For Immediate Release – June 23, 2017
13th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show
Date: Sep.23rd, Saturday 2017
Time: 9 to 3pm
Event Address: Queen Mary (Harry Bridges Memorial Park) 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
The number 13 gets a bad rap–the word triskadekaphobia means a fear of the number 13–but the 13th annual Japanese Classic Car Show is looking to turn that phobia on its head by promising to be the biggest event yet. Below is proof that there’s nothing to be afraid of.
The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Mazda’s introduction of rotary-engined automobiles. We celebrate Mazda’s half-century dedication to thinking differently, and the millions of enthusiasts who love their cars (and trucks!). The R100 coupe, the first rotary-powered Mazda sold in America, is among our featured cars this year; Mazda will also sponsor its traditional booth and bring out a selection of historic rotary-powered models to celebrate.
Other feature cars will include the TE37-generation Toyota Corolla. The 1975-79 TE37 has come into its own as a bona fide Japanese classic; the first new Corolla after the first fuel crisis became a best-seller on American shores in the late ‘70s, and modern builders are rediscovering their clean lines and performance potential. Toyota also sponsors JCCS, and will bring a hauler full of vintage Japanese goodness.
A pair of singular models will also be featured this year. The fully-restored Honda Serial Number One will be available for closer inspection. So will the car that Speedhunters called “America’s Most Exotic 240Z”–the famous Z-car Garage-built, OS Giken twin-cam-headed, naturally-aspirated, 376hp ’71 Datsun Z. Both Honda and Nissan sponsor JCCS as well.
The 7th Annual Japanese Vintage Motorcycle Show has been a popular addition to the event over the last five years, and there’s no reason why our sixth celebration (held within the confines of the JCCS show field) will be any different. Bike culture and car culture are different, but run just as deeply–with its own history and lore. We invite you to explore their unique history and make your own connections.
JCCS registration opens Saturday, July 1. If you want to show at JCCS, please don’t miss out! We look forward to seeing everyone at the 13th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show, to be held from 9-3pm on Saturday, September 23, 2017, along side the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA.