Section5 in East Japan is a car show and music festival, which is a first new event in Japan, where such a fusion was made. It was held at an university in Nasu, Tochigi. At the university, they transformed an area in a club with a DJ playing throughout the day. So, if you are into cars or the music, either can be enjoyed. Here are some of the Mazdas that came through the event, but there was plenty of other makes/models out too.
What is KINOD?
Krispy Kreme, In&Out, and Drive. It is a weekly Miata meet located in the City of Industry in California that brings out Southern California’s finest roadsters out on a weekly bases. However, on July 17th it was the KINOD 10 year anniversary meet to celebrate the history this meet has for the Miata, and the automotive community in general. Simple just a fun meet to come out and socialize.
As you can see from the pictures there were plenty of roadsters of all styles, as well as other makes that came to this event to show love.
What is Itasha style?
This Japanese term was coined to those individuals who stylized their cars with fictional anime/manga, or video game characters, which is done with the use of vinyl (stickers) throughout the entire body of the car in a Itasha livery type fashion or partial areas as you will see below.
This is definitely not everyone, but nothing really is. For Nathan Villalon’s 1st generation Mazdaspeed 3 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida; it’s the perfect blend of two of his passions: cars and anime/manga.
Like most automotive enthusiasts, Nathan drew his inspirations from Japan, but for him it was more specifically the onikyan style.
A veteran here on MazdaFitment.com, we have, Yoshiyuki Hamasaki’s 2001 Sunburst Yellow RX-7 FD3S at the Yoshima parking area with the Seto Ohashi Bridge behind.
A bunch of our Mazda Fitment Japan friends gathered together recently to put together the first Low Foot Mazda meet up held in Shizuoka, Japan.
Plenty of variety in models and style. Enjoy the photo dump from this meet up.
Garett Ferguson’s 1991 Crystal White 1.6L Miata from Alberta, Canada.
Not too long ago Nate King’s 2010 Black Mica Pearl Mazda 3 sport hatchback from Dallas, Texas looked like this: Texas MZ3. In about 6 months the car was transformed to be wider and cleaner than ever before.
Suspension was updated with stiffer rates, and a custom wide body was done by Jose Murillo at Jose’s Autobody.
So I’ve been internet friends with Ben for quite a while, and it has been really interesting to watch how his 2009 Gen 2 Mazda 6 has progressed over the years. My first thoughts when I saw his car at SoWo 2015 were that the car looks even better in person than it does in pictures. Ben has had a few phases with his big blue sedan, and I must say this is his best one yet. I remember seeing him first post his car when he was just on some Rays G35 wheels. Well, the Gen 2 Mazda 6 I can agree is a quite hard car to mod, but Ben has been able to throw his own personal taste into the platform and it has come out really well. He used to own a Volvo S60 R, so he is kind of used to coming up with new ideas for platforms that don’t have much to work with.
Since the car is a bigger body sedan Ben went more of the VIP route. He say’s, “I know the second-gen 6 is kind of a weird platform, and most people prefer either the older or newer generations – that’s why I’ve gone a quirky direction with the car. The Rapiers are definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’ve always drawn inspiration from VIP builds and these are OG VIP wheels. After mounting the Rapiers, I decided I might as well continue the gaudy theme and add chrome accents to the car like the livery and door handles. However, my wheel fitment is pretty conservative and I don’t run a lot of tire stretch or camber; this is a pretty damn heavy car and I drive 20,000 miles a year. ”
Regardless of how big the world is, you never know what will cross your path on your travels. We had the pleasure of coming across Miyata Kohei’s 1989 Millennium Jade FC3S RX-7 from Saitama, Japan.
It wasn’t too long ago that we finally met Miyata and his FC3S in Odaiba, Japan back in January 2016. And with our friend, Yuuki Kouno aka Rock Photograph, we were able to capture some photos to share.
Being attracted to the FC model even as a child, it was no wonder that Miyata ended up with one.
Introducing the limited edition Mazda Fitment onikyan plates.
These direct replacement top hats/camber plates replaces existing top hats/camber plates that have pillow ball mounts on their coilovers.
They are made of 6061 aluminum with grade 8 or above hardware.
Additional modifications needed to the center adjustment hole in order to mount the plates as well as adjust the camber beyond the range.