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Two in the intake and one up the exhaust

In Japan, displaying this so-called “JDM Shocker*” sticker would be mean I like feeling up old people with “two in the pink, one in the stink” or in this case of the Japanese Domestic Market (Wiki) auto cultists, ‘two in the intake and one up the exhaust.’

JDM Shocker
Two in the intake

and one up the exhaust?, home of the Mysterious Car Stickerscopyleft mark.

Ok, ok, the rest-of-the-story is that Japan has an official “marks”—stickers placed on cars to warn other drivers of new drivers or in the case of the above teardrop of orange and yellow to warn that the driver is elderly and may be impaired in their operation of their automobile.
fallen leaf mark vs JDM-Shocker
The SHOCKER (Wiki) sticker above in a parody of the old Ochiba mark ochiba-mark (fallen leaf mark) warning of vehicle full of autumn leaves.
Shown on the right is the now obsolete sticker to mark elderly drivers, that was used from 1997 to the end of January 2011.
new Kourei mark for elderly drivers

← Shown on the left is the current “Koreisha ” mark for elderly drivers that has been in use since February 1, 2011. Drivers age 70 or older are strongly advised to affix the Koreisha mark to the front and rear of their vehicles and drivers over 75 are required to do so by law.

Previous posts about Japan’s vibrant car vinyl culture of official automotive stickers include:shougai handicapped car sticker japan
white space is good for the soul What is this mysterious Japanese car sticker?
      (3Yen / 2009-03-01)

Mysterio Japanese car sticker
      (3Yen / 2006-01-20)
Access for people with big, round, bouncy butts
      (3Yen / 2013-05-26)


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2 Responses to “Two in the intake and one up the exhaust”

  1. Yuumi via email Says:

    I remember the first time was in Southern California and I saw many Japanese Wakaba mark (若葉マーク) green leaf stickers. I wondered why so many Californians in their mid 20s were beginner drivers.
    Then I learned the Green Leaf stickers meant the drivers were “JDM” fans but I still couldn’t understand why they wanted to be identified as beginner drivers when they were pros driving tricked-out Japanese cars. Americans are so weird.

  2. Taro 3Yen Says:

    Yuumi wrote:

    They almost stated the Truth…

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