Daily Slideshow: Petersen JDM Super Street Meet is Bananas
The automotive museum out west plays host to a big heaping cup of amazing that is the Japanese Cruise-In & Super Street meet.
Three times a charm
For the third year in a row, the Petersen Automotive Museum linked up with aftermarket tour guide Super Street to host an epic meet in the heart of Miracle Mile's museum district. In the past, the meet garnered so much of a turnout that many couldn't enter the lot due to space constraints on the premises. Unfortunately, people being people, there were examples of people cutting others off, folks saving spots in line, and a bit of jerkiness. Sadly, you have to expect that sort of thing as people are just people. What are you gonna do? However, with that bad behavior aside, this year's event went off without a hitch.
RSVP only parking
A big bonus to this 2018 event was that vehicles parking inside the lot had to be pre-registered and that number had a limited cap size on it. As cars arrived in the morning, attendees and staff alike were far less stressed as cars filed into the garage one after the other.
Bosozuku style in full effect
Every year at this event, recognition goes out in the form of awards to various vehicles. For 2018 the "Petersen Perfection" award went to the LAPD's Rick Ishitani and his 1971 Skyline 2000 GT-X. Unlike other stuffy car meets there is no established set of guidelines to adhere to as the staff just search for a vehicle that is as original as it is functional.
Remember this gem?
Rarely seen but very appreciated was this Mitsu 3000GT. This car is often overlooked when folks talk about the supercars of JDM past but this twin-turbo monster deserved to be shown off right along with its brethren. The great thing about meets like these is that you get such a wide variety of makes and models rather than just mostly one category.
Mixing the new and the old
There were a ton of stanced, widebody and slammed Civics and Integras littered throughout the garage. There were even K-swapped and F20 swapped examples on hand. The 90s were in full effect with not just cars but slammed Toyota pickups in the lot. The truck builders had installed hydraulic bed setups and had the rears dancing around in sync while bumping old-school favorites of the speakers.
Until next time
With all of the vehicles that turned out for the event, this meet has become one that should not be missed by any who are able to come. We'll definitely be on the lookout for the next meet that goes down at the Petersen as each year gets better than the last.
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