Archive for the 'Hiace' Category


Magazine Madness!

I apparently have some sort of old van fetish this week.  Not that there is anything wrong with that.  It is one of the greatest problems I’ve ever had.

Might I suggest drooling over this HiAce?  Yes, yes I might.

I wish I had any clue what this publication says, any clue at all.  I do however loooooove this HiAce!

Yay for pictures!

Look at Dat Ass!  So square, yet so round!


Hellooooooooo HiAce!

High Top Fade is always a great site to go to if you want to see great photographs of just gorgeous machines from across the pond.  I truly mean that.

But why would I just say that when I can show you this?

Oh yeah.  That’s the stuff.

Daddy likes.

Toyota HiAce, meet drooling public.  Those wheels and drop are just the right amount of  seks to add to this super clean van.  DAMN!

Source: HTF


Low Lying Land Cruiser

My man Tanner sent me this Land Cruiser slammed in the weeds.  I must say, I approve!!

Few know that much of my vehicular lust started with bagged full size and mini trucks layin’ frame.  My heart is still in the truck crowd.  Some day, maybe.

I wish I could find more on this thing.  It looks like it has an insane amount of airbrushing.

Haha, right after I wrote that last line, I went back and found this picture in the photographer’s Flickr as well.

What in the world is that?!  It looks like a monstrous gremlin-thing from some insane ’80′s scify horror flick.  And why is it wearing a jersey?!  I am confused by it’s sheer awesomeness.

I also happen to stumble upon this HiAce in the gallery.

It sure is interesting.  Those tribal graphics look more mid-late ’90′s that late 2000′s.  I sort of dig on it, but not fully.

And this other, unidentified, van.

Suicide doors, Caddy tails, four air tanks (overkill?), and some neat tribal paint.  I like this, but again, not fully.  I am a much bigger fan of the cleaner rides but I definitely respect them.

Good looks Tanner!

Pic: Flickr


HiAce in the Weeds

Yes, yes, I am still alive.  I know that this is terrible news to those of you that had money on my demise.  Sorry.  I’ve been working all week and have been pretty much passing out when I get home.  That and I have had my face buried in books.  Awesome books.  Maybe you guys can start the pool up again and see when I fall off that cliff.  I have five bucks on November 14th.  Who wants in?!

Have you ever seen a HiAce on the road and wondered what it would look like slammed to the ground and pounding the pavement?  Chances are yes and no, mainly no.  No because most of you guys have never seen a HiAce in person, so pssh.  Even if you haven’t wondered it, someone still did it and I love this person for it.

Oh yes children!  Oh YES!  This is what I like to see!  A HiAce slammed to the ground and oozing sex appeal like a cougar on a school night.

Dat Ass!  It’s so.  Damn.  Good!

Pics: Flickr


Boso Train

Haha, I love this!  Some neat shots of a group of HiAces cruising down the boulevard.

I have to say that this is one of the coolest van processions I have ever seen.  Cruises here do not look this damn cool, I’ll tell you that.  Trust me, if cruises here were even half as cool as this, I would need a change of under-roo’s every ten minutes.  That Mazda Demio helps things out too.

Dopesauce doesn’t begin to describe these shots.


Boso on Flickr

I’ve been prowling Flickr lately trying to find some interesting stuff for OMGP but it is definitely hard sometimes.  A lot of people add a shit ton of random tags to get their stuff noticed and it is really annoying when you are looking for some specific stuff.  I hate those damn boobs, but alas, they will continue to be boobs.

I did find two shots of a Boso HiAce that I thought were pretty neat.  Mainly because this thing is totally white.  Solid colours, especially white, are rare in the Boso community.

Boso HiAce

The photographer was clearly creeping on this HiAce while it sat in traffic, silly people.

Boso HiAce

I love it, in all it’s simple insanity.

Pics: Flickr


Holy Moly

An amazing shot of a Bosozoku HiAce.


Gosh dang this is a crazy shot.

Aside from the shot itself, this HiAce is rolling on wire wheels.  That is the first time I have seen that.

Pic: Flickr


HiAce Toys

Taking a break from the video bender I was on last week, I went searching for more toys.  As I write this I am watching the Speed World Challenge, one of my favourite racing series.  Great racing in great looking vehicles.  Wish I could race in a series like that, but I cannot.  Whatever meng, more about the toys.

Found some pretty shweet HiAce toys being offered by a Chinese company online.



Yellow, I want it.




As you can see, these are made by a company called Carven.  Never heard of them before, but after some research I found their site.  I looked around and they make some pretty cool stuff.  A lot of trains and buses, but some tanks and shit too.  Go check out their site.

Want to buy these HiAces? Go here.


HiAce with some umph

People have been using vans for more than hauling since, forevers.  Some people use it as a fashion statement and an extension of themselves.  Some people use it as a rolling workspace.  Some people use it to lure in kids with the promise of a puppy and candy.  Chris Hansen uses one to find those vans I just talked about.  There are many, many uses for the almighty van.

One use that has been around since I can recall is people using vans as a mobile concert.  Here in Jersey, most of those vans are Astrovans and Econolines.  They usually sound like a loud screech rather than music.  People just want to be heard, they don’t want you to hear music.  In Japan, they use vans like the HiAce to convey their need to bring the funk.

I has the bump

Lexus badging on Toyota vehicles is nothing new in Japan.  They have been doing this since the Lexus brand was started.  I have seen Scion badging on more than just bB’s, ist’s, and Rumions.  They put them on everything now too.

Can you feel the funk?!

Wall of sound, interesting.  Wonder if this can hit the Brown Note…


Kick in the Pants

YouTube is quite the addicting website.  When I start watching vids about racing I will somehow wind up watching street fights, then wander my way over to babies doing karate and end up watching kittens running through fields.  It’s so addicting and weird.  You start looking at what you came to look at and wind up sitting in a corner, rocking back-and-forth, trying to figure to what just happened.

Well this was one of those times.  I started watching stand-up clips and wound up watching vids of HiAces racing.  Don’t ask me how I got there, I have no idea, but I am glad I did get there.  I had no idea that people ran these vans like they do.  It seems people in Japan do with the HiAce, what dudes here in the states do with old Econolines and Cargo Vans.  They drop sick motors in them and destroy the weak.  Small blocks have been the “normal” transplant in vans for a long while, but now people are throwing 1jz’s and SR20′s in Japanese people movers.  Sick, I know.  

This HiAce, has a turbocharged small block in it.  I am guessing a small block 350, very common.  Just listen to this monster, it makes my knees weak.  In this vid, it runs a 9.92 at 138 mph.  A van, running a 9.92!!!  Good golly gee…

Here we have a 1jz powered HiAce.  That’s a normal thing to have in a van right?  Yeah, what van doesn’t run 11′s?  The driver clearly sucks at getting off the line and watching the tree, but that thing is friggin fast as hell, so I’ll forgive him.

This seems to be another vid of the same van.  He did a better job off the line this time…

…and another vid.

This green terror is also 1jz powered, see I told you everyone is doing it.  It’s a fast little betty.  Seems to be a lot of these are in Australia too.  This green one is from Australia and the black one posted before is also.  It may not win, but it’s still fast and sexy.

Here’s another one of the same green Aussie HiAce, this time versus a Soarer.

What are your thoughts on the beastly vans?

July 2014
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