For a third straight year, the streets of Japantown in San Jose were blocked off for the Shukai Car Show to celebrate everything about the automotive culture we love. Whether you are into Japanese cars, Euros, lowriders, retro rides, or American muscle, the Bay Area came out strong to celebrate one of their last events of the summer, and to also support one of the last three standing JTowns in the U.S.
From noon to 5 p.m., the show organized by WheelsNMeals was free for anyone to attend; it was also kid-, pet-, and family-friendly. If you don't know what a Japantown is, it's basically a neighborhood that offers a taste of authentic Japanese history and culture. There is obviously a lot of good food to eat, but there's also a good amount of retail stores to make it a fun afternoon.
This was the first time Super Street was able to attend Shukai, and we absolutely fell in love with the show. We all know the big-name show and meets are fun, but it's not every day a city or neighborhood entertains the idea of closing down its streets and inviting our car culture in. The show ended with a small award ceremony, but in our eyes, the city welcoming the community with open arms to its Japantown was the biggest honor of all.