“Today, many of these cars are still too new to be considered “classic”–they still live on the streets, and are driven regularly, with great pride, by their owners. They have not yet been relegated to weekend-only status. They are original or restored, stock or custom, full-race or street-cool. What hot rods were to the 1950s, what muscle cars were to the 1970s and early ‘80s, these cars are to our modern era. We call this in-between generation of cars, from 1986-1999, that splits the difference between used car and full-on classic, Neo-Classic. Like the cars themselves, the spirit of Japanese-car love will not die.”
After hearing about this event through social media, I was very interested in a show that catered specifically to Japanese cars from the 1980′s and 1990′s. What seemed like a very open ended selection of vehicles at first, yielded a specific niche of cars that are on the verge of becoming classics very soon.
I appreciated the fact that the screening process filtered cars that sported a classic and timeless look. Many of the vehicles had quality parts that would still be relevant 10-15 years ago. This event was refreshing to see, after observing trends that have emerged over recent years.
Overall, this event was a great showcase of cars that came from an innovative era of automotive design.