Tokyo Auto-Otaku 2017: Hardcore Tokyo Fresh Meet-Part 4, Big muscle.

Car culture is a wonderful but strange thing isnt’ it? On one side, you have a whole battalion of personnel who flew over to Japan and in the process, acquired the JDM ride of their dreams. On the other side, you have another bunch of people who have totally fallen in love with the cars from across the globe and have not just only embraced the machines but also the lifestyles associated with them.  (If you’re not convinced, drop by a Mooneyes Japan show!)

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Perhaps it’s just a very human trait, to want something that we deem to be rather rare, unique and special. Isn’t that why we sometimes fettle with our cars in the first place? To stand out from the crowd, to personalise (however mild or wild) and create a car that speaks to us?

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This year’s Fresh Meet had a very strong contingent of USDM Power. In a sea of white econo-boxy kei cars, there really is no denying that driving a big muscle V8 around is one of the ultimate expressions of being different, perhaps, even to the point of defiance.

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One of them was being driven by a lovely looking lady too.

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I’m ready to admit, if i had access to LHD cars like these back in Singapore (without the insane punitive taxes of course). I would very likely have picked one up, there’s just nothing like cruising around in a big fat rumbly V8 stuffed with torque.

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I love these things. Sorry Captain Planet.

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Then this came in…

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What car is it???

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Viper!!!

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I really should rent a car for a future trip and make a drive down to this mystical place called Daikoku.

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No replacement for blah blah blah… I’m sure you know the drill…

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Then there were two.

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What car is it???

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Viper!!!

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USDM crew.

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Don’t ask me why but i get the biggest smile when i see these old muscle cars. There’s just something about ’em. I’d gladly sell my cars for an old American V8 machine, maybe a Roadrunner, just to have that cartoon sticker. I mean, seriously, a car with a Looney Tunes character as an insignia, how hilarious is that?

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Then this Charger came in. I was floored.

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Gimme!!!

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Take that popo! 😛

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Cars like these make me hyperventilate.

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Very clean truck.

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When you are in one of the capitals of the car culture World, there really is something for everyone don’t you think?

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