The local JDM meets may be a regular occurrence, but they never fail to produce some of the best examples of cars getting around our streets. Many of these cars are relatively unknown until they front to one of the meets, often times blowing people away. So, it is always good to see new cars, meet new people and make new friends. Hanging with all the boys is always a solid reason to head out, considering the majority of them attend to shoot the shit.

There is actually a little bit of a story behind the March meet. Normally I just throw up some shots of rad cars, but I’ve actually got something to ramble on about for all of you. The meets are normally held at quite a large open carpark that belongs to an appliance store by day, but the store closes before we get there at night. I was probably one of the first to arrive at the meet, on what I believed was just an ordinary Tuesday night. I noticed a few employees’ cars hanging around, and eventually found out that they were having a meeting at the shop. No big deal, right? Well, next thing I know, the manager of the store is walking over to some of the guys and telling them something. I headed over to sort it all out, and found out the national heads of the company were at the store tonight for a check up… ba bow.

I sorted it out with the manager and he gave me some instructions: keep the riff-raff down, no loud noise, and stay down the lower end. I directed traffic for them so I would keep to our weird vocal agreement, but not long after the manager came back over, mentioned some shit I didn’t understand and went back again. Another four times later he eventually told us to pretty much just ‘fuck off’. We eventually ended up moving the meet across the road and had the biggest turn out to date; even though we didn’t inform everyone where we moved to. Funny how that works.

Anyway, on with the shots. Since I was dealing with a retard at the start, and just wandering around meeting new peeps for the rest, I slacked with no pics. However, Matyi stepped up with some fantastic shots. Enjoy the dope coverage.


Foy’s DC2, looking purrdy. Man I remember when this was practically stock, the good ol’ days.


Matyi’s S15 rocking some crazy new meshies.

How badass is this 350GT? Had never seen it before, but props to the owner for rocking it the right way.


Meet Alex’s Ford Festiva, or as it is now known, the Hectiva. This thing has re-written the book on cool: re-barreled steelies with Murcielago Orange lips, on a daily driver. You seriously cannot get any cooler than this.

Brad’s S2000 is such a show stopper no matter where it goes.

A few bikes rocked up for the first time. This Ducati 898 was gorgeous.

This was a clean example of a 15. Even better when it left with a girl behind the wheel.

Not feeling the wheels on this Evo X, but a least some people are attempting to mod them. Those boys in the states have shown how awesome they can look when done right.

Tourer rocking some awesome fitment and damn nice white XD9s.


Dan’s S15 is quite frankly, ridiculously epic. I would rank it up there in the top S15s in the country. The stance it holds with those 11″ wide rear SSR Type F’s is truly astonishing.

This S13 was rocking what looked like at first an RB26, however we noticed that close up it was actually an RB25. The owner said it was actually an RB25 stroked out to a 2.6. Weird stuff, but cool none the less.

1J swaps all round.

This Evo IX was wearing some really odd TE37s. They read ‘ATMO Specials’ or something along those lines.

JDM yo!

A lot of Evo’s attended, which was good to see.

This MR-S has a full wide body kit, and is a pretty infamous car in the scene. It has been around for a long time now: over 5 years and still looking the goods, even if it is a little worse for wear.

This is one truly purposeful Evo IX. The standout ARC parts really set off the engine bay, and the whole car has the very obvious track inspired theme to it.

Cheers to Matyi for covering the meet so well. If you want to see more of his work, check out his Flickr @