Find Out Why Dodge Van Racing is a Thing in Japan

By Team Writer / October 1, 2016

A recent and new weird Japanese trend include modifying and racing Dodge vans. The new and weird trend is discussed in a video that was posted on the Noriyaro YouTube channel. The video explains to the viewer how the weird Dodge van racing culture or otherwise known as Dajiban culture had first gotten started and taken off.

Key Takeaways:

  • People in Japan like weird things: miniature plastic foods, maid cafes, vending machines that dispense whatever your heart desires, and a lot more. But a new video explores a weird Japanese trend we can get behind: modifying and racing Dodge vans.
  • video posted on the Noriyaro YouTube channel explains how the Dodge van, or “Dajiban,” culture took off in Japan. It’s not clear why the Dodge Ram van of the mid-1990s specifically became the rig of choice, but the video explains that vans became popular because motorcycle racers needed a vehicle that could haul their bikes, parts, and tires to the track
  • The vans shown at Ebisu Circuit are painted in all different colors, with some wearing stickers advertising American brands like Mooneyes, Sunoco, and Liqui Moly.

“A new video explores a weird Japanese trend we can get behind: modifying and racing Dodge vans.”

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