Well this turned out to be a pretty great show. Quite a surprising cross section of cars, from drifters, to stock restos, to VIP, sex spec and restomod.
First car to catch my eye was an immaculate Vortex...haven't seen one of these in years
Boro-spec AE86...for when you don't mind your tofu delivered all scrambled
660cc of Cappucino kei-class fury
Tough looking Cresta
Hot MX5s seem to be quite a staple of any JDM show now.
LS400 was from the AUSVIP forums and...
This guy with the super clean S13 (haven't seen one this clean in a long time)..
...was quite dedicated to keeping it stock and clean, and even goes to the trouble of chasing down the rare factory options.
Gullwing Toyota Sera
Super clean Cosmo was has the same owner until 2007, a real low miler with I think 70k on the clock.
It's a rotary, Jim, but now as we know it.
One of Mazda's more strange applications of the rotary engine, in the early 70s, they fitted 13Bs and auto transmissions to the Holden Kingswood. Mazda was cooperating with GM in the early 70s with rotary engine development, but in the end GM canned its plans to put rotes in Chevy Vegas and Corvettes. But along the way the cooperation was good enough that Holden shared its platform with Mazda.
It was great to run into JDMSTers today to chew the fat
RX-3 on Watanabes
Lexus V8 engined Crown Majesta
R32 Skyline sedan, ex HPI project car
That tough Cresta again
A wonderful find...mint Leone coupe!
Tough ADM R31 wagon
JDM R31s are a little different though, this is a JDM pillarless sedan called a Skyline Passage GT
FD RX-7 packing some serious turbo
Super, super clean R32 GT-R with only 55,000kms on the clock! This is one of the 100 that they imported as an official Nissan Australia model in the early 90s.
R34 Z-Tune tribute from Chuey
This is the first time AJD has been held in Sydney, but it was a great success. No trophies or classes, just a relaxed day of showing your car with no stress, or endless polishing before judging, and bunfights about classes. And what a great variety we got today!
Congratulations to the AJD organisers for a wonderful show that captured all aspects of the Sydney JDM community perfectly, with great cars and a chilled atmosphere. We can't wait until next year
I was completely blown away with seeing Chuey's R34 in person. That thing is just pure hot on wheels. Great shots and coverage, i'll have my pictures up in... I dunno, a few days- a week when i get my film developed
I still am yet to meet you bab's...
Dont mean to be a pita but that jzx90 "cresta" is actualy my jzx90 chaser
Kinda close but "from what ive been told" alot rarer to see registerd in aus as iron chef told me they're not compliable :/