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Simon Lok
04-24-2002, 10:51 PM
I wanted to figure out exactly where the term "rice"
came from... and finally came upon somebody that
claims it comes from the days when Japanese motorcycles
came to the US and the guys riding Harley Davidson
type motorcycles would call the imports "rice-rockets."
Today this seems to have evolved into the phrase
"cooking some rice," which I think is much funnier.

Although the author of the page makes numerous remarks
about how the term "rice" is supposedly about the
car, and not the driver, empirical evidence from my
own personal experience tells me otherwise. The vast
majority of the "ricey" vehicles i've come across in
NYC tend to be in Asian American population centers
and have Asian American drivers. Do check the site out,
it's pretty funny, especially the reader response sections.

04-24-2002, 11:04 PM
look under the 'Simply Rice' link...<br><img src="">

04-24-2002, 11:52 PM
kinda amateur site design, I thought, but the "Hall of Shameless, Vol 2" BigWheels section was awesome. Dig the air intakes!

04-25-2002, 01:05 AM

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