Event: All Japan Z Meeting 2014

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While it’s true that Japan has quite the heritage in the automotive world, few models have a more prestigious lineage as the Fairlady Z.  Starting all the way back in the late 60’s (1969 to be exact) to the first sale of the Z car, all the way to today in 2014 with the continuation of the Z34.  For the better part of 45 years, Nissan has outdone themselves again and again with the name of the Z.  The first week of May 2014 marked a time in Japan, where all Nissan Fairlady Z owners could gather to celebrate this heritage at Fuji Speedway in the ‘All Japan Z Meeting’.  Check out some of the coverage Mr. Sekinei got for us below…

 

 

 

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Kat-san’s pretty blue Z32 looking as clean as ever for the show.

 

 

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I think a large appeal of the show is to come to see today’s classic Z cars, like this old Datsun.  Beautiful in it’s own right – these cars have real history.  Each one old enough to have it’s fair share of stories.

 

 

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This Z31 had a pretty sweet Mazora paint job – a modern twist on an 80’s classic.

 

 

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Speaking of classics, how about this pair of S130’s.

 

 

 

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Really nice fender work on this one…

 

 

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Tribute to Loose Racing friends…

 

 

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One of the Z’s was rocking a complete OS Giken L28.

 

 

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Which they market as the TC24-B1; a modern take on the L28.

 

 

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Another gorgeous S30

 

 

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Interesting wheel choice.

 

 

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The gloomy morning clouds soon parted in the afternoon, just enough to shine brightly on this immaculate engine bay.

 

 

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While some owners stuck to the original, others took advantage of the powerplants available today.

 

 

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The Z32!  A totally new look from it’s older brother the Z31.  With the introduction of a much wider chassis, a more aerodynamic design, and new technology like Nissan’s Super HICAS rear ends, the Z32 made quite an impact worldwide.  While critically acclaimed in it’s initial years, the 90’s unfortunately had other plans for Japanese sports cars and the name died out for awhile until the Z33 was created.

 

 

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I suppose all that just makes the Z32 that much more special.  Totsuka-san’s turbo Z32 on Work Meisters – super clean car and a good friend.

 

 

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Takai-san and Amisaki-san from Osaka – Osaka style is so lowdown!  Amisaki took home ‘best Z32’ I believe.  Awesome car and always supporting NDF/NORUSH.  Good guys!

 

 

 

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Really cool Z32, similar to Takai-sans, but turbo, on track for the parade lap.

 

 

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Veilside equipped Z33 getting in on the fun.

 

 

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…and what Z meet is complete without….GTR’s?

 

 

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Cool Group A replica R32.

 

 

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Then there was this mystery car.  SO awesome!  Sekinei and I think it might be a Subaru Vivio or something…but not sure.  Super rad.

 

 

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FD and GTR’s in the parking lot waiting for some time on track…

 

 

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Really nice FD…wait….I thought this was All Japan Z Meet?  Let’s get back on track here; no pun intended.

 

 

 

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This is more like it.

 

 

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And then, all of a sudden, it was literally a parade of Z cars…it looked like so much fun just to cruise Fuji.

 

 

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Love this shot.

 

 

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This slammed Z33 even took a few laps around Fuji – probably the only track time it will ever see.

 

 

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Led by this more appropriate Z.

 

 

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Sekinei’s 32 on it’s new Nismo LMGT’s – actually the last set that Omori Factory had in that size!  Good find. Debt World is our Main Zone.  That Z31 is gorgeous as well.

 

 

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Satsuei and Totsuka – Japan’s finest.

 

 

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NORUSH Japan/NDF friends group shots.  There’s a couple Z’s missing because the meet is held during the week and some couldn’t make it or had to leave early – but still a good showing!  Overall a really fun meet with a lot of great cars.