Radical Moving Mini Truck

These videos popped up in my recommended list. I found them kind of shocking, simply because these are the days BEFORE the internet. So the origins and sharing of this style of ‘euro’ lowriding in my mind was centralized mostly to the United states, especially Florida and California….However, these videos are straight from Japan. Who influenced who and where was the spark originally? What types of medias were being watched and by whom? I used to be an avid follower of Lowrider and Eurolowrider magazine when I was younger, and there was no Japanese influence I remember being written about in it, however, these videos seem to not only show a strong presence of a well defined lowrider culture well into the early 90’s, but it seems almost stronger and more definite than that of the American counter parts during the same era. Japan and California are always trading people and ideas, so should I really make the Joke of Mexi-poke, or should it be Nippoke? How did this affect the mini-truck culture?


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