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Hilarious: Japanese custom cars

A popular Japanese TV show called Sokon Tokoro featured a couple of fantastic wacky custom cars last week:

The first car is the George Tokoro’s (the TV show host) Subaru R1 badged as a Ferrari. Not very hot. :(
But then a large line of wacky customs arrive around the corner of the stadium:
– A 1994 Cadillac limo lowrider limo with plush pink interior. The paint joib contains 11 colors!
– A dragster disguised as a tank! It is powered by jet engine capable of pushing more than 25000 hp! Even the fireproof camera can’t stand its blast! It can reach a speed of 400 km/h!
– A factory stock Campagna T-REX, but for people who do not know this bike it is certainly wacky! ;)

The second video:

More bizarre cars:
– A BMW E66 which at first sight looks quite normal. Then the Buddhist priest gets out and shows the trunk is decorated with sutras written in Swarovski crystals!
– The priest also owns this Toyota Celsior with gullwings, scissor doors and a split hood and way too many displays! Even the headrests have display panels (to watch with the eyes in the back of your head!)
– A Dekotora van with a Batman theme.
– A 1981 Daihatsu Hijet with a Rocket launcher on its back. The rocket does work and is propelled as an ordinary water-rocket!
– A replica of the Earth Defence Force’s Pointer from the Ultra Seven TV series showed in the late 1960s. The car itself is based upon the original car it was made of: the 1967 Chrysler Imperial.
– A Hitachi ASTACO of the Tokyo Fire Department immitating a giant crablike monster!

IMO they missed one car/owner in this video: Daisuke Shouten's Bosozoku styled Toyota Celsior UCF11 vip car
Daisuke Shouten’s Bosozoku styled Toyota Celsior UCF11 vip car


Popular Bosozoku cars: Nissan Fairlady S30 part 2

Some time ago we did a feature on the bosozoku style Nissan Fairlady Z S30. This week we feature a video with Daijiro Inada looking at the Nissan Fairlady Z S30 (and its successors) including a very nice bosozoku styled version of a Grand Champion Fairlady Z copy by Daisuke Shouten!

Part one:

Very funny to see Nomuken making the mistake of how to start a carburetted car: he wants to start the Fairlady by turning the ignition key. Lucky enough they show him how it is done properly. Funny enough: Daijiro Inada can’t drift, but surely he can start a carburetted car properly! :D

Part two:

Note that this bosozoku styled Fairlady Z has the rear lights of a Skyline C210 Japan and a (badly fit) G-nose. In my opinions this is one of the best looking bosozoku styled Fairlady Zs I’ve seen so far!

I posted this article earlier this week on

Hilarious: Daijiro Inada versus Bosozoku master part 3

I just couldn’t stop laughing when I watched this video!
Remember Daijiro Inada visiting the bosozoku master Daisuke Shouten in part 1 and 2? (If not, don’t worry: a reminder is in the video itself) Now Daisuke Shouten finished his project on the Toyota Celsior UCF11 (Lexus LS400 outside Japan) to create a bosozoku VIP car! Or should I rather say a bippuzoku car? Or even better: bippuzokusha!

Have a look at it yourself:

t is amazing what he did with the car: he extended the front and the back of the car to 6.7 meters! The front was replaced with a set of headligths borrowed from an early 80s Toyota Crown S110. He added another row of seats where the trunk used to be and at the rear he replaced the taillights with a set of a Nissan Skyline KPGC10 GT-R! A fridge is placed where the front passenger seat used to be. And I did spot a fax machine in it to make it a real VIP car while a 24cm steering wheel and a tsurikawa dangling from the ceiling to finish it off as a true bosozoku car! ;)

Fortunately enough I did manage to find two pictures of this car which were taken at the Massuru meeting in 2005:
Bosozoku style Celsior VIP car by Daisuke Shouten
Bosozoku style Celsior VIP car by Daisuke Shouten

Then they just pick up this girl, asking if she would like to have a ride in it. Damn, even with a bippuzoku car you can pick up girls without any trouble!

Bosozoku style Celsior VIP car by Daisuke Shouten
Bosozoku style Celsior VIP car by Daisuke Shouten

It is also really funny when they meet up with this limo driver at 7:53. The limo driver also drives a Toyota Celsior and can’t believe that the car underneath is the same! And they also get a lot of respect from the kyusha style GX61 Cresta driver at a traffic light!

Thanks to White_Raven for finding this video! :)
[I posted this article yesterday on]

Popular Bosozoku cars: Daisuke Shouten

Last week we featured three videos of Daijiro Inada and the Mark II platform. The poster of that video also posted part one of Daijiro Inada and Daisuke Shouten!

For people who are unfamiliar with him: he creates the most bizarre bosozoku rides! It is more a sport for him to create something exceptional than to perfection a zokusha into something beautiful!

Have a look at his bizarre creations:

I love the Corona JZT141 sedan! It looks bad and with the 1JZ swap it is bad!

[I posted this article earlier this week on]

Go!Go! Daijiro 3 DVD box

I’ve become quite a fan of Daijiro Inada over the past years and now I see this DVD box has become available from Video Option lately:

I really want this DVD set! Surely looks like hours and hours of fun! :)
I also spotted him visiting the workshop of Daisuke Shouten and finally we can see all his series of rides in historical cars like the older Skylines, Silvias, Levin/Trueno, etc.

Now if only the Yen would drop a bit I would be able to order this…

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