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2020 Japanese Classic Car Show: Editors’ Picks

In a historically unusual year, the Japanese Classic Car Show managed to pull off an event that managed to capture the same sense of community that the physical provides in spades. Not only that, but they’ve even welcomed more enthusiasts … Continue reading

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2020 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 08 — Finale

We have arrived at the finale of the 2020 Japanese Classic Car Show, the awards section. In a normal year, this would take place at the end of the show, at the main stage. Winners would be called up and … Continue reading

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2020 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 07 — More 90s

Today is the final day of the 2020 JCCS, a virtual show known as World Matsuri Week. Once again it focuses on what many consider the golden age of Japanese cars, the 1990s. Sponsored by Toyota, the episode rounds out … Continue reading

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2020 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 06 — 90s

For the next installment of the 2020 JCCS World Matsuri Week virtual show, we are entering the final era that can reasonably called a classic. The 1990s was when Japan’s car scene peaked internationally, so it features an interesting mix … Continue reading

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2020 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 05 — More 80s

Here’s the fifth installment of JCCS 2020, sponsored by Honda. It’s a great episode with some JDM gems and an evergreen collection of AE86s, CRXes, MR2s, and Preludes from around the world. And, if you want to participate in the … Continue reading

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Honda made a whole video just to support JCCS

It’s no secret that 2020 has been hard on car shows. Because we help out our friends at JCCS, we are privy to some of the behind-the-scenes goings on this year. And let us just say, it has not been … Continue reading

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2020 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 04 — 80s

In the fourth installment of this year’s Japanese Classic Car Show, machinery from the 1980s takes center stage. For many, this is the peak era of Japanese cars, and should be an exciting episode. This segment is sponsored by Yokohama … Continue reading

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2020 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 03 — More 70s

Here’s the next installment of the 2020 JCCS, aka World Matsuri Week, sponsored by Nissan. There are a lot of 70s cars to cover, so they’ve been split into multiple episodes. We’ve seen some excellent entries from around the world, … Continue reading

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2020 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 02 — 70s

The JCCS 2020 World Matsuri Week continues in Part 02 of their virtual car show. The theme of this episode, presented by Motul Oil, is more 1970s J-tin. Tune in every day this week for more episodes, and click here … Continue reading

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2020 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 01 — 60s and 70s

This year, the Japanese Classic Car Show could not be physically held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the organizers took the opportunity to expand the show into a global virtual event for 2020, allowing entries from all over the … Continue reading

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JCCS Spotlight: And the JNC Award goes to Kevin Truong’s NA Mazda MX-5 Miata

Our final installment of JCCS coverage spotlights the car to which we gave the JNC Award: Kevin Truong’s first-generation Montego Blue Mazda MX-5 Miata. Our pick coincided well with JCCS’s expanded eligibility of cars up to model year 1995. The … Continue reading

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JCCS Spotlight: Best in Show Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE

We’ve completed eleven installments of the biggest JCCS ever. It was a landmark year, one that saw approximately 500 cars and over 10,000 spectators, both new records. The competition was tougher than ever, but when the dust settled there was … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 2018 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 11 — Bikes

Two-wheeled conveyances are an integral part of Japan’s motoring culture, much more so than they are in America. Go to any city in the land of the rising sun and you’ll see hundreds of motorcycles buzzing around — as transportation, … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 2018 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 10 — Bubble Era

For 2018, the Japanese Classic Car Show expanded eligibility to cars up to 1995. That means for the first time, a flood of Bubble Era greats were able to attend. Welcome to a JCCS full of pop-up headlights, T-tops, and … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 2018 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 09 — Fairladies

There is perhaps no other model more beloved at JCCS than the Nissan Fairlady and Fairlady Z. The revolutionary sports car changed perceptions of what a proper driving machine could be, and earned legions of loyal fans for nearly five … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 2018 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 08 – It’s a Sunny Day in Long Beach

Sure, Zs and 510s are great, and all, but they’re a bit, how do you say, common. When it comes to Nissans, these two model lines often make up the vast majority of the field. This year, however, the humble … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 2018 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 07 — Beaucoup Bluebirds

Of all the marques at JCCS, Nissan and Datsun were by far the most prevalent. Riding high off the momentum from prestigious events like The Mitty and Monterey Historics, where Nissan was the featured marque, the carmaker’s fans had a … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 2018 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 06 — Mazdas

Vintage rotaries took a prime position at this year’s JCCS, thanks to a classy display by Mazda. Imagine a hillside blooming with brightly colored pistonless wonders from Hiroshima, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what the Mazda section … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 2018 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 05 — Trucks

Trucks are the unsung heroes of the JNC world. While many of us would love to have a Skyline or Supra, the truth is that these rigs did just as much to earn credibility and loyal customers for our favorite … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 2018 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 04 — Subaru and Isuzu

One of the clues that JCCS 2018 was history’s biggest was the presence of Isuzus and Subarus. Not a lot, granted, but in past years we would have said there were a lot if even one car of either marque … Continue reading

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