Shoreline Dr. Over those 15 years, there have seen some changes. JCCS has been at the forefront of gaining the acceptance of Japanese cars into the world of classic cars in America. What was once forgotten and discarded is now celebrated and revered. From just a couple of hundred cars attending in to nearly last year; from a few thousand people through the gate to more than 10, in , JCCS is grateful for the opportunity to have been a pioneering proponent of the idea that Japanese cars and classic cars need not be mutually exclusive. As always, the JCCS event draws in the diversity that is inherent in the hobby.
Annual Car Shows in Los Angeles
Last weekend, I joined hundreds of participants at the Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach, California, the largest show dedicated specifically to Japanese classics in the Southwest — perhaps the country. Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru were also represented and there was even a lonely Isuzu in the mix. Some were stock while others were highly modified. Another of my friends, Armando, brought his Mazda RX
30 Rare and Nostalgic Cars from the Japanese Classic Car Show
With LA's car culture , it's not surprising that Los Angeles and Orange Counties host an astounding array of car shows for automobile fans of every ilk. Whether you're a fan of classic woodies, antique autos, race cars, luxury rides, pimped out hot rods or whatever the manufacturers have in store for next season, there's a car show in the greater LA area to get you excited. Long Beach and Huntington Beach seem to dominate with more car shows every year than any other area.
When it comes to classics and car shows, the big Bel Airs and flashy Caddys of yesteryear are what usually come to mind. It's hard to believe that the Japanese brands began to hit the States in the s, officially qualifying them as classics today. Held in Long Beach, CA for the 12th year, the Japanese Classic Car Show has become one of the biggest and best places to spot these oldies but goodies , aside from the actual private collections maintained by Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota. Ranging from the early '60s to early '90s, these cars resonate with both Boomers and Gen-Xers.