The Lowdown Presents Showcased In Sydney
Running for just over two years now, The-LOWDOWN.com wanted to lift things off the ground with their first big event, Showcased, which attracted audiences from all over Australia. Of course, when the boys from Streekarnage caught wind of this event they knew they had to be there to cause some trouble.
On my last post I left you with a photo of Charlie and Zak rolling up to the rooftop car park of The Entertainment Quarter, Sydney, which is where the event was held. After our exhausting 13 hour trip there was no better feeling then parking the cars up and walking away.
The first car I stumbled upon as we hit the rooftop was Robert’s daily EG Civic with a nice urban titanium finish and some aggressive 16×8 steelies.
I was in for a very special treat when I spotted Justin Fox’s legendary R32 GT-R in amongst a large surrounding group of folks drooling over this RB26DETT.
If that wasn’t enough I even had my first glance inside the new FT-86 which has possibly been the biggest car release of 2012.
I was very surprised to see such a variety of cars at Showcased such as this Ta22 Celica. It puts a big smile on my face knowing that some young minds own pieces of history like this classic.
Talking about classics, I was blown away when I saw my first C10 Hakosuka in the flesh.
This is the sort of car that I could only ever dream I would see in real life, let alone in Australia!
Even though all the action was up on the rooftop I took the hike to check out the undercover levels below which was full of cars much like our old JDMST meets. Here I came across a pair of Datsun 1200’s that really stood out from the rest.
Back on the rooftop I noticed this E46 BMW rocking the most ridiculous offset at showcased!
The man you can thank for this snug fit 3-series is Nick Tabeta.
Stanceworks Australia really set the standard for this event; hence the reason they won best car club at the end of the day. Daniel Oxer and his Bagged Honda Legend; rolling on a whole set of 17×9 Mugen M7’s was certainly a match made in heaven.
It’s rare to see anyone who has been brave enough to modify a Honda Jazz like this. I’m glad they did though!
I was delighted to spot the sneaky little cage in the back of this beauty too.
House of stance is a group in Sydney trying to push Australia on the map of the stance movement. These guys certainly made an impression on me with what little time I spent in Sydney; fellow member Raymond and his bagged Audi A3 sporting a wicked set of Work Equip Voggards.
Representing House of Stance also is Tony and his pearl EK Civic.
As the sun started to set on the Sydney rooftop, I spotted this gorgeous looking GT-R which ended my weekend perfectly. It’s events like Showcased which prove to me without a doubt how strong the modified car scene is in Australia. Such a commitment from drivers all over Australia to travel to this one event is incredibly inspirational. I honestly cannot wait for the next one! E!CM