Little known fact: Japanese Santa Claus lives in Hokkaido and has a team of magical Sanrio animals that can make any car part your little heart desires. If you’re a good boy or girl, he can deliver them via a flying Hino flatbed pulled by eight Sika deer and one extremely loyal Akita with a red floppy ear.
What will you ask Japanese Santa Claus for this year?
What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW,”What was the greatest single year for Japanese cars?”
The answers you supplied broke down around two very distinct eras. The first was around 1969-72, right before the fuel crisis. The second was 1989-1992, the peak of the Bubble Era. The winner was Tom Westmacott:
Image: Toyota Automobile Museum