Lowrider Japan



Lowriders in Japan? There is a small lowrider subculture in Japan with it’s own  music, fashion, community and lingo. That subculture is growing thanks to car shows like the lowrider show which is held six times a year  across major cities. Classic American cars like the Chevy Impala have been imported and customized to look gorgeous  but what really sets them apart from other custom cars is what they do: hop.


Fitted with hydraulics and powerful batteries these lowriders are made to hop, jump and sometimes crash while rising several feet into the air.  Hopping contests are held at lowrider shows where judges look for maximum height without the cars breaking down.


Lowrider Japan videos

2009 Lowrider Show Tokyo
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2009 Lowrider Show Tokyo
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2008 Lowrider Show Nagoya (in Portuguese)
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3 Responses to “Lowrider Japan”

  1. kentaku Says:

    what an awesome scene, didn’t know it existed in Japan, will have to check out the next lowrider event

  2. r2d2 Says:

    its called globalization

  3. Juancho Says:

    Its called appropriation… And they’ve managed to take the cool out of the Low Rider :(

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