What better thing to do to unwind after a 14 hour journey from Eureka, CA to Los Angeles than attend the Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach? The amount of clean classics at the show was like nothing I had seen before. It made me wish that I had the Datsun 510 with me. Here are some of the more memorable rides from the show. Enjoy!

Toyota AE86

Toyota Corolla AE86 4AGE Turbo

Toyota AE86 Corolla race car with a very nice turbo setup

Toyota Hilux Pickup

How cool would this slammed Toyota Hilux be as a shop truck?!

Skyline Hakosuka KGC10

Skyline resto mod powered by RB w/ ITBs

One of my favorites from the show. Nissan Skyline with an extremely clean RB with ITBsRB powered skyline sedan

Another RB Skyline, this time with 4 doors, with a very interesting intercooler setup

Nissan S20 Engine

There were no less than 3 cars with the infamously impossible to get S20 motor

Toyota AE86 Levin

K20 powered AE86 Levin

A beautiful AE86 powered by a Honda F20 engine

Bosozoku style Toyotas

Some bosozuku styled Toyotas. These were truly a sight to be seen. The one on the right had a sunroof that was taped on, and the seats barely retained any of the original material besides the padding.

A few of the 510s…

Datsun 510 w/ Hayashi wheels

Datsun 510

Datsun 510 4-door

And of course the Zs…

Datsun Z

Datsun 260Z

Datsun Z-car

Mazda 787

To top it all off Mazda North America came out with a few of there race cars from back in the day. The 787 was in attendance. The improved 787B went on to become the only Mazda (and first Japanese car) to win the 24 hours of Le Mans before the rotary engine was banned from competition. This ban has since been lifted.

Lexus LFA

This Lexus LFA seems to have snuck in there as it certainly isn’t a classic yet but it’s still easy on the eyes

Those were my highlights of the show, but only a portion of the cars that were in attendance. If you enjoy some old school flavor don’t miss out on the next Japanese Classic Car Show.

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