After almost two years I finally had the chance of meeting the owner of this Suzuki Alto SS40 in person!
Apart from its styling it is already quite a rare one: it is one of the first SS40s in the Netherlands and therefore it also has the metal bumpers instead of the later plastic ones.
A new addition is this takeyari tail pipe:
The car itself would draw enough attention of oom Agent (as we call cops in the Netherlands) and as the takeyari is most probably very illegal in the Netherlands (no objects are allowed to stick out of the bodywork) it is made detachable.
And as you can see on the rear window: I handed out a bosozoku style sticker which the owner immediately applied to the car. Thanks! 🙂
At the front an oil cooler and fender mirrors have been mounted. Also the hood is covered in blackboard paint and all sorts of JDM drawings can be made on it. Very cool feature!
On this inside I found this neat little scale model of the car sitting on the dash:
To prevent this car creating a black hole through recursion the scale model doesn’t have a small scale model on its dash. 😛
In the back of the car there was this low tech inboard entertainment system, talk about periodically correctness!
Also coil-overs were supposed to be mounted before the meeting but there was not enough time to do so.
I think this car is one of the best builds I’ve seen so far to create a kaido racer outside Japan and if the coil-overs are mounted it will undoubtedly make it even closer to the top!This entry was posted in car feature and tagged Bosozoku Kei cars, car feature, kei car, oil cooler, ss40, suzuki alto, takeyari by banpei with 7 comments
Haha I love this comment.
“To prevent this car creating a black hole through recursion the scale model doesn’t have a small scale model on its dash”
The best thing about classic cars in the Netherlands is the law dictates that all vehicles can only have 10% rust in total! That means if it’s on the road, it’s gonna be pretty mint…loving the NES in the back……I hope he has a copy of ‘Road Racer’ to go with it. Nice to see recursion getting a shout too 😉
weird…i think it would be waay better with some wheels,atlest welded steelies,and lower
absolutely love this car!!!
i love this blog, but this car is a poor attempt at Bosozoku styling. Where many people fail is the execution and quality of the finished project and IMO this car is a prime example. Everyone thinks if you wack on a external cooler or have a 10ft Takeyari exhaust it’s automatic Bosozoku cool.
A few critisisms.
Wheels – they are practically stock and they have been painted red to make it further stand out that they are stock.
Fender mirrors – they look so bulky, almost photoshoped type of bulky
The bonnet – If chalk board paint isn’t the sign of a bandwagon fashionista then the Domo, Rising Sun & Fukushi mark (elderly leaf) would give it away. Did you really have to add the drawings and leaf to show everyone how “JDM” you are?
Oil cooler – unless you track the car there is no need for a functional external cooler. If its a prop, then at least get the long FC RX7 or RX4 oil cooler and do the Zokusha scene some justice.
Not sure if something has got lost in traslation but I hope this is not how the Netherlands imitates Bosozoku style.
Criticism noted down.
I do have criticism back:
The oil cooler used to be fully functional until earlier this year when he had a little accident with it. Also most of the oil coolers used in the kaido racer scene are mostly a prop. FC RX7s and RX4s are very hard to get by in the Netherlands as the RX4 never made it here and the FC was not as popular as I hoped it would be.
What fender mirrors are they? I assume not genuine suzuki?