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Hella Wheels, Japan

So we were hit up by our friend Takahiro about a spot he wanted to take us to. A spot he knew I would be into. See this spot is pretty special as there are only a few spots like this in Japan. 99% of the time Family & Friends are not allowed in. Wheel manufacturers always try to come in to see older designs but are rejected at the door.

Lucky for us we were allowed in and I was able to take some photos of this place we called heaven. To some people these are just garbage wheels but if you look closely, you’ll see all types of wheels from the early 80’s to wheels just released last month. Enough with the talking, here’s some photos. Can you name some of the wheels?

Oh and don’t try to go here, you’ll be wasting your time as they don’t let outsiders in. Take a look at the receiving mountain of wheels. This is the sorting area.

Once sorted, each wheel gets numbered and cataloged. I saw a ton of crazy looking spiders so touching the wheels might be best using gloves. Can you see any wheels you would take?

Organized chaos.

Takuma showing me a refinished wheel that is going out for delivery.

I went a bit crazy here. Got overwhelmed but left with about 5 sets of wheels, for now. Who know’s, we might start selling wheels here in the Paddock.

Enjoy these crazy photos.

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Mark Arcenal

Founded Fatlace in 1999. Lived the Agency life for over a decade and then moved to client side and helped in launching the biggest brand Nike has to date, Nike Sportswear as the Global Digital Lead. Today, he's the Creative Director for Fatlace and clothing line, ILLEST.

29 Comments

  • 13/10/2010 at 2:08 pm
    Kenny

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhh thats crazy! something id def would want to see.

  • 13/10/2010 at 2:13 pm
    daniel

    sooo crazzzy! Sure is heaven!

  • 13/10/2010 at 2:18 pm
    OGvincyFoo

    Holy moly! I’m in love!… I wonder what’s in the middle of the mountain. 🙂

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  • 13/10/2010 at 7:38 pm
    Josh

    These seriously need to be listed for sale.

  • 13/10/2010 at 8:29 pm
    SimonF

    So, out of interest, how would one purchase a set of wheels from these people?

    Man, i see BBS, Buddyclub, RPF1’s in some crazy colour, Compomotive and Volk’s with super decent dish rather then the crap dishes that usually appear on the market.

    What a crazy, crazy place. Not sure storing wheels in a massive pile like that can be good for re-sale value though, must get damaged as hell getting the wheels onto that pile and back of again for sorting. 🙁

  • 13/10/2010 at 9:02 pm

    Holy F***

  • 13/10/2010 at 9:46 pm
    driftd0rk

    oh wow i just jizz in my pants. @_@

  • 13/10/2010 at 10:30 pm

    speachless

  • 13/10/2010 at 10:50 pm
    Hector T

    OMFG! (drools) defintaly heaven!! wish i could go there …

  • 13/10/2010 at 11:04 pm
    Justin N

    …you sir, owe me a pair of pants

  • 14/10/2010 at 4:08 am

    […] While I’m at it I would like to clear up some misconception about my personal opinion about Fatlace and its affiliated sites – I have nothing against Mark and the guys over at Fatlace – Big Ups to them! The site itself on the otherhand has become too mainstream in my opinion and has lead to my utter dislike of it. It’s not my fault, not Mark’s fault, it’s not anybody’s fault; I just have a HUGE problem with anything and everything mainstream. Taht being said head over to Mark’s site for more coverage on this JDM Wheel Heaven – http://fatlace.com/slammedsociety/hella-wheels-japan/ […]

  • 14/10/2010 at 9:30 am
    Henry

    Very nice Mark!

  • 14/10/2010 at 10:42 am
    TAKASHI!GS-R

    Im japanese. =) our people are very silly in that way so sorry!

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  • 14/10/2010 at 12:13 pm
    Fatlace

    Nice.. That’s not the spot tho..

    • 14/10/2010 at 1:50 pm
      Riley

      challenge accepted 😛

    • 14/10/2010 at 2:12 pm
      Riley

      damn your gauss blur!!

  • 14/10/2010 at 12:49 pm

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  • 14/10/2010 at 3:12 pm
    K2Y

    I’m Japanese 2 😀
    He in the photo of the 4th piece is my sister’s husband!!! hahaha…

  • 14/10/2010 at 9:37 pm
    wicked_1

    speechless…..

  • 15/10/2010 at 12:35 am
    Crish

    that place is mad cheap. set of eurolines is $466….

  • 15/10/2010 at 5:40 am
    gunwoo

    my brain just asploded

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  • 20/10/2010 at 11:15 pm

    Choice !

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