Saturday, 10 March 2012

2012 Adelaide All Japan Day #1

On the 26th of February the 2012 All Japan Day car show was held at Wigley Reserve, Glenelg. There was a great turnout, with row after row of cool Japanese cars of all ages, shapes and sizes filling up the oval.

I parked next to this tidy white M35 Nissan Stagea.


You can see AJD organiser Kristian Appelt of Iron Chef Imports in front of my Ceffy here.



On the other side was this slammed Toyota Celsior.


A few spaces further down was this very clean and tastefully modified Cefiro, the dished meshies really work well on it.





There were several immaculate Datsun 1600s/510s on display.


Quite a few cars came in on trailers, and also a couple of tilt trays, including this awesome Toyota JZX100 Chaser, which needed a couple of pieces of wood to drive onto the grass without ripping the front bar off.


Next to it was Kelly Wong's distinctive pink and black Cefiro drifter.


At first I was wondering if this Nissan 180SX had some sort of sticker-bomb wrap on the exterior panels, but on closer inspection and talking to the owner, I learned that they're all individual stickers. That's dedication for you, although this sticker-bomb method was probably a lot cheaper than nice paint.



Nissan Cedrics of any vintage are quite a rare sight, and this late model Y34 example in black looked really nice.



There was a slight difference in ride height for these two Nissans; a very early model Patrol 4WD parked next to a lawnmower spec S14.5 200SX.


The owner of this Toyota Cressida wagon shied away from using the original engine, giving it a 1JZ-GTE heart transplant.


There were only a couple of C33 Nissan Laurels in attendance, including Daniel's black one.



I don't know how this tough looking Toyota JZX100 Chaser Mark II drives anywhere without getting beached.


A few different siblings lined up; R34, R33 and R32 Nissan Skylines respectively.


Stageas are pretty popular now, the black/white combo on this wagon worked well.


Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R in Bayside Blue...one of my dream cars.


There were loads of JZX100s at the show, with various body styling and rim choices.






Plenty more cool cars to come in Post #2....


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