JDMST :: Melbourne Meet June
Well another month done means another end of month meet for the JDMStyletuning crew, with record numbers at every meet things are still looking good for Melbourne’s car scene… Despite some very frosty weather there was around 300 cars at the meet!!
With those kind of numbers the small area under the Bolte Bridge was soon packed fence to fence, finding a parking spot was becoming extremely difficult with cars pouring out onto the street!
Regardless of the ‘JDM’ in the name, the meet always get its fair share of euros as well!
With a healthy amount of v dubbers in attendance there was more then enough variety for those bored of the Japanese cars on show.
It was really good to see an SW20 turbo at the meet, their popularity has really dropped off in the last 5 years and that is a real shame.
They are such a nice car and the GT model has one of the best interiors of the 90’s!
S15 Varietta, it’s a love hate for some…
We like anything that is different, with the roof down it is still one very attractive car!
Sticker bombing on a whole new level!
Next we will see a whole car… It’s only a matter of time.
Finally the brand new Toyota 86 makes it’s JDMST debut here in Melbourne!
From here you can gauge the scale of how small this car really is, being very similar dimensions to the mx5 which is a very good thing!
The hero car of 2012!
It’s vital that the FT86 succeeds worldwide to remind the Japanese auto manufactures that they need to sell performance based vehicles and they should never leave their heritage to die.
The Galant VR4 is often a car that gets overlooked, they’re an aggressive car with plenty of bang for buck and a heaps of boot space!
So much carbon fiber goodness too!!
Classic Toyota styling and one hell of a colour combo!
The perks of running an older car… Club registration!!
Sometimes simply really is best, factory lip kit, nice wheels and one of the best paint colours to roll of a showroom floor!
Yes its is the famous crazy loud RS Impreza, with a brand new set of teeth, the owner tells me that these teeth have already tasted blood!
Watch out for the feature on this car coming in the next few months!!
Ex Auto Salon car, check out this crazy interior!
There is nothing like a little sun shower in the middle of the day, Melbourne living up to it’s bizarre weather patterns like always.
A very shiny intake manifold on this Alfa, Everybody stopped to stare.
The little red AW11 MR2, still clean as hell from the last meet!
Old school with a touch of luxury, this Creseida would make for a killer daily!
Happy Euro is happy!
With nearly 300 cars at just one time there was nearly 600 people running around, ridiculous numbers for such an informal event!
This KE70 has graced our pages a few times, it’s great to see owners so active and attending so many events.
The cars kept creeping through all afternoon, trying to find that special empty spot.
This R34 was utterly perfect, such a rare colour for a GT-R and the wheel fitment and colour combo was spot on!!
Everyone dressed warm, those that didn’t huddled in cars for fear of dying in the sub 10 degree weather!!
Talk about setting a parking trend.
We spotted these gangster as valve caps on this little MX5, it’s the little details that make a car.
The Nissan S15’s seem to double in numbers at every meet.
The cars made full use of the area, bumper to bumper parking meant it was extremely hard to get a shot of just one car in particular!
A wild pack of Subaru’s appeared
There where no more sun showers, soon the sun faded and the rain came down hard!
Despite the downpour the cars remained and the show went on.
One of the good old Evos, these always remind me of the PS1 game Colin Macre 2
It’s a shame there is a fence between the meet and the water, this space would make for some awesome photo opportunities!
Some of the clouds passed just to tease us with a few final minutes of the setting sun.
Vyet’s track spec s2000 stopped the show for many who were in awe of this deadly little convertible, absolutely no hard parking here… This car gets driven!!
Awesome little Datsun 1200 Ute now with a new engine too!
GSS contributor, Melvin Tang’s Subbie hatch sitting very well on some Enkie wheels.
One of the We heart Car comp winners, Lon in her impressive little black MX5.
No wonder she won a prize!
New wheels for this familiar looking Datsun wagon, we are really digging the new look!
After some unsavory behavior from some people leaving the event, the meet was quickly over and cars started to leave.
A reminder to all those attending, don’t act like dick’s, dropping burnouts and the police will leave us alone.
With a massive turnout in spite of some rain and freezing temperatures we can’t wait for summer!!
Thanks for looking,
– Grant / Gwyn
Guest Photographer :Leigh Kelly