October 17, 2010
ferrari, is, lexus, lexus is, mazda, rx7, shinjuku, white, yakuza, yellow, yellow lexus
I haven’t seen many cars too out of the ordinary here yet, but it’s getting there. Here are two that I saw, one quite a while ago and the other more recently. They’re more typical sports cars I’m into, and want to see more of, but I haven’t seen much yet, still not sure when I’ll get a chance to visit a track.
By the way, me and some friends have pretty much deduced that the spot where we kept seeing Ferraris (there was a black one, in the SAME spot, by the SAME shop as the white one I have pictured here) is a yakuza hang out. So I’m probably going to stop taking pictures of yakuza cars.
“What? How do you know they’re Yakuza? You’re just making things up! Aren’t you a BBMIJ, can’t you take care of yourself? Don’t be so chicken!” — If this is something you would say, my resposne is: Just the possibility of me being right is enough to deter me completely. Also, I get the disturbing feeling that Yakuza are even more brutal than some other crime syndicates, since the japanese love to take things to the next level.
Well anyway, here non-Yakuza cars I spotted…
Oh, please note, I’m in-between Photoshops right now, so the brushing was done with paint.
A yellow lexus I spotted in Shinjuku. This picture doesn't do the car justice... It had a lot of LED/NEON lights and other color touches everywhere... Very Unique. Very hard to screw up an IS.
A white RX7 I spotted on my way to try to find a festival (which I failed in doing, but more on that later)... It went by me pretty quick, but I managed to at least get this shot.
Pretty much the back of that same lexus. It was actually pretty difficult to get this shot, because that was a very active crosswalk.
September 20, 2010
econoboxes, mazda, miata, s14, s15, s2000, s2k, silvia, subaru, subaru wrx, vip, vip style, wrx
It’s become apparent that I’ll need to do these car snaps not as feature based, but probably day/time based. I came across 4 or so cars today that I thought were worth snapping, so it looks like I’m going to have a lot of content car-wise for the future.
A note on the cars I’ve seen so far in japan, however. The majority of them are econoboxes. By far and large they’re all Mazda 3/demio/something even smaller, and boxy econoboxes that probably seat around 5. These cars, I just happened to run across.
I thought this miata was snap worthy because I'm relatively sure it's running some sort of staggered setup.... It looks like 14 inch BBS mesh in the front along with 15 inch BBS mesh in the rear. Just a stock looking miata that is great looking.
The first S15 I have seen in Japan. Being a former S14 owner myself, this car brings special memories to mind for me... Ah, Silvias.
Though S2Ks are nothing new, I thought this one was snappable because of it's stock look, but obviously not very stock rear wing. I definitely wouldn't mind a low-key S2K like that one.
I'm a WRX Fan myself, it's definitely one of my dream cars, but I though this car in particular was snap-worthy because of how clean it was. Just a simple debadge and some nice rims, and probably the stock paint job, and this car already looks sweet.
And last but definitely not least:
This car is definitely the most interesting car I saw today. Usually, I am not a fan of 22s or big rims on a car, but if it MUST be done, I tend towards having the car lowered to flush, rather than raised to fugly.
Hope you enjoyed some of these snaps, though a lot of them are US-findable, I think the au-naturel feel of the pictures is something special.
September 19, 2010
Car Snap, Car Snap Feature, FD, fd3s, mazda, rx-7, rx7
Yet another section/category of BBMIJ I’d like to kick off is the Car Snap section. If I happen to get a picture of an awesome car I see, I’ll post it up here. That includes cambered out VIP cars or janky Ricers and everything in between.
Not sure if I’ve stated it formally or anything, but I love cars and love working on them. I’ve owned a bunch, and I can safely say I’ve never regretted a purchase, no matter what others might say (not a lot are supportive of this hobby of mine).
Well, it’s not much, but heres a quick snap of the FD I saw today.
For those who might not be into car stuff, this is a Mazda RX7 FD3S, produced from 1992-2002 (though I’m not sure about it being produced all the way up to 2002… that’s what wiki says)
A nicely done FD I saw around my neighborhood
Note – Now and forever onward, all the license plates of cars I post will be scraped (hopefully nicely, as Japanese plates are a LOT easier to photochop than US plates). Though it might seem a bit contradictory, I want to leave the owners anonymity intact. It’s what I would want done for my car, so I will do it for all others.