If you’re not from Osaka

then you’re not a kanjo racer.

In reference to the previous reblog from Geeky Lurv’s post, I been feeling the same way.

From doing my research and chatting with folks from Late Riser, No Good and Law Break I feel I don’t want to hand out that info, for that I went out of my way to attain that knowledge with my share of labor and difficulty.


Stop asking to be spoon fed kids!

I been reading Nanitomo (Naniwa Tomoare) a lot and learning not only about kanjo but the lifestyle of Osaka (and have been for a while). I first heard of the kanjo culture back in 1998, and got fully aware of it in the early 2000’s. To fully grasp it you have to understand Osaka’s attitude and Japanese culture. Don’t go to Osaka and call a kanjo runner’s Civic a ricer, you might get a beat down. These cats who started back in 1980’s did it to settle beef and to show who is the best of the best. If they weren’t racing against other teams they would terrorize the highway because they pretty much owned it. At times fights broke out. It died out almost completely, and if you see them in large groups 99% of the time they are just hooning, not necessary racing. Japanese laws are no joke, disobeying the law is like disrespecting life. It’s oppressive to some. It forces people to become rebellious. That being said, that’s why they terrorized the highway. It’s a big middle finger to the law. It’s the same reason why Bosozoku’s soup up their cars the way they do. In Nanitomo, there’s more fighting than racing at times and they’re brutal. That’s how it was back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Even though me and Tougel did kanjo style running in sacramento, we never consider ourselfs kanjo racers, ONLY PRIVATE RUNNERS. We did it our way, our own style. We had to play it smart.

I can’t ask people to stop ruining the kanjo style, by all means keep doing what you do. But have an outlook on how it looks in the eyes of those who know the history and culture. Especially the ones who been into it way before these kids heard about it from internet sites. Ask yourself, if you consider yourself a real “kanjo racer” what are you racing for? Who are you racing against? Are you really racing or are you just speeding and hooning like me and Tougel did back in the day? Hell, even in the eyes of some kanjo racers in Japan like the fact that people dig their style over seas. Compliment the style, don’t bite it.

Peace peace y’all.

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Osaka Kanjo Racing Club



Osaka Kanjo Racing Brothers

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Old story from a person who used to run with the OKRC and OKRB:

The convenience of work, I often go up in the annular.

There are days when you go up three times a day, and four times.

Every day, it is peace.

Sometimes it will go day and night since changed.

It is always peace.

It has been come in from search annular related many of the people who visit the private garage here.

Annular, OKRC, Temple, Galaxy, Osaka Lupin, warp, low break, and Naniwatomoare etc. …

But every day, it is peace now.

Where Why did everyone go? ? ?

Oiler but that also go up at work

That’s all there is to it.

Every day was a festival in those days.

It was fun really.

About a year in the next ride, the cyclic history of the oiler turned up at a rate two or three times a month

At that time was the meaning peace there.

It was in there is also a fight, but I think to yo was enjoying the battle purely.

In I was up about two years private.

Two or three times a week

I think the situation in yo changed in the past two years.

To increase team thrilled, crackdown of police will also be strictly …

Every day, crossing, crossing …

Although you often hear the words Nantes annular heyday

All I wonder why it heyday

a time when the individual was running …

Going into the annular story of two channels and back in place where it is being searched is large.

But it is not interesting me 2 channel

Dano-strongest with people who want to know a cyclic Dano ○ ○ best, …

Where the original run is or becomes the story of the fight …

I think the yo was the era of the run to the nearest ’85 if memory is sure.

Car of several places that come together in the 23 o’clock to 24 o’clock Saturday

1 lane of road shoulder I had become a parking zone.

The traveling direction the nose, stop diagonally

In a state that can be sortie at any time

Population of the head when the light can dumpling state

You can start to yo abreast behind

, And populations are Kimekon and galleries group you are chatting to park …

Various energy had clashed on the belt line.

I’m thinking to the nearest ’85 era is good circular or rather heyday.

I think to yo entered the era of runaway era shop run the ’86 position since the checkpoint is increased.

Must be off the annular inspection begins.

It becomes yo is from the early hours crossing time is rapidly

It comes to running in 20 era

Slip through, It is the era of slipping through.

And destruction

By the way what young mon now or they will continue?

Although there was “mon young right now …” What’s the unpleasant words my people are telling me when I was young

It is a frame of mind to say “mon young right now …” and myself will also be such a year.

Where energy whether they are diverging …

I do not mean that white runaway never

I think a little sad that there is a word Nantes herbivorous boys.

Bastard super carnivorous Bakka-Naa did

Around the oiler at least …

Favorite phrase of the day

The “~ Hey Ya spare time” “I only go to run”, “no money” and “Ya me Ogo~tsu” “over the Golfo want woman”

Smell of oil

Smell of burnt tire

The 100 yen writer and Hope in short pants pocket

It was glistening always to have a little coin

Cost of repairs to remodeling bill

Gold went flying worked well and worked well

Had wooed a woman even if there is only tobacco subrogation

Was Omoroka~tsu

And a story when he debuted:

I do not know how to call that an annular motorcycle gang is whether reasonable

I call this.

You can not call a shop run by each team or individual,,

Dattari cyclic group, it is various.

But I call this a car that are coming to run in a ring.

It is a ring-shaped motorcycle gang team introduction of a nostalgia here.

Although I think different memory, etc., and whether there is therefore some 60 around Showa …

Old team is often Higashi Sumiyoshi-ku, Hirano, in Ikuno-ku, and whether the flow from the motorcycle gang era.

Osaka Lupin, Temple, Galaxy was the mainstream When I debuted.

If there is a team called Goemon originally, in the northern plains District, was in the southern plains ku Osaka Lupin as his brother team.

My human generation are you running in fact a team of legendary I do not know I mean Goemon.

It now goes by Lupin Did renamed Lupin Lupin Osaka later.

I seem to have made a temple at the local temple can have a founding member in this Lupin.

Members are racing team later in many Japan, etc. to team with many Sutako such as Gemini Lupin

Super Civic and Sutako, 310 Sunny car, etc. I was a big variety of cars from the Soarer, such as Japan initial Temple.

The stickers were different in there faction Temple.

Both I was fast.

In addition, crash Tanabe It is a founding member is cousin of the members of the temple. I was made in the same way as the temple was able to.

Also outrun a team of Yada like the Temple

It was a lot of team Fairlady Z. I saw well Leppard.

And It is rich galaxy group of foreign car team.

Branch from the Galaxy Hot Stuff

Porsche two of hot staff was famous.

Twin of the plain, it was fast 910 Burutabo.

Shadow of the same plain

Scramble of Ikuno, Fendi Higashi-Osaka

Team of around here it is a team of its debut.

Warp I is the big team later the time you get off the ring, low break was done.

The number of teams was increased dramatically when it comes to this time.

Clown, Magnum, powerful, Doll, Champ, FUMINO, mud, fairness, funny, red, Sasuke, Furiten, angel, wings, and loose, etc.

The – I wonder was full

I burn not got off the time it is run checkpoints faster annular night is earlier

PM. I think the team as further increased around the time began to run in the 8:00 range.

Was only runaway and not in the world of running the shop no longer there.

You can attack a corner, do not ‘s or compete for the fastest

You just run to sew among the general car road congestion in the evening was finally relaxed

Of course, began to disappear Orvis also installed many regulations also tightened becomes increasingly population.

Around this time that you no longer know of a shop run whether the motorcycle gang, you no longer feel attractive to the ring road.

I think I went on behalf of the shop tastes run from motorcycle gangs like the boy while I run the loop line.

Mountain ran ya ride even run the annular but cause trouble to others the less-than greater

I think on my own, where I do not quit I like that you are still running and I was drawn.


Ever wonder what ecu Kanjo runners use?

Kanjo runners have mildly tuned motors. Mostly stock with bolts ons that make it breathe very well. Some use ROMtuned ecu’s, and it’s not surprising to see Spoon Sport and Mugen ecu’s as seen here:

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Which is inside of this:


And when it comes to engine management some use Haltech:

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Looking back at the Tactical Art EG6, they were tuning it with a APexi Power FC, which is a good engine management system but there are better stand alones out there to fine tune their cars; AEM EMS and Hondata just to name a few. After chit chatting with some active Kanjo racers that also participate in circuit racing, they took a picture of what they are currently using: