Japanese Classic Car Show 2018 Coverage… Part 2…


There was a good amount of Honda coverage in Part 1 of the 2018 Japanese Classic Car Show coverage, which is always weird to consider so many of those Hondas and Acuras classic cars now, but today, in Part 2, there are absolutely zero Hondas present. Not even in the background. It’s all Toyotas and Nissans/Datsuns today because, well, that’s how the show is organized. The one thing that really sets this event apart from more conventional car shows in this era is the make and model organization. It’s almost as if you they want to present you with this idea that you’re walking through a showcase of classics, which it obviously is, but as it would be presented in a museum. Just imagine a museum with a bunch of your Filipino uncles’ cars, lol. After making our way out of the Honda section, we found ourselves dying a slow death in the ultra hot sun while making the trek over to the Datsun/Nissan section, which is pretty much 40% of the event. The show was much bigger than it has been in year’s past as well because of the new venue so there was much to take in. The Queen Mary presented a much better back drop of course, but now that it is too expensive to use, as it is also undergoing renovations, we now found ourselves on the other side of the pond at Marina Green Park. I feel like I maybe should have mixed the photos up instead of displaying them in the chronological order in which they were shot, for variety’s sake, but I didn’t even think to do that the other day so everything just seems overly organized now. There are some pretty awesome builds in this section though, a bulk of them from the guys from Wild Cars car club, along with some regulars we’ve all come to appreciate from attending this event every year. Wedged in-between are some pretty oddball classics I’ve never encountered before. Enjoy!…

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Tod Kaneko’s legendary 1972 Datsun 240Z with its signature look on WRD Chevlon wheels…

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Under the hood is an HKS GT3540 turbo and ExtrudeHone manifold mounted to a built L28 engine that’s been stroked to 3098cc. On the intake-side is a custom carbon kevlar plenum and 42mm TWM individual throttle bodies…

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1st generation RA Celica GT coupe running a TRD front chin spoiler sitting on classic Techno Phantom wheels…

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This super cool piece covering the headlights is actually a rare piece from TRD Japan…

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Troy Sumitomo from FIVE:AXIS’s S30Z project on classic Hoshino Impul wheels…

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Have you ever seen a slammed Isuzu Gemini sedan based off GM’s T-car platform that also was known worldwide and different markets as an Opel Kadett, Chevrolet Chevette, Holden Gemini, Buick Opel, and Saehan Gemini? Well now you have…

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John Ross Huckins’ Datsun 510 Wago is always a pleasing sight whenever it pops up at events. For JCCS, the wagon was on display at the Motul booth sitting on Work Equip 40 wheels…

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John and the other guys from Wild Cards know their Japanese classics and have always devoted a great amount of attention to their engine bays. Inside the 510 Wagon is an SR20DET swap with Precision turbo upgrade…

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…and GReddy intake manifold which has been Cerakoted to give it a unique finish which plays nicely with the custom painted valve cover and custom fabricated turbo plumbing…

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Check out the STACK gauges inside the dashboard along with a MOMO steering wheel and Mizuno Works horn button…

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Dennis Kiyan’s custom painted RA Toyota Celica liftback featuring a TRD front chin spoiler, bolt-on over fenders and Work Equip 40s…

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In the engine bay which is also paint-matched and cleaned-up is a modern Toyota BEAMS 3S-GE engine with TODA Racing “Sports Injection” individual throttle bodies…

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Another angle, since I’ve always been a fan of the way the BEAMS valve cover looks and how well the engine seems to fit inside this classic Celica engine bay…

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Angle from the rear with the 2000 GT trunk garnish and what looks to be a Top Secret rear spoiler…

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Daniel Song’s 1972 Datsun 240Z hosting a Type 1 front air dam, ZG front and rear flares, Bluebird fender mirrors, and 15×9/10 Volk Racing TE37V…

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Song’s L28 engine running OER 45mm carbs, 280ZX pistons, and street cam…

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Tommy shipped his Toyota Starlet over to California once again from the island of Hawaii just for the Japanese Classic Car Show where he can show alongside his buddies from Wild Cards…

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Beautifully well-kept Speed Star Racing Air Stage wheels on Tommy Dolo’s Starlet…

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Toyota Cressida sedan with a retrofitted JZX100 Chaser front end conversion…

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Inside the engine bay of the Cressida/Chaser mash-up is a 2JZ-GTE engine swap…

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A Celica we’ve had the opportunity to encounter a few times this year…

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…Powered by a built 1JZ-GTE engine swap…

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This year’s JCCS marked the debut of Roy de Guzman’s new look for his Hakosuka Skyline coupe, running North America’s first TRA Kyoto Pandem kit…

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Beautiful set of custom-built Colin Cross Fever Racing wheels on Roy’s Hako…

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The Pandem kit consists of a front chin spoiler, and front/rear flares. Love the contrast with the kit and fender mirrors painted gray to offset the two shades of white on the body…

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Gil Susana’s Datsun 510 sedan also representing the great crew from Wild Cards…

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The engine bay has been smoothed-out and shaved clean to house an SR20DET engine swap running a Garrett turbocharger…

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PJ Bonafacio’s RB26DET-swapped Datsun 240Z…

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Joe Mendoza’s Datsun B110  Sunny from Wild Cards sitting on Compomotive wheels and Toyo R888s…

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Inside the Sunny is a Nissan A12 engine with Weber DCOE Series side-draft carburetor…

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Raul’s HR31 Skyline coupe wearing a classic Calsonic graphical livery while sitting on RS Watanabe wheels…

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Waldo’s slammed Datsun 510 Wagon on Centerline wheels…

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This Datsun 510 wagon had a unique fuel-injected L16 engine with individual throttle bodies and modern coil-over-plug ignition set-up…

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One can never go wrong with a 510 paired with bolt-on flares and Watanabe wheels…

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Nice touch with the horns of the carbs coated to match the bronze-finish of the front bumper and wheels…

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Real deal Japanese RHD Datsun Bluebird SSS coupe…

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L-series engine set-up running Mikuni carbs…

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David Macias’ Z31 300ZX on Enkei Racing mesh wheels…

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Sergio Arenas’ rare 1969 Datsun Sunny 1000 on classic Work Equip wheels…

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R30 Skyline RS-Turbo sedan on early Volk Racing Artisan Spirit Fins…

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Wrapping up this year’s 2018 JCCS coverage with a shot of this silver BNR32 Skyline GT-R coupe running custom-built, refinished Nismo LMGT2 3-piece wheels and Ganador Super Mirrors…

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2 comments

  1. Yes, I have. In Australia the holden gemini used to be a very common platform to modify and fit nissan engines into. Slammed Geminis used to be a common sight and some modified geminis are still around.

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