EVENTS: 2016 Nissan Jam, Part 01 — The Cool Ones

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For its fourth year, Nissan Jam has moved once again, this time to La Palma Park in Anaheim. With its new, grassier venue, the gathering of Nissan, Datsun, and Infiniti vehicles has a more concours-ey feel. 

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It also seems that Nissan fanaticism is reaching new heights now that Bubble Era Skylines are federally legal. Whereas past Nissan Jams have felt a bit Datsun-centric, the 2016 show attracted an army of power-hungry speed freaks obsessed with turbos, driftiness, and horsepower.

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With that in mind, we’ll feature a gallery of the “cool kid” Nissans first, GT-R, Z, Silvia and 510 owners that are the equivalent of high school varsity team prom kings in the Nissan world. Don’t worry, the goth kids hanging out under the bleachers and listening to the Cure will take center stage in a future installment. So with out further ado…

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Kurtis Du’s BRE-themed 1973 Datsun 620. Red-top SR20DET-powered with a T28 turbo, front a rear discs, and Berg wheels.

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Dominic Le‘s Hakotora.

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Zociety’s bagged Z31 on 19×10 and 19×12.5 Fabolous Profounds.

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PCH Midnight car club.

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Ichiban JDM‘s display of R32 and imported engines.

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Nelson Ugarte’s 1985 Z31 Turbo.

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Weds Wheels showing off their new Leon Hardiritt Seele and Reise wheels.

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Dick Funk’s of Empire Z Club’s restored 1973 Datsun 240Z.

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George Curiel’s 1973 Datsun 620, with a bored and stroked 2.3-liter L20B. According to George, it’s driven by one of four Black Mountain Racing 550 cams ground in the 1970s. Rare 15×9 5-spoke Hayashi Racing Commands are on the front, with 15×11 Enkeis on the rear.

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Segundo Chiriboga’s KA24-powered 1972 Datsun 510.

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Paul Taniguchi’s survivor 1975 280Z, in the family since new. It even has the original AM/FM 8-track player.

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This year the S13 and S14 came out in full force and could almost fill an installment on their own.

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Antoine Venne’s S13 is self-described as “SoCal 180 style” equipped with a host of OEM Japanese 180SX body parts and a laundry list of mods.

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We loved the clean lines of Roberto Dominguez’s super pristine 1995 240SX SE. Minimalist S13s are so rare these days.

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James Lui’s SR20DET-powered S13.

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Gerardo Beltran’s 1993 240SX convertible and a rare mostly stock pignose S13 in iconic two-tone green and gray.

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Carlos Hernandez Jr’s 1969 Bluebird SSS being sketched.

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Alain Montiel’s 1974 street modified Datsun 620 is a study in period-correctness. A stickler for era-appropriate parts, Alain has equipped his truck with a LeVan Flex Thru window, West Coast Datsun mirrors, and American Racing sawblades.

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Nelson Irwin’s 1971 Datsun 510 KA24DE wagon.

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International Vehicle Importers’ Nissan Patrol and R32 Skyline GT-R on limited edition Volk TE37s.

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17×9 Panasport G7s on an R32.

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Raymond Medeiros’s FJ20-powered Datsun 521.

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Joe Rotz’s purchased his 1972 Fairlady Z in Japan in 1974 and has owned it since. It underwent a complete restoration in 2010. Even the original tool kit is still mint.

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Ignacio Abarcs’s 1977 Datsun 620 King Cab with full air suspension.

Stay tuned for more 2016 Nissan Jam images. In the meantime, in case you missed it, check out Nissan Jam 2015 (Part 01 and 02), 2014 (Part 01, 02, and 03), and 2013 (Part 01 and 02).

Bonus images:

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6 Responses to EVENTS: 2016 Nissan Jam, Part 01 — The Cool Ones

  1. Nigel said:

    I remember seeing that black 620 at Jccs 2013 (#9). More R32’s.
    Looking forward to part II.

  2. Dario said:

    Fingers crossed for a photo of my car with the JNC inkan on it lol.

  3. Socarboy said:

    Great article, I especially enjoyed seeing those 620 pickups. That was the truck that ignited my love affair with the compact truck. It would be so cool (but highly unlikely) if Nissan were to have a sub Frontier truck styled along the lines of the original 620. Come on Nissan build it since you’ll have no competition!

  4. kitsune said:

    More Roadster pics in part 2 (or 3, etc)?

  5. truth said:

    no pix of the rb26 hako from your booth?!

  6. ylee said:

    YES!!!! S13/14/15 chassis that aren’t murdered out with Fast and the Furious 1 body kits!.

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