Special thanks to Brian Filoteo for providing us with some pictures of the show this past weekend. Import Showoff’s Nisei week carshow doesnt need any kind of introduction as this show has a long history amongst car enthusiast. This year show was slated at the same time as the Hellaflush x Canibeat show in Long Beach which kinda gave a lot of people a hard time to juggle which show to attend. I am not too sure how the show went on in Long Beach, but in Little Tokyo, a very unbearable 100 degree weather probably deter a lot of people from stepping out of their house just to check out some cars in an empty lot.
I chose to check out Nisei for the sole reason that a few of my friends were showing their cars and that Ive always had a soft spot for any Honda/Acura, and you can not find any other show besides maybe Eibach Meet where all of the different generation and style builds come together. Props to Joey Lee of the Chronicles for helping put together Generations of cars for the show. I think you have to be a certain enthusiast to really appreciate the way these guys built their cars.
It was also a sad moment for the show where a few competitors decided to take their car out of the show and leave before the event ended. I dont know the reason why they would leave so early, but i guess it was important for them to do so. Overall, the cars in attendance is what the show is made off, not the entertainment, not the models, not even the vendors, but mainly the cars. In my opinion as much as the cars is the strength of this show and its history the once iconic Nisei show probably has lost its steam and the whole tactic of retiring the show might have finally hit a tune.
Photos By: Brian Filoteo
Story by Mickee Zenarosa