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TRANSLOGIC 32: Japan, Modding

We travel to Japan for a look at some of the most innovative, interesting and insane forms of transportation in the world. First up: modding culture. The Japanese don't just modify their cars for performance and style, they trick out their scooters and cargo vans as well! http://translogic.aolautos.com/


 


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Japan Car Mod Gangs - Kaido (Highway) Racer III
A strange phenomenon occured in the 80s - the birth of the car modding genre "Kaido Racer". Kaido means Highway in Japanese. The idea was to take a regular car and make it colorful, as wildly modded as possible and often as noisy as possible. The modding isnt to make the car better - it is to take a car and turn it into a public offense. The idea was to essentially rebel against the law - the cars are illegally modded with huge tailpipes that often run directly from the engine block, massive spoilers that jut out to the point of being absurd. This modding style was popular around the Tokyo area in the 80s and like most Japanese trends, evntually died out in the larger centers....but trickled into the countryside and remained in small pockets of Japan. This footage was taken from an event that took place in Ibaragi Prefecture in 2007... a countryside province of Japan - nothing but rice fields, simple people and idiots like these guys... These car enthusiasts are usually lower income manual labour countryside types - bricklayers, builders, mechanics and such. "Hicks" would be a suitable term to describe them simply. The premise is to drive up and down the highway making a nuisance of themselves... revving the engine noisily, hanging out the window, driving slowly, swerving all over the road, causing obstructions and being defiant toward the police. Rebellion born into a very peculiar form of expression. The funniest part is that these guys are dead serious about it. This isn't funny to them - It's a lifestyle.





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ibaraki japanese vanning van pimped hiace surfbus dayvan camper
Funky pimped hiace vanning van with pink velvet interior, large double bed, wierd fake marble table, chandelier lighting, air horn...... classic 70s pimped out styling loved by the Japanese ibaraki japanese vanning van hiace surfbus dayvan camper campervan import pimped hiace





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