This weekend the Long Beach marina was host to the annual JCCS.  One of the Perks Garage field reporters/photogs ventured out to this beautiful marina, which is also home to the incredible Queen Mary, to capture these images from the JCCS.  

For those who don’t know, the JCCS stands for Japanese Classic Car Show.  An event that takes place once a year and is home to the best restored Japanese classics found in Southern California.  It is not uncommon for car clubs to make appearances or for a Japanese Auto manufacturer to bring out a concept or pre-production car.  Evident with the amount of GTR’s on deck and the black Lexus coupe that was on display. 

The weather was perfect as usual and the turn out was great.  Enjoy the pics,  thanks Erik for providing them. 

Lexus LC500

1982 Toyota Tercel

Grand Turismo Cosmos

Clean Datsun 510’s

Mitsubishi Starion’s

A little retro facelift on these two s14s to give them that classic styling.

Lets play charades…Dhaitsu Charade that is!

All pics courtesy of E@PerksGarage.

All Hail the Avant!

I want to go on record to express my utter disgust in America…for not importing to the states the greatest compromise car in the world.  The Audi RS6 Avant!  

Why are we so against fast wagons here?  
I mean we never truly got the Audi RS4 Avant.

They killed off the Audi S4 Avant.

No more Dodge SRT8 Magnum Wagon.

The dearly missed plushed out CTS-V Wagon. 

What we’re left with is the Mercedes E63 AMG S Wagon…

and the Volvo V60? Well at least we get the Polestar variant!

Where are our other options ‘merica?!
I feel it is my God given right as an American citizen to haul 4 adults and half of the Home Depot store in the back while hauling a$$ down a long stretch of a winding road in a 600hp wagon (avant) wearing a nice fitting suit accented by my favorite heel-toe diving shoes while listening to Kenny G. We need choices and lots of them. 

Not saying I can write a $100k check at this moment,  but I would love to bask in the automotive essence that other countries have where a super car is not just a Lambo or GT3 RS, but something that more than 2 people can ride in. 

Sorry for the rant but watching these two videos struck a nerve with me. 

Courtesy of Auditography

Courtesy of Supercars Of London

Images from the interwebs.

Words by The “European-blooded” Perk.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,NINE…oh my!

Heeeee’s Baaaaack!  The world famous Hoonigan Ken Block has returned to deliver another monumental Gymkhana thrill ride.  And man does he get you on the edge of your seat with his 9th, I mean…NINE’th one.   Ken and his all new 600hp Ford Focus RS RX take his driving skillz to new heights.  

Now pop some popcorn,  strap yourself into your makeshift Recaro and hold on tight!  It’s going to be one h3ll of a ride! 

Please don’t try this!!!  I’ve seen too many RS’s already ruined thinking that drift mode will make them Formula D super stars and fail miserably. 

Video courtesy of Hoonigan 

Ford Focus RS “drift mode” does not make you Ken Block

Found this on YouTube.  Please practice and use this “gimmicky” feature on a closed wiiiiide open course before you go out there and become internet famous for foolishness! 

Posting this for my international readers who have not yet liked the Perks Garage facebook page below.



Mini Cooper S JCW – Oronzo Montanaro – Reventino 2015

This video came up in my YouTube feed as a recommendation.  Well,  I highly recommend that anyone that is a fan of a pure driving experience and road racing to check this out.  I am blown away at the handling, speed of this little 2.0-liter turbo charged British brute and check out the skillz (yes skill with a Z) and composure  of the driver Oronzo Montanaro.  This video reminds me of my sons driving lesson from this weekend. Hahaha I’m kidding, we were driving much faster than this.  

Well enjoy. 

Video courtesy of TNT video on YouTube. 

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