It took me a damn long time to come up with that title, believe me. Even though I’m pretty sure the Miata gay/hairdresser jokes are reserved for the uneducated, you can’t help but think of them whenever you see one. I’ve been wanting a NB for a while now and this one may just put me over the edge. Firstly the over-all theme is pretty much perfect, with its military inspired greenish-mud color. As many of you know I have a deep soft spot for Watanabes and the fitment on this piece is killing. Anyone have a clue what company makes the fender flares? They sure do fit the car and its theme very well.
Anyone else peep the cable cutter on the roof?!?? Something that is used on helicopters. So dope!
Bosozoku is one ugly styling of modding. I mean, let’s all be honest here before we show our respect. It’s crazy, super duper wide fenders, wings that don’t clear most underpasses, front lips that can plow the snow off most driveways in one pass, and so on. Yes, this style of modding is something that has been in Japanese culture for generations, and for that we should all show the up-most respect for the people that do mod their cars in this way. It sure does take a ton of commitment to do such extreme modifications to a ride. But its done. On the other side of things, I could never see myself ever doing anything close to that, but you can always find inspiration and styling cue’s from these cars. That brings me to the car below. This teal 80’s goodness known as the Mark II Celica Supra we can all agree looks awesome. BUT WAIT! Look at those fenders! Them fenders are straight out the the bosozoku handbook, and hey, the car still looks really good. Simple, clean styling always seem to translate well no matter how it’s done. Then again who wouldn’t want a properly done super flaired out Supra? That’s what I thought…
Yo, this fitment is straight ignorant! (I secretly like it though) But hey, there is a small amount of ignorance that goes into cambering the crap out of your front wheels for fitment. This is pretty popular in Japan, especially street drift cars. It seems that there is a bigger contact patch when the wheels are in full lock during a drift. Not sure how true it is, but it seems to work for some drift guys. In the case of the car below, a street application, it seems to be for looks, which is cool because stance is badass (or is it?) To be honest, I dig it. It’s different without being over the top gaudy. And as far as fitment, it’s on point. Heck, look at the amount of fender work was done to make those wheels fit. That’s dedication.
Who can dig?!
I swear I could watch this video 5,000 times. I’m getting ready for round 3 as we speak. As many of you know, I have an absolute addiction with classic cars. Come to think of it we have a couple things up our sleeves for all the classic car addicts in the northeast. But that comes later. I feels like the more modern, modern cars get, the less we feel in touch with them and gravitate back to the simple machines from back in the day. I guess it’s the connection that draws us back. It’s something that really resounds in all areas in life, more it not always better.
I have an enormous amount of respect for every single one of these builders. I rather enjoy the separation of the restorers and the modifiers. I think it makes them all better at the end of the day. What do you guys like? Period correct restorations or modified classic cars?
There always seems to be cars that are released everywhere else around the world, except the States. What’s up with that?! These completely badass cars we beg and beg to have, but never get. Well, the VW Up! isn’t exactly a car anyone here in the states is begging for, but it sure does look like a really cool car. We’ve seen a couple modded in Japan and we can see that this car has some serious aftermarket potential.
I think in the tuner world we can all call the S13 a classic car. Although it isn’t all too old, there is no denying it is a staple in the sport compact world. Combining great looks with almost infinite mod capabilities, and the popularity of drifting, it is easy to see why it has become so popular. Many know that I have never been a fan of body kits, but like many things body kits are coming back in a huge way. But now it isn’t about gaudy and ridiculous kits that completely ruin the lines of the car. Now, we are seeing a ton of kits that accentuate and complement OEM lines. A kit I have fallen in love with is the Spirit Rei 180sx kit. It seems to give the car sleeker, moderns line while still keeping a very classic and aggressive looks. It is definitely at the top of my list of favorite 180sx kits. Mated with a set of beautiful Work Meister’s, set in a classic red on silver combo and you’ve got a winner all around. I have some serious amounts of want for this thangggg.
It’s pretty crazy to say, but part of my introduction into the car game was through street racing. Heck, I met a lot of friends I know now from those late nights/early mornings out watching these races. Japan is on the other side of the world but you kind of get that same vibe from this video. Everyone knows there’s a chance of getting into some serious trouble, but the thrill and the love for cars keeps everyone out. It’s definitely a completely different skill but I know its something my friends and I can relate to. Crowds dangerously close and drivers doing things that can land them in jail. But hey, it’s all for the love.
This piece was awesomely done, and so much respect to the street drifters out in Japan. I really hope to experience this first hand one day.