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#1 Mike Kamm

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 01:30 PM

There are two all Japanese Classic car shows that I know of now.

The largest has to be this one:
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....And I have always wanted to go but it's about 3,000 miles away from NY.

However......

I just found out today that us easterners also have a venue to show our classic Japanese autombiles. Coming up this September 16th, is – Japanese Car Day - Sponsored by the DRONE (Datsun Roadster Owners of New England) Club and Lexus USA. It is held at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA. Go to: http://www.mot.org/Events/lawn.html .This is a lawn show outdoors in front of the museum. I have actually been there before for thir Mini and Micro car show. Take a look at the show field:

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This was obviously not taken on the Japanese car day, but you can see how beautiful the place is. There is even a small paved circular access road around the show field to cruise you car around so everyone can hear and see it the cars in motion. You can take people for rides too if you'd like. Sure beats a stationary show where the cars are silent! It's just $10 and that includes admission to the museum inside too. Food is available on site.

I'm going and I will bring my hotted up Datsun B210. Posted Image

Anyone interested in bringing out one of your early Subarus?
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 09:57 PM

Sure looks like a great day. How receptive will they be of unrestored cars?

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 11:21 PM

i was there at that mueseum with Goulds micro/mincar show. nice place indeed, wish i could make it. its a cool collection!

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 12:00 PM

Sure looks like a great day. How receptive will they be of unrestored cars?


probably more so than the cops in grants pass, they kicked me out of the classic car cruise after a lap and a half. it was fun to freak out the people with the big money resto rods:grin:

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 05:58 PM

Sure looks like a great day. How receptive will they be of unrestored cars?

I don't think they really care if your car is restored or not. If it's remotely presentable it will be fine. There were some fresh barn finds at the mini and micro car show and nobody minded at all. Seriously, I'm betting that early Subies will not be represented very well. I would love to see them in any condition. There will be plenty of the "popular" cars like 240Z's, Datsun Roadsters, 510's and such, but to me, the really desireable cars to see are the ones you don't see every day or at other shows, like early Subies, and cars like mine, a Datsun B210. People tended to use them up and dispose of them back in the day.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 06:10 PM

Here's what I'll be bringing...

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My 77 Datsun B210. A nice example from San Diego.

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I bored and stroked the 1398cc stock engine to 1608cc's. Twin 40mm Dellorto carbs, ported head and Crane cam. ;)

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 06:29 PM

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM tasty!

My '78 will have to do for now. Maybe my latest '78 but it's up in Mass. and unregistered. Can't wait to have my '73 Coupe looking like your B !



Mike,on a side note,I'm all hot for a Volvo P210,speaking of 210's. Just incase you see one around,keep it in mind,please.. If I don't find one worth messing with in a couple of years I'm going to build my own copy with more than likely a Subaru drivetrain.

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 07:42 AM

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM tasty!

My '78 will have to do for now. Maybe my latest '78 but it's up in Mass. and unregistered. Can't wait to have my '73 Coupe looking like your B !

Mike,on a side note,I'm all hot for a Volvo P210,speaking of 210's. Just incase you see one around,keep it in mind,please.. If I don't find one worth messing with in a couple of years I'm going to build my own copy with more than likely a Subaru drivetrain.

Will do. Boy you don't see those everyday! I have a friend that owns a nice original red P544, but the van model must be even more rare.

You've got a '73 Datsun 1200 coupe? :slobber:

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 08:44 AM

Will do. Boy you don't see those everyday! I have a friend that owns a nice original red P544, but the van model must be even more rare.

You've got a '73 Datsun 1200 coupe? :slobber:


Nah,not that lucky. I have a '73 GL 1400 Subaru Coupe.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 04:39 PM

Nah,not that lucky. I have a '73 GL 1400 Subaru Coupe.

That's cool though. They've got to be just a rare! :)

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 04:42 PM

Here's what I'll be bringing...

My 77 Datsun B210. A nice example from San Diego.


That motor is clean enough to eat off of it:lol:!
...but then it would be dirty...

Nice Job on the Datsun!

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 09:45 PM

Nice Job on the Datsun!

Thanks Sweet82. :burnout:

Soooo, is there anyone here who is thinking about making the trip out there so some early Subarus will be represented at this show?

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 02:51 PM

Damn, I should snag the 67 Toyota Crown that's on craigslist.. has a rebuild Toyoglide 2 speed automatic though:dead: Says it needs paint lol...

corvallis.craigslist.org search for toyota

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:38 AM

DARN... right down the street from me and the registration is full.

well maybe next year. I wonder how much of it has to be original?

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#15 Mike Kamm

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 07:26 PM

OK, how about the east coast show then? It's this Sunday. Anyone here besides me going? :)

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:31 PM

Oh come on people, no Subies again? :(

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 05:46 PM

Can't commit just yet. Working Saturday,and maybe Sunday too. :-\

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:26 PM

Sorry... I have an un-get-out-able annual fundraiser the same day. If there was any way, I would have the 2 BRATs and the Baja there.

No possible way out >>> I'd tell anyone, other than my grandkids, to pound sand and be there. They rule :)

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 08:42 PM

Hmm, i may consider going, not sure a 91 T-Leg would be representing old school suby but it sounds like a cool thing to do for the day. :banana:

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:01 AM

Wow, sorry you guys were all so busy. This was a great show and it couldn't have been during a better time of year, or have had better weather. Unfortunately there wasn't a single early Subaru in attendance. Kind of a shame if you ask me. But Datsun guys were in luck, as there were quite a few Datsuns on hand. I only took a few pics, [mostly video] but here is a sampling for you all.

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They had some Japanese exchange students there dressed in their native attire and they were demonstrating caligraphy for all who requested it. Many cars on the showfield had examples of their work on their windshields.

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I asked a few of them to pose with me for the above picture.

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Although I don't have a picture [yet], there was also a really neat Mazda REPU there. Don't worry, I didn't know what that meant either. It stands for Rotary Engine Pickup Truck. These rare Mazda's were very special for their time. Unlike the standard piston engine Mazda pickups, these were the "Sport" models. They had the 13B roatry engine, wider fender flares, factory tach, wood grain dash, bucket seats, etc. Here's a bried description of them:

"Many people remember the small pickups of the 1970's. Pickups like the Chevy LUV, Ford Courier, Toyota and Datsun pickups... but did you know that Mazda made a unique Rotary Powered pickup?! Yes. Known as the Rotary PickUp, or REPU (Pronounced: Rhee-Phoo) for short, this pickup ran circles around the competition. With short gears, and a torquey 1.3 L 13b, the truck was by far the fastest in its class. The limited number of REPUs imported into the US makes the value much more than the others of this same era. With a gross payload capacity of 1400 lbs, not only could you haul a bunch of stuff around, you could just plain haul rump roast! The 2 rotor 13b 4-port engine gave more grunt than the 1.1 liter 12a. With a rear axle ratio of 4.625, the truck can fly, but that did limit the top speed."

Also, there were really nice examples of early RX7's, one of which had 19,000 original miles! There was a really clean Toyota Corolla SR5 Lift Back there too. The gent came all the way from Long Island [including a ferry ride] to show it.

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Then there was this car that won people's choice for the show. It was an early Toyota Corona. This thing was mint and super rare.

All show participants received a goodie bag containing free samples of car waxes, polishes, an event dash plaque, coupons for a free bottle of Sta-Bil gas stabilizer, maps pens, etc. A very nice touch by the organizers.

Yes there were all sorts of great newer Japanese cars there too, but in this post I am focusing on the old school cars I saw, because this is the Subaru Historic forum after all. I hope you all will join us next year as this show is continually growing each year. :)

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:06 AM

Thanks for continually offering events for us to attend. I swear.....pretty soon.....you'll be shaking my hand.

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:45 AM

Thanks for continually offering events for us to attend. I swear.....pretty soon.....you'll be shaking my hand.

Thanks Moosens. I'm looking forward to it. :)

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:53 PM

I'm at a loss as to where all of the early Subarus are. Take a look at the pictures from this fantastic all Japanese car show from South Plainfield. NJ on Labor Day weekend. It was mainly a Toyota show, but Mazdas, Datsuns, Mitsubishis, Hondas, were all welcome and showed in great numbers.

I never knew there were this many fantastic examples of early Japanese cars in the east! But of all 200 cars that showed up, did you notice that there wasn't a single Subie there? Why is this? :-\

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:23 AM

Rust?

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:16 PM

I'm at a loss as to where all of the early Subarus are. Take a look at the pictures from this fantastic all Japanese car show from South Plainfield. NJ on Labor Day weekend. It was mainly a Toyota show, but Mazdas, Datsuns, Mitsubishis, Hondas, were all welcome and showed in great numbers.

I never knew there were this many fantastic examples of early Japanese cars in the east! But of all 200 cars that showed up, did you notice that there wasn't a single Subie there? Why is this? :-\

Well I'm going to try and change that when I finish my FF-1. But i'll only be taking it to west coast shows.




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