Happy Holidays

The word kanjo/kanjozoku is now a house hold name. When I first seen what it was in an Option mag around 98/99 I was hooked. When JDM Insider dropped their video in the early 2000’s I was set; this is how Honda Civic’s should be hooked up.

Park Baker did a translation of one of the first articles of Kanjo racing from a 1983 issue of Option, found here.

For those who don’t know, way before Civic’s and other small Group A style cars ran the kanjo, it started off with older Japanese 70′ & 80’s cars and bikes. BOB Racing and Lupan to name a few teams. Late Riser as a bike crew, too.

After that era of new beginnings, newer cars came out to treat Loop 1 as an outlaw playground. The Civic (AH, EF, EG) paved the way for the weapon of choice on Loop 1 (respects to the AE86 & S13 as well). It serves well as a “short range fighter” due to it’s nimbleness and light weight.

Wangan/Cannonballing were more for rwd high horsepower vehicles. Cars of that stature would have a difficult time maneuvering Loop 1 due to it’s tight turns and most of all traffic. A kanjozoku stated that higher power cars would have a difficult time getting up to high speed and full power on the Loop and won’t be able to stop in time when traffic gets thick.

Now that kanjo is a household name, know about it’s beginnings. Many kanjozoku’s started off as bikers and would crowd the Loop, later they would move on to cars and treat the loop as a outlaw road course. Now it’s simply a place for them to have an adrenaline rush. As the article Option posted, the holidays were really a car holiday for them to go out when no one else was on the road. Perhaps you should do the same, a homage to the OG’s. Of course do it in a safe manner, go cruising. Peace.

Related PVT Links:

https://privaterunners.com/2014/03/14/if-youre-not-from-osaka/

https://privaterunners.com/2014/02/23/okrc/

https://privaterunners.com/2013/10/13/kanjo-is-alive-and-well/

Endless Dream

💯💯💯!! This life is all we have. Let’s make it a good one.

Life is change. Lately I have been seeing changes everyday. A big part of my life is focusing on the happiness of my family and friends. Sometimes doing that can make you postpone your dreams, that’s quite ok, but never give up on them.

Prior to buying my Civic EG back in 2004, it was a life goal to possess one. Once I had my hands on one, my dreams of how I wanted it kept changing. Today I have it at a state where I want it. I add little things here and there, but the list has gotten smaller. It’s these goals and dreams that keeps me going, it’s my personal happiness. It’s an endless dream of mine. Forever adding little touches here and there. It’s no different from Kei Miura’s dream with TRA Kyoto, Nakai-san with RWB, and Kazuhiro with Osaka JDM.

So it doesn’t matter if your #lifebuild or project car is a storage unit for parts.

The point is to never stop dreaming after you reach your goal.

Peace ☮️✌️

October Project pt3

Yee Yee!

Damn it’s been pretty hot these past few days, I thought it supposed to be fall already?! Global warming y’all. Anyway.

The cage is all bolted up!

As I was in the process of cutting the dash,

the electric impact gun which I had since 2004 decided to take a crap. I have a little Dremel however I rather use a bigger tool like an angle grinder or something of that nature (which I don’t have). So I predict the final chapter for this October Project will be this coming weekend!🤞 😁 Peace for now ☮️