Kanjo Racing in OSAKA

Wednesday 26 December, 2012 | By Edo

I first came across this style of racing some years ago watching the classic JDM Insider video. Now of course we all know street racing is bad, dangerous and you shouldn’t do it, but something about it never fails to captivate my attention. Much like this video from XCARFilms, where they interview Kazuhiro Furakawa of Car Craft Boon. Kanjo racing reminds me very much so of how things used to go down back in the day here in the tri-state. Crazy highway runs from Zerega to Hunts Point ave, wild high-speed chase downs on the 87 and just about any other highway in and around NYC, those were the days. Another similarity are the Hondas. Just about every weekend when I would head out to the races, Hondas out numbered all others. The following behind the H badge is 2nd to none even to this day. In this video, it’s interesting to hear how a Kanjo racer has evolved over time. How he’s a bit more interested in racing on the circuit vs the street. I guess the same has happened to lots of other street racers as life goes on. Times change but car life never dies.

About the author

Co-Founder/Creative Director, Edwin has been applying his years of experience in the graphic/web design + development to SNTRL since day one. Highly interested in all forms of sub-culture, especially JDM cars, fighting games, street art, street wear, and the fascinating world of Dubstep. Follow @yo_edo to keep up with his quirky tweets about daily life in NYC.


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