EVENTS: Nisei Showoff 2010

The Nisei Showoff was back for another year because the spot where the show has been held was not redeveloped as originally scheduled. Hooray for the GFC? Anyway, old school flavor was out in full effect and seems to be getting stronger with each passing year.

Wearing new Volk Racing TE37V wheels, fender mirrors, and a bright white finish, this Datsun 240Z looks like it came straight from Nos2Days. Ultra JDM.

Another killer Z. The blacked out chrome is super sinister, and the rest is aaaalmost there. Just let those beautiful Wats fill out those ZG-style flares with some spacers and it’ll be the total package.

A bosozoku-style Honda N600? What is totally awesome for $1200, Alex? This li’l demon had tons of character to go along with its substantial character. Air-cooled two-pot for the win!

Not quite nostalgic, but a strong contender for the next wave of Japanese classics is the Honda EF Civic. Hippari tires stretched on Enkei 92 meshies with shakotan stance and oni-kyan “demon camber,”  the Japanese tuning trifecta.

Metallic orange AE86 Corolla Levin. Nostalgic car, but non-nostalgic paint.

Now this is an old school color. The TE71 Corolla Liftback is an underrated body style bridging the gap between wagon and hatchback.

Add period-correct (read: small diameter) wheels and aero parts and you’ve got a unique RWD machine.

Of course, the TE51 Sport Coupe is even rarer, and this one wears new shoes and a new owner since PJ Bonifacio first debuted it at Toyotafest 2009.

And of course, you can’t have old school ‘Rollas without at least one TE27 mango, the O.G. Trueno

And we’ve seen many RT52 Toyota Coronas in recent weeks, but this is one bad barikan. Compared to the first Z, this is a more nostalgic white, and just the addition of some classic barrels makes this shovelnose look like one tough customer.

And here’s something you don’t see every day, a Honda CT70, a minibike like the Monkey or Ape but with a unique T-bone frame that was introduced in Japan as the Honda Dax in August 1969. Perhaps the perfect JNC pit cruiser!

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10 Responses to EVENTS: Nisei Showoff 2010

  1. cesariojpn says:

    I thought the Red TE71 looked familiar….

  2. Nigel says:

    The TE71 Corolla’s are very cool. (The Red one was a “Back in the day” feature, see above.)

  3. Eric says:

    Loving those S30’s!!!

  4. Tyler says:

    I just jizzed on the N600. So badass.

  5. Kurisu says:

    I attended this event, and it was a hell of a show. I hope it comes back next year!! There have been talks about renovating that lot, so it may have to be moved :x.

  6. Ben says:

    Tyler: That might be the first time that sentence has ever been spoken! 🙂

  7. Sean says:

    It wasn’t a bad show, as there seemed to be enough variety to balance out the inevitable excess of Civics and Integras. I posted some pictures from the show on my blog, as well:

  8. Zack says:

    thanks Daniel for taking some awesome photos of my car! i really like what you guys do at JNC always have been a big fan! thanks again!

  9. Bob says:

    Wait- was the N600 for sale for $1200 seriously, or was that just part of the joke?

    Because if it is, someone put me in contact with that guy.

  10. D says:

    Now that N600 IS THE SHIT!!!!

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