January 4, 2004

JDM>>>Function Before Fashion Car Show

Japantown Center Garage

San Francisco, California

Written by Joseph Keawkalaya
Images provided by Joseph Keawkalaya


Created: 1/4/2004
Last updated: 1/4/2004


    My car of course... 1995 300ZX Twin Turbo.

    Glenn's Nissan Silvia. AweZome as usual. This Silvia received the most attention from the crowds among the SR20DET powered cars. Great work Glenn. His Twin Turbo 300ZX was built as carefully as his Silvia.

    Nissan Skyline GTS-t.

Julian's 1990 Super White Twin Turbo 300ZX.

    Joe's drift TT with full roll cage.

    Nice silver 350Z. Check out the exhaust tips.


John Mendoza's cool 350Z. Check out the lip on the rear rims.

    White 350Z.

    Nice convertible 350Z.

    Infiniti G35 sedans. Too bad there weren't any G35 coupes.

    RB25 powered S-14. All you need is the front cross member from a Nissan Skyline R32 and the motor just drops right in. It sounded really mean.

    This eye-jarring pink 180SX conversion belongs to a female drift driver. She has entered the various drift competitions, road races, etc. She built this car herself with the help of her boyfriend.

  Some of the 240SXs that were there with SR20DET motor conversions.

    Sinat's and Jason's 240SX.

  Anthony's turbocharged KA24DE 240SX.

    Some Datsun 510s.

    Beautiful Acura NSX! Check out the size of that hood vent. If you didn't know that this was a mid-engined sports car.... you should know now.

    Acura Integra section.

    Acura RS-X section. The Spoon Sports RS-Xs are beautiful cars that handle great.

    Honda S2000s.

    Some Honda Civics.

    The only Honda Prelude at the show.

    Mitusbishi Lancer Evos.

    Lexus IS 300s.

    Mazda RX-7 Twin Turbo.

    Mazda Miata.

    Mitsubishi Eclipse at the Graphtech booth.

    A couple of the Subaru WRXs.

    Toyota Supras. Check out the size of the turbo on the black one!!!

    Toyota Corolla I believe.

    Toyota Celica.

    Toyota MR-2 Turbo.

    Miscellaneous pictures.

    Awful way for Skyline tail lights and Supra tail lights to end their lives.


It was nice to see all the different cars at the show. Of course, the Hondas and Acuras made up the majority of the show. Judging from the crowd, many preferred the rice rockets Hondas and Acuras, Scions, WRXs, Lancer EVOs, and SR20DET powered machines. Seemed like everyone was into drifting so the Nissan 240SX/Silvias received a lot of attention. The Nissan 350Zs also made their presence known and garnered a lot of attention. As usual, our 300ZXs received hardly any love. I have come to expect that of course as they are more interested in other rides. Trends change and the Japanese sports car market is definitely growing and the skies the limit. I had fun and I don't think that I will ever get tired of attending auto shows just so that I can see how everyone else use their cars to make their expressions and personal tastes be known.


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