Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  K Day Chapter 9
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

K Day Chapter 9

Where JDM meets USDM...in Japan

Rodrez
Sep 23, 2019
Photographer: Takeshi Kobayashi

Every year you look forward to seeing the latest and greatest from Japan's mega events like Tokyo Auto Salon and Osaka Auto Messe, but there are plenty of other events that take place throughout the country that don't get nearly the same amount of attention. One such event is an all-inclusive meet that takes place every year at Sports Land Sugo's M-Park, and 2019 marked its ninth annual gathering.

K Day Chapter 9 spoon sports ek Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

K Day Chapter 9, like all previous events, is the brainchild of Takeshi Kobayashi, owner of Type K Autosource, who specializes in all things parts related, from brand new OEM parts to importing complete USDM vehicles to Japan—like some of the vehicles on display at K Day. Like Takeshi, many Japanese enthusiasts strive to own parts and vehicles intended for the U.S. market, just like the JDM craze that's long run shoulder-to-shoulder with the rise of import automotive culture in America.

K Day Chapter 9 usdm eh civic Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

Sift through the photos of any K-Day event, past or present, and you're met with plenty of left-hand drive versions of Honda's most popular models. Though the annual gathering is open to other makes and models, the Honda crowd dominates the event, row after row. Some are kept in pristine, OEM condition, while others feature a mix of Japanese and USDM aftermarket parts not unlike the builds you see Stateside.

K Day Chapter 9 usdm acura rsx Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

For Chapter 9, the event went as smooth as ever, with attendees doing exactly what was asked in order to make for a quick set up. The lines leading into Sports Land Sugo were packed with '90s-era Honda favorites but the number of more modern chassis seems to be growing. Though we weren't in attendance, Takeshi was kind enough to send over a gallery of photos to give you a look at a portion of the Honda community in Japan.

K Day Chapter 9 spoon sw388 wheels Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9
K Day Chapter 9 ek9 type r Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

It really doesn't matter what area of the globe you reside, a '90s-era Type R will always remain a special chassis whether almost stock, or completely reworked.

K Day Chapter 9 mugen dc2 type r Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9
K Day Chapter 9 mugen itr Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

This ITR has been fitted with a catalog of Mugen parts including MF10s, complete aero kit, and even the incredibly pricey vented hood.

K Day Chapter 9 takeshi kobayashi itr Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9
K Day Chapter 9 usdm ITR Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

A product of his own business, event organizer Takeshi Kobayashi brought out his USDM ITR, which he's owned for years. With only subtle changes, this DC2 will most certainly remain in his stable forever.

K Day Chapter 9 volk te37 Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9
K Day Chapter 9 turbo isuzu oasis Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

The popularity of the first-generation Honda Odyssey/Isuzu Oasis has grown, and what was once a niche segment has become somewhat of a staple.

K Day Chapter 9 honda odyssey Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9
K Day Chapter 9 desmond regamaster evos Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

Though they all have their merits, this USDM version of the Odyssey crowd at K Day C9 was our favorite, slammed on Regamaster Evo wheels

K Day Chapter 9 honda crv Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9
K Day Chapter 9 crv Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

Whether or not the overland craze will sweep through the rest of the world as aggressively as it has in the U.S. is to be determined, but in the meantime, this early and late model CR-V look to be headed that direction

K Day Chapter 9 spoon sw388s Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

This Element, sporting authentic Spoon SW388s wrapped in meaty BFGs, is right there as well.

K Day Chapter 9 ssr type Xs Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

This EF squatted on refinished SSR Type X wasn't the only car sitting just inches off the ground. Many of the participants showed up riding as low as possible.

K Day Chapter 9 mugen CRX Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

This CR-X wrapped in a classic Mugen aero kit and wing was another that sat low with its 5-lug conversion and OEM S2000 wheels.

K Day Chapter 9 l2p Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9
K Day Chapter 9 mugen rr civic Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9

Takeru Tojo arrived with the L2P crew in his Mugen RR Civic Type R, this time sporting Almighty Grey Regamaster Evos and his complete USDM rear conversion.

K Day Chapter 9 honda civic coupe Photo 73/73   |   K Day Chapter 9
By Rodrez
772 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE EVENT COVERAGE

It was an emotional ending for Gushi but one thing is clear: the fight inside of him has never been stronger.
Bob HernandezOct 22, 2019
James Deane becomes only the second driver in FD history to win 3 season championships, and the first to do it as a three-peat.
Bob HernandezOct 21, 2019
Nissan-philes converge at Irwindale for an afternoon meet 'n' mingle
Bob HernandezOct 17, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP