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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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  2. Asphalt Outlaw Hero
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 970

    Asphalt Outlaw Hero
    from Dixie

    In the past, I have been able to find Japanese magazines in large metropoliton areas like San Francisco and Los Angeles. I found thier motorcycle magazines to be excellent. They have a great appreciation of American gearhead culture.
  3. I knew that there was a following for Harleys and American automobiles but never really thought about traditional American hot rods. Thanks for the enlightenment. We have over 80 members, here on the h.a.m.b., showing thier home to be in Japan. Interesting...
  4. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,154


    I have been very fortunate to have done business with my Japanese friends for the last 20 years, exporting vintage clothing, furniture, collectables, musical gear, and some automotive goods. My last little project , a 59 Ford tu-door Ranch Wagon has moved over there as well. My experience was delightful with these honest, kind, and fun folks, they are amazing to work with. Nice to see the trad scene growing there as it is here. ~sololobo~

  5. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,644

    from east , tn.

    I have always liked thier style of panhead and shovelhead builds.:)
  6. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,620


    Man that is some cool stuff. Gotta appreciate the dedication that far away from the states...
  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker

    check out Hard Core "Rod&Kustom" semi annual magazine. most everything done half English / half Japanese.
  8. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
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    Aren't they the 51st state?
  9. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
    Posts: 2,346

    from dago ca

    I think that magazine was started by an old editor of Cruisin magazine.
    A photographer friend ZAP was shooting pictures for the first issue.
    Good to see it get such a strong following.
    19 issues!

  10. goetzcr
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
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    Ed Hines and I are in different situations. I am too young and broke for retire.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  11. I'm sitting in the airport lounge waiting for my flight to Yokohama for the Mooneyes Show this weekend.

    The hot rod and kustom kulture in Japan has to be experienced to be believed.
  12. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    Cool lookin' rag, thanks for the peak Jay.
    Hope you have a ball Carps, please post pics.
  13. jms
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 87

    from Chicago IL

    I love seeing those cars with the Japanese plates!
  14. michael037
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 320


    Hey Carps
    If you see this in time, would it be possible for you to grab a copy of this magazine for me please?
  15. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    Thanks Jay. Un-fucking-believable what they've got going on over there. Exceedingly HAMB friendly, very cool.
  16. rbantique
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    from maine

    Thanks for the heads up !!

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  17. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
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    I guess there are Car Crazy people in every country who all share the same passion many of us do.

    The difference is in the way they express their views on style and design.

    I enjoy seeing what others are building. Jimbo
  18. nori
    Joined: Mar 26, 2001
    Posts: 120


    That's mag I do not see nowadays.
    Oh !?!? the man of the cover I didn't know with Julio.

    We are defeated country cause got influence from USA .
  19. nori
    Joined: Mar 26, 2001
    Posts: 120


  20. Sorry Michael, couldn't find any copies of the mag anywhere we went, seems they sell out pretty fast.

    Mooneys had only a display copy of the l;atest issue as they too were all gone and now, so too, is their display copy gone. ;)

    I'm not home until the weekend so the pics will be later.

    However, what I can do is say WOW! what a show and what a great bunch of folks are the Mooneys team.

    Don't think I've ever seen such a vast variation in vehicle types all under one roof and not one person complaining that anything in the show didn't belong. I think there's a great lesson to be learned from our Japanese brothers right there.
  21. Y'know what was really kool? Seeing a row of Deuces all with a big 32 on the plates, courtesy of how the local system works, where the small print on the plate gives the detail and allowing that the big numbers can be duplicated across many vehicles.
  22. It was incredible standing in line at 8:00 on Sunday morning with what seemed like a million other people, most of whom spoke a different language, knowing that we were all there for the same reason. In that line I got to chat with folks from Japan, Canada, USA, Sweden, Norway, Australia, some place called Queensland ;D and a couple other countries I've never heard of.
  23. Hey Nori, you may have been influenced by USA, but you guys have taken it to a whole other level.

    Like who would ever have thought to put '59 Chevy tailamps on a '64 Dodge Dart and make it work like they grew there?

    Or who would say "I can do extraordinary kustom body and paint" then spend the next four plus years peeling every bit of sheet metal off a '59 Chevy bubble top, embossing it by hand with an incredible pattern and then putting the whole lot back together with every last ripple and bump perfectly aligned. Man that car is unbefrigginleivable!

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