They come in all shapes, sizes, model years and forms, and we love them because of it. They are an extension of our being, a way of life and a downright good time, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Hot rods have shaped culture, brought a cure for boredom and inspired many generations, and just like the American icons, us enthusiasts are as diverse as we are fans of the old-school American iron.
Enthusiasts are found all across the world, and as we found out from Autoholics, other countries aren’t afraid to show their hot rods some appreciation. Check out how Japan celebrates the hot rod every year in the video above.
It’s called the HOT ROD Razzle Dazzle and it’s put on every year by the Chop Sticks Car Club. This year the 12th annual event took place at the Honmoku Hill Top Park in Honmoku Yokohama, Japan on February 19th. With hot rod culture in mind, the event is limited to just hot rods and customs. Only pre-1970 American cars and pre-1980 Japanese cars are allowed.
We’ve seen some impressive customs and sick hot rods, but the ones in the video above have to be some of the coolest we’ve seen in awhile. Maybe it’s a cultural difference or just a variation in taste, but we wouldn’t mind seeing more cars like these rolling around town.
The video above not only shows off some unique rides but it’s also artistically composed. So sit back, relax and enjoy the hot rod celebration from overseas.