Guest Blog: Ryan Lewis>> The-lowdown X Jdmst Meet

Recently two Australian communities, JDMST and THE-LOWDOWN, combined forces for the latter's 1st birthday. To celebrate, they staged a massive meet in an industrial area in Sydney. 

Support for the birthday was nothing short of overwhelming. People came out in force to get behind the occasion.

Sydney workshop, Bodyform, was kind enough to play host for the event. Owner, Peter, has been a strong ambassador for the Australian car community for many years.  

 

This bosozuku styled Celica is a perpetual crowd pleaser at Sydney events, and you've no doubt seen it pop up on Speedhunters before.

Perhaps my favourite car at the meet. It doesn't matter how many times I see it, it's always worth seeing again.

We were lucky enough to gain backing from forum founder, Justin, who operates an enthusiast website called JDMST. These birthday celebrations coincided with their March end of month meet, which further boosted the numbers.But it wasn't all quantity – we had quality galore as well!

Extremely neat and extensively modified, this RB26 makes roughly 900hp.

Some late model Euro goodness with a pinch of JDM flavour.

The S13 shown on the right, and the Nissan Micra just out of frame, drove all the way from Queensland to be at the meet. Legendary!

Yonas' K24A all-motor EG Civic. This was once a street/drag car, but has now been switched to a street/circuit setup.

This Evo was another real standout for me. The subtle, purposeful style is well executed here.

Believe it not, this R34 GT-R was in pieces only hours before the meet started. Reassembly finished at 5am on the morning of the meet.

Freshly painted Z-Tune guards, Volk GT-Vs and a spotless carbon lip. What more could you ask for?

With the car park at capacity, the street started to fill up.

The owner of this black JZA80 is currently preparing to race at the World Time Attack Challenge later this year.

Crowds were well fed thanks to our team of dedicated barbeque chefs.

Sadly, our Autumn skies didn't stay dry for the whole day, but the rain didn't last long enough to dampen anyone's spirits.

The old school cars were right at home rubbing shoulders with their late-model counterparts.

Australia certainly has some very serious street cars.

This is Felix's (the photographer who took these photos) personal ride, a DC2 ITR.

Some unusual suspects when it comes to modified cars in Australia!

That's it for our coverage of THE-LOWDOWN's first birthday. To all those who came down and took part, we really appreciate your support. The year ahead promises to be even bigger! We'll see you next time.

- Ryan Lewis

Photos by Felix Alim

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1

Good times!!!



Despite the rain it was an awesome turnout with some many quality cars!



This is how we do it in Sydney! ;)



2

That wingless white GTR is priceless!!

3

Great meet guys with quality cars.



Just a little disappointed that mine didn't make the cut!

4

The Aussies are a force to be reckoned with....

5

more on the EG!

6

has anyone more info about that white wingless GTR??

7

That TT looks wicked.

8

Great event as always, nice shots Felix!

9

Any pictures of the Nissan March/ Micra?

10

Okay S13 on the right Micra on the left....COMPLETELY IGNORE THE GORGEOUS VINTAGE TA-22 CELICA sitting cen....oh thats in the pics above okay cool....Well, make a hotlink for its previous coverage!

11

always the best meet ups here in sydney .. THE LOWDOWN you guys

rock...

12

always the best meet ups here in sydney .. THE LOWDOWN you guys

rock...

13

Representing 2164! Awesome pics Felix!!! Love the one of Gorilla!

14

Awesome meet. So much quality!

15

Looks like some nice cars down under! Love that Supra too!

16

Everyone looks like a new age bogan..

17

Wow, just when I thought Australians had no sense of style, I see this group of photos. What a bunch of amazing looking cars. Props

18

I need to see more of that R32 with the weird headlight conversion!

19

wow, that supra looks so unbelievably PERFECT. im requesting a feature right now, this one's done SO RIGHT! i'm jealous right now.

20

aussie epicness

21

thats not a tt its a A5

22

u guys have the best license plate sizes... doesnt disturb the look!

23

really agree with ryan on the s14!! awesome car.



ps: could you do a feature on the s13 please? really looks like a beast!

24

The bosozuku styled celica , reminds me of friday nite street racing in Staten Island !

25

love the rain shot! sweet event, sweet coverage

26

looks like a nice event! any chance on more info on the S15 in the 17th pic (the one with the rain)?!

27

Funny, that white Skyline looks like my 1:24 Skyline I made a year a go:



http://www.m-tuning.nl/test/content/WIPs/Nissan%20Skyline%20R34%20ZTune/10xfsqw.jpg

28

CAR SPOTLIGHT ON THAT GT-R PLEASEEEE!

29

good to see that "rain didn't stop play!" - Hon. mention:- flared arched Celica.. wicked!

30

In the fourth to last pic there is a Soarer/SC300 with BBS rims, are there any full pictures of this car anywhere???? Thanks for any info!

31

The White R34 GTR in the 12th pic is absolutely gorgeous. My compliments to the owner.

32

wow S15, FD3S, WRX...what a combo of incredible looking cars....speedhunters should do something on mightycar mods, maybe a feature on the TRD LASER HA

33

more pics/info on tht 900hp rb26 would be nice lol

34

That Celica is PERFECTION.

35

wow my car is there!!!!! can i have that picture felix??? the black A5... hihihii can u email me adiguna_89@hotmail.com

nice shott btw!

37

I love events and articles like this. I'm going to say that my favorites are the white Datsun sedan and the shakotan old school Celica.

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