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Ferrari 500 Superfast Bonneville LSR parked in Japan Tokyo by Sebastian Motsch

Ferrari 500 Superfast Bonneville LSR

Ferrari 500 Superfast Bonneville LSR (Land Speed Record)

Automotive Art   |   Photoshop Chop   |   Land Speed Record Car

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SAAB 900 Turbo Cabriolet Bosozuku | Photoshop Chop by Sebastian Motsch (2019)

SAAB 900 Turbo Cabriolet | Bōsōzoku Style

Flag SwedenSAAB 900 Turbo Cabriolet | Bōsōzoku Style

Automotive Art   |   Photoshop Chop   |   Just for fun


Avid readers of Speedhunters and Japanese Nostalgic Car are familiar with the Japanese outlaw groups called 暴走族 (Bōsōzoku) and their tastefully modified vehicles. Most common base for building such vehicles are 1980’s JDM rear wheel drive sedans and coupés. However, if the owner has identified potential for an idea, just about any car might be used as a starting point and customized in one of these particular styles

A friend recently challenged me to create a Bōsōzoku inspired photoshop chop. Instead of resorting to the popular base vehicles, I opted to start with the least likely vehicle to be modified in this outrageous style: a safe and sensible Swedish SAAB 900 Turbo Cabriolet. SAAB could be ordered with three spoke alloys from the factory and therefore Yokohama Super Advan wheels suit perfectly. Converting this classic and throwing all the visual key elements into the mix was hilarious fun. Based on the prototype of the convertible, my interpretation of a Swedish Bōsōzoku vehicle includes many elements of Shakotan, Grachan and Bōsōzoku styles. Modified bonnet, oil cooler with externally routed oil lines, custom made sideskirts and massive front splitter, classic JDM fender mirrors, riveted overfenders and wonderfully tacky exhaust setup mounted in an unusual location. But because this is still a Swedish car, there are warnings stenciled onto the pipes. Safety first!

[Disclaimer: This picture was created without any serious thoughts. No SAAB was harmed in the process.]

SAAB 900 Turbo Cabriolet Bosozuku | Photoshop Chop by Sebastian Motsch (2019)

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Japan Tokyo Tower Minato Koinobori by Sebastian Motsch

08 Tokyo | Tired legs and a curious mind

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03.05.2019   |   Azabu-Bujan   |   Minato   |   Tokyo Tower

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Japan Tokyo Meguro Volvo XC70 CrossCountry Surfing Wagon by Sebastian Motsch

06 Tokyo | Gotanda and Meguro

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03.05.2019   |   Gotanda   |   Meguro   |   Azabu

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Japan Tokyo Skyline with Syk Tree by Sebastian Motsch

04 Tokyo Skytree

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02.05.2019   |   Sumida   |   Tokyo Skytree

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Japan Tokyo Asakusa Temple Detail by Sebastian Motsch

03 Tokyo | Asakusa

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02.05.2019   |   Asakusa

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Japan Tokyo Shiba British Beat Motorcycles by Sebastian Motsch

02 Tokyo | Shiba to Azabu

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02.05.2019   |   Shiba   |   Azabu

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Japan Tokyo Shiba Restaurant at night by Sebastian Motsch

01 Tokyo | Shiba

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01.05.2019   |   Narita Airport   |   Tokyo Station   |   Shiba

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Japan Miyako-jima Shimajiri Mangroves | Travel Photography by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

04 Miyako-jima | Shimajiri Mangrove Forest

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08.05.2017   |   Shimajiri Mangrove Forest

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2017 Japan Miyako-jima Cape Nishihennazaki | Travel Photgraphy by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

04 Miyako-jima | Cape Nishihennazaki and Ikema Ohashi

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08.05.2017   |   Cape Nishihennazaki   |   Ikema Ohashi

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2017 Japan Miyakojima Sunayama Beach | Travel Photography by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

04 Miyako-jima | Sunayama Beach

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08.05.2017   |   Sunyama Beach

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2017 Japan Miyako-jima Pension Ntsunaka | Travel Photography by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

03 Miyako-jima | Pension Ntsunaka

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07.05.2017   |   Pension Ntsunaka


ANA kindly flew us to Miyako-jima with their Millenium Falcon. Upon arriving at the island airport, a shuttle took us to the rental car company. Miyako-jima is not really prepared for non-Japanese tourists and we had a lot of fun trying to convince the (rather nervous and only English-spoken) clerk, that we had indeed booked a kei car. We wanted to have the full Japanese experience of driving around in a tiny car with yellow license plates, but he insisted that we must take the upgrade to the next larger car – free of charge. Eventually we gave up and took it, because it also came with a complementary XXL navigation system. Can’t beat an old school map to find your way around, can you? And a lot of ways we found… most of them leading to spectacular views, but nowhere near the accomodation we had booked. Being totally lost, we tried to ask various locals, which resulted in a lot of polite smiles and eventually a pointer in the right direction.

Pension Ntsunaka

We arrived at Pension Ntsunaka just before sunset and were shown around the property by the friendly owners. The garden is little paradise and the house has a warm and cozy feeling to it. For lack of other words – it instantly felt like coming home. Shotaro Kawamitsu and his father built the house themselves and designed the garden. They are great hosts and helped us a lot with finding the best spots on the islands, good restaurants and a spa. The father successfully participated multiple times in the All Japan Triathlon when he was younger.

2017 Japan Tokyo Yarakucho Station Sunset | Travel Photography by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

02 Tokyo | Sumida River, Minato Park and Yarakucho

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06.05.2017   |   Sumida River   |   Minato Park   |   Yarakucho

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Japan Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market | Travel Photography by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

02 Tokyo | Tsukiji Fish Market

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06.05.2017   |   Tsukiji   |   Tsukiji Fish Market

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2017 Japan Tokyo Hibiya Park Food Festival | travel photography by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

02 Tokyo | Hibiya Park Food Festival

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06.05.2017   |   Hibiya Park   |  Hibiya Park Food Festival

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2017 Japan Tokyo Tower at Night | travel photography by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

01 Tokyo | Tokyo Tower

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05.05.2017   |   Minato   |   Tokyo Tower

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2017 Japan Tokyo World Trade Center Happy Window | travel photography by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

01 Tokyo | World Trade Center

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05.05.2017   |   Shiba   |   World Trade Center   |   Tokyo Tower Sunset

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2017 Japan Tokyo Ginza Parade | travel photography by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

01 Tokyo | Ginza Parade

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05.05.2017   |   Ginza   |   Ginza Parade

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2017 Japan Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens | travel phootgraphy by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

01 Tokyo | Imperial Palace East Gardens

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05.05.2017   |   Imperial Palace East Gardens

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2017 Japan Tokyo Chiyoda Hie Shrine | travel photography by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

01 Tokyo | Chiyoda Hie Shrine

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05.05.2017   |   Chiyoda   |   Hie Shrine

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Renault R4 F4 La Poste Ebbro by Sebastian Motsch

Renault R4 F4 La Poste

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1:24 Scale Model   |   Sponsored by Ebbro   |   Built by Sebastian Motsch

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