You prefer the original NSX to the futuristic, automatic-toting, modern-day version. When you hear "Supra" you think of an MKIV blasting full throttle runs right past your 90s-lovin' face as its iconic 2JZ screams in terror, rather than that BMW-powered version that you keep hearing about. Look, we get it, you like the cars of the past far more than the present, and we understand completely. Fortunately for you, there's a show dedicated to builds from your favorite era and it returns this weekend, September 15th.
Now, when you hear about the Japanese Classic Car Show or, JCCS, you automatically think about meticulously built AE86 Corollas, Starlets and the large number of classic Datsun Z-cars that invade Long Beach. Along with those classics, however, is the Street Neo Classics event that runs in conjunction with JCCS and includes vehicles produced between 1986 and 1999! Get your dose of old school builds combined with some slightly newer generations all at the same gathering.
Spectator tickets are available right now at https://www.japaneseclassiccarshow.com/tickets/ and children under 12 are free. Avoid the hassle of waiting in line to purchase your tickets at the event, pick them up today!
Just so you know what's in store, here's a look back at 2016's Street Neo Classic event:
If you're into vintage cars as much as we are, you look forward to going to events like the Japanese Classic Car Show. Likewise, with SEMA around the corner, we're anticipating what builders around the world are cooking up for new platforms such as the Ford Focus RS, the Lexus LC500, and if you have a fat wallet, the Acura NSX. However, there are many intelligent people that will tell you the cars from the 1980s and '90s still reign supreme and it was only a matter of time till there was an event dedicated to these two decades. The same people that brought you JCCS hosted the second year of Neo Classics '80s and '90s Car Show, held again at Toyota's soon-to-be ex HQ in Torrance, Calif.
If you want to know what type of people will be at a show, you need only look at the parking lot for a slice of character. The parking lot itself had solid builds that rivaled the cars on the show floor. At one point a whole row of R32s, R33, and R34s cruised through. With JCCS hosting the show, it wasn't strictly limited to '80s and '90s vehicles, and an old-school section was made to cater to the Datsun, Mazda, and Toyota owners. In similar JCCS fashion, the Neo Classics show had raffles and a vendor row where you could cop Japanese car memorabilia. As you would expect, every single Japanese hero supercar was there, from NSX, RX-7, and Supra to the 300ZX. It's what wet dreams are made of.
It is very likely that this show will continue to grow and eventually be as big as JCCS or ToyotaFest. But it won't be at the same venue, as Toyota makes its move to Texas any day now. Regardless, we will be there to cover the show, simply because deep down we are still JDM supercar fanboys and, well, we still can't afford them.