Speechless. Parliament Car Club, Japan.

All I could do was stare. 
I had seen pictures of these 2 Lowriders online and in print, seeing them in person was completely different from that. 
Perfect tape lines, dimension, asymmetrical styling that was complementary. It was 1970 and futuristic. 


Classic Legends, Maria Rosa.

I was overwhelmed with all of the amazing cars at the Classic Legends car show. Row after row of candy covered American Lowriders, in Japan! Walking down one isle this Monte Carlo named Maria Rosa, stopped me in my tracks.  Owned by Atushi Takasawa , he is a member of Lafelis Car Club. This Monte had the look that I remember very well.  In the early days people were buying new or near new cars, installing “lifts”, spokes, and sometimes they painted their new ride. Clean original paint was acceptable, but it had to be a nice color, maybe with some “stripes” added to enhance the look. For little money you had a nice ride. This car hit that nail square on the head. Not over done, simple and understated, classic good style. There were a few guys standing near the car setting up it up for display, a Lowrider pit crew, if you will. I am sure one of them was the owner, but all of them wore a huge smile as I took pictures, they were all proud of the car.

 This is one car I really would liked to have seen cruising at night under Tokyo street lights.

this picture from NG Araki

Atushi Takasawa, owner on the left.


Classic Legends Show, Nagoya Japan Part 4

Here is more coverage on the Classic Legends show, Nagoya, Japan.
My entire trip was filled with good times and great people and its hard to break it down into just a few blog posts, but I'll try.

This time, I'll post some random cars that caught my eye. 
More to come.
Happy Hoppy



                                                                       Blue Jewel II
                                                    Built by, Koji Kitanoya, Ecstasy Car Club

Show car, transformer or Radical custom? In a world of pampered trailer queens, this over the top Lowrider gets driven. A LOT! Imagination, courage and a lot of cutting blades went into this creation.


Classics Legends in the park, Locos United.

Classic Legends Lowrider & Kustom show, Japan.

On Saturday March 7th the day before the big show we were treated to an outdoor show sponsored by Classic Legends association and Old Memories CC Japan. Together they presented the Locos United show in the Aichi Tokoname Rinku bay area.

please check out,            http://classiclegends.jp/locosunited        for more information.

Situated along the shoreline of the Nagoya bay, it was a perfect location for an outdoor show. Music, BBQ, Hot soup, ( it was a little cold ) and great tacos!

And there were some cool cars too!

This first picture is Mr. Howard Gribble.
I had an opportunity to talk to Howard in Nagoya. He is such a great man and a wealth of knowledge. A car enthuisest and photographer, his collection of lowrider photography spans more then 5 decades and he often shares them with us. Thank you for your time and for attending the show.

Happy Hoppy