One can argue that nearly everything about Japan has a hint of craziness to it. From the nation's wacky pop culture to the innovative technology it produces, if it can be found in the Land of the Rising Sun, chances are there's a side of it you've never seen before. The same can be said of their taste in vehicles.
This year's Tokyo Auto Salon featured a ton of awesome rides of every shape, size and form, each with its own brand of uniqueness and style. The huge aftermarket event drew in its biggest crowd to date, with over 325,000 visitors in attendance looking to get a taste of Japanese car culture. From the looks of it, we doubt anyone went home disappointed.
Now, choosing the best cars at the show must have been a near-impossible task for the judges. International custom-car entries were divided into several categories: concept cars, tuning cars, sedans, minivans/wagons, SUVs, compact cars, imports and even eco cars. But winners must be declared.
Below, then, are the victors. Check 'em out.
Photos from Tokyo Auto Salon
Best Tuning Car: Super Chantez 13B NA by Re Amemiya
Best SUV: Custom L/C Prado American Classic by Flex
Best Sedan: Hyper Crown Cross Bone by Black-Pearl
Best Compact Car: S660 Neo Classic by N Lab
Best Import: BMW i8 by BBS Japan
Best Eco Car: Dendo Mushi Z
Best Concept Car: Mazda RX-Vision by Mazda Motor Corporation
Best Minivan/Wagon: Ultimate Kaiser Vellfire by Affection