Word of the Day: Daikoku Futo

When is a parking lot not just a parking lot? When each weekend it serves as a beacon for the coolest cars in the greater Tokyo area. Another thing we found during our visit: ridiculously clean public bathrooms.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/phORyrc0OCI

https://www.youtube.com/embed/bVDj3ioswpg

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DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP Reader
2/4/20 9:01 a.m.

This is definitely on the check out list WHEN I make it to Japan!

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
2/4/20 9:06 a.m.

The orange car on the right, a  Borg?  What are the hoses?

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
2/4/20 9:19 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

I'm probably not the best at explaining this, but a lot of the young, hip kids are mounting their oil coolers on the front of their bumpers.

It's mainly a style choice to resemble cars in a Japanese racing series from back in the day if I'm not mistaken.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
2/4/20 9:25 a.m.

Thanks, I see it now.  Cool if you don't bump a curb or something.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/4/20 9:25 a.m.

You want a takeyari exhaust.

Yes you do.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa Reader
2/4/20 9:30 a.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

If I remember correctly, that's been the style for 20 years or more.  May depend on what you mean by back in the day, though 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
2/4/20 9:53 a.m.
914Driver said:

Thanks, I see it now.  Cool if you don't bump a curb or something.


Frankly, it's probably not even hooked up.  It's a visual reference.

 

Mr_Asa said:

In reply to Colin Wood :

If I remember correctly, that's been the style for 20 years or more.  May depend on what you mean by back in the day, though 

This.  As far as I know it's an element of - or at least common to - bosozoku.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/4/20 11:32 a.m.

That first video, though, is just pretty. 

_
_ Dork
2/4/20 12:02 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

hashiriya. Shakotan boogie (a famous Japanese manga) did a good job of showcasing the Japanese tuning culture for this "modification". 

 

since we are in this topic, does anyone here know an artist that can do this style of drawing? I'm willing to pay a good penny for their time. I want a large penciled sketch of me next to my nc, but in this art style. Put the word out, as I know quite a few that would pay in excess of $100 to have someone draw something that they would do in their spare time. (Hell, I've been toying with the idea. I do draw, just not as much as I used to!)

java230
java230 UberDork
2/4/20 2:36 p.m.

In reply to _ :

Paging OjaiM5

Take a look at his drawings in the Datsun Roadster thread.

 https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/datsun-roadster-2020-challenge-build/161581/page12/#post2917612

j_tso
j_tso Reader
2/4/20 2:58 p.m.

The roots of the bumper mounted oil coolers comes from 1970s racers like this Skyline GT-R: 

_
_ Dork
2/4/20 5:47 p.m.
java230 said:

In reply to _ :

Paging OjaiM5

Take a look at his drawings in the Datsun Roadster thread.

 https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/datsun-roadster-2020-challenge-build/161581/page12/#post2917612

Oh, he's good! I don't know if his style is like this: 

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