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11th Annual Nissan Meet

Jersey's massive Nissan gathering

Sep 5, 2018
Photographer: Al Norris

After reaching a decade milestone last year, the Nissan Meet returned to New Jersey's Old Bridge Township Raceway Park for another successful Nissan-centric gathering. And although the drag racing portion wasn't able to carry over into 2018, that didn't stop the driving action that took place during the all-day affair with a healthy mix of auto-x, road race instruction sessions, and a drift demo to accompany the packed car show.

Presented by Showcase & Company along with High Intake Performance, the 11th Annual Nissan Meet is open to all Nissan models whether they're mild street cars, weekend track warriors or full blown show and track cars. The atmosphere is always friendly and relaxed and with some cooperation from mother nature, the event went as smooth as you'd expect given the number of previous meets on its resume.

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As expected, the Z cars - both old and new - blanketed the event in street, show, and race forms. We don't typically see a large number of 300ZX builds on the regular but this meet definitely brought them out.

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That's not to say there was any shortage of S-chassis builds on display and on the track, with some sporting boosted native power while others relied on engine swaps for motivation.

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Of course, it wouldn't be a proper Nissan gathering without the brand's golden child on hand.

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Years ago seeing a Skyline at any type of event was a rarity. These days it's almost expected, and as the years build, newer versions of the iconic powerhouse continue to trickle in, legally, to U.S. shores.

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We always appreciate a build nice enough to look right at home at a car show, yet built well enough to hold its own on the track, like this 350Z.

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When we heard about the Nissan event we were hoping to see at least a few 300ZX builds and the 11th Annual Nissan Meet did not disappoint.

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With examples in both the display and track sections of the event, the Z32 was well represented.

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Hard to believe that the R35 was unveiled over a decade ago, but time flies and aftermarket development of the chassis has only increased over the years as drag racing and time attack efforts continue to progress.

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Extensive and often complex liveries have always been around, especially in the motorsport world, but in the past five years it's become a staple for the show crowd as well. In terms of the extreme, it doesn't get much more wild than this multi-colored 370Z.

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