Japanese Classic Car Show Returns to Long Beach


The specter of rain in Lengthy Seashore, Calif. on Saturday, September 10, 2022, lingered on for hours as I checked my iPhone each quarter-hour. I acquired a two-wheel electrical scooter a few years in the past to zip round automotive exhibits and quarter-mile drag strips to save lots of wasted time and my legs. The scooter isn’t presupposed to get moist, so I used to be hesitant to enterprise throughout the large car parking zone to the over 300 vehicles proven on the beautiful Marina Inexperienced Park’s verdant garden over trying the Lengthy Seashore harbor. The Shoreline Drive Park is a superb selection for the “Kyusha” (classic Japanese automotive) to be displayed, with numerous yacht harbor sights because the backdrop together with the Aquarium of the Pacific, and close to the entrance straight the place the well-known Lengthy Seashore Grand Prix takes place.

Although the climate was overcast, I didn’t need to miss the present, so I hopped on my trusty scooter and shot throughout the quarter-mile car parking zone to the doorway to choose up my media credentials. I assumed, two years in the past the present was held within the shadow of the Queen Mary ocean liner in Harry Bridges Memorial Park, and final 12 months within the car parking zone of the Anaheim Angels Stadium. I used to be glad to be again in enticing Lengthy Seashore on the rolling greens of Marina Inexperienced Park.

The sphere was large, with you favourite Japanese vehicles from the Nineteen Fifties by 1995 together with Datsun 510s, Nissan Zs, Acura NSXs, Toyota Tercels and Celicas, Mitsubishis, Mazdas and plenty of excellent bikes. This admired endeavor that Terry and Koji Yamaguchi initially assembled in 2005, with a whole lot of volunteers, is now in its 17th 12 months and stays America’s first and greatest all-Japanese basic automotive present within the nation.


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