Great pictures guys.
Like the rest of you, I was personally a little dissapointed in the day. A few things - Organisation could have been better. I think the major issue with the day was the lack of prior promotion of the event. It was pretty much up to the clubs to promote it amongst themselves, which we obviously did in the Nissan/Datsun/Prince and Toyota fraternities. The only real advertising i saw for the event was a flyer included with the AOMC Newsletter (which you would obviously only see if you get it) and an ad in the 'What's On' section of Friday's Cars Guide in the Herald-Sun.
Our main priority is to ensure the Japanese Classic Cars and Jap cars/bikes in general receive the support of recognised car shows/sponsors and events. As an enthusiast community we are no different to any other car community whether it be American, British cars or anything else. These type of events (Japanese) have been lacking for a long time in Victoria, so, accordingly the Nissan/Datsun/Prince community will show our faces/cars in force to ENSURE these events continue to happen. The Toyota Car Club of Australia (Victoria) (TCCAV) do the same and additionally did a fantastic classic Japan Show in November. It was certainly hopeful that the AOMC event would be the same. Lessons can certainly been learnt from todays event, but who was to know that Mazda's, Honda's, Bellett's, Misubushi's etc would only show up in very small numbers.
Clearly not much promotion happened amongst the motorbike communities either, although the Superbikes were on at Phillip Island.
Yes, catering could have been better, Trade displays we see at bigger events were lacking, and the 1 speaker commentary was near enough to pointless. Judging also, in my opinion was a bit dissapointing. However, hopefully it is a start! It can only improve and get better.
I love the idea of seeing a variety of Japanese cars/bikes 'cause that is where my interest is - like everyone else who attends these events or on this forum. Although the car show had its flaws, we need to continue to support the event to make sure it continues. Likewise the TCCAV event (which was awesome, and, i presume, bigger than they expected).
It is awesome that we now have two 'all Japanese' events on the calendar each year. Let's just keep them there. some feedback to the AOMC might be on the cards - not to be critical at all, but moreso to show our enthusiasm for the event to continue with some changes/better promotion etc.
[quote="rxfury"] The guy with the Hako couldn't even be bothered getting it off the tow truck.
Not that we couldn't be bothered at all bud - have you ever thought that there may have been other reasons why we left it on the truck? But hey, at least we 'bothered' to bring it.
Most of the Prince owners and numerous Nissan/Datsun owners bought multiple cars...which of course requires extra drivers etc.
Great to catch up with others from other clubs also....
See you all at the next 'All Jap' event.
Big kudos to Motiv8 for towing the hako and 1st Gen.
See you wednesday Shane? I'll see what i can find on the Pres for you!