StanceNation G Edition Japan Coverage…Part 1…

Okay…I know that many of us would collectively cringe at the word “stance” by now but allow me to explain my reasoning behind the next series of posts. As you all know, I am a huge fan of Japanese car culture. I mean, if not for what I saw in Japan growing up, I don’t think I would be as avid of a car enthusiast as I am today. I love seeing the different styles and variations of modified vehicles that exist overseas and I always look forward to seeing what Japanese enthusiasts produce. Many of us may not enjoy the crazy trendy “stanced-out” cars that have flooded our community but when a major event happens in Japan, I like to look-in and see what hidden gems I can find. The StanceNation G Edition event in Japan was, for all intents and purposes, devoted to the group of enthusiasts who have an affinity for all things stance-related. StanceNation is huge in Japan and I often find myself seeing the site represented on various Japanese rides. Even many of my Japanese friends on Facebook are often linking to the site or posting up photos that they found on StanceNation so the chances of this event being huge was very high. After finding some photos of the event on Instagram, I think it exceeded a lot of people’s expectations because the G Edition event looked massive…

With all the cars that attended the event that day, I knew that there would be some great cars there. There was a lot of really ridiculously over-the-top “stanced” vehicles but I’ve conveniently plucked out the cars that I really enjoyed that may not be as wild or crazy as you think. There are a lot of times when I will find some great cars that you might otherwise ignore if you were easily deterred when you saw the words “stance”. Hell, I first discovered the Tactical Art guys from a similar event like this and have been overjoyed to experience their adventures in car life since then. Today, you’re going to see a little bit of everything. Some cars you will like, some you won’t, and maybe I’ll surprise you by showing you something you may not have ever seen before. Trust me, I don’t dive into a series of coverage without knowing exactly what the general response will be. I’ve been around long enough to know how people feel and how they react to certain types of posts. I don’t really care if this posts or the following ones generate a lot of traffic or not. For me, I like to post up photos that, if I were a fan and not associated with the site, I would appreciate. What is great about Japan is that there are so many unique styles of builds depending on what region the enthusiast is from. I think they all sort of converge together at an event like this because this is such a big event for Japan. Elvis Skender did a great job of putting this event together and its cool to see a homegrown site from the U.S. become such a big influence in Japan. I hope you guys enjoy the photos below, if not there will be other stuff for you to look at in the future. Just thought it’d be nice to take a step over to Japan to see some cars that you would never see here in North America…

The photos below are from Koji Karimata. You’ve seen his great work here on the site before and he is just one of maybe three photographers I like to showcase here on The Chronicles. Karimata did an excellent job and I took the time to grab all the photos I want out of his 1,500+ that he took that day. That’s how big this event was. I don’t think I’ve ever taken that many photos before at one singular event. Out of that huge set, I plucked-out about 150 photos of cars that I think we would all enjoy. I then took the time to process them and fit them to the format of this site. Thanks to Karimata-san for the great shots and all the hard work….

StanceNation G Edition Japan Coverage
Photos by Koji Karimata aka “KaRy”; Post-processing by StickyDilJoe

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Kicking off Part 1 of 3 with a shot of this Vertex Toyota Soarer drift car on bronze Volk Racing TE37s from Shoji Auto…

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UCF30 Toyota Celsior with Aimgain Euro Edition aero and BBS LM….

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Works style S30Z done in a nice two-tone colorway…

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When was the last time you saw a modded Volkswagen Sharan, or even knew of a Sharan?…

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Metallic pink K-Break Toyota Aristo demo vehicle complete with matching pink interior and pink tint…

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Left-hand drive EF Civic sedan on BBS wheels from SOUTHSIDE….

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Love how clean and subtle this custom-flared Lexus LS460 looks on deep concave Work Gnosis FCV03 wheels….

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Not sure what aero kit is on this Y32 Nissan Cima but the car looks good on Blitz Type 03 wheels and Sessions big brake kit…

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“Creamy Godzilla” R35 GTR on black Work Gnosis series wheels…

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S14 Silvia with OEM optional Navan aero and what looks to be an OEM Integra Type R lip added to the front…

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Bagged NA1 Honda NSX with retro-fitted NA2 front bumper and additional front lip. Not sure how I feel about the wheels on this NSX but the NA2 bumper and the NA1 flip lights make for a very sleek look…

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One of the really cool vehicles that you would not normally see at your typical event is this late 60’s bagged Nissan Gloria Super Deluxe. You can tell from the body lines how closely Japanese vehicles resembled American classics of that era. This one is beautifully restored and just looks right off the showroom floor…

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E30 BMW coupe on Barramundi Design Toman wheels…Not sure what front bumper that is but I’m sure one of the Euro experts can identify it…

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Love the Toyota Mark X chassis. One of those cars that I really wish had made the transition over to the U.S….

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CL7 Honda Accord Euro-R with USDM TSX front grille and BBS wheels…

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One of my favorites from the G Edition event was this boosted Lexus LS from COCKPIT PRO SHOP. I’ve never been a huge fan of the overly sporty, really aggressive VIP style that seems to be the current trend in the Japanese VIP community but this car pulls it off very well. From the custom aero to the Brembo big brakes to the concave Work Gnosis FCV01, just on point. Love everything about this…

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Another LS from COCKPIT, this one a little more mild compared to the one above…

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JZX90 Toyota Chaser drifter from LOWBRAIN on Work Meister M1Rs w/custom red caps…..If you aren’t familiar with LOWBRAIN, do a Google search on them. They are a small crew but all their cars are very similarly styled and they all match, as some traditional Japanese car crews are known to do…

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The JZX100 Chaser platform is my top 5 favorite cars of all time. I’ve always wanted one because I love the way they look from the factory and love the fact that it is essentially a 4-door Supra. This one looks sick on gunmetal Volk Racing TE37V…

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A dream car for many VIP enthusiasts would be a traditional Japanese VIP-styled Jaguar XJ. This one from Car Produce Goma-Garage looks great on SSR Professor SP3s…

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K-Break equipped Toyota Soarer on Work Zistance W10M wheels from Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture-based K’s Factory…

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S15 Silvia Spec-R Aero Version on Rays Gram Lights wheels from MCR Factory…

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Duke Dynamics widebody BMW Z4 roadster on SSR Executor CV01 wheels…

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Norifumi Kobayashi’s Honda Accord Euro Wagon from LEVEL ONE Japan on Work Emotion CR Ultimates and USDM Acura TSX front grille…

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UCF30 Celsior on Aimgain wheels from ATTRACTIVE car shop based out of Gunma Prefecture…

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Not a real big fan of this look but I thought it was interesting to see a wild VIP-styled Mercedes W140 with a ton of custom body work and gold Leon Hardiritt Ordens. The front bumper looks to be adapted from a Mode Parfume UCF30 … a little nutty but props to Yellow Shark Complete for making the attempt…

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S15 Silvia Varietta with Garage Mak Revolution Type 2 aero kit, front/rear blister fenders, and BBS LMs…

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Garage Mak Revolution 180SX with their Type 2 aero, Type 1 aero bonnet, front/rear blister fenders, rear canards, and Work Meister S1Rs…

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S15 Silvia wearing the Garage Mak Revolution Type 5 aero kit, complete blister fender set, rear canards, front carbon canards, and Volk TE37SLs….

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KB1 Honda Legend on Work Meister S1 with custom aero…

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Toyota Celsior planted to the pavement on step-lipped OZ Futuras. No aero on this one, just stock body laying on theg round with some nice 3-piece wheels…

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Clean old school Datsun Sunny Wagon on SSR MKIII…

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VIP G50 sedan on SSR Professor VF1…

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1st generation Z10 Toyota Soarer 3.0 GT looking real fresh on Panasport G7 C5C2 wheels. Motor is a twin-turbo 6M-GE with GReddy upgrades. I wonder if this is the same Soarer from years ago with HKS 7M-GTE oversized pistons and RB26 direct ignition…

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Another clean Z10 Soarer, this one on gold-faced SSR MKIII…

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JZA80 Toyota Supra with Top Secret front bumper, OEM optional sides, and polished SSR Professor SP1…

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Love the vibrant orange tone on this NB1 MX-5 Roadster seated on Work Wheel’s newest Seeker CX wheel…

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Subaru Legacy sedan on graphite Volk Racing TE37SL…

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Great radiused fender work on this Zenki S14 Silvia Navan. This is the correct way to execute good “stance” without the -85 degrees of camber…

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Aimgain UCF30 Celsior with full-red custom interior and BBS LM-R wheels. Great execution of traditional VIP style with a newer Aimgain kit…

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Custom widebody Toyota FT-86 bagged on VIP Modular wheels on display for Crystal Eye…

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Rocket Bunny Version 2 Toyota FT-86 on Work Meister M1R adorned in a soft baby blue tone…

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TRA Kyoto Rocket Bunny BMW E36 convertible from Sarto Racing…

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Turbocharged Honda Elysion mini-van. Not sure what is under the hood but these cars came with either a K24 or J30A V6. I’m thinking since it’s boosted, it’s probably a turbocharged K, which would be really interesting to see…

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Honda Integra Type R on SSR Formula Mesh wheels with matching R/C car on display…

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This BMW 335i on Work Meister S1 wheels could easily be a build that you’d find in the U.S….

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When was the last time you saw a modded Volvo V40 wagon, especially in Japan? This one, I have to admit, is pretty cool looking…

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Closing out Part 1 for now with another one of my favorites from the G Edition event, and another rarely-modded vehicle, which is this CC3 Honda Vigor on Work Meister S1 wheels. Love the color choice and the custom body work to fit the aggressive 3-piece Work wheels. I imagine if I were to ever build a Vigor, it’d probably look like this since it bears a striking resemblance in color to my old CB Accord build and I’m admittedly a huge VIP car enthusiast. Awesome job. I fucking love this thing…

That’s all for today folks. Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed the variety from the StanceNation G Edition show. Make sure to come back for more tomorrow!…

9 thoughts

  1. I’m not sure if this is still relevant, but a few years ago when intercoolers started popping up in VIP and Wagon Style magazines in Japan, a lot of them weren’t actually functional…The intercoolers were installed just for looks and wasn’t actually hooked up to anything. I remember getting a magazine about custom vans, and 8 out of 10 featured vans had intercoolers. A Japanese friend of mine spotted in one of the features the intercooler was just for style.

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