Saw this on another board. People have been asking what this is in the "2010 trends" thread, so I thought I'd make an appearance thread about it. I suppose it's like any other wacky JDM style (i.e. shakotan, yanky, vanning-zoku, Dekotora, etc), but I think this one is tits.
I first stumbled across this back in July on the Japanese RS Watanabe website in the "owner car" section.
It's been referred to as "Youga Base" style, "Hentai Vans", and a few other things, but apparently they just refer to their cars as "Dajjibans", or Dodge Vans. The Katakana to search for is "ƒ_ƒbƒWƒoƒ“".
If anyone finds any new blogs, sites, or images related to the Dajjiban thing, post them in here. I want moar.
-Dodge Vans (I've yet to see anything else, but maybe they don't get other American vans over there)
-Deep dish low-offset wheels (often 6-lug RS Wats, but I've seen Diamonds and others)
-White lettered tires
-minimalist interiors (CF, racing wheels, not typical van stuff, lots of period American stickers, very eclectic)
-V8 performance mods
They appear to be actually tracking these vans, which is absurd, but ****ing rad.
Here's the "Youga Base" blog site:
Some of the images I've found (I've saved tons):
Trackday at Ebisu Circuit. Obviously didn't work out so well for everyone, lol.
Is this normal engine placement? Really this far back? I guess the hoods are so short..
Suspension shots: (I wonder if it's the same "swift" that makes bike shocks)
The ubiquitous Youga Base tag:
I want this shirt so bad:
Again, people are probably going to hate this to death, but I thought it was something new. So JDM it's USDM, lol.
Funny perv references/Engrish:
Olive drab makes it look like a transport vehicle from "08th MS Team" or something.
I have to look and see if the USDM vans have these same tails. Looks different for some reason.
Guy built a model of his van: