The 2014 Japanese Classic Car Show is just around the corner. this Saturday, September 27. It will be a very special occasion as the JCCS celebrates its 10th anniversary. As promised, there are some surprises in store, and here are a few.
Special Guests. Luminaries of the JNC world will help observe the JCCS’s 10th birthday. They include:
- Peter Brock, founder and chief of the BRE Datsun race team. BRE will unveil a newly restored, never before seen Datsun 240Z street car at JCCS.
- John Morton, BRE’s driver, most famous for piloting the Datsun 510 to victory in the SCCA 2.5 Trans-Am championships. John will be signing autographs at the BRE booth (check for times) and at the JNC booth (11am – 12pm).
- Tom Matano, one of the designers of the NA and NB Mazda Miata and the FD3S RX-7.
- Jun Imai, Hot Wheels designer. Jun will be signing autographs at the JNC booth from 1 – 1:30pm and his 240Z will be on display at the JNC booth as well.
- Ryu Asada, Hot Wheels and Matchbox designer. Ryu has been responsible for penning favorites like the EF Civic and CR-X Hot Wheels, the Matchbox FJ40 Land Cruiser, and many more. Ryu will be at the JNC booth signing autographs from 1 – 1:30pm.
- Peter Cunningham, owner and driver at RealTime Racing. Peter has won 14 World Challenge championships in various Hondas and will be at the Honda booth this year.
- Len Higa, custom bike builder and founder of Oni Motorworks.
Special Cars. Notable cars that will be at JCCS include:
- BRE Datsun 240Z street car. Brock Racing Enterprises will unveil a newly restored, never before seen street version of their iconic 240Z race car.
- Dainichi Race Team Toyota Sports 800. A six-figure race car brought in from Japan.
- Phantom Z. A recreation of the 240Z shooting brake penned by Yoshihiko Matsuo, designer of the orignal S30 Fairlady Z.
JCSpeed. In addition, the JCCS organizers are unveiling a new division called JCSpeed. Look for the “JCSpeed” flags and cars at the show.
Costume Contest. Owners and participants are encouraged to dress in period correct clothing from the 1960s to the 1980s. A costume contest will be held, American Idol style, at the main stage at 12pm.
JNC. Last but not least, we at JNC will have a booth, located by the path connecting the paved area with the lawn, by the water. As mentioned, Jun Imai’s 240Z will be there, and we will have an iconic JDM classic, never before shown in the US, at our booth as well. Stop by and say konichiwa.
The show goes from 9am – 3pm this Saturday, September 27. The location is the same as last year, Harry Bridges Park at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. See you there!
See you there! Neko.
You’ll be there? Stop by the JCCS registration booth and say hi! 😉
what do you look like? i’ll stop by and say hi too
Just look at my Avatar, I always have a minicar in front of my face. LOL
Otherwise I’ll be the Caucasian guy helping the JCCS girls in the registration booth… I’m not too hard to miss. Or, just ask for Toyotageek. ;-P
As for me, I will be wearing a blue Arai cap, and carrying a Ricoh GR-1. Look forward to meeting a few new faces… Neko.
I can’t be there this year…hope everyone has a great show.
Wow, they can be “picky” about cars that can come in, yet let that half-finished Honda at the bottom of the poster in? I tell ya, that new policy they have is really gonna bite them in the ass…..
I’m flying in from PA for my first JCCS. I’m so freakin’ excited.
I hate the east coast sometimes…..
I’ll make sure I’m there next year…
I’m leaving for LA tomorrow! Can’t wait! Ikimasho, minna!
Best time of the year, unfortunately none of our bigger builds are quite finished up for this one but I’ll be there regardless. Can’t wait to see what shows up!
I’m at O’Hare airport in Chicago getting on a flight to John Wayne.
My 2nd time (2010) and I’m bringing my UCI Grad Student son for his first time.
Im caucasion guy will be there to mingle with asian gurls. of course I majored in asian history! 🙂
I was looking forward for this show but had a terrible experience took me 40 min to go to the maze of parking from 11 am to 11:40am with my 2 kids and there was no parking they told me to go and park all the way by the aquarium which is like a mile away that there was going to be a bus picking up people but wen i got there there was like 60+ people waiting that probably was going to be at least another 30imn’ I just went back home 40 miles one way the show ends at 3pm there was point of paying and waiting for just 2 hrs they need to move this to another place bigger.
Yeah, parking was terrible. They didn’t have any signs and the attendants didn’t really explain things. Although, I have to confess, I did find parking right at the front (I arrived at 1:00pm) in the little parking lot next to the entrance but I had to drive in the wrong way through the exit.
I’ve never seen the parking as bad as this year. Was attendance much higher than in the past?
The show itself, OTOH, was great. The newly enforced screening policy was handled pretty well. There were still (only) a couple of cars I would have screened out but the overall quality of the cars and builds was better than in the past.
Show keeps getting better every year. Thanks to the organizers and all the volunteers and the participants for a great show!