Japan is such a special place. Its car culture runs so deep and is so widespread it’s almost unbelievable it manages to stay so detached from the mainstream. If you live your day to day life in Japan your exposure to cars will be very uninspiring, a sea of vans of all sizes, eco cars and the odd import make up the majority of the carscape on the roads. Ads on TV are the same, everything is eco-related, nothing that unleashes even the remotest of emotion. Dig a bit deeper however, and you will be astonished at your findings. That is what Retro Car Kings is all about. This all new program which I worked on earlier in the year will air on Discovery Channel Japan this coming Saturday at 5 pm and will showcase shops that we all know and love, places like RWB, TA-Auto and Rocky Auto as well as others we have yet to cover on Speedhunters. For now the program will only be aired in Japan but maybe will be shown elsewhere in the near future through the power of the internet.
-Dino Dalle Carbonare
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Hi awesome show where can it be downloaded from as I can't find it anywhere on torrent sites? Does Speedhunters sell it as a DVD?
Retro car kings / Japan. Finaly a show I can relate to. With a market that is largely of import car why has it taken so long to come up with a show like this one. I'm all in.
Trust Discovery to desecrate, sensationalize and turn something I like into something that will make me cringe.
Hey fellow speedhunters, take a minute and send Discovery your thoughts on the matter: http://corporate.discovery.com/contact/viewer-relations/
Like all the great japanese cars the US missed out on, once again we will be deprived of another great thing in japanese automotive culture. This would be a great hit on their Velocity channel. They can afford to show one less muscle car show (they all end up looking the same anyways, torque thrust wheels again? what a surprise!) . This and wheeler dealers for my UK fix and ill never have to change the channel
Ok , now you internet guys, listen
Somebody, some people that do anime subs perhaps? (maybe initial D fansubs) has to rip it from japanese TV and subtitle it for the rest of the world!
Why can't US Discovery Channel have car shows like this? I'm tired of all these crap car shows about a bunch of people trying to make a quick buck off crap restorations.
Really wish this was broadcasting on American cable providers! Hopefully it will be readily available to stream online. Looks pretty interesting.