The number of events we’ve had in May is pretty crazy, but I’m one of them Really Looking forward to approaching Munies Street Car National.
In the Odaiba area of central Tokyo, especially after a few years, there is nothing like the sight of thousands of customized vehicles of all tastes coming down. Except This is together annually
For this post, I decided to take the approach I took with my Wekfest Japan 2022 event wrap-up and let the pictures speak for themselves.
Hopefully this will give you a true feeling about the size and scope of this event and the qualities of each car picked by Muniz Japan to attend.
I like the light-hearted approach so many car manufacturers in Japan take their creations with them.
But it’s just a variety of vehicles that make this event so good. An automotive cocktail in style – completely unique to many Japanese – has been put together in one huge open-air venue.
It is no more Japanese than the American-style, hoisted and off-road-tire-decorated Suzuki. kei Van Search for one of these in the upcoming Spotlight post.
I didn’t realize how much I missed this event. This is certainly similar to the Yokohama Hot Rod custom show, both run by Mooneyes Japan, but still different.
Street Car Nationals a Great Your Americana is the right place.
But this is not the end. Apparently, JDM model stance cars are also being included now. This century seems to have been due to the spray booth, but you get the idea about it.
Sticking to a Japanese car for a moment, how about this new generation roadster?
It’s always great to see what people bring to other random display pieces at this event.
Not to mention the stuff for sale, and anything that you will ever need to complement and improve your car lifestyle.
With the exception of a few obvious groupings, the photos you see are sequential to the way I shot them. It’s an event you can walk through, and see a bunch of American 80’s vans in a row, turn your head to see some old Benz wagons, and then find yourself in front of a USDM-themed civic.
It’s the mix that makes Street Car Nationals so much fun and an event you can bring with your whole family.
And the more colorful and unique way you can do it, the better.
Vintage cooler, anyone?
On one side of this row I found a supercharged rat rod.
… And a customized and slimmed E34 wagon on the other side.
Diversity is truly the spice of life, and Street Car National Time is no better portrayed than this Odaiba parking lot.
Speaking of Muniz, they even brought a custom-painted Volvo truck. It’s something new!
Since last year, Muniz has been streaming their events live on Instagram, so especially those foreigners they will not miss. Yes, Japan is still closed to international visitors, but hopefully that will change soon.
You can always count on a nice air-cooled VW selection, but considering how this event is evolving, we’ll definitely be starting to see more air-cooled Porsche models in the mix soon.
Then there was This.
It’s probably a ‘California style’ limo, but let me tell you – there’s a Toyota MR2 underneath the extended F40-style bodywork.
I hope this post has given you an idea not only of how big Munies Street Car National is, but also how many different customizing styles have been introduced these days. The next event will be a spotlight on my three favorite cars, a choice that was definitely not easy to make.
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