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Street Neo Classics Hit That Sweet Spot of Japanese Cars

Japanese cars started off as cheap-and-cheerful econoboxes. They were cute little low horsepower/high MPG compacts that took America by storm. Cut to the mid-80s and these “econoboxes” morphed into highly capable sports cars. By the end of the decade, they were able to go toe-to-toe with the world’s finest cars at that time.

Street Neo Classics, presented by Japanese Classic Car Show celebrated the “heyday” of the 80s and 90s Japanese performance cars over the weekend. Supras, Skylines, RX-7s, 300ZXs and many more modified car lined up at Toyota’s North American headquarters.


The cars represented all fell into that sweet spot of “too rare to be used cars,” but “not old enough to be classics.” The debate was strong for which cars were the next “it” investment. Sure Skylines and Supras and skyrocketed in price, but what about a Celica All-Trac or a bone-stock Honda Prelude, with under 40,000 miles?

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This was Street Neo Classics inaugural run. We’re looking forward to watching this car show grow, as the automotive fan base for these cars continue to appreciate.

- Photos By Forest Casey

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