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11th Annual Nissan Meet

Super Street Online logo Super Street Online 9/6/2018 Rodrez
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After reaching a decade milestone last year, the Nissan Meet returned to New Jersey's Old Bridge Township Raceway Park for another successful Nissan-centric gathering. And although the drag racing portion wasn't able to carry over into 2018, that didn't stop the driving action that took place during the all-day affair with a healthy mix of auto-x, road race instruction sessions, and a drift demo to accompany the packed car show. 

a car parked on the side of a road: 11Th Annual Nissan Meet 350Z

11Th Annual Nissan Meet 350Z
© Al Norris

As expected, the Z cars - both old and new - blanketed the event in street, show, and race forms. We don't typically see a large number of 300ZX builds on the regular but this meet definitely brought them out.

a car driving on a road: 11Th Annual Nissan Meet S15© Al Norris 11Th Annual Nissan Meet S15

That's not to say there was any shortage of S-chassis builds on display and on the track, with some sporting boosted native power while others relied on engine swaps for motivation.

a red car driving on a road: 11Th Annual Nissan Meet Nissan Skyline Gtr© Al Norris 11Th Annual Nissan Meet Nissan Skyline Gtr

Of course, it wouldn't be a proper Nissan gathering without the brand's golden child on hand.

a car parked in front of a building: 11Th Annual Nissan Meet Nissan Skyline© Al Norris 11Th Annual Nissan Meet Nissan Skyline

Years ago seeing a Skyline at any type of event was a rarity. These days it's almost expected, and as the years build, newer versions of the iconic powerhouse continue to trickle in, legally, to U.S. shores.

a man standing in front of a blue car: 11Th Annual Nissan Meet 350Z© Al Norris 11Th Annual Nissan Meet 350Z

We always appreciate a build nice enough to look right at home at a car show, yet built well enough to hold its own on the track, like this 350Z.

a person standing in front of a blue car parked in a field: 11Th Annual Nissan Meet Work Emotion Wheels© Al Norris 11Th Annual Nissan Meet Work Emotion Wheels

When we heard about the Nissan event we were hoping to see at least a few 300ZX builds and the 11th Annual Nissan Meet did not disappoint.

a person riding on the back of a car going down the road: 11Th Annual Nissan Meet 300Zx Targa Top© Al Norris 11Th Annual Nissan Meet 300Zx Targa Top

With examples in both the display and track sections of the event, the Z32 was well represented.

a car parked in a field: 11Th Annual Nissan Meet 350Z© Al Norris 11Th Annual Nissan Meet 350Z

Hard to believe that the R35 was unveiled over a decade ago, but time flies and aftermarket development of the chassis has only increased over the years as drag racing and time attack efforts continue to progress.

a bicycle is parked next to a colorful kite at the park: 11Th Annual Nissan Meet 370Z© Al Norris 11Th Annual Nissan Meet 370Z

Extensive and often complex liveries have always been around, especially in the motorsport world, but in the past five years it's become a staple for the show crowd as well. In terms of the extreme, it doesn't get much more wild than this multi-colored 370Z.

a car parked in a parking lot: 11Th Annual Nissan Meet 240Sx© Al Norris 11Th Annual Nissan Meet 240Sx

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