It has always been interesting to talk and read about car enthusiasts. They are all over the world, they may be different world apart, different races, cultures, religions and many other things but they surely are very common when it comes to their love for cars. They are like brothers brought together and united by their love for cars; yes they may be expressing their enthusiasm in way too different ways but the bottom line is that they love cars. Some are thrilled by big machines, others by the great modifications and others perhaps just love speed.
JDM car culture has found, extended and established its roots all over the world. Most of the time, you will hear JDM in relation to its existence and popularity in the United States. More often than not, we do not stop to think of other places that the culture may have reached. Sure thing, there is very little said about car lovers in places like say Africa!
Surprisingly enough, there are places in Africa where JDM is deeply rooted. It may not be easy to notice this of course, because probably the number of people who own real JDM modified cars are very few, maybe countable. This however, does not stop them from feeling as part of the bigger JDM society. The most interesting and maybe inspiring thing about car enthusiasts is their sense of belonging. They are constantly checking out for anything going down in their proximity that they can fit in. They even form car clubs and meet up just to feel good about their cars and go for a cruise.
There is a Caribbean Island called Barbados whose story has spread wide by now. It is an example of a place with enthusiasts who have a car club; theirs is called JDM Squared and they do not shy off from expressing their own Bajan culture. They constantly communicate and meet up in different places, even a filling station with their highly modified cars. It usually is a very interesting parade of different mixes of cars.
I am sure there are many more such places and we only need to take an interest, find out the places and explore them. Sadly though, it is a little of a struggle to own an imported car in some of the African countries; of course it usually is a bit of a hustle even in the United States, so you can imagine how harder it may be if you are in a third world country. There are special methods and processes you have to go through if you need to import a car directly from Japan. For some the import duty on the cars is as high as over 200 per cent.
If things are this bad and people still afford to own JDM cars in such places, isn’t this JDM culture car enthusiasm thing just a little crazy though.
There are many types of car guys all over the world. There are also different criteria for classifying car enthusiasts and therefore, this article is not exactly conclusive. What we have done here is to try and fit each guy into a category and we hope that nobody has been left out. It’s crazy how some people have actually discovered that they perfectly fit in a category but they did not even know. Well, if you are curious to know where exactly you fall, then follow me and let us make the discovery together. Sure enough, some of the categories are kinda embarrassing but then, we have to have someone there, don’t we? All I am saying is that it is okay and totally normal to be in any; do not be shy, there are thousands of you.
After a well-done research, we finally narrowed down to these 8 types; feel free enough to accept where you belong. As I said, you are not alone.
You know that guy who will do just about anything to increase the speed of the car? Now, this is the perfect name for them. This type of guys will go out of their way to make you believe that a certain car build was very easy and so cheap.
If you are crazy about drifting and you are almost unstoppable at this, you fit in here. This type of guys love to smell burning tire, it literally drives them crazy and makes them want to keep drifting for eternity.
You want to drift so badly but you are not even good at it? Dude, this is what we call you. These guys will trade in anything if you let them drift a little.
The V8 Guy
These guys practically adore the V8 engine. To them, there is no replacement for displacement.
The “Look what I can do” Guy
Hahaa…This is one guy who wants to prove to everybody how much of a professional driver he is. Dude cannot keep calm but wants to be “that guy” all the time. Most of their stunts are completely unnecessary and they, most of the time, end up causing damage or getting hurt while trying to prove their point.
The Broke-ass Enthusiast
This is the eBay guy. To him, eBay is life. He wants to drive certain makes so bad but he cannot afford them. So he turns to eBay to find something that fits in his budget.
Now we all know how risky buying a car from eBay can be; missing parts, loosely fixed parts and generally, the cars are in very poor condition. If you ever intend to quote me for talking ill of eBay, kindly do not. Some of the stuff there is actually genuine but from experience, most of the vehicles on eBay are in very bad condition.
The Home Mechanic…Who cannot actually fix anything!
Dude, there is a reason why these guys called mechanics exist. Sure enough, a guy is expected to be able to fix some minor car problems but if you don’t know, you just don’t. This type of guys want to unscrew the car at home, if you watch them you’ll actually believe they know what they are up to, until you notice that they cannot fix anything and you can’t help but laugh. Please guys, if you don’t got it, you just don’t!
The Jealous Hater
This guy knows very well that the next person’s car is way better than his but he just cannot stop trying to justify why he thinks his car is still better. He brings up this conversation without being provoked or when you least expect it.
I am sure by now you are just smiling because you know what type of car guy you are.
All car enthusiasts gather around, we have got something going down just specifically for you. Import faction is the newest car meet group for all the car lovers in the DFW area. They have been making waves in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth JDM Culture scene for some time now, and we at Shaddowryderz.com are excited to feature them! They are all about cars, yes that’s all that they do; they live, eat and dream cars all the time. They are here to bring together all those who are so into cars from all around the globe. They offer a platform for all of you to meet up and talk about what makes your hearts beat faster. They showcase everything they feel you would love to see- they love cars too and so you can be sure they think just like you.
If you have been having any questions and have been searching the DFW area for someone to show you everything you need to see then they are the answer for you. You probably love some car and you just cannot get enough from word descriptions and pictures, they have the real thing in person. With their high-quality videos, they will systematically take you around your car from the inside to the outside. They show you the smallest details that we know matter to you. If you are wondering just what kind of engine a certain car has; how spacious it is, the tires it rides on, types of lights; the internal make; the steering wheel; stereo system; and just about everything else then Import Faction is your best bet if you are in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
They feature all model and makes and they pay very keen attention to details. If there is a car you have been eyeing so much, we advise you to watch their videos first and see its features clearly before you make the decision start your own build. The crew is very friendly and they ensure that people help you to fully explore the car and know how it works. Our aim here at Shaddowryderz.com is to make sure you understand your car very well and to ensure that you totally know how to handle it because each car is different from the next. The guys at Import Faction are open to everyone and really do a good job of creating a great car meet atmosphere every time they host an event.
Those of you who love watching cars as a hobby should definitely join them. We understand the thrill that comes with watching the cars you dream of. They show it the way you love it, everything that you will enjoy seeing. They always have a good turn out, and lots of people come out to showcase their cars. You should totally watch their videos and subscribe so that you get to watch everything that they have in store for you. If there is anything you think they need to change or if you want more of something or perhaps they have not yet featured your favorite car, you should feel free to leave them a comment on their Facebook page and they will definitely consider that. Import Faction is a really great group to be a part of, and we highly recommend them.
Here is good news for the car lovers in Euless Texas, you can join them and have the first-hand experience as their shoot their videos in most cases. They always announce their meeting locations on Facebook and instagram and you should feel free to come. You should also follow them so that you are kept up to date on cars and their fans are always willing to help you out in case you have questions about cars. Import Faction is all about cars and that JDM Life!