Event>>jccs 2010 Pt.2

For a few years now, people have been saying that old school Japanese cars at the "next big thing".

Personally, I'm thinking that you can't really apply the term "trend" to this movement.

That's because cool old cars will NEVER go out of style, and nowhere is this more apparent than at JCCS.

One thing I have noticed over the past year or two, is how popular the 70-chassis Corollas are getting. Not just in the US but all around the world. The orange sedan here would be fine example to follow when building one of these cars.

Five or six years ago, it was really rare to see a Japanese-styled 240Z in the US. Today it's much more common. Even without a G-nose, this S30 looks perfect with ZG flares and Watanabes.

I'm sure our friends at 22C Works in Japan will be happy to see this.

Or how about this first generation RX7? It's completely unrestored, and looking just as it did when it was sold in 1979.

If you're a geek like me, than you're probably also excited that Tomica is coming back to the US. Almost makes you wanna have kids JUST so you can buy this stuff for them…

As always, the Datsun Roadster community was out in full force. These people have been into their Roadsters since way before any Japanese cars were considered "classics" in the US.

My favorite had to be this '67 Roadster with a non-turbo SR20 swap and a mint set of Panasports.


JCCS wouldn't be JCCS without at least one Toyota 2000GT. This one was brought out by the folks at Toysport.

I know there are a lot of Conquest and Starion fans out there, so here you go. Totally mint.

The Toyota Crown is such an icon in Japan, that sometimes you forget that the car was actually sold in the USA for a while. How can that rear roof line not remind you of a second generation Plymouth Barracuda?

I was expecting to see lots of Skylines at JCCS this year, but there were only a a couple that I spotted. This Hakosuka is from Shinzo Auto Service in Orange County.

If you stare long enough at the graphics on this Dodge/Mitsubishi Colt, you will actually time warp back to 1978…

This Datsun 620 drag machine was definitely one of my favorite pickups of the day.

The 1980's section of the show was dominated by AE86's and Celicas.

I spotted this Infiniti M30 AKA Nissan Leopard in the parking lot while trying to find a place to eat lunch. Bubble era Japan at its best.

Mooneyes is a huge supporter of the vintage car scene in both the US and Japan, so JCCS is right up their alley.

Besides bringing out a bunch of cool gear, Mooneyes also brought out their bitchin' Crown PIckup from Japan. Spotlight on this coming soon.

That's it for now. Plenty more photos and observations from JCCS coming soon.

-Mike Garrett



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wait, why that Leopard has a SAN JUAN puerto rico license plate?!!?

Thats my hometown!!!


New year I need to get down there for this, and have my Cressida in a condition that it will make the drive.


keep 'em coming Mike! loving the coverage


Go Puerto Rico!!


Orange Corolla and Zed looks great.

The Trueno and the old school GTR is a winner.


I love articles like this!

Missing old school month already!


Great show!

I love all the cars at the show.

got any more 240z pix?


Hi Mike

Thanks for featuring my orange/black 240Z for the second time on speedhunters - I appreciate the love!



i sat in that yellow R Power FB RX7 before. Hella clean n the B & N shifter is siccccck!


Diggin the 432R inspired S30, is that a real one? That BRE lip is so awesome.


will there be a part 3 also? =)


God... Great photos!! Wish i was there this year... I Can just feel how awesome he weather is from the pics ... Lol


I do believe that red RX-7 is actually an 81-85. They changed taillights for 81, and those look like the later model lights. Same with the body side molding. Bumpers were changed as well, but I'm not entirely sure what they looked like before.


I knew I should have looked through the parking lot!

I was at JCCS from 9am 'til noon and was amazed at how long the line to get in was.

Luckily, I didn't have to wait in line as I was on the Media List. :-D

Great pics Mike! I look forward to seeing more from you.

BTW visit CNCpics if you'd like to see some of my amateur pics. I took over 500 photographs at the show!


The Mooneyes Crown pickup is soooo sano! I didn't make it to the show, but I saw the Crown being hauled back to the Mooneyes' shop in Norwalk Monday AM. At first, I thought I was looking at a clean, custom Ranchero. Once I saw the front end, I realized I was looking at a JDM rarity. I was waiting for the JCCS coverage to help me identify it. Thanks Mike!


i rode in that M30 to JCCS lol. The Owner is Roger Vargas from Santurce, PR.

Also owns "Rosie", Turbo SR20 AE86


The Starion is pimp...its my buddies car. He has owned it since high school and has done all work on it himself. The car is a rocket and I think...AHEM....its feature worthy!


for those of you that didn't get to go...neener neener neeeeener!! =P it was the best JCCS I have been to...although two years ago the datsuns and skylines took over the show and was pretty bad ass too but this year was just as good and had 2x more the cars at the event.

My pics will be up later this week. i wish i could've stayed longer.


Wow! man i can't get enough classic JDM! that orange corolla is just so awesome. I'd love to get into the JCCS scene sometime...but of course moneys a problem xD


I always love the pics from JCCS. I've got to make it over to Cali one of these days to catch this first hand.


Really like the coverage and the photos! It must be a great event i guess.

Btw, Is that a Mitsuoka Orochi in that Tomica Parking Lot kit?! haha ^^


OMG OMG OMG - more info the '67 Datsun! Please tell me you have more pics or better yet, a feature!


I remember being 5 yrs old climbing in and out of a '67 Datsun 1600 roadster that my now-late uncle owned. He had two in the garage for many years when I was a kid and that PRISTINE midnight example just brought a tear to my eye. (ok many) Thank you for once again allowing me to time warp Mr Garrett...SPEEDhunters shall always adorn my each and every vehicle for that simple fact. You never fail to showcase the best car porn!


oh wow! thank you for posting a photo including my silly 1970 Subaru 360 van! Great Show, Great Times, I look forward to next year! =)