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Jul 20, 2016

Splendid Show Cars at Spocom Super Show Anaheim 2016 Well Captured by Calvin Li

Famous Spocom's show cars in full display at the 10th anniversary super show in Anaheim CC, 2016, beautifully captured by contributing photographer, Calvin Li

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Our contributing photographer Calvin Li, has taken some beautiful shots of the show cars in the 10th anniversary Spocom super show Anaheim 2016.

The Spocom show is a highly regarded car show especially in the southern California region.  Many cars with tons of mods and arrays of upgrades were waiting for this opportunity to grab the top trophies and bring them home.

There were many exotic cars, as well as highly souped up cars in the show, and here are some glimpses of them, captured by Calvin Li.

Jul 18, 2016

Taipei Itasha and Itansha Car and Motorcycle Meet by 台灣痛車文化推廣協會

The highly decorative motorcycles and scooters showed strong promise and support at a great Intansha gathering at Taipei Electronic City, by 台灣痛車文化推廣協會

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As mentioned in the previous article, "Itasha" or "痛車" is a highly decorative art of Japanese ACG (Anime, Comics, and Gaming) Characters on cars.  The same version on scooters and bikes are called "Intansha", or "痛単車".

The good shapes on the front fender of scooters provide a perfect showcase piece for the Itansha lovers, and really gives the theme a full front demonstration.  The rest of the motorcycles would require creative thinking as well as very handy works to complete a total look.

Taiwan Itasha Car Meet by 台灣痛車文化推廣協會

We pleasantly bumped into the Taiwan Itasha Car / Bike culture promotional car meet in Taipei, and it was cool!

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During a current trip to Taiwan, we got a chance to witness a local car meet to promote "Itasha" car and scooter/motorcyle culture in Taiwan.

What is Itasha car or "痛車" in Japanese (or identical usage in Mandarin)?  It's putting ACG (Anime, Comics and Game Characters) art works on cars or scooters / motorcycles.  Because the characters and artworks are generally more alternative, so it's more a cult and close community than the general JDM mods in the US.

Through these cars, you would find interesting works as well as very articulated decorations of their rides.  One different distinction between the local one and the US version, is that the US people seem to spend a lot more attentions and details to their car insides as well, as a full tribute to the culture of itself, on top of the exterior wrap works.  Or may we just did not get a chance to see the inside of these cars.  Maybe they have full arrays of anime characters, with DVD