Custom cars and trucks go hand in hand, and while some folks think of Imports and Domestics as hardened enemies, I find that they are more intertwined and understood that you might expect. In fact, I find that the most die hard domestic muscle car crowd will have some import favorites as well, that really might surprise folks. In this episode of Auto Revolution’s Influence and Impact you are going to get a glimpse into the Import world and its history.
Auto Revolution’s Influence & Impact traces the automotive history of custom car and truck builders.
What began as economical cars being an alternative to gas guzzlers turned into racing gold. With the success of Datsun racing, other import car companies jumped at the chance to make sporty, smaller cars for a new generation.
One racer’s driving style gave birth to drifting which exploded with underground flair across Japan and the US. As road racing, drag racing, drifting and street racing grew; the media took notice.
A magazine article titled Racer X inspired the massive Fast & Furious movie franchise. Taking care to reflect the current styles of import street cars; the first few movies would make import cars a household name.