Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Nisei Fest 2012 Carshow: Show, Go and Even Some Exotics Part I

The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ were some of the many cars on display at this year's Nisei Fest car show.

Nisei Fest is annual event held in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles, California in August each year.  The festival allows visitors to enjoy Japanese culture such as their music, food, martial arts, and dance.  Another attraction that accompanies the Nisei Fest is the car show.  The show is held in a lot adjacent to the festivities.  This year, there was a wide variety of cars present.  Everything from classic Chevrolet Impalas to exotics like the Audi R8 were on display. 
We apologize in advance for our photos being blurred a bit.  We had an unexpected problem with our camera.  Don't worry though, you can still appreciate the quality of the builds the owners did to their vehicles. 

 The biggest surprise this year was the amount of cars running an individual throttle body (ITB) setup.   
ITB setups were popular among the naturally aspirated crowd this year.
Everything from classics like the Datsun 510 to more recent vehicles such the DC2 Integra could be found at this year's Nisei Fest.

This is one van that won't ever drop the kids off late to soccer practice! =) 
Cool alternative to the usual ITB sock covers.  

Gotta love boosted and lowered E46 BMWs.  
Clean and nicely executed F20C engine swap on this AE86 Corolla.
To the casual observer, the engine almost looks like a stock factory engine.  Excellent job by the guys who did this installation!

The new Scion FRS and Subaru BRZ seem to be catching the eye of enthusiasts in Southern California.  There were plenty on display considering the cars were only released a few months ago.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X and Subaru WRX STI, which would you choose? 
A group of Integras sporting the J-spec front end. 
This was something out of the ordinary.  A right hand drive CRX with lots of Mugen goodies!
Low rider classics were on display too.  We really liked this wagon. 
An Impala sporting Daytons, very nice indeed.
An S14 with very, very wide Weds Kranze LXZ wheels.
We don't see very many EF Civic sedans on the streets anymore, but this was a nice example of one built right.
A nice group of hatchbacks, from the early AE86 and S13, to the JZA80 Supra.

Stay tuned as we will be posting Part II shortly! 

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