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REAL CAR CULTURE

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  • Micro EV Designed By “Dragon Ball” Author Akira Toriyama Is Back!

  • Decoding Sensuality: Exploring the Captivating Costumes of 2024 Osaka Auto Messe

  • Elevating Impact: Gullwing Doors and Maziora Color in ‘KAZUKUN 8181’s’ Award-Winning ‘C-HR’

  • Classic Charm: A Journey Through the Mazda Eunos Roadster’s Timeless Appeal

  • The GR Yaris Evolution: PONZ’s Journey from Daily Driver to Customized Marvel

Spirit of Microcars: A Deep Dive into the World of Mitsuoka K-3 Enthusiasts

As they say, "The Germans invented the car, the French turned it into a business, and the British play with it", and in the field of cars, Britain has long been a major hobby nation. One of the unique British car hobby cultures is the 'kit car' genre. So when you hear the word 'kit car', you first think of the UK, the home of the genre, but of course it is not exclusive to that country. In Japan, Mitsuoka Motor, well-known for its small cars, also sold kit cars.

Revving Up Commutes: A Rare Glimpse into the Honda ‘Life Light Van’

The Life Light Van is a derivative model of the Honda Life. This light van model is a rare vehicle with very few units produced. The owner, who uses such a Life Light Van for commuting, also owns several other Honda 360cc vehicles. What kind of a luxurious old car life is this?

Beyond the Ordinary: Inside the World of Ms. “Emu” and Her Mazda RX-7 Type RZ – A Legacy of Racing Excellence

Ms. "Emu", a designer who creates beautiful dresses for ballroom dancing and other events, has a Mazda RX-7 Type RZ (FD3S). The beautiful snow-white colored body with pearlescent paint is a limited edition Type RZ and is still in beautiful condition more than 20 years after its release. What was the story behind Ms. Emu's choice of this beloved car?

Highlights Of SUPER GT In 2024, According To Representative Masaaki Bando

This season's SUPER GT will open at Okayama International Circuit from 13 (Sat) to 14 (Sun) April 2024, and 2024 will mark the 30th anniversary of SUPER GT. We asked Masaaki Bandoh, a representative of the GT Association, about the highlights of this season and his outlook.

Light Up Your Drive: Exploring TISSO’s Unique Illuminated Steering Wheel Series

A world first! TISSO Japan has developed and released a glowing steering wheel. The new steering wheel will be made to order, allowing you to freely decide the contents of the text, LED color, stitch color, etc. so that you can realize a one-of-a-kind steering wheel that you will be particular about. This steering wheel, which is absolutely remarkable as an item that can maximize the owner's sense of fun, made its debut at the "Osaka Auto Messe (OAM) 2024" held in February 2024.

A Tale of Two PT Cruisers: Exploring Mr. “Macochib”s Journey

The AUTO FASHION import REAL powered by AUTO MESSE was held at Kobe Meriken Park on 3 December 2023. We spoke to the owner of Chrysler PT Cruiser Cabrio Limited at the venue of this event, to learn more.

The Ultimate Makeover: CLS-FOX Series Transforms Utility Vehicles into Style Icons

The Osaka Auto Messe (OAM) 2024 was held at Intex Osaka from 10 to 12 February 2024. One thing that stood out at the event was a kit for the Toyota TownAce/LiteAce, a new model in the CLS-FOX series from local company ESB of Osaka.

Mastering the Road: TRD’s Guide to Amplifying Fun in the Toyota 86 and Yaris

In recent years, TRD has been specializing in providing competition parts for Toyota cars in particular, and this time they brought a demo car to the works joint test drive event with a highly customized Toyota '86' and 'Yaris' with a strong motor sports feel. Here is the test drive report.

Cracking the Code: STI’s Vision for Mastering the Art of Driving

Subaru's works-based tuner, STI, has long been consistently proposing a "car that makes driving better". This means that it is important for the car to move linearly and without time lag from operation.

The TOM’S Touch: Elevating the Lexus IS300 to New Heights

TOM’S proposes a new era of sports customization Parts manufacturers and special shops generously invest […]

A Battered Skyline Sedan Turned into a Van: R32 GT-R Engine Installed!

Mr. Fujinami fell in love at first sight with a Nissan 3rd-generation C10 Skyline (a.k.a. Hakosuka) that was on the verge of being dismantled and took the plunge to purchase it. We asked the owner to tell us more about his conversion from a wrecked sedan to a van.

Timeless Treasures: The Best of Classic Cars at Wakanura Marina City

"Classic Car Fest 2024 in Wakayama Marina City" was held on 27-28 April 2024, the first half of the GW period, at the Wakayama Marina City No.1 parking lot as one of the TV Wakayama 50th Anniversary Thanks Festival events. Here is a report from the day.

Spirit of Microcars: A Deep Dive into the World of Mitsuoka K-3 Enthusiasts

As they say, "The Germans invented the car, the French turned it into a business, and the British play with it", and in the field of cars, Britain has long been a major hobby nation. One of the unique British car hobby cultures is the 'kit car' genre. So when you hear the word 'kit car', you first think of the UK, the home of the genre, but of course it is not exclusive to that country. In Japan, Mitsuoka Motor, well-known for its small cars, also sold kit cars.

Beyond Off-Road: Exploring Mitsubishi Triton’s On-Road Prowess

Mitsubishi's new pickup truck, the Triton, was introduced to the Japanese market for the first time in 13 years. We have test-driven the full-fledged off-roader, which uses a ladder frame, not only off-road but also on-road. We explore its all-round capability, which has won the author's strong praise.

Charm of the Commons: Why the Fairlady Z Nismo Stands Out

We took a long-distance test drive of the Nissan Fairlady Z Nismo, a hot 2024 model that has appeared amid a lack of progress in new car deliveries. We report on the Z's "genuine tuning car" capabilities, which has attracted a great deal of attention as a "well-loved affordable sports car".

Legacy of Power: The Corvette’s Mid-Engine Revolution

The Corvette Z06, a high-performance model of the current C8 Corvette with a new midship layout, is the result of 70 years of evolution by Chevrolet Corvette. Jun Nishikawa has enjoyed its driving experience while looking back at the history surrounding the Corvette from the eve of its birth.

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