VIDEO: This is what a Toyota car show looked like 30 years ago

1984 Toyota Sports Car Meeting

30 years ago in Japan, a Toyota Sports Car Meeting was held. As you can see from the Zapruder-quality footage, it was a pretty significant affair: 1600GTs, 2000GTs, and Sports 800s of every color imaginable. According to yumejizo, who apparently filmed the event in 8mm, cars from all over the country attended. Think about this: when this event was held, the AE86 had just come out. What a difference 30 years makes. Watch the video below.

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14 Responses to VIDEO: This is what a Toyota car show looked like 30 years ago

  1. Toyotageek says:

    Showa rocks!
    All those Sports 800’s…… I drool with fanboy envy.
    Dang, now I wanna go time-tripping in the WABAC machine!
    Mr. Peabody, where are you?!

    • redma61 says:

      anytime you ever make your way here to japan i can take you out to a shop witch as close to a time machine for a sports 800 as it gets. last time i was there i saw maybe 10-15 different sports 800 all in different stages of restoration.

      • Toyotageek says:

        Thanks, I may take you up on that one day. 😉
        I have several friends in Japan that own Sports 800s, and one friend in Utsunomiya that has a repair shop and has taken me on some fun road trip tours with Sports 800 owners, but I’d always enjoy seeing more.

  2. Nigel says:

    Cool video, but no Celica’s.

  3. bert says:

    These guys had no idea that 30 years later the 2000GT would become a million dollar car!

  4. Shakozoku says:

    Wow, that’s astonishing. Awesome Corolla hardtop at 0:43!

  5. John says:

    I love that 2000GT on Hayashi Streets. So glad to see at least one other person doesn’t like the stock wheels on them… 🙂

  6. Censport says:

    I shared this video with a bunch of Sports 800 guys I know in Japan. They loved it. A few of them could point themselves (and their cars) out in the video.

  7. Gary says:

    Hand me the keys to the Delorean – we need to go back, way way back!

  8. Luis Rodrigu says:

    Here in Puerto Rico we also love old Toyota’s
    There is even a big big private museum.

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