Now in its 19th year, the annual Nisei Showoff returns to Los Angeles' Little Tokyo district. The Showoff is held during the nine-day Japanese Festival called Nisei Week celebrating the culture that creates the cars that we hold dear to our hearts. Every year Nisei delivers a solid turnout of cars and spectators - this year was no different. Of course the show wouldn't be possible without the efforts of Showoff founder Ken Miyoshi. A mix of JDM, Euro, and old-school cars looked right at home posing alongside the Los Angeles skyline. While checking out the rows of parked show cars, we turned focus to one of the most important aftermarket additions on any build: the wheels.
One of the most difficult questions for any tuner is which wheels their car should rock. The Nisei Showoff never fails to gather a ton of wheel junkies, whether it's a car on fresh SSRs or some old-school mesh. Here are 10 of the hottest wheels we saw this past weekend.
This wheel always reminds us of Nobutero Taniguchi's old D1GP-spec Nissan Silvia S15. The twin three-spoke design complimented the Nissan 240SX it was equipped on.
Thank Nobuhide Tachi, the founder of Tom's, for this wheel. The rally style wheels feature a dish-looking face and were designed for Toyotas, specifically the AE101.
The perfect addition to any Honda, especially Teddy Timoteo's Civic EK-9 seen here.
The undisputed king of SSR wheels is the Formula Mesh. This wheel is so popular that many other manufacturers often copied its design. We found these on the rear of Kaaz
You can't go wrong with the SSR EX-C Mesh. It'll look good on any import car. When you eventually find a set, be prepared to fork up a lot of money. These wheels include new technology like the electronic center cap.
Known as the standard wheel for old-school Japanese cars, these bad boys can still be purchased by Hayashi Racing USA. Just like many other racing companies, Hayashi Racing began through club racing.
These wheels are still one of the most popular within the show circuit. The 5-spoke design presents a simple yet bold look to the car. We especially liked the set that was one Carl Zamuco's Lexus IS250.
We found these Work Ewing Mesh wheels on an EF Civic hatch. Like most old school wheels the Work Ewing Mesh wheels are rare and gives a classic touch to any vehicle.
Before Toyota Racing Development was called "TRD " it was known as Toyota Sports Corner otherwise known as TOSCO. For U.S. brand appeal, the name was changed to TRD to better suit Toyota enthusiasts. These wheels were on Big Mike's sexy rotary-powered Levin.
An example of wheels that only gets better with age. The classic old-school look is right at home on modern day cars such as Integras or any Japanese nostalgic car like the white Datsun 240Z that sported them at Nisei.
WOW *_* My favorite car ...
My favorite car ever
Pure beauty!!!!!! I really can't wait for the laws to change in the USA, so I don't have to wait 25 years to import this car!!!!! Crazy in love with this car!
SkyLiNe GT-R .
R34 vs CRZ!
(Y) (Y) (Y). Beats the R35 in every way. You can't do much on it although AMS managed a 9 second pass in drag, but still it has that SMG worry about. Give me the R34 anytime :)
this is the skyline was tagged in youtube 'skyline from hell' right?
NISSAN Skyline GT-R R34
ganda diba akin yan wa la kayong ganyan
This is a car nissan skyline
Fav car on earth Nissan skyline gtr
Bolehla Muhammad Jebat
Is The R34 Is Still Illegal In Us ?
it is :)
:') it... it... it... its.... gorgeous :')
Karma Marie Sykes
it's Japan muscle car for a reason.
Ahmed Albayaty Bufu
I spy a KSeries CR-Z!!!
The old Gt-R 34 is just a sexy looking car...reminds me of a muscle car from the 70's or 80's...dose'nt have that usual Japanese import look...looks muscular yet sleek...Nissan was top of their game in the 90's...they had the 300ZX/ Fairlady Z, the 240SX/Silvia, and the Skyline GT-R /Godzilla...
My son favorite one...
A mi me gusta el coche!!!!!
Algundia estoy segura tu tendras uno mejor q este
Bonito gtr 34
Never gets old. Love the R34
that my kinda ride
the look just never goes away. It has that stylish look!
There goes my Baaaaaaby!!!
Shit lol :)
R34 still my all time favorite.