SLIGHTLY BENT SKYLINES: JCCA 2014 New Year Meeting

February 7, 2014 1:27 am Published by

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If you enjoyed the bosozoku pics from new year’s, but wanted to see something a little bit more in the way of conventional kyushas, I have the thing for you! Here are some pics from the JCCA New Year Meeting at Fuji Speedway last weekend.

今回は先週末のJCCAニューイヤーミーティングの写真です。

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Heavy rain was forecast for the morning at Fuji Speedway, so I waited a little while to leave Tokyo in the morning, and luckily arrived just as the clouds were clearing up.

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Being a JCCA event, there were plenty of Hakosukas.

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If you wanted to see a Hakosuka, you’d have a hard time not accidentally tripping over the one behind you while looking at all the other ones there.

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This is the sort of thing you probably didn’t want to see though. Despite the wet track surface, people in the track class were still driving flat-out.

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Looks pretty nice from this side, right?

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Well, it too found the tyre barrier. Going by all that filler, it looks like it’s not the first time though!

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This two-stroke Daihatsu Midget was hilariously tiny.

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That boy is about eight or nine years old, for a size comparison.

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I would have liked to try sitting in this to see if I could fit. Apart from the surface rust, the rest of the car looked pretty nice!

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An original Cosmo might be a bit nicer to ride in though.

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Here’s the Cosmo’s 10A engine.

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I know this is the most hackneyed kinds of caption that people write on these of photos, but if given the option, which one would you drive for a day?

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I was a bit of a fan of this four door. The Countach would probably sound better though. Just.

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A Kenmeri for the coupe fans.

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There was a whole lot of chamois action going on that afternoon.

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Tastefully-designed racing liveries weren’t really much of a thing back in the earlier days of racing in Japan.

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Some colour schemes are unmistakable though, such as the DR30 RS-Turbo’s red-on-black.

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It’s easy to see the family resemblance between the Hakosuka and Bluebird coupe.

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White Japan on matte-black Watanabes. Show me one white car on black Watanabes that doesn’t look good.

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How about some more four-door Skylines? White on Watanabes in the foreground again!

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The owner of this said they were the original hubcaps.

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More chamois-ing. I suppose you wouldn’t want water spots all over that polished metal.

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The owner of this said the sound of the engine was his favourite thing about the car.

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A polished valve cover and big carbs seems to be the recipe to follow.

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White on matte-black Watanabes. It works every time.

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Corolla GT on Bridgestone RAP 038 wheels. Corolla people, is that a JDM rear bumper?

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Mitsubishi Minica Skipper on Volks.

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There weren’t as many TS Cup cars at the JCCA show as I thought there would be, probably because there wasn’t a TS class at this event. There will be TS races at the JCCA Fuji Jamboree,  Tsukuba Summer Meeting and Endurance Meeting later in the year, though.

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The interiors of these old Sunnys seem remarkably spacious. Note the special “drillium steel-air alloy” doors.

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The engine bays are quite spacious too, but a 1.3L engine will do that.

More in part two!

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