Before gull wing doors, dubs and GT spoilers, there was the old school. We're talking about Japanese classic cars that date from '86 back to before Nads was born. Of course, back then it wasn't considered old school because everything was still new. Now, there are a bunch of die-hard enthusiasts devoted to these classic cars. Whether it's restoring a Skyline to its original state or swapping an RB26 motor into a Z car, the main focus is clean-immaculate to the point where you could perform surgeries in the engine bays of these cars. No hack jobs are accepted. Even JDM dirt and grease is a no-no.
A few names that come to mind are Tod Kaneko, PJ Bonifacio and Super Mario Lozano. Of course there are plenty more old school fanatics or else the Second Annual Japanese Classic Car Show would have been a pretty quick walk through. This year, the JCCS stuffed over 290 old school cars into the Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, CA. And that's not even counting vendors like Superior Nissan Motorsports, Takumi Project, Toy Sport and many, many more. We managed to bust out our cheesy booth, consisting of an EZ Up tent and fold out table for the second year in a row, while we passed out '04 poster books, '05 buyer's guides and '06 calendars. Hey, we're just trying to keep the old school theme, OK?
Anyone who has even a minute interest in the old school flava needs to check out the JCCS when it rolls around again next year. Up until now, the hard working staff has managed to keep the entrance fee at a very affordable price of free-ninety-free. Just make sure you buy plenty of raffle tickets to support the cause.