Car shows have begun to become repetitive. Meeting the same people and seeing the same cars can become tiring, but All Stars aims to change this by diversify the Australian scene and bringing together enthusiasts from all car cultures. Following ‘All Stars at Meguiar’s MotorEx 2012’, last weekend’s ‘Spring Picnic’ brought together an assortment of “street, show, go, slow and everything in-between” in a show ‘n’ shine with a bit of a relaxed picnic vibe. The emphasis of the day was placed on variety in the vehicles that attended for a lazy afternoon with few trophies or prizes, catering for everyone from young enthusiasts new to the modifying scene to the older generation who have fiddled with cars for decades.
Only yesterday did it seem like we were at Silverwater Park for All Japan Day, and here we were once again for ‘Spring Picnic’. It proved to be the perfect location, incorporating a relaxed atmosphere that welcomed automotive enthusiasts and their families for a day with All Stars.
All Star’s very own Sergio came with his S15, famous for it’s clean lines, jaw-dropping paint and abundance of JDM goodness. It featured a new set of wheels since Showcased, but still looked as perfect as ever.
For some, however, function over form will always be priority. This KE70 looked ready for a bit of a drift bashing around the track complete with chin spoiler and interior additions ranging from a Broadway mirror towards the front and venetians at the rear…
Sydney-based Japanese vehicle importers Xtreme Motorsports came out in full force, bringing along a plethora of weird and wonderful creations ranging from this distinctly Australian-styled Mazda RX-3 with Simmons…
Of course in attendance were the staple of all Australian events like this mild-looking track-spec MX-5, which goes unnoticed to the untrained eye. It might be a hairdresser’s car to some, but we think otherwise!
There was no shortage of cleanliness in the form of this white-on-black R32 on Enkei RPF1s. Although over 20 years old, the R32 still manages to melt the hearts of many and provides stiff competition for some newer vehicles!
This immaculate S13 Silvia cannot be described with words. Subtly-kitted with fat rubber on Longchamp XR4s and a nice little tsurikawa hanging from the rear brings the classic 90s Japanese street look to 2012.
It was not all Japanese at ‘Spring Picnic’, however, with this good old American Mustang making an appearance. It’s great to see the legends of yesteryear that remind today’s modifiers of the golden age of car customisation and our automotive roots.
The Tith Brothers were working their video magic throughout the day and fully embraced the picnic atmosphere, bringing the family along with their EF9 Civic. This was definitely one of our favourites of the day with it’s 15″ wheels combining JDM and USDM very successfully. Stay tuned for their video coverage of ‘Spring Picnic’!
Cars For Hope regulars will recognise this angry NA MX-5 from our coverage of Showcased, though with newly Plastidip’d wheels and roll bar in true USDM style.