The Japanese (JDM) Car Scene.
The land of the rising sun has seemingly always had an enviable grasp on amazing modified cars. In little Britain, we have long been captivated by the crazy automotive creations coming out of Japan, thanks to the unique styles they apply to both Japanese domestics (JDM) and European cars.
The strange thing about Japan is that no matter what the rest of the world is doing, they always seem to produce the goods. World economy in turmoil? No matter, just keep building cars. Natural disasters causing widespread damage? Hell, where did I leave my 10mm spanner?
While the rest of the world ebbs and flows between varying levels commitment to the car scene, Japan never appears to lift off the pedal.
Modify Your Ego.
Modified cars have always been a subjective topic and depending on your disposition, you might even hate them a little bit. The egotistical show-goer wasn’t invented by social media and at times it feels like one big fat popularity contest...
...But, in Japan, car enthusiasts are just simply that, they just love cars. For us here at RollHard, their outlook resonates completely. We’re in this because we’re petrolheads and we bloody love classic, retro and modified cars, it really is that simple.
As you know by now, our mantra is “All Makes, All Models, One Community”, which means we like all styles and types, so to discover events around the globe serving up a decent variety of show cars makes us very happy indeed.
USDM Culture In Japan.
The interesting thing about the event we’re visiting this time, courtesy of our brilliant RH contributor Kasuga Sora, is that only cars with US spec parts are accepted to show. So this is a Japanese event with a big emphasis on USDM parts...? That certainly sounds like a potent mix to us...
You thought the movement of car parts in Japan was one-way traffic? Not so cowboy, these guys and girls have a thirst for the US stuff, too.
The name of this event is 北米野郎 which literally means “North American bastard”, a tongue-in-cheek and refreshingly lighthearted event title.
Held at the Tochigi Prefecture, this event proved once again that Japan really does have a brilliant knack for building great cars, especially those running imported USDM parts...
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