Rain and thunderstorm was forecast for 1st of December. The sky was indeed filled with some
quite daunting clouds. That did put off some of the potential attendees to the 2014 JDM Style
Tuning end of the year meet at Sydney Motorsport Park but a number of people still made their
way to the venue.
Considering the size of the venue, only a few cars had made their way at this point. Stalls were
set up and cars were on display. Social media posts about no chance of rain encouraged others
to come. There was no sign of rain or thunder so more cars started to arrived and the place
started to fill up.
The main attractions, one may say, and subjects of much discussion and speculation were two
“quite special” cars.
The red Honda NSX. Almost every person who walked by, stopped took a good long while
staring at the car, photos and carried on. Except for when I took this shot.
Parked under a marquee, in case it rained, was the Heasman Steering S14. This car also caught
a lot of attention. Why? Because race car.
As the afternoon went on, the hustle and bustle of a social car gathering started to become
apparent. More cars and people came. There was music, people walking about talking, laughing
and it was all still just getting started.
Being a JDM oriented event, there were a lot of Japanese cars around. Somewhere during my
wanderings, a big group of Honda Accords came and lined up together. It was like a mini Accord
meet within the main meet.
There was a noticeably large number of Toyota 86s as well throughout the event. The AE86s
were getting a lot of attention from the crowd. Evidently, people loved the great old 86s.
As the afternoon grew into the evening, the sun lit up the clouds and the sky presented some
remarkable colors. The light brought out the best in every car and the whole atmosphere of the
meet felt very joyous and hearty.
People who had had enough were leaving and new cars were coming in, roaming around
looking for a spot to park. The success of the meet was represented by that.
Over 1000 cars made their way to the event despite the forecast for bad weather. The event
was a success. It brought together a diverse array of people and great cars at a good place.
Monday evening done right.
Photographer’s choice award goes to this Lexus. Fresh to death!
Images and Story by Faraz.