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Classic japanese vancouver show pics

I was at the Classic Japanese car show at spanish banks vancouver this past sunday, april 26th, and it was a nice little event. I know there is a lot more nice old J-Tin around town and I wish more of it had of shown up.

and now… to the pics.
this is for my friend chris, he loves these old roller skate civics.

this is the nice d16z swap in said civic, very nicely done I must say.

This was a gorgeous early celica, with the jdm bumpers and badging, it was very very clean and a great restore!

and best of all the japanese spec 18RG dohc motor.


and more clean 240z.

a nice Datsun 510 with bluebird tails.

this was my favorite of the show, a 510 that’s classic, cool, fast, and looks like you could drive the hell out of it and not worry about it’s perfectness.

the 510’s turbo’d 1600.

this was a really cool 510 wagon, with a 5-lug swap, z32 wheels, 300zx brakes, and 3L V-6

It’s nice to see the older rx-7’s being restored and modded (resto-mod).

a nice RX-3 rounded out the show.

there were more cars there but these are the ones I took a liking too.


8 responses

  1. anthony

    Do u have more pictures i missed the show

    April 27, 2009 at 9:39 pm

  2. joshp77

    I do have more pics, but many of them suck, my camera’s complete inability to focus on the subject is really driving me mad!
    I’ll try to get an album up soon of the remaining pictures, i’ll updated the thread when that happens.

    April 27, 2009 at 9:55 pm

  3. modifaeble

    the roller skate! I love it! i want one! I WANT ONE!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:34 am

  4. modifaeble

    i like them all. what does it cost to make one?

    April 28, 2009 at 11:35 am

  5. joshp77

    it really depends on what you start with and the condition of it, anywhere from $3k to $30k for these cars

    April 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm

  6. J. Patstone

    Nice pictures. That RX3 must have been interesting. Too bad the wankel never really caught on.
    The first ones (RX3’s) used to over-rev and backfire a lot, causing shifting problems. Some guy close by used to own one and he would rev the hell out of it then burn rubber for half a block. He was nuts. Haven’t seen him nor the car, for a long time.

    April 28, 2009 at 4:49 pm

  7. J. Patstone

    The 240Z started a revolution in the sports car arena. It arrived at a time when people were thirsty for a sporty car, and like the Miata it arrived at the right time. Sweet sounding six cylinder, it was very popular, but rusted like a ship, as did most of the early Japanese cars.

    April 28, 2009 at 4:55 pm

  8. joshp77

    yeah the rx7 and the rx3 both reeked of raw fuel in traditional rotary style. some of the 240’s were soooo clean, but most of them were too stock for me. the green 510 was still my favortie

    April 28, 2009 at 7:03 pm

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