COOL THINGS FROM BACK THEN: Nostalgic2Days, Part IMarch 2, 2009 12:30 am
Yeah, I want one too.
The Nostalgic2Days show, put on by Nostalgic Hero magazine at the Pacifico Yokohama expo hall complex was a neck-snapping display of classic Japanese steel.
The two hero cars of the era are the S30 Fairlady and C10 Skyline, and Rocky Auto had a very nice selection of both.
Fat Panasports and black fenders are a good start.
The engine might look like an RB26, but the block is a 3.0L, shipped up from Australia where it was fitted as standard to Nissan Patrol 4WDs. Combine the six throttle bodies with Rocky Auto’s custom bellmouth adapters, and you have something that most fans wouldn’t mind giving a bit of boot.
Hang this in the Guggenheim.
For a bit more punch, you could fit an RB25 turbo instead.
Or just stick in an entire RB26.
If you have a Hakosuka, there’s the option to fit an RB25 as well.
Or you can fuel-inject the original L-series with GT-R throttle bodies.
Or keep it old-school with carbies. I’m not the only person who doesn’t miss vapour lock, right?
Rocky Auto also had their R33 Skyline rear end conversion displayed on this Kenmeri.
The front end also used updated coilovers with the original stub-axles.
Protec, whose workshop wasn’t too far from the exhibition centre, had a pair of very nice demo cars.
Many of the shops present had a lineup of in-house developed performance parts to suit all kinds of classic cars.
Would sir care to inspect this fine example of an automobile?
As fresh as the day she rolled off the line, sir. The Queen herself could eat off this engine, yes sir.
Nary a speck of rust or even dust in this one sir. Suit you sir, ooh!
With the exhange rate today, that’s a bit over $253,000 Australian dollars, $160,000 US dollars or £110,000 quid.
This guy from Towa Body was showing off his hammer and dolly skills.
I never thought I’d see a Subaru Leone at a classic car show. That tartan interior…
Part II tomorrow.
saveTags: Datsun, Fairlady, Hakosuka, Kenmeri, Nissan, q-sha, S30Z, Skyline
Categorised in: Nostalgic ノスタルジック, Shows カーショー
This post was written by Alexi
I like very much the idea to old school car with a RB26 N/A ise very rude.
And the Hakosuka or Kenmary are very pretty.
Alexi, can you please post pictures of that Kenmeri on Part II?? And also any pictures of a Yonmeri that might have been there too
very cool things back then! makes me want a Devil Z
always love the old school stuff. cant wait for the next installments. that miniature ac cobra body is just crazy
Awesome coverage man, NA RB-hybrid’s are the way forward.
Those old 240z’s give me the goose bumps!
great work alexi been follow this for a while
those fairlady Z are jaw dropping
Possibly best blog post ever in the history of blogs.
thank you for sharing.
I thought of going to this event.. but didnt… that is all
Wow, this has got to be one of the series of photos yet! So many awesome cars!!!
I don’t know what’s with the Leone either..?
Great coverage! The RB30 was also available in the Holden Commodore VL in both NAand turbo form
for the lack of s12s ( 😛 ) those S30s are hot as
Ayden – I’m sure an aussie living in japan would know where RB30’s come from 😛
What a great entry. Loving everything you do.
I mentioned the VL turbo to the guy from Rocky Auto, but he had never heard of the words “Holden” or “Commodore”.
Ah Rocky Auto..they are one of the best Hakosuka and Zeto car builder and tuner. And these fine example makes the best Inline 6 sound IMO ever, especially their L-series tuned engine.
old Zeds and Skylines look so good.
I love old body styles. Great coverage, thanks!
OHH SUIT YOU SIR… OHHH!
Somehow, nothing quite sounds like a tuned L series motor.
Must get into those one day.
kinda late but i heard that RB30s came from Nissan Forklifts