Stancenation Japan G Edition Yamaguchi Coverage… Part 2…

Serious FOMO is setting in right now, especially since I’d normally be in Japan right now for Golden Week and the Wekfest Japan event. With this global pandemic still hitting some countries pretty hard, Japan in particular, the border remains closed to foreign visitors which means that I’m stuck here at home. Luckily I do have some content on reserve to show you guys as I await my eventual return. This particular set of photos is from the Stancenation Japan event in Yamauchi…which happened last year, lol. I showed you guys the first half last week and today, we’re gonna look at the rest. Some of these cars actually did make it to this year’s Wekfest Japan event so that’s kinda close enough to having WFJP coverage, so we’ll just have to be satisfied with that for now. There are some pretty cool builds in this set though, so please look through it thoroughly. Huge thanks to Yasu for attending this event and taking photos for me. He even conveniently made the photos look very similar to mine so the coverage looks pretty consistent with whatever I shoot. Enjoy and share if you dig it!…

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Now here’s something you don’t see every day, a R30 Skyline GT-E-X hatchback. Definitely one of the oddballs of the Skyline family lineage that popped-up in the ’80s and an even rarer sight to see the modded…

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This particular hatchback features the single-cam turbocharged L20ET  engine, which came factory, and a stock body that has been carefully maintained over the decades. Not much done to it overall when it comes to the exterior other than suspension upgrades and a set of gold-face Work Equip 40 wheels…

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F82 M4 coupe bagged, sitting on 3-piece Work Meister S1 wheels…

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FD RX-7 with a Mazdaspeed front and golf Work VS-KF wheels…

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Nice color palette on this Suzuki Lapin build with what looks to be a Mode Parfume aero kit and two-toned Work Equip 03s…

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Not entirely sure what front lip is on this S2000, almost looks like a much more aggressive BYS for an AP1 but nonetheless, it looks good paired with Spoon Sports front fenders…

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A very aggressive fuel-saver here in the form of this custom widebody Toyota Prius. Thing looks so mean that it looks like it probably gets terrible gas mileage but doesn’t make any noise other than when it scrapes a driveway…

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You’ll be happy to know that the wild Celica that blew-up the internet years ago is still alive and well, despite all the hate and negative reactions it received during its build-up. People like what they like and if you don’t allow the criticism to get to you, you eventually come to realize that people stop talking…

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Gold S15 Silvia with factory aero and custom widebody fender work to house some deep-dish Work VS-XX wheels…

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Stancenation shows really do have quite the variety of builds and styles. You’ll get everything from that wild Celica you saw earlier to this classic Star Road S30Z…

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…somewhere in-between you’ll also see an Itasha-themed Datsun Bluebird SSS…

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…or how about an Rocket Bunny FD in yellow with 19-inch SSR Formula Mesh?…

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This ER34 Skyline was perhaps one of the more “odd” builds of the event, built and owned by an older Japanese gentleman (he’s in the photo) that resembles an old Japanese fighter plane from WWII. Not too sure what the story is behind this but the owner even dresses-up as a pilot to match the theme…

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Aluminum race bucket for driver and passenger…

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The factory dashboard is gone and replaced with a unit that resembles a plane cockpit…

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And behind the Datsun steering wheel you can see a collection of gauges and a photo from an bygone era…

Again, you just never know what you’ll come across at a car event in Japan…

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Love this classic Racing Beat livery on this Pandem FC3S RX-7 built by Racing Padock Miyoshi…

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Also from the Miyoshi camp is this Rocket Bunny FD in pink…

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Here’s a pretty good look at how the Honda Access 20th Anniversary front bumper looks on an S2000. I don’t know how I feel about it normally because the center section is supposed to be black but on a all black S2000, it actually looks pretty good…

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ZZW30 MR-S Spyder with TRD Stage 1 aero, a OEM hardtop, and Volk TE37 wheels…

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First generation Toyota Celica sitting nicely on Barramundi Design Bester forged wheels…

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Always nice to see a stock-body EK9 Civic Type R just on Work Wheels…

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Bagged Itasha-themed R34 Skyline…

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Beautifully-executed Nissan President build from Fifty50Auto that I had the opportunity to see in-person at last year’s Osaka Auto Messe event…

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TRA Kyoto Pandem BOSS FD which looks like it goes through its share of road duty judging by the rock chips and wear on the kit itself…

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Rauh-Welt Begriff custom-built Ferrari 348 which is 1 of 2 originally put together by Akira Nakai. The other one currently resides in Texas, if my memory serves…

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3.4L Ferrari Dino V8 engine with individual throttle bodies…

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Ryu Works Nissan Fairlady 280ZX Kaido Racer…

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Omori Factory GTS-II Fairlady G-Nose which features Omori’s 2870cc LY28 crossflow engine with triple Solex carbs…

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DR30 Skyline RS-Turbo styled to resemble the classic Hasemi Sport Super Silhouette Skyline race car…

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Next to it was this R31 Skyline on RS Watanabe wheels rocking a similar colorway…

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Not sure if this was supposed to be Millenium Jade on this R35 or not but it could be. It just looks a little light though…

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Super clean EF8 CR-X SiR on Racing Green Volk TE37 wheels…

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You don’t hear from VeilSide much these days and even when you do hear the name, it’s usually tied to some Japanese nostalgia, but they’re alive and well and still producing aero for modern vehicles like the FT86 chassis…

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Nissan 180SX running completel URAS Type-GT aero and Rays Gram Lights wheels at URAS’ display booth…

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C210 Skyline coupe with a front chin spoiler, over fenders, and SSR Longchamp wheels…

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This C10 Hakosuka was gorgeous, completely repainted inside and out with color-matched over fenders and Hayashi Racing wheels…

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The factory L-series engine remains but has been cleaned-up and polished with sections of the carbs redone with gold plating…

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Nothing overly aggressive or overdone with this Hakosuka. Just excellent execution, the way these cars should be done…

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Honda Integra with a USDM 98-01 Integra face with Type R front lip and Barramundi Design Eleven wheels…

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Honda NSX with some carbon aero pieces that have been coated red, put together thanks to the help of the guys from ASLAN in Osaka…

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One of my all-time favorite builds from Japan is this RB-powered PS13 Silvia coupe built by E.PRIME from Hiroshima. It’s just so well-executed and well-rounded. It’s still subtle in many ways but no part of this build was left untouched…

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Inside the tubbed and shaved engine bay is an RB25DE NEO engine featuring a custom header fabricated by E.PRIME…

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From the top side you can see the polished Trust intake and titanium intake horn. Just look at how clean that bay is…my goodness…

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I’m not totally sure what this is. I believe it is a Mercedes S-Class coupe but I could be wrong. The only thing I am sure of is that this is out of my tax bracket…

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I do, however, know what these is. Not because I am familiar with Rolls Royce Wraiths by any means, I’m just a fan of all the cars that comes out of NIZO-LOW which is the shop that put this Wraith together…

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This is not the same as the other Benz right? This must be a E-Class or E53 AMG or something along those lines. The guy in the photo is dressed well and has good taste though…

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This S13 coupe looked great, whether you’re into Itasha-style or not. I can imagine it would look great with or without the livery. Looks like it has a good collection of parts on it as well…

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Yasu’s EK9 Civic Type R displayed at the Mode Parfume booth with their front wide fenders installed along with an Exceed front lip and rear wing, also manufactured by Mode Parfume…

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Behind the front 17×9 Volk TEs are a set of neon yellow 6-pot Exceed big brakes…

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Another shot of the Omori Factory 240ZG GTS-II as it rolled-up to the front during the awards ceremony to receive its trophy…

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Of course it was already expected that the E.PRIME build would take home an award or two…

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And that brings us to the conclusion of this coverage. Hopefully I can return to Japan after the Olympics this year to get some of my own photos but there’s really no definitive answer just yet as to when the border will open back up. We shall see. In the mean time, I’ll continue to have Yasu shoot stuff for me whenever he has time. Thanks to you guys for looking and continuing to support the site!…

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