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Juxtaposition: Project D in Jersey

March 31, 2018

The weather seems to finally be conducive to messing with our cars and we can resurrect our projects. Winter gave us time to plot and plan for spring and the time is finally upon us. During the previous winter, some of us were forced indoors where we turned to some of our favorite car related videos including Option, Best Motoring, Wangan Midnight and Initial D.

I’m one of those people who can’t watch movies or tv series over and over again but I’ll make an exception to Initial D. The show is interesting because it helped merge two communities, those interested in Anime/Manga and those interested in cars. For many people, it literally was what got people into cars. This gateway drug is a story we all are able to vibe with, a story of a rebellious teenager finding freedom with his car. It’s the story of youth and the underdog. We all wanted Takumi to win. If you are totally clueless about what I’m talking about, check out the first episode here:

A couple of months ago we caught wind of a photo session I always wanted to do between the uphill specialist FD3S and downhill specialist AE86 which made up Project D. These two are actually members of Regiment Zero, Ted Solano with his Yellow RE FD3S and Jimmy Hwang with a mature and updated AE86. Who would have known ProjectD resides in Jersey? Queue up the Eurobeat!






What a memorable set! Where else can you see these two outside of the tristate other than the Initial D arcade in Odaiba? We wanted to thank John V. Mascarinas of The Defined Lifestyle for sharing the images. Tell an Initial D fan that you found Project D on PRIME! Check ya later!

About Pravan
Prav comes from a background in academia and consistently pursues the development of a community both with his work in academia and his interest in all things motor. It is this community which he believes will help preserve automotive history and knowledge, priming a future generation of enthusiasts to expand and improvise on previous builds. Through his lens, he captures fleeting moments as car enthusiasts build, break and rebuild their creations as a means to preserve and express what the enthusiast originally intended. He finds his daily inspiration from the merging of cultures, mainly the transfer of street culture to the front stage of art, food and design. Consequently, nothing is more relevant to this merging than automotive builds meant for the street. You can find his daily life in images IG:@Pravzilla.