This year marked the 9th year anniversary of the Japanese Classic Car Show also known as JCCS, and I got the chance to experience this incredible event for the first time! Since it was my first time attending JCCS I didn’t know what to expect, but what an experience it was!
From the time I got to the show (7:30am) I knew it was going to be a great show. I’ve never seen so many Datsuns, classic Toyotas and old school Hondas in one place! There were hundreds of Japanese Classic cars lined up as far as the eye can see, ready to enter the show.
Some of the cars I could tell were not in their best running condition and barely made it to the show since they kept dying and shutting off as they were in line waiting be called. I even saw a few drivers pushing their cars in, which to me showed a lot of dedication. The staff did an amazing job getting all the cars in before the gates opened to the public at 9am. Perhaps one of the most organized staff I have seen at a car show yet.
Ryan of Rywire rolling in his clean right hand drive E-AT Civic! Such an amazing car to see in person, the engineering behind this amazing built is incredible!
As the cars rolled in I got busy taking as many pics as I could before the gates opened to the public. We all know that as soon as the show starts, its almost impossible to capture a good picture without somebody getting in the way. So from 8am to 9am I went to work. I went around the show meeting the drivers and talking to them about their rides and what they had to go through to get their rides ready for JCCS.
I was surprised to find out that there were a lot of drivers there from out of state, including Washington and Oregon! Although most of them were more than willing to talk to me, some of them were busy waxing, cleaning and polishing their rides, and I didn’t want to be a bother. Instead I stood back and took a few pics of them at work.
R-Rydes member detailing his clean AE86 with a Honda Motor Swap!
This beautiful RB25DET powered Datsun 240Z was very popular among the Z’s in the show! It was almost impossible to take a picture of this beast without somebody getting in the way due to its popularity! Great built Rich!
As the gates were close to being opened to the public, people were putting their last finishing touches on their rides, I was busy making the last walk around the show before the “storm”.