COOL THINGS FROM BACK THEN: Nostalgic2Days, Part III

March 5, 2009 12:30 am Published by

Something slightly different for today’s first pic, a Japan four-door with a chokkan muffler, which translates into English literally as “straight pipe”.

It looks just as good from the front.

Star Road and Work Wheels had a collaboration stand, and all of the cars looked great.

Kyusha dealer Red Megaphone had a few for sale on display.

Can’t afford a to own a classic? Pit House’s “Dream Rent” gives you a taste with their Skyline and Fairlady rental cars.

The older, larger-driving-lamp version of the 2000GT looks a bit more intimidating than the newer one.

Obey the wheel.

Falcon had their full range of Watanabes on display.

They were quite keen to show me their new magnesium wheel, which weighs only 4.6kg in 14×7. It was kind of weird to pick it up, as your brain keeps telling you that it should weigh more than it does.

Hayashi had a stand right next to Watanabe, as the bosses of the companies are friends as well as rivals.

Biko Works.

This Hakosuka from the other day is worth another look. It was a safe bet that almost every car at this show was on Watanabe or Panasport rims.

I might have to stop in on Classic Car Nagoya’s shop next time I’m down there. Their array of parts was quite impressive.

Savanna tail lights used to go for a fair bit in Australia.

They had a bunch of custom restoration panels too.

There were heaps of hobby vendors there with a lot of diecast cars and old, obscure model kits. I picked up a bosozoku-style MX41 Mark II kit, a Ken & Mary umbrella sticker and a “heart” Prince Skyline sticker.

If you’re enjoying this sort of content, I recommend you check out Japanese Nostalgic Car’s website (listed on the links) as they’re much more into this sort of stuff than I am. They were represented at the show by Editor Ben Hsu (thanks for the mag!), and their upcoming coverage of Japanese shows and workshops should be pretty good.

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