TIME MACHINE FESTIVAL 2009: Mighty FairladysApril 7, 2009 12:30 am
You may recall that a couple of weeks ago, I posted this panorama shot of a Z meeting at Fuji Speedway. It was at the “Time Machine Festival”, a two day event that featured decades worth of fast cars from all over the world, which ranged from daily drivers to proper race machines.
The weather was pretty nasty all day, but it was still worth walking around in the driving rain to see what had come out to play. If it wasn’t already obvious, Fairladys were out there in force, so this post is dedicated to Nissan’s Z car.
The majority of the Zeds there were privately-owned cars, the drivers of which had endured the lousy conditions and come out to hang around with like-minded people.
In one of the pits was a special Fairlady exhibit, which featured an interesting range of cars from the model’s history.
That reminds me, I should catch up with Komaki soon, and shoot his car as well.
That’s what used car dealers refer to as “character”, isn’t it?
One of the cooler police cars I’ve ever seen.
Burgundy exterior, burgundy interior. You can just smell the cologne from here.
A Zed expert might want to chime in here. This is a mint replica of the first 432 model to roll off the production line, isn’t it?
Imagine twin bursts of flame shooting from these exhaust pipes.
Outside in the parking lot, hundreds of Zeds were all crammed in nose-to-tail. After the parade lap, almost half of the cars drove straight home, so I missed out on shooting quite a few.
The ones that stayed behind were still worth a look though.
Mean. Don’t forget your double-stack exhaust pipes.
From the front, the G-nose looks just as mean.
Don’t forget to leave the grease and grime on your numberplate for that proper racing look.
There were quite a few Z31s at the event as well. Some of them looked contemporary, but most of which were still done in a very early ’90s style.
Straightfrom the pages of a 1990 Option magazine.
Is it just me, or have those rims been widened a bit?
That looks strangely familiar.
Cali-style convertible, complete with billet wheels and Moon antenna ball.
I suppose it was guys of this generation that made the original car as popular as it was.
More from the Time Machine Festival 2009 soon!Tags: 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, 300ZX, 350Z, 370Z, Fairlady, Fuji Speedway, Nissan
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This post was written by Alexi
Such amazing Automobiles.
Very cool stuff, these cars are timeless. 🙂
the pix look good. keep up the good work
i have always loved the old 240z’s.
i wish i would have bought my friends for $200 but i didnt want to fix the floor boards
that and im liking the 370z’s
thank you for this. i love that they mostly keep it era-authentic, the 31s look so great
Great Stuff!!! cant wait for more.
Hey Alexi, did you get any more pics of the red 300zx with the big rear guards?
With a wing and big canards/diffusers it would look just like a JGTC car
The Z34 is one of my favourite cars right now.
What was with the tokyo drift 350 though?
I was going to ask when we would see this. Love the old S30 z’s 🙂
Damn, there’s a lot of awesome Zed’s over there! I can’t believe they can actually make a z31 look decent!
Love that racing ZG in white red livery, and yea, the police car must be the coolest Japanese one from the 70s!
Any info on who made this wide body kit?
It looks freaking awesome!
The 240Z cannot age.
nice collection of nissan Z alexi keep it up…
love this post,
old school Z ftw!
That was the only shot that car was in. I should have taken more, since those were remarkably tasteful guards, considering the styling.
gotta love the old school z’s im a fan of the whole z line altho most people dnt have a clue on tastful 350z modding that cali style one almost made me chuck lol moar 31 and 32’s if ya got em alexi 🙂
man that old 1990 style is so heartbreaking. i think the late 80s and early 90s are the pinnacle of car design. when everything was designed using chalk, newsprint, wood and clay models…before the switch to computer aided design and new materials that can easily form unnatural shapes. its sad to think that automotive design will probably never see anything like this again. all new cars, corvettes, lamborghinis, BMWs, I don’t care how aggressive the fenders are flared or how many holes they punch in the front bumper — they look like shoes an alien would wear. panasport g7 c5c (gold five spokes on the grey z31) are my favorite wheel. so subtle! oh ps: A70 Forever.
man…. that 432 is sooo nice. anybody know what the name of that color is?
Safari Gold (920).
I’m kneeling in the raincoat in the background there, lol.
Does anyone know where can i get a single Panasort G7 C5C gold rim at??? I heve been looking for it but cant find it no where. Maybe im just not looking at the right places…