I think many of you have waited for this: the classics at the Japanse Autosport Festival!
The best classic on the terrain was this original Dutch 1977 Honda Civic SB parked in the parkinglot:
As you can see it is in perfect condition and I could not find a spec of rust on it. It also has been fitted with a set of periodically correct vintage alloys.
Opposite to the Civic SB was this other Civic:
This third generation Civic (AG I believe) was in great nick and this one of those “you don’t see them often nowadays” Civics that used to be on every street corner. Definitely an upcoming classic.
On the paddock there was this flock of Mitsubishi Lancers:
For an unknown reason I did not take a picture of the whole group, but seeing eight of them was quite impressive. Got to repeat that next year with eight AE86s on the paddock. 😉
Anyway, one of them drew my immediate attention:
That’s not the usual SOHC 4G63 and not even the commonly modern 4G63 swapped in. No, it is the original SOHC 4G63 bottom mated with a USDM 4G63T first generation Eclipse head. Why? Because you can!
And this bone stock Mitsubishi Galant made me quite jealous:
Until I found out it is fitted with a 2.3 Turbo Diesel engine. Diesel engines from 1983 were not very impressive, not even if they were fitted with a turbo with a wastegate like this Astron 4D55. Still the remainder of the car is very clean and it is the Carina equivalent by Mitsubishi.
Last but not least was this bugeye Starlet KP60 at the Starlet stand:
Almost bone stock as it had been fitted with the famous Pizzacutter rims that were fitted on the Corolla AE86, Celica A60s and Celica Supra Mk 2s.
Now you might wonder where are the AE86s? Just be patient one more day. 😉