Japanese Classic Car Show 2019 Coverage… Part 2…

Back now with some more photos from the annual Japanese Classic Car Show. This section has a bit of Honda-content to start but then we get right back into some of the really interesting Toyota and Nissan builds at the show. Looking back now, I think I might have missed-out on a significant portion of the Mazda builds there, probably due to my continued fascination with the legendary Mazda 767 race car…

I’ve got plenty to do over here but have been thinking about checking out The Tuner Show LA this weekend. Not really sure if I’ll actually make it out to Downtown LA for it but if I have some time, it’d be cool to see what it is all about. Summer is gone now and we’re heading into Fall so its cooling down here in Los Angeles. That means there is no reason to hide inside the office all day to relax in the air-conditioning anymore but I think Yuta might be coming back and I don’t know if he’ll be down to go to a car show on a weekend-off…

If you guys want to be a part of the Year11 Anniversary event, I still have some spots available which I am screening cars for. You’ll be able to find more information on my Instagram account (@stickydiljoe) or you can simply email me some photos and a mod list to thechroniclesmedia@yahoo.com. If you’re approved, I’ll contact you with an invoice and once that is all paid, you’ll officially be added to the list for Year11. That guarantees you a parking spot inside the event and honestly, things are shaping up to be pretty great for it. Some great cars are coming from out of town and you just never know what surprises will pop-up. Hell, sometimes I even get surprised by some of the cars that come and we’ve been doing this for 10 years now. Anyways, I gotta get back to working on some design stuff while watching Top Boy on Netflix. Enjoy your weekend and take in the photos below…

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Colin Len’s DB2 Integra GS-R is living proof that race cars can be show cars as well, often seen at various events throughout Southern California while competing in the HFF Challenge race series…

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Not only is the factory DB2 moonroof long-gone but also the original B17A engine that came on the 5000 GS-Rs ever-produced. Colin threw a rod on that motor a while back and decided to go for a more potent powerplant in the form of a Japanese B18C…

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Much to the happiness of many of Ho Dao’s friends, he has recently removed his Kaminari bumper and gone back to a more traditional OEM Kouki face with a carbon JDP front lip. Dao goes to more events than I do I feel, and I always seem to run into him and his Integra just about everywhere…

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Andre reppin’ The Junkies car club in his EDM-themed EJ1 Civic Coupe on old Volk Racing Group AV wheels…

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Nothing too crazy under the hood, just a clean mild-tuck and a B18C1 swap in the resprayed engine bay…

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I remember the first year I ever went to a JCCS event I was just staring at a bunch of Honda N360/N600s, now the field is filled with 2nd generation Integras with a few third gens in the mix…

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Anthony Keuth has also been out and about all of 2019, bringing his Integra to every event he can make it to in Southern California…

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Rafael Marquez’s EDM-styled Integra with some Spoon Sports elements added to it along with a clean set of 16-inch Sprint Hart CP-R wheels…

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If you look closely you’ll spot a single Recaro LX seat inside this DA Integra with JDM one-piece headlights, an OEM optional front lip, and 15-inch Regamaster EVOs…

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Tony Rivera’s EF8 SiR-converted CR-X running a J’s Racing front lip and Mugen CF48 wheels with refinished aero disks…

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A full-sized radiator resides in the bay to cool the B-series swap which has some nifty trinkets inside like a Cusco adjustable strut tower brace, FEEL’S intake arm, along with some Mugen accessories…

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If you’re a Honda guy and attend the Japanese Classic Car Show annually, you’ll definitely run into Ernie Uy there with his 1st generation Integra which he has been modding since the early ’90s…

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Fans and subscribers to the old Import Tuner magazines from the early 2000s will probably remember Al Keuth’s Accord Wagon from Team Stryker, as it was featured in print back in 2001. Not much has changed on this build over the years. It was retired from the car show scene for years and served as a sibling’s daily driver before they decided to revive the car recently. It popped-up at one of the Chronicles and Coffee events that I host here at the shop and even after all these years, I immediately recognized it. For JCCS this year, they even put the original 19-inch Racing Hart M5 wheels on it…

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Custom trunk set-up with the Racing Hart M5 spare wheel inside the false floor which even has the “DAZZ” logo on the acrylic window. DAZZ, for the younger folks, was the main distributor of Racing Hart wheels back in the day…

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The interior has not changed much, if at all, with an old APEX’i V-AFC stuffed inside one of the air vent holes in the dashboard which also has all the old Alpine audio intact. More surprising than ever is the fact that the carbon fiber trim kit is still adhered to the interior and hasn’t peeled off after all these years…

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H22A auto swap inside the Accord Wagon with some very period-specific accessories still in-place…

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One of my personal favorite race cars and one that I always stop to get photos of is the old Mazda 767. This one belongs to Mazda USA still, unlike the privately-owned one in Japan, so they always bring it out for major events…

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Mazda has kept this car in great shape and has even upgraded the electronics within, as seen by the modern MoTec digital display mounted behind an old Izumi steering wheel…

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Mounted next to the single driver’s seat inside the 767B is a modern MoTec engine management system and an AIM Smartcam…

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Though the livery sports a Rays Engineering decal, the 767 now sits on gold-faced BBS E88 centerlock wheels…

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One of the hardest things to do is shooting this race car under the bright sun, as the fluorescent orange always looks overexposed with harsh light…

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Always cool to see the 767 and I’m proud to say that I am one of not too many people who have had the opportunity to see both 767 racecars on different sides of the world…

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At the Motul booth was Rick’s Hakosuka GTX running the Speedforme fender flare kit…

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Growing up I always wanted a A70 Supra. I never did get one after I ended-up getting into Hondas but I do appreciate the clean examples that still pop-up every now and then at events. Kyle’s Supra is one of those great examples of how to put these cars together and make them look great…

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The engine bay is where this Supra shines with a 1JZ-GTE swap inside that has been upgraded with some HKS products and bigger turbo…

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Not too far away from the Supra was this Toyota Cressida sedan in bright yellow running a mint set of SSR MK1 wheels…

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Powering Joseph Haven’s ’78 Cressida is a 530HP 1JZ-GTE mated to a 350Z manual transmission…

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Garrett GT3076 turbocharger for the 1JZ that runs a modern AEM Infinity engine management system…

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Flared Datsun 620 pick-up truck on what looks to be SSR wheels that look like SSR F5, but in six-lug format, so it wouldn’t make it an F6 since an F6 is a different wheel altogether, so what are these named exactly….hmmm…

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Z31 300ZX are super oddball looking cars that look very distinctively ’80s but boy do they look amazing planted to the ground on Advan Racing wheels. Never seen Oni wheels with modern Advan caps before, nice touch…

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Roy de Guzman’s Pandem Hakosuka Skyline from WILD*CARDS looking great as always sitting on a custom set of Colin Cross Fever Racing wheels put-together by Love20bee…

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Speaking of Love20bee, the popular wheel restorer debuted his RT115 Corona Coupe build for JCCS 2019 and was one of the most talked-about cars of the show. The Corona runs a custom front lip as well as custom over-fenders to house staggered 17-inch SSR Reverse Mesh wheels…

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Gilbert Susana’s Datsun 510 from WILD*CARDS on Work Wheels is a JCCS regular…

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No reason to change what is already great about his 510 sedan so the SR20DET set-up remains the same as year’s past…

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It was great to finally see Skyline Mikey’s Hakosuka sedan after it being down for such a significant amount of time while going through a thorough rebuild. I think he was originally supposed to debut the new set-up last year but ran into some minor issues on the drive-up from San Diego…

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Inside the Hakosuka’s engine bay is a Nissan RB26DET swap with an upgraded Garrett GTX3584RS turbo…

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The iconic valve cover of the RB26 engine has been refinished with copper plating, along with the intake manifold…

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Paul Bischoff and a couple of others from WILD*CARDS car club were set-up by the Racing Service Watanabe booth running a set of wheels that most people would not know about unless they have a deeper understanding of old Kyusha car culture…

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These Watanabe-produced 4-spoke wheels are actually a reproduction of Kobe Seiko “Gotti” wheels which never reached mass production and were originally used by the Nissan Works racing team in the 1970s. They came in magnesium back then but I believe these Watanabe iterations are aluminum. The “Gotti” name is only derived from the 4-spoke style made popular by the wheel company but these were never actually named as such. The four bolts on the outer edge of the wheel look a bit odd but they are actually bead lockers or “bead stoppers”. With RS Watanabe having a display booth at this year’s JCCS, it was the perfect time to showcase them…

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John Ross’s 510 Wagon was on display at the Racing Service Watanabe booth as well, but did not sit on a set of the 4-spoke Gotti-style wheel. Instead, he ran a traditional Watanabe R Type wheel with caps…

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Like Susana’s 510, the engine bay is already spectacular with no significant areas of improvement needed so it remains as it has, with the easily recognizable Cerakoted GReddy intake manifold intact…

That’s the conclusion to our 2019 Japanese Classic Car Show Coverage. Make sure to catch the YouTube Vlog that we did as well, filmed mostly with a 1996-era JVC camcorder. CLICK HERE to watch. Otherwise, thanks for looking everybody!!…

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