Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Import Showoff At Nisei Week 2010
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Import Showoff At Nisei Week 2010

Still Bangin'

Charles Trieu
Nov 22, 2010
Photographer: SS Staff

For the last 70 years, the Japanese-American community of Southern California has been getting together in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles to celebrate their culture in a festival called Nisei Week. And when you get a lot of Asians together there's bound to be some cool cars that show up. What started as a heritage festival turned into the 'Nisei cruise' for SoCal car clubs. And by the 1990's, what turned into a car cruise eventually turned into Import Showoff's most popular car show.

Sstp_1012_04_o+import_showoff_nisei_week_2010+girl Photo 2/30   |   Import Showoff At Nisei Week 2010

The Nisei show wasn't always the biggest of their shows, but its deep roots always brought out the best cars the industry had to offer. Fast forward to now, almost twenty years later when most shows have ran out of gas, the Nisei show is still bangin'. It's the only show left that Import Showoff throws but it's still one of the best quality shows around.

With threats that the parking lot that's been holding the show was going to be torn up and developed, the rumor around town was that 2009 was going to be the last Nisei car show. Luckily for everyone, the surrounding area was remodeled but the parking lot was left untouched. This year the Nisei show came back with a vengeance. All the old school crews that have been around since forever-and-a-day came out to where it all started, at Nisei Week.

Sstp_1012_12_o+import_showoff_nisei_week_2010+posing Photo 15/30   |   Auto Fashion Freddie

Sources
showoffcafe.com
superstreetonline.com

By Charles Trieu
161 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE EVENT COVERAGE

These project cars are built and intended for the track with all track-ready parts, but until recently they were missing the most important part: track-driving experience.
Sam DuJan 22, 2019
Race car highlights from the 2019 edition of TAS.
Bob HernandezJan 16, 2019
At this year's Tokyo Auto Salon, some of the heavy hitters of the Japanese restomod world brought out their flagships and, as expected, did not disappoint in the slightest.
RodrezJan 14, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP