I went to Classic Japan last weekend, an annual event featuring any Japanese car old enough to get a club permit (25 years). Sadly the Autozam AZ-1 from last year didn’t return (I lost my shit over it several times in a very short timespan), but there was plenty of hot Japanese porn to swoon over.

The 25 year rule means this year cars from 1990 were included this year. This is right about the time the bubble hit, giving us a good selection of R32 Skylines, Z32 300ZXs (both of which showed up in very small numbers last year, those built in late 1989), the HC Cosmo (twin-turbo, triple-rotor) and the fabled NSX. There was also a very early Cosmo which was fantastic to see. I didn’t capture all the cars, many of them I snapped last year.

On to the pics.

This actually wasn’t even the first Lamborghini we saw, we passed a pack including 2 white cocaine-spec Countaches on the highway. My friend later told me he saw a Countach stranded on the same road - such is the life of an Italian caburetted V12.

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Subaru Vortex! Like a 3rd gen Prelude, only more so. Never seen one. Was thrilled.

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Plenty of R30/R31s hanging around.

Recently I sighted my first ever GTI-R. There were like 3 at this show. Guess they’re not as rare as I thought. Or maybe spottings are skewed at such an event.

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Humorous plate #1

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Have a feeling this was one of the 929/Cosmos. Love the interior. Dash was very digital IIRC

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Prelude generations 1-3

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ENHANCE

ENHANCE

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Pininfarina designed bitch-basket! The more you know

This was definitely a 929. Note the pop-out cassette drawer.

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The JC Cosmo. So much character! Yes, it’s the tri-rotor twin-turbo. I had a pic of the engine but my phone swallowed it.

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Hahahahahahahaha

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This rounds out the lower section of the event.

I just love Bayside Blue. This didn’t really belong in the event, I think a sponsor owner it.

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More cars need “SUPER CHARGER” badges on rear and doors.

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Always loved these. The owner was unaware that the roof could be stored in the car (it goes very neatly beneath the boot floor). I went with it.

One o doze fast Celicas

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16 VALVE DOHC RS-TURBO INTERCOOLER DIRECT INJECTION TWIN CAM I love gratuitous badging.

Vortex number 2

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Humorous plate #2

The Cosmo! It wasn’t mint condition, but still great to see. Such a uniquely styled car. Small too.

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R33 sedan from outside the event. Figured most Oppos have never seen an R33.

On a side note, this street is very Jalop. My MR2 is parked ahead of the ‘rolla.