Japanese Classic Car Show 2009 Coverage…Part 2…

Words – Joey Lee/ Photos – Michael Cristi & Joey Lee

Oh man, finally got around to finishing up all the pics. So much other stuff going on right now but I’ll try to get as much up as I can the next couple days. I’m gonna have to separate into parts because there are just too many pics. Alot of good stuff to look at though so make sure to look at all of it…

We gotta start out with arguably my favorite car from the show….Something about it just caught my eye. I swear I stood there staring at this 510 for a good 30-40 minutes before Big Mike showed up. Even after he showed up we were both staring at this thing. It just has it’s own sense of style you know and the flares, sheet metal I’m assuming, really sets it apart from the rest of the pack. I would have gone with different seats personally but what the fuck do I know….

Shaved bay and all…

So sick!…

Here’s another good one….Attention to detail is amazing…

This one was badass as well…classic car with alot of modern amenities….All Bride gear in the interior, Work S1s, SR-swap….everything…

I actually saw this red 510 when I was up in Norcal in the beginning of the year for Wek Fest. He was parked next to Big Mike and they actually talked for a bit during the show as well. Strangely enough, he reads the Chronicles and knew what it was….Looks crazy with the CCWs on it…

Seriously, I was in this section forever…

Killin me with the wheels…I swear…

Alright, so I finally stepped away from the 510 area and ventured off into the Mazda section. Representation I guess was smaller than the Nissans but that’s to be expected…

Caught a glimpse of this Mazda truck on TE37Xs and a rotary swap…

I think if I turned fast enough while driving this car I could fall out of it…haha…

Here’s a couple more Nissans…

Ron from Supastar’s RHD 300ZX….Not too sure about the flares but it looks kinda cool…

Old school Kaminari kit…looks like something straight out of an old Japanese movie or comic book…

Here’s the original pic from the “vintage edit” pics I posted up a couple days before….The other edit had the light pole and tree branches and what not removed…

That’s it for now, more later on…gonna blow up your interwebz if I keep going…

4 thoughts

  1. damn Joey I am loving the pics man I can not say it enough. Damn all the 510’s are sick. I have a soft spot for 510’s. My dad had one when I was a kid, flared and rag topped and he taught me how to drive stick in that thing.

  2. Joey that blue 510 owned you with that bride gradiation fabric…lol! Old school is the best, its the begining roots for alot of the cars we build and tune today…… Great pictures btw!

  3. Great pics!

    Just a little heads up, that Mazda truck came originally with a rotary engine. It’s known as the REPU truck, and was one of the fastest around in it’s day. The fenders and the grille separates it from the non rotary trucks fromt he same era.

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