L.A.'s premier Japanese-American culture festival recently went down on the 8-10 blocks of eastern downtown Los Angeles colloquially known as Little Tokyo, and with it came the final+1 iteration of the famed Nisei Showoff. After plans were announced last year that the vacant lot on Alameda and 1st street downtown would be developed by the city-the same lot that had served as ground zero for L.A.'s annual A-list import gathering for the past three years after the previous lot was developed-rumors circulated that last year's Showoff would be the last. But thanks to the lingering financial crisis, we got to have fun again! An estimated 310 of the cleanest rides attended this year-up from about 250 last year-representing all Japanese performance makes. As a true A-list-only show, stand-outs included virtually every car in attendance.
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