By Mark Hodge @Mrhodgey

A group of Japanese petrol heads use the power of American muscle cars to cruise around the streets of Tokyo

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Videographer / Director: Steve's POV
Producer: Nick Johnson
Editor: Kyle Waters

Shot by New York born Steve Feldman, 44, the footage shows a gang of car fanatics meet up to share their love of Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge.

Feldman, a translator and Japanese business consultant, said the previously maligned vehicles are gaining a new found respect in the land of the rising sun.

“Japanese still like to joke about the unreliability of American cars. But over the past few years the vehicles have improved.

“American cars in Japan remain a small niche but when there is a muscle car gathering, apparently hundreds show up.

“These guys stick together and their passion is definitely spreading to younger generations as well.

“I met a few young guys who just got their licenses and their first cars were American models.”

The powerful cars in the video include a Ford Mustang GT 500, with a Starsky and Hutch style stripe, a Dodge Challenger Mopar, painted in a rare furious fuchsia and a red Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible.

Feldman said while this particular Tokyo subculture is heavily influenced by the US, the cars are still customised in a style which is unique to Japan.

“These guys love American cars and American movies, and like being different from the tuner cars around them.

“However being Japanese they have styled the cars in their own way, with LED lights and other distinctive accessory parts such as modified exhaust systems.”