The 2017 JDM UAE show returned to the Dubai Cricket Stadium, and with a huge pre-registration list of 700+ car we knew it was going to be a very busy show. The total number of cars that turned up on the day is still unknown, but compared to the last time the show was held here back in 2015, it definitely felt that there was double the amount of cars. I’d like to make an educated guess that there were around 900-1000 cars in total making it not only the biggest gathering of JDM cars but possibly the largest car meet in the UAE.
The only thing I can remember coming close to that size, was back when Motoring Middle East held their own branded meets. Still their events were awash with American muscle cars, so the guys behind JDM UAE - Saiyed, Hamood and Umar deserve a fair amount of credit. Pulling in a crowd of this size is no easy feat.
Our 280Z was hanging around with the boys from Carbon Signal. With this being the largest public showing of the Moonbeam cars till date, our 280Z was sat pride in place next too Aamir’s Gnose Moonbeam 240Z. Earlier on the original white Moonbeam 370Z was present, and the very first convertible Moonbeam made its way over from Oman. Its long journey was rewarded with first place in show and shine.