It’s been a while since I last did an update (again), and I apologise, so here goes, JAE 2012…
JAE seems to attract some of the greatest cars in the UK Jap scene, and congregates them all together, so, unlike other shows, you don’t find yourself wandering for a good couple of miles looking at cars, instead they’re all there for your viewing pleasure.
Naturally, there’s a huge variety of metal, combining everything from GT cruisers, such as this gorgeous 350Z (which I THINK appears to be the same one that spent a fair amount of time out on track at Japfest):
Through to out and out track cars, such as this EP3 found on Tegiwa’s stand:
Or this insane looking R32 on the Kleers stand:
There’s always a mass of Hondas making their presence known at shows, and the standards seem to be getting higher all the time:
This aggressive looking CL9 Accord on the Funky Power stand was entirely up my street, everything about the exterior looked amazing:
Nissan’s Micra seems to be making more and more of an impact on the scene, it seems that at every show there’s more and more popping up, a fair amount of which appear to be sporting turbos:
This Hachiroku was (as far as i’m aware) the only one at the show for the most part of the weekend, and belongs to a friend of mine, still relatively fresh from the paintshop it seemed to be constantly grabbing the attention of passers by:
Special mention has to go to the guys from the Netherlands for making the long journey to be here, it seems that they’re turning up to as many shows as I!
And finally, I have to make mention to the abundance to the MX5s, there was a whole host on display, from stanced cars, through to cars that have blatantly been used on track…
Since I was on the MX5Nutz stand (for obvious reasons to those who know me, for those who don’t, yes, I own one – One of the ones pictured above, funnily enough…), I thought i’d include this group shot, unfortunately it wasn’t possible for me to get high enough to get a good shot of the whole group, but it gives a good idea, and after the organisation that went into it (both the grouping and the stand itself) by CombustionPunks’ very own Yeti, I figured it’d better be included:
Many thanks to everyone who attended the show, giving me the opportunity to capture some of these great machines, and a special personal thanks to all the guys and girls on the MX5Nutz stand for being such a great bunch, and especially to Yeti and anyone else involved in organising the stand.