The second round of the photo-impression of the 2016 Japan Classic Day in the Netherlands starts with a row of classic Zippy Datsuns. The Datsun Z and Mazda RX-7 were well represented at the event, but there was much more to see.
Like this 1972 Toyota Crown wagon, one of the highlights of the show. Wonderful, simply wonderful. And clever.
1996 Mazda 626 1.8 LX. This generation of the 626 was a popular D-segment car in the nineties.
Fast forward 20 years, a brand new Mazda MX-5.
1991 Nissan Figaro, powered by a 980 cc 4-cylinder engine. I guess that Lt. Columbo would have liked this.
1973 Toyota Celica ST.
2003 Mazda 6 wagon with a 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine.
1979 Mazda 121 L. The perfect Compact Personal Luxury Coupe.
1990 Mazda RX-7 convertible.
1995 Mitsubishi Sigma 3.0 V6. Mitsubishi’s executive car and top model back then.
A Belgian visitor arrived in this Honda NSX.
1992 Mitsubishi Colt with a 1.3 liter engine.
1976 Toyota Corolla 1200 Economic.
1988 Honda Accord AeroDeck 2.0 EX.
1983 Toyota Celica Supra with a 2.8 liter 6-cylinder fuel injection engine. The towing capacity is 1,500 kg. Crucial information for a car in this segment.
2005 Honda S2000, 240 hp from its naturally aspirated 2 liter 4-cylinder DOHC-VTEC engine. A simple calculation says that’s 120 hp per liter engine displacement. Stunning, then and now.
Imported from the US and restored and rebuilt by the young Dutch owner, this 1971 Datsun 240Z. Well done sir !
1969 Datsun 2000, powered by a 2 liter 4-cylinder.
1986 Toyota Supra with a 3 liter 6-cylinder engine.
1993 Honda Legend 3.2 V6, Honda’s executive car. What we call the E-segment these days.
Another one from Belgium, this Datsun 280Z.
2015 Suzuki Vitara 1.6.
Let’s have a look at some classic rotary engined Mazdas inside the main building, like this 1970 R100 coupe.
1969 Mazda Luce Rotary Coupe.
1973 Mazda RX-2 coupe.
And the last one, a 1977 Mazda RX-5.
We end the tour with an extra sporty 1970 Datsun 240Z. The Japan Classic Day in summary: High quality cars (covering the past 50 years), well organized, a perfect location and good weather conditions. That’s another well spent sunday.