For the first time in its 42 years, the Palo Alto Concours D’Elegance will feature a small section on Japanese cars. Only a select few cars, some of which will be featured in the next issue JNC, have been invited to attend thanks to efforts by David Swig of Motoring J Style, which we told you about in our 2007 coverage of the show.
The debut of Japanese cars at the Concours will not be quite the splash we hoped, since the organizers have not yet made them eligible for judging and awards, but it still represents a step towards recognition. Most of the other cars that enter into this event cost over six digits, so the nostalgics will be in good company and hopefully bring some awareness about Japanese classics to this niche.
The 2008 Palo Alto Concours D’Elegance will be held on the campus of Stanford University this Sunday, June 22. Doors open at 7 AM.