Wreckin’ Meet Japan 2016 Coverage… Part 3…

What’s up all! Back again with some more coverage that I dug-up from the 2016 Wreckin’ Meet, shot by my friend Shota Mori. Today I’m actually gonna let him give you some words about the event since he was actually there. It’s all translated but I’ll try to paraphrase it as much as I can…

“I always get excited about the JDM scene in the United States. In Japan, car enthusiasts are equally as excited about USDM culture. It continues to grow day-by-day with new car owners, builders, as well as automotive photographers. Unfortunately, there are starting to become fewer and fewer events. The reason for this is due to complaints from nearby residents of the venue because of exhaust noise. It also seems that there are less spectators too, maybe because custom car culture is still commonly recognized as a negative thing by non-car people. They just don’t recognize this hobby as true culture in Japan. This time around, I introduce to everyone the Wreckin’ Meet 2016 coverage, located in Toyama Prefecture, which is about 400km (about 250 miles) from Tokyo. Toyama Prefecture is located on the west coast of Japan. The guys from Lowballers Japan are actually from here. This show is an ongoing event series continued in recent years. New school Euro cars seem to gather in large numbers for this event. There is even a building that around the venue that looks European that is popular with Euro car guys. I enjoyed the event except the weather. A big typhoon hit during the morning of the event which made it difficult to shoot without worrying about breaking the camera. I was wondering whether or not to go, but many of my friends had decided to enter their cars. Since many of my friends came from far away, I met up with them on the way to Toyama. Near Toyama is a neighboring province known as Nigata Prefecture. I have some cool friends from that area and their cars are all very clean and modified simply. Most of them have also owned their cars for a long period of time. I appreciate and respect their spirit.” -Shota Mori

WRECKIN’ MEET VOL. 5

Toyoma Prefecture, Originally hosted in September of 2016

Photos by Shota Mori (@pgm_works on Instagram)

Words by StickyDilJoe

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Pandem BMW E30 sitting pretty nicely on Volk TE37V…

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Integra with a USDM 98-01 front end conversion next to a new Honda Vezel…

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A Honda Inspire that has gone through a full USDM Acura 3.2TL changeover inside and out. The only thing missing to make this even more extensive would be the LHD conversion…

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Rare to see a modified Mitsubishi Mirage anywhere in the world that isn’t trying too hard to look like an Evolution-model. This coupe is actually quite nice hosting a set of CCW Classic forged wheels and a USDM-style look with the USDM headlights and bumpers…

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Interesting to see a B&M shifter mounted inside along with a copy of a ‘Furious 7’ DVD in the console…

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USDM rear bumper with the sidemarker lights and USDM taillights…

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It is always nice to see this duo of Honda Legends, one a coupe, one a sedan, always parked next to one another, both modeled to look a little North American with the ‘Acura’ badges up front…

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This Honda Legend Alpha Touring model is now fitted with BBS wheels in black. Notice the USDM rear sidemarker and badges…

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This sedan as looked exactly like this as long as I can remember seeing it through the years, just nice and simple lowered to fit some aggressive Regamaster EVO wheels…

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Yamaz Store brought out their USDM-styled ‘GMC W5500’ tow truck with their blue EK loaded up in the rear…

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Chiba and the X-Point/Import group displayed their own tow truck, styled to look like a ‘Staples’ delivery truck, with his K24 turbocharged Accord loaded onto it…

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Rare 90’s-era Volk Touring Evolution (TE) Fortesst wheels…

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JDM Volkswagen Bora parked next to a USDM Volkswagen R32…

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Toyota 86 on BBS LM wheels and Rocket Bunny front lip and sides…

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DC5 Integra, VW Bora, and Honda CR-Z…

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AP2 S2000 wearing a Mugen SS front bumper and bronze Mugen MF10…

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80s Hondas stick together…

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Task Ogihara’s EF that you’ve seen plenty of already throughout this series…

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Masaki Morohashi’s S13 Silvia on custom Autostrada Modena wheels…

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A Mugen-themed EK4 and first generation CR-X representing Five Mart…

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Teru Ito’s incredibly well-built RA3 Honda Odyssey with H22A manual swap…

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Another one of the Odyssey wearing full Mugen aero kit…

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Turbocharged 6-speed Mazda MPV and USDM Nissan Quest on Volk TEs…

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Burn-out remnants from the Limbo Contest…

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Hashiba’s Toyota Mark II-to-Cressida conversion…

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MSR Tanaka’s Corolla on Rotiform wheels…

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Oka’s FC3S…

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Beautifully well-kept first gen. Volkwagen Golf…

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Looking perfect on BBS RS…

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Low-angle view of the VW…

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It’s not everyday you see a USDM Toyota pick-up truck in Japan on Porsche wheels…

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Civic coupe on Sprint Hart CPR…

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MK5 Golf R32 bagged on Fifteen52 wheels…

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Cool to see a set of American-made Victory Function front fenders on this Evolution X…

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The wheels are Work-produced Mikado wheels…

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Looks like it is millimeters off the pavement…

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Shota Mori’s Accord on Sprint Hart CP…

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This widened Volkswagen Jetta looked great on the deep-dish Fifteen52 wheels and Hella DE Cat Eye headlights…

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Yuuki Takebayashi’s MK1 Golf…

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Takeshi Yamada’s MK2 Jetta also featuring the Hella DE quad-headlights…

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Airrex-bagged Corvette from WAVYSAVVY…

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Late summer vibes from the 2016 Wreckin’ Meet…

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Morohashi’s S13 again…

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Yuki Fujii’s VW Karmann Ghia on Work Carving Head 40…

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The beautiful AE86 Corollas from CAR PEACE and Inazuma Worx…

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Inazuma Worx AE86 Trueno on aggressive SSR Longchamp XR4…

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CAR PEACE AE86 Trueno…

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Trueno Coupe on Speedline Mistral wheels…

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Interior of the coupe which features a bolt-in cage and a rare BBS steering wheel…

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Closing out Part 3 with this F80 BMW static with a catalog of T-Demand suspension pieces…

That’s a wrap on Part 3. One more to go! Stay tuned!! Thanks for looking!!…

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