JEM MotorSports Presents : Junction Produce Boutique Tour - VIP Aero Body Kit Manufacture
Japan based Junction Produce is the leading manufacture of extreme luxury styling aero body kits for Nissan / Infiniti & Toyota / Lexus.
Marck takes us into Junction Produce's "Boutique" retail shop where you will find all the most luxurious vehicle accessories and upgrades to achieve that "VIP" status.
VIP Style refers to the modification of Japanese luxury automobiles to make them more fashionable and more luxurious. VIP Style are typically large, expensive, rear-wheel drive sedans, though automotive enthusiasts use other cars like minivans and Kei cars. Once associated with the yakuza, VIP Style modifications now are a subset of automotive modification.
VIP Style modifications and history have often been linked to the yakuza. It is claimed that VIP Style came to be due to the risk of gangsters riding around in high-profile European sedans like the Mercedes S-Class or the BMW 7 Series. Such cars brought increased attention from police and rival gangs. By using JDM cars with modifications associated with the creation of limousines, gangsters could avoid detection by the police and rival gangs.
Both Osaka street racers and Kanto area Bosozoku (motorcycle and moped gangs in Japan) adopted styles in different ways. Osaka street racers, after suffering numerous police crackdowns on the Hanshin Expressway in the early 1990's, turned to sedans after police targeted sport compacts as a way to cruise while remaining incognito. Many design cues were taken from Mercedes-AMG cars. Kanto area bosozoku gangs took a somewhat different approach, by modifying sedans with cut coils and mufflers and were often bold and loud known as "Yankee Style". Their styling cues were actually taken from the Super Silhouette race cars of the 70's and 80's. They also drove recklessly, such as causing traffic jams and avoiding paying tolls. To mimic their yakuza counterparts, they used large black sedans.
Automotive enthusiasts adapted beyond luxury sedans, utilizing minivans and Kei cars. One advantage presented to enthusiasts is that such modifications can make a car luxurious without being expensive.
JEM MotorSports Presents: Illegal Street Drifting - Shipping Docs of Osaka, Japan
Local street drifters of Osaka, Japan take us to an undisclosed location
near the shipping docs for some night time illegal street racing.
"Drifting" is a common excercised performed by both male & female, very
As the drifting continues into the early morning hours (4am), spectators
run frantically and attempt to flee in their less modified vehicles as
local police discover the illegal activities and raid the the location....
Video content from Strip Down Video Magazine Volume 3.
Footage filmed by Marck F. of JEM MotorSports. (JDMMondays@hotmail.com)
Filmed Summer of 2004.
JEM MotorSports Presents : Rays Engineering Company Tour
JEM MotorSports takes us Osaka, Japan to visit the industries #1 producer
of Japanese racing wheels, Rays Engineering. Across the street from their
headquarters, Rays has their very own retail shop, Rays Bros., which is
open to race fan enthusiasts to view or purchase the latest in high
performance wheel technology.
Established in 1973, Rays Engineering keeps producing the best in racing
wheels Japan has to offer.
Rays Engineering Co., Ltd. (株式会社レイズエンジニアリング,
Kabushiki-gaisha Reizu Enjiniaringu), a parent company of Rays Co., Ltd. is
a high-end Japanese wheel manufacturer for both motorsport and street use,
mostly notable for its Volk Racing flagship brand of wheels. Like GReddy to
Trust, it is a common misconception that Volk Racing is the parent company
of Rays Engineering, purely as it is its most associated with brand name.
Their wheels feature both high-tech forging and materials.
They are the current wheel suppliers to winning factory race teams of
Nissan, Honda, Toyota, and Mazda in racing series such as Super GT,
Japanese Touring Car Championship (JTCC), British Touring Car Championship
(BTCC), Formula Nippon, and Formula One.
Their Volk Racing wheels are popular with owners of sport compact and
import cars on the race and show circuits.
Rays Engineering also manufacture wheels for car manufacturers' in-house
tuning teams such as Nismo, Ralliart, STi, Mazdaspeed and Toyota Racing
Development and also supply wheels to Williams Formula One team as well as
the cars of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Volk Racing - flagship sportwheels
Gram Lights - lightweight wheels
Versus - fashion brand
Located : 7-17-5 Nagayoshi Deto Hirano-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Custom Scooters w/ Air Ride Suspension & Audio / Video Entertainment Systems - Nagoya, Japan
Came across these amazing customized scooters while attending the Cross
Five (X5) Car Show in Nagoya, Japan.
These customized gas powered motor scooters are equiped with adjustable Air
Ride Suspension, Stereo Systems, Amps, SubWoofers, Flat Screen Monitors,
Audio Video Entertainment Systems & elaboratae paint jobs and body
The Honda Ruckus was introduced to the states in 2003, perhaps in hopes
that the customized scooter trend would take off state side. Honda is
generaly ahead of the curve.
...just a matter of time before everyone else catches up. LOL!