Kanjo Racing

For nearly 20 years tuners and racers alike have been racing on a circular highway system known as the "Kanjo Highway". At night these racers weave in and out of built up traffic at neck breaking speeds in their modified Honda civics. This highly illegal form of street racing is banned in Japan. However, the police still haven't found a way to impede on these racers. This style of racing is similar to the Wangan style in Tokyo. However, the Wangan line is wider, longer and straighter compared to the shorter, narrower Kanjo course. This forces drivers to be more agile and more focused towards the cars handling when tuning. Lastly you might be wondering, why are all of them driving civics? To answer this question we must first delve a little into the history of the Kanjo. During the 80s and 90s Kanjo racers known as Kanjozoku took similar setups from Japanese circuit racing. Since then the Kanjozoku have perfected the tuning on their civics to strike the perfect balance between power and handling on the Kanjo Highway. Many of the newer racers still stick to the culture and heritage of their "senpai" (a Japanese word similar to the meaning of an older brother) still to this day. Credit so Speedhunters for the awesome photos and to XCarsfilms for the in-depth video! Enjoy :)

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