For this week’s edition of the Thursday Shoutout we return again to Japan for the third volume of our all-Japan readers ride series. As usual, there’s a great mix of machines being submitted by our readers from across Japan.
Here they are!
(Above) JZX90 Mark II, Tomohiro Matsumoto from Hokkaido
Mazda Millenia, Kenji Takazawa from Saitama
Z33 Fairlady Z, “hi-de.i.3213″ from Yamaguchi
GX71 Mark II, Yoshida-san from Kyoto
CD8 Honda Accord SiR , Umeda-san from Ibaraki
Mercedes Benz CLS , Takehiro Nitta from Hokkaido
S14 Silvia, Rikuma Kitakata from Tokyo
F50 Nissan Cima, Futoshima-san from Aichi
R32 Skyline, Takaaki Takata from Kyoto
GX71 Mark II, “kunikuni” from Tochigi
Alfa Romeo GTVB, Kouichi Niitsuma from Saitama
Toyota Succeed, 3939saku from Hokkaido
S15 Silvia, Hiroshi Maeda
Toyota Sports 800, Ishiguro-san from Aichi
GC8 Impreza, Kana Taiki from Nagano
171 Toyota Crown, Auto Garage Red K from Chiba
Honda Prelude, “lp.fm.al.786″ from Yamanashi
JZX100 Mark II, Ryota Maeda from Kyoto
Hokkaido has a surprisingly strong scene, it seems. I'll have to check into it when I'm over there next month.And that Sports 800 looks awesome! I'm working on one now for the Lane Motor Museum.
i love the cars really love the fact that there are no gtrs,evos,rx7,and other very common cars i love to see other platforms. i Really love the mazda !! can you do a feature on that ??
I love Japanese rides (trust me I really do) but you should just include these car into the international list with the other countries.
If you guys are getting heaps of Japanese rides and rides from everywhere else, I'd like to see this segment split into two each week. i.e. one Jap specific and one for the rest of us. Just a thought . keep up the good work. Peace
The "hellaflush" trend actually originated from Japan's VIP cars and maybe even further back to bozuku styling. It could also be attributed to the Volkswagen tuning scene. The VIP scene went from strictly big body, JDM sedans (Crown, Cima, etc.) in either black or white to including kei cars and different paint schemes. Once that started to evolve you started to see that styling applied to many different cars. The American tuning scene was just starting to catch on to VIP at the time and really, it just went from there. And with the internet car scene growing every day, it really is no surprise to see all different styles being melded together across continents.
Sweet 800, and JZXs are always cool, but I think the F50 Cima on GTR wheels is my personal favourite...
I love every single one of them! All the details are great, except for the North American style influence, like some of you said... those stickers and roof racks... they look very ugly.
The Sports 800 was unexpected; it looks sweet! GX71s are always badass, the Prelude is cool, Mark IIs are always welcome, the Millenia looks very smooth... I could go on and on.
Diggin' the Accord and the Succeed.
I have to agree with what people are saying though, too much 'Flush' influence on these cars. That' s what the internet does sometimes...
Whats with all this American influence on Japan?? I used to LOVE every different part of the Japanese car scene, but this hellaflush / Cali influence in Japan seems so backward to me
@Jmayhem Or maybe not everyone is obsessed with how many stickers is on the car. This bizarre hysteria has came out from America. Maybe in Japan they just don't give a damn about that.
That's something we've been considering, though it obviously depends on the volume of submissions :)
@Bro5 true...but they still seem to do a better job!! look at that Z33 and the JZX100 mark 2 at the bottom looks sick!
@Bro5 Yeah its better than altezza tail lights but not much...soon this stupid fatlace/hellflush/illest crap will be remember as a time when an earlier decade was hellalame. Like how we look at early 2000s rice. z3 fenders, carbon fiber wings, and altezza tails. Kinda embarressing to car culture. Japan style has always been way better than North America style japanese-car-tuning, everybody knows. Its too bad Japan has fell for a North American fad.