This past weekend was USDM Jam in Mie, Japan. I almost didn’t get coverage from this event, but luckily my friend & photographer Masaki Hamashima was able to get the time off of work to make the 2+ hour drive from Osaka to Mie. Major thanks, Masaki!
For the past 8 Years, people from all over Japan make the pilgrimage to the region of Mie (三重) for the annual USDM Jam event. When most people in the states think of USDM, we think of stock cars that just rolled out of the dealership that look bland & boring. To the Japanese, it’s more of a style. Rocking the best brands & manufacturers products that the states has to offer, but adding their own Japanese twist to it. Continue reading →
Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates in the last few weeks. I’ve been keeping busy with various things, but I finally have some down time to make a quick post. Guess who’s in a new car on Team Orange?
The Honda Accord is a car that gets overlooked all too often in the Japanese tuning scene. In a world where the Civics & Integras reign supreme, it’s hard to get noticed in a car that’s not all too popular amongst enthusiasts. When Alan Craft from Fat Four Customs & Alex Menendez took on the challenge of building on a platform that doesn’t have as much after market support, they knew they would be in for a ride.
Don’t ask me what the title of the thread stands for! That’s just what the owner of this ’95 Civic Hatch calls his car!
The Japanese import scene here in the U.S. has been focused mainly around what our Japanese counterparts are bringing to the table. Wheel fitment that seemed impossible years ago & a stance so low that the guys over at CALTRANS are going to start sending us bills for having to replace all of the road lane markers we’ve been ripping off the road with our undercarriages!
When Kohtaro Iwasa from ILLEGAL SICK CAR CREW in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, Japan put together his EG, he wanted to create a car that displayed his love for U.S. style cars & his appreciation for the JDM styling that he’s grown up around & everyone here in the states has grown to love.
So for Christmas, one of my teammates got me a very generous gift certificate to Fatlace. I decided to use it the other day to order a new sweater & 2 Slammed Society stickers. While I was ordering online & finalizing my oder, I noticed that they had an “Order Comments” section. I’m good friends the guys over at Fatlace, so I thought I’d have a little fun with them.