What ‘90s Japanese sports car would you show at The Amelia concours?

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The Amelia recently announced the classes for its 2024 concours, and among the familiar favorites were a few new classes that intrigued us, like “Japanese Performance Cars of the 90's.”

What cars do you think this class will bring to the show field? Mazda Miatas? Nissan GT-Rs? Toyota Supras? Something else entirely?

Perhaps more importantly–if given the option–what ‘90s Japanese performance car would you show?

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
12/14/23 11:17 a.m.

Although unlikely, I'd love to see an NA Miata on the show field. It'd be an interesting juxtaposition against the Duesenbergs, Ferrari 250s and Bugatti Type 57s.

300zxfreak
300zxfreak Reader
12/14/23 11:42 a.m.

Well, it would have to be a Z32 gen 300ZX TT, wouldn't it ?

mbrouill
mbrouill New Reader
12/14/23 11:52 a.m.

1992 Rx7 convertible.  Boy I miss those cars.

zcarnut
zcarnut New Reader
12/14/23 12:39 p.m.

The one that REALLY put Japan on the world auto consumer map: the original Datsun 240Z. I've been privileged to own one of the very first, my 1970 model, for 44 years now. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
12/14/23 12:56 p.m.

In reply to 300zxfreak :

Good choice. I think that would fit really well on the show field.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
12/14/23 12:56 p.m.

In reply to mbrouill :

I'd be shocked if they didn't choose at least one RX-7.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
12/15/23 7:51 a.m.

An NSX would have to be at the top of my list.

essjatee
essjatee New Reader
12/15/23 6:44 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

agreed- but not a 90's example. It's a strange class for Amelia ( me thinks they are trying to young up their audience).

learjett2
learjett2 New Reader
12/15/23 11:52 p.m.

Definitely a RX-7/ 8

Mazda thinking out side the box back in the day, bringing this awesome car to the street, unique power plant,great lines,a great everyday driving sports car,still appreciated. What other manufacturer has dared to roll the dice like that. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/20/23 9:34 a.m.
Colin Wood said:

Although unlikely, I'd love to see an NA Miata on the show field. It'd be an interesting juxtaposition against the Duesenbergs, Ferrari 250s and Bugatti Type 57s.

I told my friend that I was going to submit my Miata. Even though it’s modified, the car is pretty much as it was in 1999. It’s very much a period piece, down to the Jackson intake and TE37s.

Do it? 

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