EVENT – Showcased Presented By The-Lowdown.com
It was a beautiful sunny day in Sydney, Australia as it played host to the one of the best meets Sydney has ever seen; Showcased presented by THE-LOWDOWN.com. This was the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts from all over Australia to come together and share their love for cars, whether it’s a time attack machine or a show car on bags, this meet had it all. With cars from interstate driving more than ten hours to attend and workshops working overtime to get their car ready to be debuted at Showcased.
One of the main stars of any meet in Sydney is Nico’s Honda NSX, this car draws a crowd no matter where it is. As it pulled in people flocked around it and all I could hear was the sound of camera shutters going off like crazy.
Keeping with the old school theme, Xtreme Motorsports brought this rare first generation Mazda Cosmo. This is only the second one I’ve seen in person, the first was at the Mazda Museum in Hiroshima, where you would suspect this car came from because it was in such good condition.
Not only were there old school Japanese cars in attendance but this immaculate BMW 2002 was just one of the many old school Euro cars at the meet. Just to clear up, this isn’t a 2002 model BMW, it’s actually an early 1970s model named 2002. This picture easily portrays the diversity of cars at the meet, an old school Euro parked next to a Honda Odyssey that’s scraping the ground yet there are smiles all around.
Who would have thought a Lincoln Town Car would have been spotted in Australia but this one was hard to miss. Just look at that thing, it looks more at home on the streets of SoCal but it didn’t fail to draw the crowds when it started bopping up and down.
Xtreme Motorsports were out in force with this turbo Honda S2000 and bright yellow Honda NSX.
JDMYard‘s time attack DC5 Honda Integra made its debut in finish form. This car has been in the works for a while and we’re happy to see it in finish form. The interior is stripped out with a full roll cage and only a driver’s seat means that this car is chasing some serious lap times.
This Mitsubishi Evo 8, owned by Jason Naidoo, wasn’t shy to show off its accomplishments. A Clubsprint competitor at the World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) last year sees Jason moving up to the Pro Class at this year’s WTAC.
SX Developments displayed their proven time attack Nissan S14 200SX Silvia.
Shout outs go to Ryan and Jason from THE-LOWDOWN.com and everyone else who worked behind the scene to make this meet possible. This is the best meet that I’ve attended in Sydney, with a large variety of great cars on display, trade stands and meeting new people. But nothing made me more happy than seeing this little girl follow her Dad around and helping him take photos of the cars all day. On the surface meets like these can be seen as being all about the cars but if you take a step back and look at it properly, you’ll see that there’s more to a meet than the cars.
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Words and Photos – Steven Le