Laguna Gamagori is a seaside amusement park in Aichi Prefecture. JNC reader Nakazoto went to a vintage car show there recently and snapped a metric buttload of photos. Somehow, a light blue hakosuka looks simultaneously oh so wrong and oh so right. Some of our favorites are below, or you could click here to see the CPU-melting totality of his photos.
An eclectic mix of Mazda, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, and Isuzu.
If this car was in the US, there’s be an SR20 or rotary in it, but in Japan you can actually see a bone stock B110 Sunny Coupe.
The diminutive Toyota Sports 800 looks pretty sharp in white. Surprisingly, it’s not that much smaller than a 911. Did you know the Sports 800 was the Japan’s first car with a targa top, before Porsche claimed the style and name?
The Toyota Crown Eight doesn’t need your fancy wheels to look cool when low.
The color of this Toyota Corona goon is original, but if the paint is as well, we are truly astonished.
With or without stripe? Twin B310 Sunnys sedans.
The black stripe on gold makes this 230 Gloria HT look rather muscley.
Colt Galant and Galant GTO representing the triple diamond mafia.
We’ve never seen so many Mazda Carols gathered in one place. Note the uber-cool vintage road rally setup on the green one.
The Bulldog Honda City Turbo II.
Honda’s early kei trucks, the TN360 and T360.
It’s truly amazing to see a 1930s Datsun that is apparently in private hands rather than a museum.
The GT-II race classification may seem out of place on this less-than-racy B10 Sunny, but it’s not much different than what the earliest Japan Grand Prix cars were like.
Compared to its ornate predecessors, a stockish GC10 illustrates where the name “box Skyline” came from.