When most people think “Japanese Car Culture,” they probably don’t picture Chevy Impalas and old Cadillacs bouncing six feet in the air on hydraulics. But then, those people haven’t been to the Mopona Car show And Swap Meet in Inashiki, Ibaraki.
That 1980s Caprice you saw drive past you on chrome wheels, polished to a mirror finish? Here’s why it looks that way, as explained in the most thorough set of interviews possibly ever recorded on the subject.
It doesn't matter if there's not a lot you know about the car subculture of "donks," but you can sure as hell tell when something goes wrong. So comically wrong that you feel bad for the guy, sure, but you're still having trouble catching your breath from laughing so hard. This is one of those times.
If liking this donk is wrong, I don't want to be right.
From Truck Yeah!: People did amazing things to get their mail before we could send messages with a few buttons... like put off-road tires on wooden-spoked wheels. Here's the (mostly) complete and fascinating history of an "off-road snowmobile coupe", as told its by owner/seller who knows of "at least three" in…
RIDES Mag just re-published every donk from their first issue of Donk, Box & Bubble back in 2006. Check 'em all out right here, though I don't know if any are better than this '73 Impala from South Carolina.
I love donks. Really, I do. But holy crap are they not meant for winter weather, as you can see from this one spinning its wheels in completely unexpected snow and ice.
This Dodge Charger on 32s down in Memphis has finally done it. It's outdone Pimp My Ride. This sets a new bar for over-the-top customs.
At this point, you just have to stand back and applaud the guy.
When I was a kid, I remember driving through Atlanta with my family on our way to Florida. It was dark and the lights on the side of the highway illuminated a car pulling up on our left. The lights played over the bright green paint and I lifted my head from the window sill to look up at a Chevy Caprice. It wasn't too…
What is this huge old car with giant wheels and a Spongebob paint job? That’s what we call a donk, the most hated kind of car in the world right now. Why do people hate them so much? Allow me to explain.[jump]
Toyota's new ad campaign "The Camry Effect," features Romeo Sandoval and his purple '92 Camry donk. Will its gullwinged donktasticness give Toyota the youth edge it needs?
One of our readers turned up this photo on the Qatar Rides Facebook page and, like a train wreck, we just can't look away.
These rims were spotted holding up a G-Body in front of Mease's Custom Car Accessories near Youngstown, Ohio. They manage to defy both reason and function. What are those, spoked sixties? (H/T to Matt!)
The owner of a Floridian donk won't be "ghost ridin' tha whip" any time soon. Below, our obit and video of the aftermath.
40 inch rims on a Regal called Donkey Kong — you see what they did there? We're practically speechless, this is certainly a sign of the end times so we feel there should be commentary here, but on what? Where do you even start? Our cup of questions overflows. Maybe start with where does one get wheels like that? And…
Remember Autorama last spring? Remember the insane Caprice/Rolls Royce Phantom mashup that sported 30-inch wheels? Now, nearly a year later, we can show you photos of how the creation was created. Seems the fellows at Spate—and here comes that word again—Creations are master sculptors, as the entire nose was preformed…
The New York taxi as we know it has been around for 100 years as of this Wednesday. Some of the Crown Vics in the medallion fleet look as if they've been around for twice that long. Not this one. The crew at RIDES have built a skyscraper cab to celebrate this historic anniversary. The Donk-o-Cab will be on display at…