Filed under: JDM, Kyusha | Tags: Celica, Corolla, Cressida, Datsun, LOCAL, Mazda, RX7, S30Z, Work
I love the islands. Not only are we home to the greatest beaches and beautiful women, we also house some of the craziest car enthusiasts in the world. Being so close to Japan and having so many “transplants” from the holy land of JDM, we always tend to get on the latest and best trends from the Land of the Rising Sun, before the rest of the world. I used to take an hour bus ride, then walk an hour and a half to get to Hawaii Raceway Park to watch Drift Session in 2001 when I was a tender 13 years old. In 2004, I started noticing these big-bodied Lexus’ slammed to the concrete with huge wheels.
Some trends however, have always been here and will never leave us. Last October, I threw a meet and greet for Hawaii’s J-Tin and was amazed by what showed up. Can’t wait for the New Year Kyusha Kai meet!
As always, click the thumbnail for a larger picture. Quality isn’t so great… These were taken with my old point and shoot.
Hawaii’s Corolla guys ALWAYS come out in force. This meet alone had a good 10 of them and each one was spotless and tastefully modified.
One of two cars that stole the show. JDM Celica GTV. Artillery shell fender mirrors, Watanabes, Tom’s interior… It coulda been a stock RHD import and I still would have drooooooled.
Corolla Liftback (pretty rare from what I’ve been told) and an SA22 supercharged RX7.
Super clean Hachi. If I remember correctly, it was a 3TC with dual Mikuni’s. The Work Equip 03’s looked brand new and had a 4 or 5 inch lip on them.
Shot of the parking lot. Cressida guys came out to play and my good Datsun buddy’s Autocross 260z. He’s prepping it right now to drop in an L28, I believe.
The other star of the show. Spotless, garage kept, Datsun 1200. Something like 70,000 original miles. The only thing done was a lowering job.
Yours truly. Sorry for the people in the picture and the soda can on the ground. It was probably 90+ degrees and crazy humidity so I was trying to stay hydrated drinking soda in the shade.
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