Hype Event: Nisei Week Showoff 2011

There have been many car show series that have come and gone but the one name that has always had the respect of the import car enthusiasts is “Showoff”.  Import Showoff has been around since the mid-90s and while they aren’t quite the force they used to be the name will still bring out the core enthusiasts.  The annual Nisei Week Showoff in Little Tokyo is the one show many of us still anticipate with real enthusiasim.  Why does the Nisei Showoff stand out?  On the surface it doesn’t seem like much.  The Nisei Showoff is usually small (ranges from 100-200 cars) but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in quality and atmosphere.  Nisei Week Showoff is the show that all the cars the kids jock on the forums go to.  So as you can imagine we were stoked to make the trip out to Little Tokyo again for Showoff this year. 

While the car count was slightly lower this year compared to last year, Ken Miyoshi and Mainstream Productions certainly did not dissapoint when it came to the quality and variety of cars on hand.  There was everything from old school Mazdas and F2o powered classic Celicas to a Lexus LF-A!  There was even some European flavor with a few Porsches and a Lamborghini Murcielago parked next to a Gallardo.  There were a few classics that we never seen before thus cannot really describe to you but feel free to look through the pictures below and the full photo set in our Facebook gallery to see if you can recgonize everything we shot!



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