Japan never ceases to amaze us. It's a country that embraces culture from abroad, and for many just imitating a style isn't good enough—they have to live and breathe it. This is how they show respect and how the guys in the lowrider community do it there. From the clothes they rock, the music they listen to, and even down to their tattoos, it all pays homage to a car culture that was born in Southern California 60 years ago. The main series that showcases this culture is the Lowrider Super Show, which hosts two events each year. The first is held in Nagoya at Port Messe Convention Center (same venue as Wekfest Japan), and the second held later in the year at Makuhari Messe (the same venue as Tokyo Auto Salon).
Last March in Nagoya, there was plenty to marvel at with the show's exceptional cars, bikes and trucks, plus a very entertaining hopping competition. The competition pitted two cars against each other to see who could jump the highest and the longest for 40 seconds. This did cause some damage, with one car breaking its front suspension arms and others losing various bits and pieces off their cars, but it was all in good fun and for the love of the game.
As expected from any top lowrider show in America, the cars in Japan were equally immaculate with fully chromed suspensions and engines, along with spotless undercarriages. While it's unorthodox to find lowrider coverage in Super Street, seeing such a passionate community of car enthusiasts is again testament to why we love and appreciate Japan so much.