Yesterday was the 13th Japanese Classic Car Show at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. I hadn’t been in a few years and it sure has grown, and gotten expensive. My Subaru 360 won the very first “Best of Subaru” back in 2005. There was only one other Subaru, but we were better than it. Here are some of my faves from this year. It was a pretty interesting turnout. There’s always more than tuner cars. And, Mazda was there celebrating 40 years of the Rotary.

Pao!

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This is a Subaru 360 “Buggy.” It’s one of only a handful made only for the American market when Macolm Bricklin was getting desperate to sell all the 360's he had imported from Japan.
This Plymouth Arrow was awesome.

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This skier graphic on the Tercel is rad.
1965 Honda T500 kei truck. This was best in show as far as I’m concerned.

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2002 Nissan Altra EV. Not bad for what it is. Seems practical. 200 of them were sold to utility companies and the like.

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1999 Nissan Hypermini EV. It had a 71 mile range and apparently some were used for a test project in Pasadena and U.C. Davis.
This 1970 240Z set a speed record at Bonneville in 1976. It was built by a team from the Nissan Technical Center and Competition Dep’t.

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The Sunchaser.
Toyota Starlet GT Turbo.

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1989 Mazda 767B.
The lovely Giugiaro designed Isuzu 117.