"Falling in love again but with something out of the ordinary"
When you think car meet you imagine a bunch of scrubs, flexing their cars. Nothing better than a bunch of dudes with testosterone filled egos standing under the sun staring at cars. Their mouths open wide, drooling, well at least that's what you would imagine from the viewpoint of someone outside the car scene. WRONG, and sometimes being wrong is a good thing.
I like character, things with spirit, I like the freedom of being able to do anything with your car even with all that's already been done out there but still attempting to do it differently. It's all about the small things.
"I don't think there's anything worse than being ordinary"
Enter the Cressida, the grandma car, the taxi cab in other countries. Kyusha it, Shakotan it and get mistaken for a Yakusa gang member in the 90's. Were talking about a car that's been around since the 60's under different names as the Corona, Chaser, Mark II. As with all cars that catch the interest of tuners alike they withstand the test of time as a tribute to the classic JDM car nostalgia.
Simply put, it is a rare sight to see that something so old can bring a group of people together with nothing in common other than their love for cars. Also to mention doggos as well.
Growing up I have always managed to somehow wander into the occasional spontaneous car meet. Saturday's were for the boys, as they said but cruising down Blackstone on the weekend was all there was in Fresno. At least for me. Although, if you smelled In-N-Out along with burnt rubber, and rich air fuel mixtures you were in the right place. Simply put, I was in the right place and the right time in this moment.
I'm embarrassed to say but being a newcomer to the Cressida scene there isn't much I personally know about these cars, but being exposed to this welcoming group of people changed my outlook. It sincerely makes me want to be a part of this community. If there is one thing I can pull away from this experience is that this meet is a true testament to the solidarity of what was once great re-purposed into something even greater.
"Throw it back and keep the 90's Forever."
Born in San Jose, CA. Raised in Indonesia. My love for 90's era always brings back good memories wether its Hip Hop, fashion/style, cartoons , and cars.. We live in a disposable era now where you can toss anything thats not with the upkeep. Technology has consumed most of us, but some of us are still living that 90's....