Welcome to our second installment of our Scene Theory series. This time we dive into what it means to be JDM in America. The acronym JDM has become more than a three letter abbreviation; it's become a lifestyle, a scene, a brand and a way of expression. On the most basic level, JDM refers to the "Japanese domestic market"⎯the heavyweight of the import scene. Honda, Subaru, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Toyota⎯all of these manufacturers are of the JDM variety.
When Team Revvolution caught wind of Los Angeles’ heavily promoted AutoCon event, we knew we couldn’t pass it up. AutoCon, short for Automotive Connection, held its first show of their nationwide tour June 1 on the grounds of Santa Anita Park, the renowned track for horse racing in Arcadia, California. Situated in front of the San Gabriel Mountains, the track is known for its art deco architecture and beauty, while the peaks offer an impressive backdrop. Not even a blistering hot, humid day could prevent thousands of spectators from attending.
Recently, we have been covering a handful of high-speed and high-powered intense airstrip attacks—and why wouldn't we? They represent almost every positive aspect of automotive culture that we here at Revvolution care about: passion, competition, speed, beauty, taste, and exotic builds. The most recent of these events, the Shift-S3ctor Airstrip Attack, embodies one of our favorite aspects of the automotive culture—camaraderie.