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Photo Gallery: 12th annual Japanese Classic Car Show


Datsun in show field
Datsun in show field

For the 12th consecutive year, hundreds of classic cars from Japan flocked to Long Beach, California, for display on the lawn near the Queen Mary.  The Japanese Classic Car Show has continued to grow along with rising interest in Japanese classics, becoming the largest Japanese classic car show in the United States.

Kenmeri Skyline
Kenmeri Skyline

Terry Yamaguchi, the chief executive and event organizer of JCCS, noted that the show “has inspired those who don’t know a lot about the older Japanese cars,” including “the younger generations so they are interested in this hobby as they grow up.”

Over the years, the rising enthusiasm for Japanese classics has resulted in better restoration and modification quality, she added.

For a car show limited to vehicles from a single country, the field showed plenty of diversity, offering something for nearly everyone. The styling and modifications commonly made to Datsuns and Toyotas of the early ’70s can appeal to old-school-hot-rod fanatics, while the owners of modern sport compacts can see the roots of their daily drivers.

R30-R35 Skyline
R30-R35 Skyline

With a focus on vintage cars, Japanese automakers have been attending JCCS and proudly displaying heritage vehicles alongside the latest models. A Nissan KPGC10 Hakosuka, a rarity even in Japan, made an appearance. The performance car is a genuine GT-R with the legendary S20 power plant and was included in Nissan’s Skyline display, which also featured Patrick Soliman’s RB26-powered Kenmeri Skyline, a rendition of the Japanese street-racer style.

Along with the vintage Skylines were GT-R’s R30 through R35, with the R35 acting as the debut for Nissan’s 2017 Nismo GT-R.

Other significant vehicles included Honda’s Serial One – an N600 that was the first Honda passenger car imported to the U.S. back in 1967. In 2015, the car appeared unrestored at JCCS. During the past year, it starred in a video series that documented the restoration. The finished car was seen at the show.

Toyota and Mazda both showed historic race cars, and spectators were able to enjoy several RocketBunny bodied 240SX cars, a 300ZX, and examples of such current Japanese trends as Bosozoku, which are outlandish fantasy cars.

KPGC10 Hakosuka
KPGC10 Hakosuka
Side view of Skyline
Side view of Skyline
Spectators enjoy car show
Spectators enjoy car show
Row of Datsuns
Row of Datsuns
R34 Skyline
R34 Skyline
Spectators discuss Rockert Bunny kit
Spectators discuss Rockert Bunny kit
Close up of Datsun
Close up of Datsun
Bosozoku style car
Bosozoku style car
Subaru 360
Subaru 360
Racecar
Racecar
Kenmeri Skyline
Kenmeri Skyline
Datsuns dominate show
Datsuns dominate show
Rows of Japanese motorcycles
Rows of Japanese motorcycles
Wheels
Wheels
Some classic Japanese cars look like muscle cars of the same era
Some classic Japanese cars look like muscle cars of the same era
Rear of the R34
Rear of the R34
Toyota 2000GT
Toyota 2000GT
R33 Skyline
R33 Skyline
1969 Nissan Patrol K60
1969 Nissan Patrol K60
Nissan 300ZX
Nissan 300ZX
Classic Honda
Classic Honda
Skyline
Skyline
Subaru Micocar
Subaru Micocar
KPGC10 Hakosuka
KPGC10 Hakosuka
1971 Fairlady Z
1971 Fairlady Z
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img_9809
Datsun 2000
Datsun 2000
JCCS show overview
JCCS show overview
Side view of Datsun
Side view of Datsun
Skyline with father and son
Skyline with father and son
Bosozoku motorcycles
Bosozoku motorcycles
Mazda RX-7
Mazda RX-7
Row of Skylines
Row of Skylines
Japanese motorcycles
Japanese motorcycles
2000 GTX
2000 GTX
1971 Corolla
1971 Corolla
JCCS showfield
JCCS showfield
Overview of show
Overview of show
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img_1001
Nissan 300ZX
Nissan 300ZX
Classic Japanese car
Classic Japanese car
Vintage car with surf board
Vintage car with surf board
Purple Datsun
Purple Datsun
Rear view with Bosozoku style
Rear view with Bosozoku style
Queen Mary in view of showfield
Queen Mary in view of showfield
Kenmeri Skyline
Kenmeri Skyline
Mazda Race car
Mazda Race car
Gulf theme Datsun
Gulf theme Datsun
Row of showcars
Row of showcars
1967 Cosmo Sport
1967 Cosmo Sport
Mazda in show field
Mazda in show field
Rockert Bunny fender flairs
Rockert Bunny fender flairs
Wheels
Wheels
Front view of classic Mazda
Front view of classic Mazda
Hakosuka 1800 GL
Hakosuka 1800 GL
Spectators at JCCS
Spectators at JCCS
Nissan 300ZX
Nissan 300ZX
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img_0497
Rear of skyline
Rear of skyline
Blue Datsun
Blue Datsun
Classic car with hood up
Classic car with hood up
Rockert Bunny 240SX with Datsun badging
Rockert Bunny 240SX with Datsun badging
Mazda race cars
Mazda race cars
Mazda race car
Mazda race car
Mazda owner preps car for show
Mazda owner preps car for show
Blue classic with show field
Blue classic with show field
Showfield with Queen Mary in view
Showfield with Queen Mary in view
Show overview
Show overview

Photos by Nicole James

source : news.classiccars.com | by Nicole James


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