ricers. Entry into the club required a car with a minimum speed of 155 mph as race speeds often exceeded 215mph. Apprenticeship for 1 year was mandatory before becoming a full member. Safety was highy stressed in the Mid Night Club, drivers who showed recklessness and posed a danger would have their membership revoked. Races were carried out on the Bayshore Route of the Shuto Expressway between Tokyo and Yokohama. Quality of the drivers made it nearly impossible to be caught by police.
Membership cars were often very heavily modified, producing up to 600 BHP. As club policy inquiry into how its racers could easily afford such high priced modifications was prohibited.
The group permanently disbanded in 1999, when a fatal accident occured while racing a group of bikers. Several were hospitalised and a person was killed. As club policy, if such a thing happened they would end the club forever.
The Rockstar racing series Midnight Club is based on these actual racers, the two Kanji letters in Midnight Club translate to Wangan, meaning Bayshore, the route raced by the drivers.
In 2003 Rockstar came out with Midnight Club II published for Xbox, PC & Playstation 2. The first sequel for Midnight Club: Street Racing. Players race through recreations of the cities of Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo. For this installment, more realistic detail was added to ensure a higher likeness to the models of the real things. The game also features an online multiplayer component. Dry, hilly suburbs and congested interstates can be found throughout Los Angeles, and just like Midnight Club: Street Racing, the city contains many landmarks, as well as numerous shortcuts and jumps. Paris is the home to cobblestone alleyways, monumental roundabouts, and the Paris Catacombs. Tokyo is a city of neon-glittering avenues and tight alleyways, and contains an equal array of tourist sights and attractions. The vehicles in Midnight Club II all resemble real life vehicles, such as the Victory, which resembles an Aston Martin Vanquish, the Jersey XS, which resembles a Dodge Viper, and the Veloci, which resembles a Saleen S7. In 2005 Rockstar came out with new series Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition. It is also the first game in the series that allows the player to customize his/her cars and bikes with engine upgrades, body kits, custom paint jobs among other things. The name derived from a partnership between Rockstar and DUB Magazine, which features heavily in the game in the form of DUB-sponsored races and DUB-customized vehicles as prizes. Players race through San Diego, Atlanta, and Detroit. Unlike previous installments, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition features licensed, real life vehicles. This game series won alot of awards for being 1 of the best top-selling racing game. In 2006 Rockstar came out with re-released version of Midnight Club 3 it was called Midnight Club Dub Edition Remix. It is available as a Greatest Hits release on PlayStation 2 and a Platinum Hits release on Xbox. The game features all of the cities, vehicles, and music from Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition. The following features were added in the re-release; 24 new vehicles, Tokyo, as a new city, new licensed music, new races, battle maps and online gameplay and then finally in 2008 Rockstar came out with the most impressive Midnight Club Series ever. Midnight Club Los Angelas. It was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 21, 2008 in North America and October 24, 2008 in Europe. As the name suggests, the game is based in Los Angeles, featuring Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, and Downtown LA. Xbox Live playability and downloadable content is expected as will Playstation Network. Real-Life cars will return including new models and brands such as Ford and Mazda who were absent in Midnight Club 3. This port is developed by Rockstar San Diego. This game has been now a top rated, best selling racing ever. Just like Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition, Rockstar came out with Midnight Club L.A. Remix for Playstation Portable. This game is 1 of the best racing game ever to be made. It has everything that other racing game don’t have. Awesome Soundtracks, Realistic Graphics, Over 1000 Cars, Thousand Mods & Alot more. This game is 1 of the recommended racing game for people out there. Midnight Club: Street Racing, Midnight Club II, Midnight Club Dub Edition and Midnight Club Los Angelas.