Hellaflush Japan 2011 Coverage…Part 2…

I’m glad that everyone is enjoying the coverage from Hellaflush Japan. For me personally, it was really cool to be able to see most of the cars represented in these photos because I’ve never seen them before. Today we will take a look at the rest of the photos that I got from the event. Again, special thanks to Mr. Koji Karimata for providing these awesome photos for all of us to see… Enjoy… If you missed part one, it’s directly below this post and probably the reason why these are taking a while to load haha….

This Civic immediately stood out to me while I was browsing through Karimata’s photos… It looks like a mix of Ryan Der’s white EK and another ATS member, ATS Vee’s Civic… You probably remember Ryan’s Civic because you’ve seen it plenty of times on this site but probably not Vee’s. His is a very similar color. With the wheels and brake set-up though, and especially since Ryan has now removed his C-West kit, this car definitely reminds me of his hatchback and that is a VERY good thing…I wonder what the bay looks like and what motor he is running…

Honda Inspire converted to U.S. 2nd. generation Acura TL-spec on some HRE wheels…I like the little details on it like the silver door handle frames to match the wheels and what not…cool build…

Evo 8 slammed on some SSR Professor SP3s…

This was weird/cool/strange… Note the mirrors and the exhaust coming out the rear corner… If Big Mike’s Prelude and his Accord wagon were to have a child and then later they both discovered that they were actually related, this is the inbred child it would produce…

Speaking of random combinations of things, check out this DB8 Integra…It has a Blitz-style front bumper that I haven’t seen in years, 5-Series BMW headlights, E46 BMW M3 side vents, and what looks to be some re-barreled Mugen M7s…Pretty wild look…I think those are also some Bomex sideskirts or something. Style is a little different for sure, but execution doesn’t look all that bad…Interior is a trip also…

S14 Silvia slammed on some 350Z wheels…

Oh man, I fucking love this car! Nissan R30 RS-Turbo Skyline from the 80s aka Tekkamen (鉄仮面) or “Iron Mask”… I don’t know what I love more about this thing, the fact that it has Volk TE37Vs on it, which are probably my favorite wheels at the moment, or the fact that he’s rocking a Chronicles sticker!! That’s fucking awesome…haha….Damn I wish I could see this car in person…

This one is a R31 Skyline sedan, which was the direct precursor to the R32 Skyline and the last Skyline they made before they went back to having GT-Rs….Such cool looking cars fromt he 80s man, I really dig these old Nissans. Stuff like this is what really keeps me interested in the Japanese tuning community because I just love seeing cars like this…They have like, a very distinct look to them so you automatically know what era they are from, you know what I mean? Cars these days all sort of look the same now…

EK Civic on some Hayashi Streets…I remember when HeyMikeyyyy was asking me if he should get a set of these and I was like “fuck no, you’re crazy. That’ll look retarded on your car”….I still stand by those statements today even though I really like the wheel itself…just not so much on Hondas…

Integra that’s on some pretty aggressive SSR MK2 wheels…

Very well done MK5 VW R32 that I always see in photos at various events in Japan…

This new VW Scirocco is also very nice….I like the polished OZ Futuras and the neon green accents expressed throughout the car…

This was another favorite of mine at the Hellaflush Japan event…If you don’t know what you’re looking at, this is the 2nd generation Toyota Soarer (or what we know of here as the SC300/400). This was the Soarer long before Toyota had aspirations of bringing the 3rd gen. over under the Lexus brand. It shared the same chassis with the A70 or Mark III Supra but had similar styling cues from their sedans like the Cressida, Cresta, and Toyota Mark II… This is another car like the R30/R31 Skylines that are still really cool to see modified in our day and age. I love the modern Volk TE37SLs on it as well as the red Recaros and Vertex wheel… DPK David asked me yesterday if I was Puerto Rican since I like old Toyotas and Nissans so much, haha…

This Subaru Forester is pretty sick. You don’t see these things modified very often but they definitely have a unique look to them…This car and a couple others were at the Hellaflush Japan event parked together and were all the same color…pretty cool but I wonder how long it took for them to deliberate what color all their cars were going to be…haha…

Widebody Subaru STI….Love the details like the orange and black accents. Even the Sparco seats have matching trim…

Nissan 180SX Type X on Volk TE37s…

Japanese S2000 showing American folks that you can have aggressive wheel fitment on S2Ks without have fenders that look like the Cookie Monster knawed through it…

S2000 on blue Work VS-XX…Not really sure why this photo is smaller than the other ones on this page, I think I may have been falling asleep while editing this photo…

Nissan S13 Silvia coupe with 180SX/USDM 240SX coupe front end conversion…Most would probably just think this was how the S13 240SX came in Japan but that’s certainly not the case…That’s one thing that I definitely don’t miss about the 80s automobiles though…all those fucking flip lights.. like every 2-door coupe or sportscar in the U.S. had them at the time for some reason…Makes you wonder if it was some sort of mandate made to automobile companies during that time to make cars more “aerodynamic” since the world had just gotten out of the world oil/fuel crisis of the 70s…

I believe this is an 8th generation Toyota Mark II sedan…Cool VIP/drift look to it…

Mazda Eunos Roadster…the Japanese equivalent to our Miata…

R32 Skylines will probably always be one of my favorite Skylines of all time… Doesn’t hurt that this one has TE37SLs on it and AP Racing brakes…That’s a perfect look right there. Just leave it alone and cruise in it…

Nissan Stagea on some AME Tracers and AME-sticker bombed front lip…If you guys don’t know what a Stagea is, just imagine a 4-door Skyline wagon and look up…

I don’t know what type of Toyota van this is but it’s one of the best looking vans I’ve ever seen…I know the Japanese Odyssey, Stream, and other Honda vans were great looking but I had no idea Toyota was pushing out vans like this…oh damn….

Toyota Soarer from N’s Factory…I read the description under the door and it said “N’s Factory: Total Car Life Consulting”. That’s awesome….I guess you can go to these guys for a consultation on how to build your car. I wish I would have thought of that…then the world would have 5 more crappy cars than usual…haha…

Ignore the crazy camber on this Nissan Cima for a second and take a look at the front end of the car. As you guys all know, I have a Q45 that I’ve had for a couple years and about a year or so ago, there was a huge fire at Midnight Garage and the bumper I had there was torched and destroyed. Well, besides not getting any compensation from the fucking dumb ass kid that accidently caused the fire, seeing this photo makes me especially sad because the bumper on this Nissan Cima was the exact bumper that I was searching for on Yahoo Auctions Japan for over a year. I was finally able to source one and Mastermind helped me bring it over, but then before I even had a chance to put it on, it was lost in the fire…What’s different about this bumper from most other JDM Nissan Cima bumpers is the OEM front lip on it. This lip indicates that this Cima was probably a Grand Touring model, which was a non-V8, turbo 6-cylinder version of the Cima. The owner switched over to a Zenki, non-Touring model Cima front grille, which was also what I have now, so other than the smoked fogs, black paint, and JDM headlights, that’s pretty much what my front end would have looked like. I have a complete Wald kit on my Q now but when I first purchased the bumper, I had plans to ditch the kit altogether and just rock this JDM front bumper and Grand Touring lip. Kinda still upsets me a little bit because I lost what was pretty much a 3-400 dollar bumper and never got to put it on. You guys probably don’t really care since this is a Honda site but that Grand Touring bumper and lip combo is pretty rare to find, especially in good condition…Maybe some day I’ll find another one…oh well, what can you do…it’s not everyday some jack ass starts a fire and runs away afterwards…

On a lighter note, I’m gonna close out the Hellaflush Japan coverage with my favorite Integra from Japan…

Thanks for looking…

10 thoughts

  1. “Japanese S2000 showing American folks that you can have aggressive wheel fitment on S2Ks without have fenders that look like the Cookie Monster knawed through it…”

    Real talk, that s2k is beautiful.

    Great post

  2. You must be tired, there’s some straight ugly ass rice you’re giving props to haha. Just because it’s in Japan doesn’t give it a free pass to be ugly as shit. Some dope ass rides for the most part tho

  3. funny thing is, the cars in attendance are so similar to what US built cars would look like… and what would be considered as rice in the US (m3 mirrors, blitz bodykits, green headlights) are considered hot, just because it’s in japan.

    tuning has definitely come full circle nowadays 🙂

  4. Yeah, it is an Ipsum (the green Toyota van), looks like there’s a supercharger on it! Good pics Joey! Sorry about your bumper, would have liked to see it on the your Q.

  5. lovely coverage as always brohamslice! i always forget that your roots are old toyotas and nissans. i’d like to see you in a nice 80s ride soon!

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