Event Coverage 

Streets of Japan Car Meet

Lately, I haven’t been attending as many meets around the Houston area. I figured I would try to make it to a few more meets if my schedule allowed, so I added a few events to my calendar including the Streets of Japan car meet… this was one that I definitely wanted to go attend.

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After a busy morning, I headed south to Shinku Classics‘ secondary warehouse location of where the meet was being held. My son joined me and we arrived within an hour of the meet’s starting time. Even though the weather wasn’t the greatest, we still made the trek down south. I ended up coming from the back street and parked the car on the back side of the warehouse. From there, we saw a few cars lined up along the side and some inside the warehouse while pulling in the driveway. Unknown to us, there was a massive turnout of cars on the front side.

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We walked around the corner and were met with what appeared to be an endless sea of (mostly import) cars. I took a few photos of the rides that were parked outside of the warehouse before we went inside where I focusing my time there. We walked in near the main display area with the Initial D backdrop and my son was instantly ecstatic. The line up there was amazing with the NSXs, Ferrari, FC, and the Skyline. I began taking photos of all the rides located inside and soon enough some rain finally hit the area outside. For a brief period of time, the inside was packed with people seeking shelter from the rain. This slowed down my cover for a bit as I made my way through the crowd. Once I was done inside, I proceed outside to continue taking photos.

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The rain did visit again while we were walking around outside. We both just popped our hoods up and continued walking around as we both took photos. My son used his phone to capture photos of his favorite rides. I went about halfway down the parking area and then returned, most of the cars further away appeared to be stock so I focused on the ones that were cosmetically modified.  I went up and down each row with the same ending spot to end my walk. Once we were down with that, I went back around to take a few extra photos before ending my coverage and heading home.

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Check out more photos in the Streets of Japan gallery.

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