They call them 'pitspoezen' in the Netherlands, but they are better known as
Race Queens. Good looking girls hanging around on car shows and car races.
In Japan race queens are very popular and have almost the same status as (fashion)
models and movie stars. You will find them on various magazine covers but they also
have their own photobooks, calendars, and videos. Although I can't read one word
Japanese, it's obvious that there are plenty of Japanese websites devoted to race
queens. There are even some scanners who made special series devoted to race queens
(e.g. S-Doll, JoScans).
It's funny to see that there are actually two periods wherein race queens became
popular in Japan. The first one in the early 90's (the so called 'bubble economic
period') and the second one after the mid 90's. Most interesting is to have a look
at the girls who posed nude for the camera. Race queens from the first period
(e.g. Noriko Endo, Naoko Iijima, Miho Suzuki) posed nude after they became popular
as an actress, singer or TV star. It seems that race queens from the second period
(e.g. Fumika Suzuki, Rie Mashiko, Mihoko Sunouchi) have to pose nude before they
will become as popular as the girls from the first period. I wonder how many of
them actually will survive in show business.
- thanks to Saisi Mamiya!
Definitely one of the most beautiful Japanese race queens imho is Mihoko Sunouchi.
She was race queen for Kanagawa-Crinic Stellar racing team in 1996, race queen
for Auto Tech Stellar racing team in 1997, and commercial campaign girl for
Suntory "nama" beer in 1998.
|Date of Birth
||April 3, 1976
|Place of Birth
Mihoko is also featured on different TV variety programs, and has her own photobooks (Get
Closer, Body Squall), video and calendar. Just check the selected links below
if you are interested in her pictures!
Mihoko as beer campaign girl
Race Queens Links
The Lop House (news, links & photos)
Idol Island (news, links & photos)
Selected Mihoko Links
Mihoko @ Asia Stars (100+ pics)
Mihoko @ Absolute Idols (75+ pics)
Mihoko @ J-Idol (50 pics)
Mihoko @ Net Queen (30 pics)
Mihoko @ Screenguy (wallpapers)
Mihoko @ PhotoGuide Japan (photobooks)
Mihoko Sunouchi 1999 Calendar (not active anymore)
Mihoko Sunouchi Video (not active anymore)
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if you run a kick-ass Race Queens website, can fill in some of my gaps, or just can tell me
something more about Mihoko Sunouchi, thanks!