Street Vision :: Unofficial JDM Meet

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True JDM meets are few and far between these days. With a massive JDM meet planned for the end of the year, Street-Vision has decided to test their fan base and organised an unofficial meet.
Held near the end of Lorimer street Port Melbourne, this popular spot offers great parking and little attention from the law, so its win win!

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The first car to attract my attention was this Liberty wagon. The great thing about these wagons is that you can use many of the early WRX parts and trick them out! Wagons are not so common in the scene but I really like that there are a couple of people who are not afraid to represent.

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i’m a big fan of the old school dump exhaust and even though this little Civic is a work in progress, you can really see where it is heading.

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Plasti-dip is all the rage at the moment and lots of people are rushing out and doing it to bring life to their old wheels.

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This is one fancy looking miniature explosion making machine! The S3 is one seriously underrated car and with a few mods these things boogie.  They are one of the fastest hatchbacks available.

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The S2000 is one of those cars that just screams quality! The cabin is tight and fitted with everything just at arms reach. It was such a pleasure to see so many of them attending this event.

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One of the standout cars was this DC5. Steve has worked hard to get this car looking so good and all his work has definitely paid off.

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This is one car I haven’t seen for a while. It was often spotted at many of the big JDMST meets under the bridge last year. Such meets aren’t as regular these days and it is fantastic to see someone trying to bring these JDM meets back.

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Soon it was getting hard to find a park and many cars were playing musical chairs trying to get better spots and to mix it up for some cool photo opportunities.

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Here we see one of the awesome line ups from the day. The grandad of the Honda world and his loud little brothers.

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The legendary Honda NSX – it doesn’t get much better than this! Street-Vision really did bring together some of Melbourne’s best JDM cars in one place.

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Its the little things that make some cars stand out. Simple little eyelids and a very nice custom bonnet with mesh cutouts and a nice set of shoes set this car apart.

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Then this happened! Yep, that’s right… a Clubman turned up! This is one of the most fun cars to drive and is known as a real track monster.
A lot of these cars are armed with a 4-AGE 20 valve black top, making them such a tough revy little engine.

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Even though everyone was behaving themselves, the boys in blue still took down a few number plates and completed a few laps of the area.

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With so many cars attending the meet it was hard to focus on just one. This R34 did catch my eye though because with all the Skylines in the Melbourne car scene currently, a standard front bar on an R34 stands out like a sore thumb

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It was good to see a modern JDM car among all the great JDM classics from the 90’s.

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These boys decided that standing wasn’t for them and enjoyed a bit of down time between cars rolling in. It was a perfect day to take some time to enjoy the sunshine that Melbourne brought out for us.

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This photo created quite a stir on our facebook page and many people jumped in on the conversation. We think it is fantastic that a girl is driving a modified car and there should be more of them! It doesn’t matter what type of car you modify, as long as it puts a smile on your face then it is ok with us.

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That mighty badge signifies decades of RND and the GTR continues to be a car that not only makes V8 lovers upset but continues to slay giants.

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Its mad to see our sticker on quite a few cars at this event and we appreciate everyone who helps us out! Every dollar goes into getting us to events all around Oz.

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After a few hours it was time to leave and many people left in a spirited fashion. It only takes one to start everyone off and then it is hard to break the habit. But of course what is a car meet without a little noise and a puff or two of smoke.

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This is one of the first events of many for Street-Vision. Heaps of cars turned up and there wasn’t any trouble to be seen. We are all looking forward to more events and especially if they are JDM based. Even though it is winter there are still plenty of cars out and about at great events like this and the scene continues to grow because of the efforts of new groups like Street-Vision.

Thanks for looking,
Grant

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  • Juiceddd

    next meet? preferably JDM is there one this year?