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Six times a year in Japan, a lowrider car show is held in major cities. The Japan Tour starts and ends in Makuhari Messe in Makuhari, Chiba where these photos were taken on Nov. 23, 2008.
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This was the final show of the Japan Tour in 2008. There were over 150 cars displayed at the show. Admission was 4,000 yen at the door.
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The cars were all glossy and colorful, very nice.
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The metallic flake paint job on this car was great.
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Twin Bel Airs
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Chevy Impalas. I'd never seen so many Impalas in my life.
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The Chevrolet Impala was by far the most common or popular lowrider car at the show.
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Very nice color scheme.
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Chevy logo
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Show car with floor mirror. Note that this show does not feature female attendants, models, or "companions."
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Pretty in pink.
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An Impala even for a little one.
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Lowrider toy cars too.
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Mark of an Impala.
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Bel Air fin
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1972 Buick Riviera, one of my all-time favorites, lowrider or not.
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Such distinctive styling. It's such a huge car, with only two doors.
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1972 Buick Riviera
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"Boat tail" of a 1972 Buick Riviera. They long stopped making cars like this.
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Inside 1972 Buick Riviera
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1967 Buick Riviera looking like a manta ray.1 comments
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In the 1960s and 1970s, cars had distinguishing designs. But today, most cars look almost the same.
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Even the engine is sparkling clean. Is that a gold-plated radiator hose??
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Honda Civic
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Honda Civic, one of the few Japanese cars at the show.
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The highlight of the show was the hydraulics competition where we could see car hopping during most of the day.
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They are measuring the height of the hop.
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This is what a hopping car looks like underneath.
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This one came pretty close to the spectator seats.
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Sexy MC. It was pretty cold that Nov. day.
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A woman car hopper.
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Cadillac
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A double car hop battle.
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Ready to hop
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This guy busted a pipe while hopping.
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Busted pipe leaking.
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Double car hop battle.
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Also see this car hopping with my YouTube video here.
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This car hopped high enough to stand on its rear end to show a holiday greeting.
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The climax was this small truck dancing via remote control. See my YouTube video here.
   
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