All week we will be featuring videos from this year’s virtual Japanese Classic Car Show. Though JCCS 2020 is online only this year due to that whole pandemic thing, they are allowing entries from all over the world. Which brings up an interesting question. What countries or regions are the best for vintage Japanese cars (other than Japan, naturally)? Our neighbors to the north, Canada, have access to an incredible array of imports due to more relaxed import laws. Australia and New Zealand have insane access to Japanese goods due to their proximity. The UK and Ireland seem to really prize authenticity and period correctness. In some areas of southeast Asia and South America, these cars are still daily driven.
Where’s the greatest place for Japanese cars outside of Japan?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What stupid question have you always wanted to ask about Japanese cars?”
We received some interesting answer-questions this week, and the best ones forced us to investigate further. For example, Negishi no Keibajo wanted to know about the three green lights on the cabs of Showa Era Japanese trucks, a question that has vexed us as well. Angelo promptly found the answer and shared it, in the spirit of what makes JNC great. Then there were inquiries like Azfer‘s about why we in the US never got the best Japanese sports sedans, which we didn’t really have a good answer for. Meanwhile, Spark13‘s query about speed alert chimes might spark its own article.