USELESSLY COOL: X71 Chaser drifter at NikkoJanuary 5, 2009 1:48 am
There’s a couple of big posts coming from last weekend’s Fluke “Tochigi Baka Matsuri” (Tochigi Idiot Festival) at Nikko Circuit, but until all the pics are ready, enjoy this quick preview of one of the more interesting cars that attended the event, this yankee-style X71 Chaser Avante.
It had almost everything on the list; old model, lowered, stretched tyres on negative offset wheels cambered to fit, musical horn, American number plate, silly shift knob etc.
It was running 185-series tyres on a collection of various Watanabe and SSR 14-inch rims, so getting it sideways was not much of a problem.
He was definitely one of the crowd favourites, mostly because he spent half his time waving, blowing his musical horn and driving really close to the people standing on the pit straight wall.
No bozosoku ever just slips the clutch and drives away. They always have to leave the line with a burnout like this, known in Japanese as a “rolling start”.Tags: Bosozoku, Chaser, q-sha, Toyota, X71
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This post was written by Alexi
he’s missing a rear plate! tell him to watch out for cops
Those Glasses/Goggles looks pretty hard.
The car looks righteous too…
ungh, bose speakers on the rear parcel shelf
Flight of the Valkyrie on loop
hell yeah nice pics alexi, bosozoku-style rocks.
DukeOfNY: the number plate on the front is wrong too. Anyway when the cops come then it’s a “rolling start”.
hahahahhahaa so fucking awesome
he has the old illinois plate!!!!!!
wow thats tough as im a nissan guy at heart but theres always room for cool old school things like that
is having an american plate “cool” in japan?
Pure gold!!!! and so is his helmet…ha ha love this car!
that’s one badass car.
X71 are even more rad then X81!
Whats up with the thing on the rear plate, I saw it on so much “old school” drift cars!
I think the swastika was a symbol of a bosozoku gang that was the focus of an old Japanese movie called “Godspeed You! Black Emperor”. So it’s kinda a JDM rebel-biker thing.
@ Warren “Whats up with the thing on the rear plate, I saw it on so much “old school” drift cars!” & Babalouie “I think the swastika was a symbol of a bosozoku gang that was the focus of an old Japanese movie called “Godspeed You! Black Emperor”. So it’s kinda a JDM rebel-biker thing.”
The Japanese swastika is known as a manji, and as far it’s use in Japanese culture, it is tied in with Buddhism. It represents Dharma, harmony & balance. When facing right it is the ura manji, which represents strength and intelligence. When it is facing left, as on the Chaser, it is the omote manji, which represents love and mercy. What it has to do with Boso-culture, I’m not sure. Anyway, it does not have the same meaning in Japan as it does in the west.
I knew it had something to do with Buddhism, I saw this sign on so much bollywood movies and stuff. As for the meaning in the West “somebody” took the sign and fucked it up like, for ever!
such a rad car, love the old school look.
my grandma had that same buddhism symbol at her house.
at first i was like wtf is she secretly a neo nazi? but the swastika is flipped the other way around.
swastika is a sign of peace in some countries 🙂