Slammed Society Japan 2012 Coverage…Part 1…

Haven’t really checked-in on what has been going on in the Japanese tuning community so I thought I’d bring you guys some coverage of the 2012 Slammed Society event. I believe Fatlace called this their “Hellaflush Japan” show last year but changed it over to “Slammed Society” to cater to a broader audience. By not limiting the demographic to those who are specifically into the Hellaflush style, they were able to bring in a bigger crowd of diverse vehicles. It’s always good to see the latest from that side of the automotive world because we’ve always looked to Japan for inspiration when it came to building our own cars. Things have changed over the years however and I think the U.S. and Japan are at an even playing field when it comes to style and high quality builds. Now it seems as if we are all drawing inspiration from one another and that is a great thing. I personally am always excited to see photos from their events because you just never know what you’ll find over there. There are obviously the more well-known cars from major tuning companies but from time to time, you’ll encounter some gems like the Hondas from Tactical Art. I really wish I could be there in person to experience it and maybe some day I’ll be able to just pick up and fly overseas to every major event. In the meantime, I have great photography help from guys like Koji Karimata, who has provided me with these photos today. I love using Karimata-san’s stuff on the site because I think we have a similar eye for car stuff in that he likes to cover everything. He always captures a variety to different builds and doesn’t limit himself to just one particular style. He also takes a lot of photos like I do and is very thorough when it comes to covering events. Credit goes out to him for taking the time to shoot and provide The Chronicles with this content. He usually leaves his photos untouched, which is something I really like, because I can then go through them and edit them in a way that still flows with the rest of the content from this site…

I have “Kday” coverage coming soon from Shota Mori as well but I have yet to hear back from him about the photos. He seems like a pretty busy guy but you’ll be able to stay occupied for the next couple days with this coverage from Slammed Society Japan. Make sure to check the previous posts as well if for whatever reason you missed any of the Wekfest Texas coverage. There are four parts in total so take a look at them now if you haven’t already…

The following is the first batch of photos from Fatlace’s October 6th, 2012 Slammed Society show. I can’t say I know what every car is because there are some that even I have never seen before but I’ll do my best to give you a description of what is going on in each pic…Enjoy…

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S2000 with Advan Racing TCIIIs and various J’s Racing gear (big brakes, carbon air intake…)…

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Kyusha-style C210 Skyline sedan with external oil cooler and small front/rear over fenders…

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Beautifully-executed old school 1st generation Toyota Celica aka the “Eva Celica”…

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Datsun S30Z representing Barramundi Design sitting on their “Snook” wheels…

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Hard to see but this Datsun 510 Bluebird with BRE front lip spoiler is also on Barramundi wheels…

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Really clean Volkswagen Golf slammed to the earth…

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Airrunner-bagged Toyota 86 on Work Emotion CR-Kai…

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Kei Miura’s Tra-Kyoto 6666 Customs’ Rockey Bunny Scion FR-S…Yes it is indeed a real U.S. FR-S. Why? Well, it’s cool to have a left-hand drive demo car with Scion branding but also because the FR-S is much cheaper over here in the states than the 86 is in Japan…

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RAUH-Welt Begriff’s “Rough Rhythm” Porsche Carrera 993 2S…

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Star Road Fairlady Z…

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Car Craft Boon’s EF Civic hatchback with U.S. front end conversion and OsakaJDM Loop5 wheels…You more than likely have seen this car featured in a past issue of Super Street magazine…

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Slammed Honda Accord Euro-R from JB Complete with U.S. TSX conversion…

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Pretty cool-looking Nissan Cube…

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Pumpkin-schemed Honda Stream mini-van…

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Aggressive Honda Odyssey on WEDsport SA55Ms… Love how great these vans look with just suspension and wheels…

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Slammed first generation Toyota Mark X on OEM R35 GTR wheels…

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This Zenki S14 looks unreal with Tra Kyoto aero and custom airbrushed paint. The engine bay has been sprayed entirely in a matte finish as well. Can’t say I’m a fan but it’s an insane amount of work…

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Kouki S14 Silvia wearing BN Sports aero…

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One Nissan that I always wished we had in the U.S. were the S15 Silvias. I always felt like they were one of the best Nissan sports coupes ever designed…

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EF hatchback nice and simple on Work Meister S1 2-piece wheels…

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Wild-looking Boso-styled 1st gen. Toyota Soarer on SSR Longchamp XR4s…

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Another slammed Honda Odyssey mini-van…

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RB25DET-powered C35 Nissan Laurel…

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Candy red Toyota Chaser Tourer V on SSR Professor SP3s…

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Toyota Crown Majesta on silver BBS LMs…interesting addition of the bumper-mounted flag pole…

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Another C35 Laurel, this one with a more VIP-motif…

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Loving this Subaru Legacy wagon on Advan AVS Model 5 wheels…One of my favorite wheels of all-time and one of the most utilized Advan wheels here in the state. Glad to see that they are still popular in Japan…

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Toyota Corona Mark II Grande dumped on BBS wheels… Toyota vehicle names in the 70s-80s all sounded like Starbucks drinks in Japan…

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Civic coupe on aggressively-sized SSR Longchamp XR4s…

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Toyota Crown Athlete on SSR Professor MS1…

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Toyota Altezza mildly-modded on bronze Advan RS…

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R35 GTR wheels looking good on this Nissan Elgrand van…

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Bozosoku Skyline sedan with massive over fenders and gaudy red Trust oil cooler…

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A better view of the RWB “Rough Rhythm” Porsche 996…Interesting machined-centers on the 3-piece Meister S1s…

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Volkswagen Scirocco III at the Work Wheels booth….

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Nissan 350Z convertible also representing Work Wheels Japan on Meister M1Rs…

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Honda Integra sedan looking clean and simple on silver-faced Work Meister S1…

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Honda Civic Ferio from Car Craft Boon!/OsakaJDM on their Work Wheels-manufactured Loop5 wheel…

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Another shot of Kazuhiro Furukawa’s EF hatchback…

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The other EG9 Ferio from OsakaJDM…

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E36 BMW M3 coupe on AC Schnitzer Type 1 rolling stock…

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Interesting look with the Audi RS4 wheels on this Honda Euro Wagon…

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This Accord Euro Wagon had the complete U.S. Acura TSX Wagon conversion with popular U.S. Vossen VVSCV3 wheels…

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This bright green FD3S RX-7 is one of my favorites from the Slammed Society event…

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Some Yakuza member took time out of his busy schedule to bring his big body W140 Benz to Slammed Society Japan…

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Black VIP UCF31 Celsior…

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S2000s were the most popular Honda chassis by far at the Slammed Society show… this one was hammered on the floor with the Mugen front spoiler and Volk TE37SLs…There are a ton more S2Ks to come in the posts to follow…

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This Arizona Green Tea-themed Evo made for a very unique look…Not sure how many of you feel about bagged Mitsu Evos but props to this guy for going with a different look than the usual…

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Closing out part 1 of the Japanese Slammed Society coverage with this AE86 Trueno slammed on SSR Dori Dori mesh wheels with blister fenders, black-top 4A-GE swap, and individual throttle bodies…Also not the custom header, shaved/tucked engine bay, and Ganador mirrors… Very nicely done Hachi-Roku build…

Back with more tomorrow, thanks for looking!!…

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