I'm back with part two of the 2011 Nisei Showoff Car show. Like I said in my previous post the show as a whole was kind of off. The cars themselves were awesome but this year's show was not as exciting or as large as years past. Other than that, the builds were extremely well done.
Being that the Nisei Showoff was situated right in little Tokyo there were tons of great Japanese restaurants to choose from. Not having any food vendors inside the show forced show goers to visit the local Japanese restaurants. I'm sure that was planned ahead of time. After all the goal of Nisei week is to bring business and prosperity to Little Tokyo. For lunch I stopped by Toshi Sushi for some sashimi and a cold one. I wanted fatty tuna sashimi but the price was enormous. $15.50 for two pieces of sashimi. Fish is just like any other commodity and the price fluctuates greatly. That said, I settled for regular tuna and another cold one. After lunch i ventured across the street to check out some of the local talent. I came across this old Japanese guy and his one man band show. Apparently he had been featured on the Jimmy Kimmel live show as well as Americas Got Talent. This dude had some serious talent, playing guitar, piano, chimes, symbols and something with his feet all at the same time. He had a pretty good crowd of spectators. People we totally buying his show, they were stuffing cash into his little jar without hesitation. I felt compelled to chip in myself. I was digging it.
I caught this little guy taking a break under a vendors table.
Old school cool.
These wheels are sick!
Love the brown. It's different and not common.
I know convertible S2000's aren't as respected as a hardtop but I love the way they look topless.
The owner of this twin turbo 300z was super cool. I didn't have the heart to tell him the Lambo doors have to go.
Duct tape and zip ties, tools of a true car enthusiast.
The stick on the head of the guitar is used to strike the keyboard keys.
Does this look like a fire hazard to you?
Is that an upside down tupper ware container? I think so. I think the blue pipes were some kind of organ that he would play with his feet.