StanceNation Hits Up Odaiba With Almost a Thousand Cars
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Odaiba translates to fort
Odaiba is a man-made fort island in Tokyo Bay, Japan that is a popular entertainment and shopping district. During the ambitious 1980s, a plan came from Tokyo to take the fort islands and turn them into residential and business district locations, but things were derailed in the early 1990s. In the second half of the 1990s, those shopping malls, hotels, and the Yurikamome elevated train line were finally opened allowing Odaiba to become one of the most popular tourist locations and prime date spot in Japan. Hell, the island even has a giant Gundam mech hanging out next to the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza.
Images courtesy of SpeedHunters
Not bad for a Prius
The carpark on the fort island plays host to a number of other car-centric events throughout the year but StanceNation was the one that damn near filled the lot.
That grille tho
This one is another gem that we don't get stateside, sadly. But the car you see above is known as a Toyota Crown Majesta. I really like the drop they gave the fancy sedan and how they finished things off with a beautiful set of BBS wheels. I'm not a fan of the antenna on the front bumper, but hey, to each his own.
A host of makes and models
The show hosted almost a thousand cars but there were around 2,700 applicants that entered to be selected for the event. The resulting show had a varied mix of coupes, convertibles, and sedans spanning build types from VIP to stance to riveted overfenders.
Toyota Alphard is the people's choice for Vans
The camber on some of these is so extreme that it boggles the mind to comprehend that these cars still roll down the road without breaking. My hat is off to these owners who not only don't care what other people think, but are also brave enough to put their cars in such a precarious position.