We were greatly saddened by MegaWeb’s closing announcement last week. The Toyota showroom was one of our favorite destinations in Tokyo. However, there still remains a great many automotive destinations for Japanese car enthusiasts, whether it’s a museum, company showroom, legendary race track, car show, a meeting place like Daikoku Futo, or a restoration or tuner shop. One day they too will probably be gone. Before that happens, please let us and your fellow JNC readers know what they absolutely cannot miss.
What’s your must-see Japanese automotive destination?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s your favorite form of motorsport?”
No two answers were the same for this question, proving just how diverse our readership’s interest in motorsports is. From Tofu Delivery‘s choice of Le Mans to f31roger‘s autocross, Joey Katigbak‘s WRC to Nigel‘s gymkhana, Dimitry Mochkin’s time attack to dankan‘s IndyCar, your choices spanned every level of racing. Ellis – even came out of left field with something we’d never heard of before, Thai scooter racing, which sounds absolutely fascinating. In the end, however, it was crank_case‘s choice of hillclimb that won the day for its inspired reasoning:
Hillclimb – because while it does have classes, it doesn’t generally penalize you for building a faster car than everyone else and it’s all about being the fastest and accurate driver, not about pit stop strategy or out psyching your opponent, you’ll see more crazy homebrew stuff at a hillclimb event than any other form of motorsport apart from maybe land speed racing. It also suits my short attention span – hell I don’t even care who wins, I just like watching each run for its own sake.
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