Japanese Classic Car Show: The Pristine, Eclectic, and Perhaps a Tad Bit Psychotic

 datsun 240z, 280z, jccs

Japanese Classic Car Show: The Pristine, Eclectic, and Perhaps a Tad Bit Psychotic

by Chuck Johnson

Living in Long Beach, California has its perks.  I can literally get to some of the best automotive events in the state within a ten minute drive to downtown.  Never mind the drive-by shooting that rendered someone dead less than 50 yards from my house a while back.  Who cares about personal safety when you've got Formula D and Long Beach Grand Prix at your doorstep?  OK, so maybe those two events don't quite justify worrying about stray bullets and sleeping in a Kevlar vest at night.  Throw in some of the smaller, niche events like Toyota Fest and Japanese Classic Car Show though and maybe it's worthwhile… surely only for a gear head.  

japanese classic car show, datsun As usual, the Japanese Classic Car Show didn't disappoint this year.  There was a good share of Japanese classics in pristine condition like this Z car.   
japanese classic car show, jccs, nissan s12, 200sx One of my favorite parts about the Japanese Classic Car Show is checking out the wicked engine swaps some of these nut-bag owners come up with.  RB26DETT in a S12, why not?  This is tame compared to the other swaps on site though.  We'll get to those later.  
japanese classic car show, jccs, honda f22 Ok, maybe one more swap to whet your palette a bit.  A Turbocharged F22 engine, surely in a Honda S2000, right?  
japanese classic car show, jccs, honda f22 Nope!  That Honda F22 engine makes its home inside a 1970 Datsun pickup truck.  The swap is complete with the 6 speed Honda transmission.  

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