Yesterday we did a piece on a rarely-seen Hakosuka sharknose, and while we’re on the subject of these of lowdown/garuchan/yankee/bosozoku sharknosed cars, let’s look into the culture a little bit further.
When we see these cars parked up, it’s easy to conclude that they’re just cosmetic projects that are built for a bit of a laugh, just for the look. And it’s easy to assume that these things would fall apart if they so much as exceeded 20km/h. Well, we have some video evidence to suggest that this is not so.
You might want to turn down the sound though!
It’s great to see cars being driven with enthusiasm, but if I’d just spent a few weekends fabricating and painting a sharknose, I don’t know if I’d want to be risking smashing it (into another sharknose) like this!