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    Osaka Auto Messe 2018

    Osaka Auto Messe 2018

    If you're travelling in the Kansai area in February, there's a car show you don't want to miss: The Osaka Auto Messe! The Tokyo Auto Salon held earlier in January usually sets the tone on new trends but the Messe is the show for more yancha (wild) projects. 
    Last year Auto Messe was really exciting and it felt like we would be able to see more bosozoku oriented project in the future. So, naturally, we went to this edition with our hopes high... but, to be honest, left it with our belly empty. Luckily, quantity and quality are 2 different things, and we truly enjoyed seeing new faces and catch up with old friends!
      
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     Once again, Bike Factory Kittan brought a bunch of bosozoku inspired bikes. The brand, located in the northern part of Osaka, is very popular among youngsters looking for old bike parts and cool accessories. 
      
     
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     Beet is still producing a lot of parts for old bikes, but those side covers are now hard to find (disconnected)!
     
     
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     Absolutely in love with the color theme on this GS400!
      
     
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     Technical Service is famous for its incredible Candy paint jobs. Here is an example on the CBX400F they displayed at their booth.
      
     
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     This cap style helmet is very popular among bosozokus (when they wear one…). Technical Service brought some cool customized ones, including Candy Paint rare (and very expensive) models.
      
     
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    Once again, our friends from Hello Special had a large booth and brought a lot of new demo cars!
      
     
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    The famous 86 Carry has been completely redesigned, with new wide fenders, original wheels and a Deppa style spoilers.
      
     
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     The little Kei truck gives quite an impression from this angle!
       
     
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     This L50 Carry embrace the Dekotora style, but in smaller format! Very cute!
       
     
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     Oda-san (Hello Special big boss) posing next to his new "Eight Six" 14x10J wheel! Crazy!
      
     
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    New this year, a booth with Dekotora plastic models and dedicated accessories.
      
     
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     Kids could also create their own design using special pen to illuminate LEDs.
      
     
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     If you're very patience, that's how it can look like!
      
     
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     This Dekotora model is made out of paper! It even has LED's to shine in the dark!
      
     
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     Really clean Celica XX (by RIAN) with huge Takeyari muffler! It's nice to see some raw "yancha" cars at the show, while everybody else is focusing only on recent trends!
      
     
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     The WORK Equip are a perfect match for the Toyota! Nice stretch on the back too!
     
     
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    Our favorite car of the show! The Vivid Cluster Suzuki Every (van) was without a doubt the coolest car around, with a lot of nice details and a very cute livery!
      
     
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     Inspired from the Kaido Racers, the external oilcooler is a "must have" on this kind of project!
      
     
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     Love the 4 heart lights! Impossible to find nowadays!
      
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     So happy to find our original Kyoto Tsurikawa both inside and outside the car! Thank you guys! m(_ _)m
      
     
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     Once again, the beauty is in the detail!
       
     
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     The Kimono Kyoto Tsurikawa is probably our most popular model in Japan. 
     
     
    JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe Train Handle Drift Ring
     K Break is a very famous brand in the Kansai area. They've built some of the craziest VIP sedan over the past 10 years. But the shop is also famous for its modified bikes.
       
     JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe Train Handle Drift Ring
     The Liberty Walk Lamborghini Miura (based on a Ford GT40) was one the highlights of the show! Kato-san knows how to please the crowd!
     
     That's all for this year! Don't hesitate to leave a comment if you want us to cover more of the event next time or if you have any question!
    Yoroshiku!

    Fujikawaguchiko Auto Jamboree 2017

    Fujikawaguchiko Auto Jamboree 2017

    In the past few years, zokusha meets (bikes and cars) became more accepted in Japan. Thanks to smart plannings, those events are now viewed as cultural heritage and no more as gangster gathering. The Fujikawaguchiko Auto Jamboree, for instance, was organized by two of the most notorious bosozoku teams in Kanto area, Speckter and CRS, but also helped to raise founds for the protection of the Mount Fuji. 10 years ago, it would have been impossible for them bring together thousands of zoku bikes and cars like they did in Fujiten! Or at least not without dozens of Police cars joining the party! The two teams collaborated for the 4th year in a row and can now claim to be behind one of the biggest event of this kind in Japan!
    This year, we joined our friends at Hello Special for 400km road trip between Kyoto and Fujiten Snow Resort!
     
    JDM Tsurikawa Fuji Jamboree
     It's midnight, The Butaketsu is loaded and we're ready to take off!
     
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    2 cars and 1 trailer... It can only mean 1 thing: We will have to drive the Skyline Japan!
     
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    The Hello Special Japan rocks massive Liberty Walk Works fenders.. No need to say she gets a lot of attention!
     
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    Summer nights are pretty hot and humid in Japan. Without AC, long trips like this are real challenges! Windows down all the way!
     
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    Both front and rear wheels are 12J wide. Over 100km/h, you'd better keeps both hands on the steering!
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     First stop for a quick coffee...
     
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    And second stop to get some rest and breakfast. The 86Special Japan is out of this world!
      
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    Gyudon to start the day!
     
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    Checking the weather to avoid driving in the rain...
     
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     Finally reach Shin-Fuji IC! Getting some gas before heading to Fujiten resort.
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    As we approach the venue, the weather gets better and Fuji-san reveals itself. What a view!
      
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    Booth set up, now time to walk around and get some shots! 
      
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      Tsurikawas! Tsurikawas everywhere! <3
     
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    Bosozoku at heart, Kato-san from Liberty Walk wouldn't miss the Jamboree for anything in the world!
     
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    He's RX3 was the loudest and certainly the coolest machine of the event, hands down!
     
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    If you thought boso was a guy thing, think again!
     
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    Few months to wait until the next major Zokusha event (Osaka Kyusha Expo)! Stay tuned for more boso content! (^o^)/

    Osaka Auto Messe 2017

    Osaka Auto Messe 2017

    Last week-end, we did a quick stop at Intex Osaka to take the temperature of the biggest car/bike event in Kansai area and bring you some photos!
    Tiffany Long Nose GZ10
    JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
    JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
    As usual, Hello Special and Bike Factory Kittan had 2 big booths and brought hips of cool cars and bikes!
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    JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
    JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
    Oda-san, boss of Hello Special and local super star is the man behind the Kyusha Expo held in Osaka last fall. This kyusha / bosozoku oriented was a huge success and Oda-san is already planning a bigger one for this year!
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    Last but not least: LB WORKS x MIYOSHI Kaido Racer RX-3
    JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
    Till next year Messe!

    Osaka Auto Messe 2016

    Osaka Auto Messe 2016

    The 2016 Osaka Auto Messe, held at the Intex Convention Center last week has just closed it doors, but we were there to bring you back some photos! This 3 days show is the second biggest event in Japan for customs cars and bikes, right after the Tokyo Auto Salon. The flavor is quite different though, with more VIPs, Kaido Racers and Bosozoku machines. This is definitely not something we will complain about!

    The local folks from Hello Special had the coolest booth around with super cute modified Kei cars/trucks (small city cars equipped with 660cc engine) bososoku style! 

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa Hello Special booth

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa Hello Special boothHello Special is specialized in modified Kei trucks like these. Kei trucks are usually used by farmers or country side people as they are cheap and very convenient.

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa Hello Special boothHello Special girls with their cute tokko-fuku uniform.

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa Hello Special boothHello Special new demo car: Suzuki Alto with an old Nissan Hakosuka race colors.

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa Hello Special boothJDM Tsurikawa x Hello Special Special Kyoto Edition!!

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa dekotoraDekotora (Decorated truck).

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikesSome cool bosozoku bikes brought by Bike Factory Kittan.

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa kaido racerNissan Skyline "Japan" kaido racer.

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa kaido racerThose works fenders are sexy!

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM TsurikawaKei trucks with a twist.

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa kaido racerToyota Soarer GZ10 long nose!!!

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa kaido racer

    Soft, but clean, exhaust system on this one!

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku scooterNo limit! Mini scooter can also be bosozokued!

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku scooter

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku scooter

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikesBeautiful CBX400F at the K Break booth!

    Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku girlsSee you next year!