Japan Car Mod Gangs - Kaido (Highway) Racer II
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.
Nürburgring Nordschleife Mazda RX-7 FD3S onboard
first time since 2011...
a busy day with lots of traffic.this is my 3rd lap with this car,
trying to keep it easy.BTG time on a clean lap would be something around
specs: too much to list so i just name the most important
-type R2 94 model
-single turbo T04E garrett with
everything necessary+apexi power FC
- firstname.lastname@example.org bar Boost
-stock suspension (which is too soft, especially in the rear)
-complete new rear bushes(most of them PU)+megan racing toe arms
-exedy stage 2 clutch
-complete 3inch Exhaust with burdinski
muffler (db-killer removed)
-falken fk452 street tyres (235 front, 255 back 17inch)
-hawk brake discs and pads (which were totally destroyed in the front after
4 laps because of faulty calipers!)
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