The import scene or import racing scene or tuner scene is a subculture of modifying mostly Japanese -import cars. Car modifying has been popular among youths in the US, especially in Southern California , since the days of hot rods in the s and s. There is significant evidence indicating that import drag racing first started in Southern California in the mids, with modified Volkswagen Beetles , Ford Populars and Austin A40 Devons : Documentation of quarter-mile passes were published in Hot Rod Magazine as early as August Puerto Rico also has a history of pioneering import drag racing in the mid-'70s and -'80s, and it is still a popular hobby on the island. To be more precise, within the city of "Gardena" at a parking lot location for then what was called "Meiji Japanese Market or Meiji Market Plaza" along with a line of other authentic Japanese retailers serving the largely Japanese communities of Gardena, Torrance, and Palos Verdes was to become the " 1st known and established Weekend late-night meet-up location. Many enthusiasts in southern California centered around the City of Gardena also began to modify their compact Japanese cars, following similar trends that originated in Japan, such as the paint schemes, modified exhausts, and engine carburation.
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Previous Web Magazine Next. By Sang H. What started in the early nineties as a hobby among young Asian American males has turned into a phenomenon attracting participants of all colors. Five years ago, witnessing a "slammed" Honda roaming the streets of Los Angeles was a rare sight. This is no longer the case, as the number of "fixed up" imports has skyrocketed.
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