Yeah, I know this is super late. I’m sorry! Better late than ever though right? Anyway, despite what it looked like, I did in fact attend the Japanese Classic Car Show last month in Long Beach. Once again the JCCS took over the entirety of Shoreline Park and once again it was packed FULL of old school JDM legends.
There were also some not-so-old stuff that was equally as cool. There were also more than a few cars that I’ve actually never seen before that day. That’s actually one of my favorite things about JCCS. When I think I’ve seen it all, someone brings a car that totally surprises me.
That happened on more than one occasion this year. Though, not just with cars that I’ve never seen before but examples of cars I’m familiar with but on a level of cleanliness beyond anything I previously thought possible. A literal shining example of this was a 10th anniversary FC3S Mazda RX-7 owned by Cody Walker and brought to the show by Sean Lee, founder of the Purist Group. The phrase “showroom stock” doesn’t even begin to do this car justice. It’s like someone went back in time to 1990 and brought the car to 2019. That’s how clean it is.
Beyond some immaculate road cars, there were a few legendary race cars on hand as well. Mazda brought back their 767B LeMans racer while Honda once again brought their original Mugen prototype CR-X out from its usual home at their museum.
There was plenty more on hand but rather than blab on about it, I will let you check it out for yourself in the gallery below. If you see a car in particular you like, let me know in the comments or tweet to me at @MotorworldHype.
JCCS 2019 Gallery