• May 20, 2008

Click for more high-res pics from the Stillen Nissan/Infiniti open house

Steve Millen is very appreciative of his racing successes as a factory driver for Nissan. Since retiring from competition, he hasn't let the automaker forget his gratitude. He does so through his aftermarket parts company and tuning shop, Stillen. Stillen's core market consists of the Nissan/Infiniti enthusiast, while Ford fans round a close second. For the past 12 years the Costa Mesa, CA facility has hosted an annual customer appreciation open house aimed at giving a little something back to those who keep things running. During the event, Nissan and Infiniti owners crowd the streets with their rides for a car show, the shop performs installations under the gaze of spectators and the dyno was available for those that wish to show off more than their vehicle's exterior.

This year's open house event even saw Nissan chipping in with some eye candy as well. A handful of knowledgeable and passionate employees were on hand to show off a pair of 2009 Nissan GT-Rs. One of the cars was the very same GT-R track tested by Mr. Millen for a Road & Track feature. Also taking up space in the parking lot was a 2009 Infiniti FX and a 2009 Nissan Maxima, brought along in order to gauge reception from the crowd. The GT-Rs and Maxima were greatly poked and prodded upon, but the FX received little attention. The lack of interest in the FX did not necessarily speak ill of the redesign, but more so of the crowd's nature. A few trucks and SUVs were in attendance, but the majority of vehicles lining the street were of the 350Z, G35, Sentra and 240SX variety. Take a peak at the photo gallery to see a sampling of what was there.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Most of those cars look awful...I'm a Nissan guy at heart and many of them just mangled the designs. That said, some of the Datsuns and Zs looked *very* nice.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those GTR wannabes are so freaking stupid.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I thought that said Stolen Nissan for some reason.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wish I was there! Hi NICOclub :-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      sweet! my car made it in the pictures!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      While I don't have my Nissan anymore, I have to give Stillen props. Their parts are all top quality, the people were always helpful and friendly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The white GT-R parked in the handicap spot was classic.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can someone take a look at pic #29 and confirm that is a 240sx? It looks to have some kind of body kit on the back half. It looks great.

      If not, what is it?
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's a JDM-market S15 Silvia, the badge-equivalent of the 240SX. Never imported here, since our last 240 (1997 i believe) was the S14. Probably imported in pieces and reassembled. That's a sweet-ass SR20DET.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The fascia on the white Altima coupe looks a lot better than stock. Not perfect but better.
        • 6 Years Ago
        oh, definitely way better than stock. the stock front fascia ruins an otherwise beautiful design in my opinion. the altima coupe is in need of serious fascial (zing) reconstructive surgery.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It was a pretty good show, the purple 510 is pretty amazing, nice swap and clean. He goes t Cars and Coffee too.

      The vq35 swapped 510 did not show... As well as a piss poor showing of the old z guys.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The red Infinity with GTR dody kit! Speechless wow!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I saw that and started laughing...
        BOOTLEG GTR!
        • 6 Years Ago
        looked horrible in person. Me and foo girl both threw up a little in our mouths.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I agree: some beautiful cars there!
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