Cruise for a Cause – Willow Glen Car Show 2012

This past Sunday, I get a text from my brother: willow glen classic car show.

To which i responded: i’m there.

Willow Glen’s Cruise for a Cause car show has been about family, fun, a food drive and, of course, classic cars. And I was hearing it has been for over 50 years. This was truly a wonderful spectacle of classic cars ranging from oddities (like the purple Henry J) to the wild (a Jag E-type…w/ NOS). And believe it or not, it was the first car show the 280z has ever been to!

Despite the Z being a spectator, I gotta mention, it got plenty of looks / comments. No sooner than a minute after parking did a friendly guy named John come over w/ his girl and family. “Hey, you’ve gotta park next to me”, he smiles out. See, John rolled over to the car show in his red 240z. :]

I got there around 1, but for the few hours it took to roll around all the cars, we were the only two w/ Z cars. Actually, it might even be safe to say, the only two vintage Japanese cars from what i saw! Not a bad thing – we certainly stood out among the gorgeous Caddies, awesome Ford Duces and the rest of the American muscle that dominated the show. 280z’s first show, but certainly not it’s last! On to some pics!

Datsun 240z - Daily Datsun
John just picked up this fantastic lookin 240z after getting t-boned in his 280zx. Lucky he’s unharmed and even luckier he now drives a 240z.

Datsun 240z - Daily Datsun
While rockin’ the fender flares and mirrors (a look originally on the Japanese version), the American Racing rims keep it USDM grounded.

Datsun 240z - Daily Datsun

Datsun 240z - Daily Datsun

Definitely a head turning daily driven, daily datsun!

Datsun 240z - Daily Datsun

Datsun 240z - Daily Datsun

Additionally it sported Fairlady Z badges and a stacked Monza exhaust.

Cadillac - Daily Datsun

Amazing rims on this Caddie

Bel-Air - Daily Datsun

Ford - Daily Datsun

Check out the underside! Notice where the rotors are?

Chevy - Daily Datsun

Gorgeous Chevy truck interior – simply gorgeous

Camaro - Daily Datsun

Challenger R/T - Daily Datsun

My favorite car of the show – all business

Jeweled suicide knob - Daily Datsun

Check out that jeweled suicide knob! At least you can loose your thumb in style.

Barracuda - Daily Datsun

This Barracuda was jet black and easily one of the best cars there.

Millimeters off the ground - Daily Datsun

You could squeeze the flyer under here, that’s about it.

Corvette - Daily Datsun

I like interior shots, especially this Corvette’s.

3 Replies to “Cruise for a Cause – Willow Glen Car Show 2012”

  1. While I read this article after it got posted, I went back in to look closely at the pictures. Boy, are they amazing! The colors and the love the car owners have for their jewels is evident. Each showing pride in their own right just like you & your Z!

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