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Show us your Japanese Cars

Congratulations to @240zdave and their awesome 240z for winning this weeks Japanese Cars car show!


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Join our virtual car show with this week's theme: Japanese Cars.


Reply to this post and include:

  • A few photos of your car
  • The car's year, make, and model
  • Your location
  • (Optional) A short write-up about the car’s history or significance to you

No car to submit? No problem. Have fun looking at the pictures and reading stories from others. And make sure you “like” your favorites!


The reply with the most likes by next Thursday 13 August will win this week’s show - earning unlimited bragging rights and some Hagerty social media love.

Pit Crew

Meet "Rex" the 1988 Mazda RX-7 FC. He's still running on a Wankel rotary engine and I intend to keep it that way, though if I do rebuild it I would love to street port and turbocharge it. (I'm a glutton for punishment.) Current upgrades are adjustable custom-built Fortune Auto coilovers, a hydraulic hand break (for more smiles per mile), and Enkei 92 wheels. This winter he will be seeing an overhaul of the suspension as the bushings are pretty worn. 

Aside from my 2018 Tacoma, this little rotary is the most reliable car I own. It's certainly the most fun to drive out of my 3 other cars. They have a bad reputation, but if properly maintained and oiled, they are reliable runners.



New Driver

Pit Crew

This is my 1983 Mazda Rx-7...  It is completely stock, except for new wheels and an updated stereo (original wheels and stereo kept for completeness).  I am the original/first owner - bought in 1983, this is my first "brand new" car.  All of a sudden it is 37 years old!  Previously, I had a used 1979 Rx-7... I was out for a drive one fine Saturday and thought I would check out the new ones at the Mazda dealer and before I knew it, the '79 was traded in on the '83.  I live in Ontario, Canada, and the car has never seen a winter day - that is why it is completely rust free with original paint!  It has over 280,000 km (175,000 miles) on the clock and still running like a top.  Like the previous poster says, if you keep the rotary maintained and oiled it will last forever.

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New Driver

Hi I'll be honest this is the first Japanese car I have ever owned.

I grew up around muscle cars and have been restoring, racing and just all around driving them everywhere. Well that has changed.

Meet Mr. Fuji.


I picked the name from one of my favorite wrestler bad guys when I was young lol. It fits this car perfectly. It's a rare 1987 Nissan 200ZR Fairlady Z Right Hand Drive JDM car imported to the states not many years ago.


It was upgraded in Japan with the RB25det engine instead of the factory RB20det.


The engine swap was done in Japan as well as the 4k in upgraded electronics in the cockpit, with multi user/condition settings for whatever type of driving you plan to do. The T-tops are also rare for this car. It also has a Kaminari lower body kit. Adjustable/tunable shocks all the way around GTR fuel system and  brakes, tons of mods all done in Japan.


This car pulls hard when you step on the gas and reminds me of my muscle cars. It makes no excuses it's a blast to drive! I'm still getting used to shifting with my left hand haha but that's part of the driving experience!


We are in Fall River, Massachusetts!

Pit Crew

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Photo stop on the drive home to Tennessee after purchasing the car in Denver in 2008.  I am the 4th owner of the car, which started with the first owner in California, then moved to Utah with the second owner, and finally to the 3rd owner in Aurora, CO.  I started racing in a 240Z with the SCCA in 2001.  Decided in 2008 to try and find a street version, and wound up with the yellow "man car", as my wife calls it.


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Cruise to Huntsville Space & Rocket Center with the Middle Tennessee Z Car Club in 2012.




At home in Mount Juliet, TN.




My second 240Z race car after balling up the first one in a race at Barber Motorsports Park.  I built this as the replacement, and this is its debut at its first race in 2013 at Road Atlanta.  Got 3rd place in its first outing.

New Driver

Bought my Beloved (80 SA RX7) thru ebay out of San Diego in 02. Drove it home to Alaska, then, 15 yrs later back down to Arizona on retirement. The Alcan Hwy trips were epic (in the Good Way!). Now with 110K miles on the original-everything (drivetrain, paint, interior). My summer-in-Alaska driver has now become my winter-in-AZ toy. Now if it only had AC ! 😉

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New Driver

Recently restored 1986 Toyota 4Runner



Just recently finished a 2-1/2 year (part-time - all done by volunteers for charity) restoration project on this 1986 Toyota 4Runner.


For more information about this FULLY and COMPLETELY restored 1986 Toyota 4Runner, please visit: 

Intermediate Driver

My 1997 Toyota Supra Turbo...

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I purchased this car in May 2002 with 19.3k miles on it.  18+ years, 99k+ miles on it now and still loving it.  I bought it after having surgery and beating cancer and it's been a fun reminder of what I've been through. I get lots of random people who say it's their dream car.  I'm always happy to say Hi.  I have no plans to sell it though I get asked all the time if I would.  Sure, want to give me a silly amount of money?  Anything is technically for sale.  :^)

Pit Crew

My first Japanese car was a new 1986 Cressida. Around the same time I found a 1981 Supra which I purchased for my spouse. 

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Loved them both so in 1989 when it was time to trade I got my first Supra with the white package and Turbo and Targa roof. In 91 I went back to another Cressida. That was it until I retired and the hunt was on till I found my 3rd Supra a dead match for My 89 which I still use for a summer cruiser today. 

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