowds outside. No racist, but I see more white people than Japanese people LOL.
A custom widebodied K-Break Prius on Work TR7 2pc wheels.
A wild GTR – not sure of the kit cause I probably can’t afford it, so I don’t ask. XP
An S15 in a colour you don’t see everyday with mild aero.
An EK on Bronze TE37’s and Toyota Crown dumped right next to it.
A Suzuki swift on bronze TE37’s over in the corner
R32 on CR’s beside an LS460. The memories…
Another R32 on OG TE37’s
A pair of Subaru Legacy wagons. One sitting low on Advan RG’s.
Sorry I don’t know what this is but it’s gangster as hell.
RB 350Z with a massive chassis-mounted GT wing with reinforcements and everything.
Side note – I remember way back when I had a J’s wing on my Civic, everyone said it was way too big. Looking back on it now, it was actually very small. Nowadays, people have wings wider and taller than it makes sense to have with reinforcement bars and crazy designs cut out of the stands and nobody bats an eye. *roll eyes*
A beautiful LB Maserati Gran Turismo. Great colour scheme – pays homage to Japan ironically enough.
Awesome vinyl work and placement IMO. Some inspiration for 2017 maybe…
One last shot. Lighting was awesome for it too.
G35/Skyline on TE37’s
More Skylines – but this time with an R34. The saying “TE37’s on everything!!!” goes well with this post.
That same G35/Skyline from the rear quarter
More shots of the widebody Supra on LXZ’s
A beautiful R32 sitting nicely on Diamond Dark Gunmetal Volk ZE40’s.
An awesome red NSX witha Taitec front bumper on TE37’s.
All by its lonesome…
More of Norifumi’s Accord wagon and Kohei FC RX7 from level one.
Arcane Legend wheels with a set of Stoptech BBK’s peeping behind.
Perfect colour combo.
With a perfect engine bay to go with it!
I believe this BMW has the RB widened fenders as well.
New gen Miata absolutely dumped on massive wheels. Insane.
We’ll finish this post off with another NSX on matte black OG TE37’s. Love me a white NSX..
Part 2 tomorrow!