Daikoku Nights

As crazy as Daikoku PA can get on a Friday or Saturday, I’ve always preferred the more chilled atmosphere of a weekday night.

Friends meeting for a chat, relaxing, talking cars and just checking out what randomly drops by Japan’s legendary parking area.

Except last Thursday night there was a little more movement than usual, following an announcement on social media that ShirtsTuckedIn and High Top Fade would be holding a little get together. Phil and I drove down for a quick look and the atmosphere was pretty awesome as you can see in the video above. While the expected turn out of slammed ’80s rides more than materialized, there was plenty of other awesomeness that kept us entertained for hours.

We hope you enjoy this short film, a beginning to what we hope will become more prevalent on Speedhunters. Maybe next time you’ll see yours truly in front of the camera blabbering on.

Is this something you would like to see? Let us know in the comments below.

Dino Dalle Carbonare
Instagram: speedhunters_dino

Video by Phil Boquida
Instagram: phill.jp



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Definitely, something I would want to see more of!

Dino Dalle Carbonare

Good :)


Thank you for using a photo of my supra :-)

Dino Dalle Carbonare



I used to live in Sapporo for many years.
That's why my license plate is beginning with Sapporo.




Nice but, where are the enjuku s15 photos?

Dino Dalle Carbonare

This is Daikoku, i.e. Japan...


Wow thanks, haven't noticed. (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I'm simply stating that you guys covered SEMA and haven't made a post about one of the best cars there.


Adam LZ's from SEMA?


That one. Did I miss the article?


Does there need to be an article? There's enough media on that car on youtube as it is.


Does there need to be an article about Daikoku? There's enough media on that place on youtube as it is.

"Speedhunters is an international collective of photographers, writers & drivers with a shared passion for uncovering the world's most exciting car culture stories."


Gonçalo you raise an interesting point. I think the difference is that Daikoku is just the stage. In itself not necessarily a dynamic setting and yet due to the always changing and always different cars that show up, it's a source of automotive imagination around the globe.

As for the S15 I was at the unveil and I was underwhelmed. Firstly, it has been covered extensively and the way I saw it at SEMA was not much different than the hundreds of others around me. It also doesn't seem so different from any other high end build, basically an FD-spec car that a Youtuber owns. Hopefully he ends up doing something with it.

Yes, we do our best to "uncover the world's most exciting car culture stories" and the S15 didn't excite me. Everyone's taste is different, but I think Daikoku will always resonate much more than a story on a straightforward drift car.



Speedhunters needs this! Videos on car meets, features and even interviews with owners/builders/shops. It would be awesome. I know it's a lot of work but man this video turned out awesome! The talent and the diversity of car events and builds would be unlike anything else online!


For videos:
- channels like Petrolicious or Tokyo Tuner where the entire focus is on an owner, his story and his car: yes
- videos where the focus is on a general event / meet (like the above): yes
- seeing you for the sake of you: no
Focus should be the cars and their owners. If your presence can add to it, by all means. Otherwise, please refrain.


Well, Tokyo Tuner IS Ron Celestine from Speedhunters, so that should be easy enough to sort out. :)




Love it


Yes please! I really respect your input, and I found a podcast you featured in and it was a great listen. Do more of them!