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Dodge Van Racing is Japan at its Coolest

by Shane McGlaun
Dodge Van Racing is Japan at its Coolestzoom in

Japan is home to both some very cool things, and some very weird things. One of the coolest things is a racing series that sees Japanese drivers hooning old Dodge vans around a racetrack. Apparently, the sport grew out of a common practice for motorcycle racers to buy these mid-1990 vans and use them to haul gear and bikes to the track.

As speed freaks are wont to do, they eventually hopped up their vans. One thing led to another, and the racing of these modded pit crew vehicles turned into an entire series, called Dajiban (which sure sounds an awful lot like “Dodge Van.”

The mid 1990 Ram Van with a Magnum V8 is their weapon of choice. Check out the video to see some van racing action. I actually want to own one of these racing vans.

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