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japanese classic car show 2012

Sep 19, 2012

Photography By: Andy Carter

Words By: Andy Carter

Japanese Classic Car Show (JCCS) 2012: An East Coast Perspective

JCCS 2012

The East Coast is a tough place to be for fans of vintage Japanese automobiles. While there are definitely pockets of enthusiasts throughout region (I’m thinking of Atlanta’s own Garage Zero), there just aren’t as many good original specimens to to be found. Most Northeastern cars have long since succumbed to rust, disappointing many junkyard pickers hoping to find that perfect chassis.  And while there are still excellent examples to found down South, the prevalence of the pro-domestic, pro-muscle mentality following the post-war era meant that early examples of Japanese cars were largely treated as disposable economic appliances, and true contemporary enthusiasts were few and far between.  So while I’ve certainly been exposed to my fair share of Nissan Z cars, the 80’s Toyota RWDs, and Mazda RX-7s, my experience with the more pedestrian models (not to mention modified examples) has largely been limited to a few random sightings. Read More