The Cal-look Lounge
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 22, 2020, 19:36:04 pm

Login with username, password and session length
Thank you for your support!
Search:     Advanced search
345967 Posts in 27696 Topics by 6488 Members
Latest Member: fff
* Home This Year's European Top 20 lists All Time European Top 20 lists Search Login Register
+  The Cal-look Lounge
|-+  Cal-look/High Performance
| |-+  Cal-look
| | |-+  Japanese cal-lookers
« previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 Print
Author Topic: Japanese cal-lookers  (Read 14224 times)
sam P
Full Member
***
Posts: 123



« on: January 20, 2008, 16:45:04 pm »

I'm allways interested to see what they're building over there. Their cars always seem to have a slightly different styling than most european/US built cars.
Very inspirational, sometimes even controversial, but always exciting to look at.
Too bad it's hard to find pictures of these cars on the net or in magazines because most of them are in japanese.
Any Japanese loungers over here??
Anyone got some more pictures/info?

Some examples:


Logged

sam P
Full Member
***
Posts: 123



« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 16:53:14 pm »


Some of them walking the thin line between cal-look and custom...

More:
Logged

beetletom
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1669



« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 17:24:04 pm »

VERY cool!!!

love the green oval with green perspex lenses!!

and the J bars! (or nerf bars, or whatever they are called!)
Logged
bathing ape
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 334



« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 17:26:58 pm »

yeah! i like the green one on fuchs too
Logged
javabug
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2102


WHAT'S UP WID DA BOOM BOOM???


« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 17:46:36 pm »

That orange car is killer...love the wheels.  Also the pale yellow car is great.  I'm hoping to do a slick '67 in Yukon Yellow sometime down the road. 
Logged

Mike H.

Sven was right.
jick
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1253



« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 17:57:53 pm »

yeah, those cars are cool!

it's great to see an another angle on the look, i'd love to see more people over here experimenting with the look like that....

Logged

louisb
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3277


Runs with Scissors


« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008, 18:39:59 pm »

The Japanese make some killer cars.


--louis
Logged

Louis Brooks

The Beatings Will Continue Until Moral Improves!
Diederick/DVK
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3693


They're never done till they're sold


WWW
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2008, 20:35:40 pm »

are those 14" fuchs on the front of the green looker?
Logged

Diederick
 -
Proud member of:
DVK ~ Der Vollgas Kreuzers
Stephan S
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 500



« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2008, 20:48:26 pm »

I'm allways interested to see what they're building over there. Their cars always seem to have a slightly different styling than most european/US built cars.
Very inspirational, sometimes even controversial, but always exciting to look at.
Too bad it's hard to find pictures of these cars on the net or in magazines because most of them are in japanese.
Any Japanese loungers over here??
Anyone got some more pictures/info?

Some examples:

Yellow car: that's Kei Hasegawa's Bug. He recently got rid of the body and changed it to a '51 model! Car is still the same color and was featured in Hot VWs and Ultra VW (March 2007). Engine is a 2-liter with IDAs.

Green car: Koishi's Endo's Oval. One of the fastest street-driven VWs in Japan, with Nao Fujita's Oval. Runs on cool 15-inch Radir rims.

2 race cars: both cars belong to Mr. Komori. I'm pretty sure Nao is driving one of them in this pic!
Logged

Der Kleiner Panzers
Stephan S
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 500



« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2008, 20:49:55 pm »


Some of them walking the thin line between cal-look and custom...

More:

All these cars belong to Der Winning Bug, a club based in Japan. Check out both the Feb. '08 Hot VWs and Feb. '08 Ultra VW (should be out in a few days!) for some info about this club!
Logged

Der Kleiner Panzers
sam P
Full Member
***
Posts: 123



« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2008, 20:54:33 pm »

Thanks for the info Stephan!
Quote
Yellow car: that's Kei Hasegawa's Bug. He recently got rid of the body and changed it to a '51 model! Car is still the same color and was featured in Hot VWs and Ultra VW (March 2007). Engine is a 2-liter with IDAs.
Yeah, I  was wondering if it was the same car when I saw this pic:

Logged

nicolas
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3926



« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2008, 21:43:15 pm »

my first volksworld mag featured a very nice green japanese car with yellow tinted windows. maybe someone has a picture. and yes they are influenced by other aspects off callook. nice to see some change.
Logged
Diederick/DVK
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3693


They're never done till they're sold


WWW
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2008, 22:10:18 pm »

sam, no that's a split. it was in ultra some months ago.
a split with upright fenders, you don't see many of those  Cheesy
but it sure means business by the looks of it!!

p.s. can anyone tell me about the fuchs of the green oval, what size are they? i see some late 15x6 in the rear i think...
Logged

Diederick
 -
Proud member of:
DVK ~ Der Vollgas Kreuzers
roland
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1197


lates are the new splits...


WWW
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2008, 22:14:19 pm »

I'd say 4.5 & 6 earlies..
Logged

Glitter don't make you faster.
henk
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 638


« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2008, 22:18:34 pm »

here are a few more
Logged
henk
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 638


« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2008, 22:22:49 pm »

2
Logged
Russell
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2584



« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2008, 22:23:17 pm »

way cool, love the green one too.

watch out for the DDS car at EBI this year.
Logged

Best Regards

Russell
Tim C
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 343



« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2008, 22:27:20 pm »

Check out here:

http://www.winning-bug.com/

With all the members cars listed here: http://www.winning-bug.com/member/index.html

Takahisa Shimada's 66 is a personal favourite.
Logged

JG54 Greenhearts
Diederick/DVK
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3693


They're never done till they're sold


WWW
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2008, 22:29:26 pm »

cheers tim!

these guys have got some refreshing looks on cal-look  Smiley
Logged

Diederick
 -
Proud member of:
DVK ~ Der Vollgas Kreuzers
javabug
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2102


WHAT'S UP WID DA BOOM BOOM???


« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2008, 22:36:33 pm »

Those back fenders on the light blue split are badass!
Logged

Mike H.

Sven was right.
Zach Gomulka
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 7004


Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.


« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2008, 23:21:04 pm »

I'd say 4.5 & 6 earlies..

Agreed...
Logged

Born in the '80s, stuck in the '70s.
NAO
Newbie
*
Posts: 49


« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2008, 04:38:58 am »

Well....Japanese California Look scene is deifferent than those trends in U.S or Euro, but going strong.
There are more guys challenging the new look to the scene than the conventional California look.
For example, new members car from the Cal look club that mentioned before..."Der Wining Bug" is now more into metal frake paint ....trying to be different!! But also this club loves old school things such as "fat Biscuit" pattarn interior etc.

In Japan. there are so....... many guys(young) think they have " the look" but not detailed or not clean...too bad. Cry
 But sure they are enjoying!!  Well....that is good!!

There are some cool cars here in Japan, take a look this '64 with original American Racing!!
Logged
John Rayburn
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2481


Der Kleiner Panzers


« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2008, 04:46:51 am »

Hi Nao, chicky baby!
Logged

I also park at Nick's.
NAO
Newbie
*
Posts: 49


« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2008, 05:18:21 am »

Hi John Cheesy

How are you??  How is your car?? Well....I will lounge time to time....
Logged
Gunter
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 854



WWW
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2008, 14:33:38 pm »

Hi John Cheesy

How are you??  How is your car?? Well....I will lounge time to time....


a big welcome to the lounge Nao-san
looking forward to seeing you again
please try to make it to the Volksworld show that would be awesome
but maybe not realistic with the BugIn 33 the weekend after
see you in US then and off course for the European DDS BugIn 2
Logged
louisb
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3277


Runs with Scissors


« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2008, 15:09:21 pm »



That is a sweet looking car.

--louis
Logged

Louis Brooks

The Beatings Will Continue Until Moral Improves!
Stephan S
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 500



« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2008, 17:50:02 pm »

Welcome Nao! Good to see you here!!!
« Last Edit: January 21, 2008, 18:02:18 pm by Stephan S » Logged

Der Kleiner Panzers
speedwell
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 14656


the archivist


WWW
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2008, 17:52:54 pm »

Well....Japanese California Look scene is deifferent than those trends in U.S or Euro, but going strong.
There are more guys challenging the new look to the scene than the conventional California look.
For example, new members car from the Cal look club that mentioned before..."Der Wining Bug" is now more into metal frake paint ....trying to be different!! But also this club loves old school things such as "fat Biscuit" pattarn interior etc.

In Japan. there are so....... many guys(young) think they have " the look" but not detailed or not clean...too bad. Cry
 But sure they are enjoying!!  Well....that is good!!

There are some cool cars here in Japan, take a look this '64 with original American Racing!!
i love this car with those sexy american racing  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
and you're welcome nao
« Last Edit: January 21, 2008, 17:55:47 pm by speedwell » Logged

http://speedwell55.skynetblogs.be/
oldspeed 61 standard empi/speedwell
Carlos De Alba
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1009



« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2008, 19:23:54 pm »

Welcome Nao !!!!  Cool
Logged

Der Kleiner Panzers
Shubee2 (DSK)
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2865


"There's No School Like OLD SCHOOL"


WWW
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2008, 19:29:21 pm »

are those 14" fuchs on the front of the green looker?
look like 15x4 1/2
Logged

Der Selten Kafers VW Club.
Founding Member Est: 1976

58 Ragtop Old School Cal Look
66 Cal Look Drag Car
67 Resto Cal Look
67 Chevy II Nova L79
02 Camaro Vert!
04 Corvette Vert!
04 Colorado Pickup
Pages: [1] 2 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!