Kday! C6 2016 Coverage…Part 4 of 4…

Man, I’ve been so productive lately, it’s crazy. I mean, I feel like I haven’t slept a whole lot in the last few days but it is definitely worth the sacrifice to get all this content finished up from the last few weeks. Tiffanie had to go out of town for a few days to shoot a dance competition up in the Bay Area so I literally just locked myself up inside the office and cranked out a bunch of photos and video. The only time I really went out was to go home or to hang out with the Japanese visitors that we have that have stuck around since SEMA. Most of them like to stick around after all the big events have past because they really enjoy just checking out California and seeing what we normally do. I can’t help but think about how boring it must be for them since life isn’t exactly as glamorous as it appears on social media but they geniunely just have a great time doing whatever we are doing. We take them out to eat, go grab some Boba Tea after, and they have a blast. It’s crazy how easy it is for everyone to go back and forth from the two countries now because everyone just seems to know everyone and there is a legitimate bond there. I think that is why there are so many people coming over here and so many of us going to Japan every year now. It seems that that intimidation of traveling to a foreign country is gone now because of something as simple as a common bond between car enthusiasts…

It’s funny that I’m posting up the last part of the Kday! C6 coverage shot by Shota Mori because Takeshi Kobayashi, who is the creator of this event and a dear friend, is actually here in the U.S. now visiting and taking care of some business. I actually just had dinner with him yesterday, haha. It’s been a while since we’ve seen him so it is good to see him back in the States even though he missed out on Year 8, SEMA, and the Autofashion VIP Festival. Luckily there are some car events going out this weekend for him to experience at least a little bit of Cali car culture. Not that he needs it or anything, seeing as how often he’s been in the U.S. in the past few years…

I’m going to upload another Vlog to YouTube later tonight too so make sure to go check that out after you look through the photos here. It should be uploading by the time I wrap this up so your night (or morning, or day) will be filled with automotive content from both Japan and the U.S. Enjoy…

Kday! C6

Sugo Sportsland M-Park

Photos by Shota Mori (@pgm_works)

Words by StickyDilJoe

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Takeshi presenting the Type_K Autosource award to the owner of the Geo Prizm-converted Corolla. When you take the time to transform an otherwise normal Corolla into an abscure American vehicle like a Geo Prizm, I guess you really do deserve an award…

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Seriously, like everything has been converted to a USDM-spec Prizm, even the rear hatch conversion, all the body panels, and interior minus the LHD conversion…

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This fella with an Accord coupe won the “Akebono USDM” award…

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Not exactly sure what the criteria is but if it’s something along the lines of a vehicle you’d see in the background of the first “Friday” movie, then this guy definitely wins…

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Tetsuya, ever the oldest Chronicles male-model, decided to present the USDM Jam award to this Honda Inspire…

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The Inspire has seen a full exterior 3.2TL Type-S conversion on a set of Avant Garde wheels. Hiro can be seen here in the background thinking of all the #1 restaurants he eats at in the U.S….

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Spoon Sports E-AT Civic and Takeshi Kobayashi’s Acura Integra Type R from California…

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Nice to see the AT Civic out enjoying the downpour instead of being locked up on the ground floor of the Spoon Sports office…

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Takeshi’s ITR on classic Spoon SW388…

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Two collector’s items just hanging out in the rain…

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After the awards, some of the show attendees began making their journey home…

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Teru Ito and his RA3 Odyssey wearing Mugen aero stuck around after the event to hang out…

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…as did Makoto Kikuchi and his turbocharged 6-speed Mazda MPV on Volk TE37 wheels…

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This appears to be a V42 Nissan Quest mini-van that I am not entirely sure if it was ever actually sold in Japan since these things were built in Canton, Mississippi. Less mysterious and unrelated, but this is also another example of why Volk TE37 wheels look great on everything…

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Seiya Suzuki’s Mugen Integra Type R from Lowered2Perfection…

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Kohei Taguchi’s Champ White Integra Type R with BYS front bumper and Sprint Hart CP-Rs…

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Yasuhiro Hashiba’s USDM-looking Toyota Cressida which is actually a Mark II converted to spec…

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Can’t remember the last time I saw a set of Axis Touring cup wheels let alone a set this clean that resides on the other side of the world…

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Civic coupe from Akebono USDM on 5-spoke Ewings…

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Southside Auto Customs Honda Civic Wagon on refinished BBS wheels…

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USDM ED3 Civic sedan from Southside on Mugen RnR…

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A coupe of Hondas from the IBComplete car club…

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“Slammed” is an understatement for this EG Civic hatch…

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Civic hatchback rockin’ a set of SSR Mesh wheels and an OsakaJDM rear wing…

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Masaki Fukuda’s timeless EG6 Civic SiR from Lowered2Perfection on Sprint Hart CP…

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Noriyuki Ebara’s FA5 Civic SI from the United States on Black Edition Volk TEs…

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BN Sports Type 2 aero on this 180SX from FREEE’S…

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The Japanese love their lifted USDM bro trucks…

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Takeru Tojo’s Mugen RR on a perfect set of bronze Volk Racing ZE40…

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Daisuke Ito’s Mugen DC5 Integra Type R from Lowered2Perfection…

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The locals having some fun after the event ended. There are actually four people in this group photo if you didn’t notice at first…

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Japanese RR rear and USDM SI rear…

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Mugen Integras of two different generations wearing bronze Mugen MF10…

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Along with the U.S. bro trucks were your more traditional customized mini-trucks…

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The pair from Southside Auto Customs taking off and probably heading back to California since they seem to always be out here whenever I see Freddie and the Autofashion USA guys…

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Parting shot of Shota Mori’s Accord. Thank goodness for this reliable work horse which gets Mori around from event to event, all over Japan…

Thanks for looking and stay tuned for all the content coming your way in the coming days!!…

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