The start of autumn in Japan means a lot of car shows take place as the weather becomes a bit cooler. Early autumn’s lack of race events in my area was more than made up for in the amount of amazing machinery on display at various meet-ups. Most recently, Option Magazine had a meeting to commemorate their 30th Anniversary as a publication.
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I spotted this clean and simple MkIII Jetta at Hellaflush and wanted to take a closer look. I may be a bit biased, as I am the owner of a black MkIII Jetta myself, but central Japan’s ShermanOaksCustoms demonstrate how a few well-executed details and a bit of stance can go a long way.
In the second part of our look at Hellaflush Japan, we’ll continue with the huge variety of cars on display at the show’s Fuji Speedway event area. Can’t hurt to kick things off with the infamous RB30DE-powered Carbon-Z from Rocky Auto, can it? This thing is just unreal!
Hellaflush’s first big event on Japanese shores was a huge success, to say the least. While its roots come directly from Japanese custom automotive culture, the term “hellaflush” was first associated with a scene that was technically born Stateside. That said, Japan may be the place where Hellaflush is at its biggest and best.
Last weekend’s Mooneyes All Odds show was a chance to see some interesting Japanese domestic models that have almost disappeared from roads in Japan. This meet-up was all about rare and unusual JDM rides, and there were a few great examples of models that I had never seen before in real life. …And speaking of meet-ups, keep an eye out for our report on Hellaflush Japan coming soon!
We’re back with Part II of our HachiRock 2011 coverage, celebrating what many feel is one of Japan’s most legendary automobiles. Hachi-roku (and hachi-go!) owners, joined by their families and friends, came from all over Japan to share their side of AE86 life. Continue reading
One of Japan’s largest gatherings of eight-five and eight-six owners took place this week in the hills near Tokyo. It was amazing to see such a huge variety of cars come out of the woodwork, turning up by the hundreds.
Brook and Jayden Millers Mk2 Golf has become pretty well known in New Zealand and even internationally, though not to the same extent as in NZ. Earlier this year I shot these images, but never released them, it seems like time. They go hand in hand with the video I produced of the car.
The story of this ’86 started the same as many others, imported direct from Japan to be enjoyed by a budding enthusiast, young or old. Mitch Head, of Hamilton, decided as a boy watching Japanese cartoons such as Initial D, that the AE86 was the car for him, and years later he’s finally realised his dream. Continue reading