2019 Japanese Automotive Invitational

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2019 Japanese Automotive Invitational

Post by Corcoran » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:51 pm

Hey folks, I see that Infinity Motors is accepting submissions to the Second Japanese Automotive Invitational at Pebble Beach held during this years Concours de Elegance. Aug. 17 and 18.

https://jaipebblebeach.com/

My wife and I went last year with our 1964 1500. Had a great time. We received complimentary Concourse tickets and some help getting our car there. I have no Idea about how it will work this year. I think Laguna Seca will again have a full racing schedule too.

I know there are lots of awesome roadsters out there.

Tim

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Re: 2019 Japanese Automotive Invitational

Post by bakerjf » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:36 pm

Thanks for the heads-up. Submitted...
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Re: 2019 Japanese Automotive Invitational

Post by Corcoran » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:54 pm

Sure! I should have mentioned it is open to all Japanese cars, not just roadsters. 410/411 and trucks sedans wagons, what have you? Japanese manufactured. Last year Motor Trend and the California Auto Museum were co-sponsors. This year may be the same. If accepted ones car is planted on the grounds for 2 or three nights. You need a second car to get around in. They spritz and wipe your care frequently and provide security. Our car was there top down of course. It did not rain. I suppose it's good to be in California to make any transportation costs low or easy.

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Re: 2019 Japanese Automotive Invitational

Post by Toptech360 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:49 pm

That's a whole new level of car ownership. I would have had a hard time trusting strangers to keep the car clean and safe lol. Still woulda done it for the experience but my car is no where near good enough for such a prestigious event. Bakerjf your car will be a shoe in for sure. Corcoran your 1500 is absolutely fantastic as well. Both perfect examples of better than new automobiles that should be considered the best of the best!
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Re: 2019 Japanese Automotive Invitational

Post by bakerjf » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:08 pm

Toptech360 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:49 pm
That's a whole new level of car ownership. I would have had a hard time trusting strangers to keep the car clean and safe lol. Still woulda done it for the experience but my car is no where near good enough for such a prestigious event. Bakerjf your car will be a shoe in for sure. Corcoran your 1500 is absolutely fantastic as well. Both perfect examples of better than new automobiles that should be considered the best of the best!
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Re: 2019 Japanese Automotive Invitational

Post by Corcoran » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:16 pm

Thanks for the compliment Toptech. Ross at Sports Imports did the restoration in around the year 2000. 19 years or so later it is getting a bit of "Patina". "Car Week" in Monterrey was amazing. Too much to do and see. Hotel prices are insane even as far away as Salinas. We found an Air BnB.

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Re: 2019 Japanese Automotive Invitational

Post by Corcoran » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:02 pm

I see various press releases starting to hit the web. Some of the cars have been announced:

https://jaipebblebeach.com/featured-cars/

I have not seen or heard of any Roadsters yet. There is an interesting 1963 Prince Skyline in the line up.

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Re: 2019 Japanese Automotive Invitational

Post by Alvin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:09 am

Corcoran wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:02 pm

I have not seen or heard of any Roadsters yet.
I have heard of at least two roadsters and a Z!
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Re: 2019 Japanese Automotive Invitational

Post by Corcoran » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:37 pm

Alvin, That's good! I wonder whose those could be.

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Re: 2019 Japanese Automotive Invitational

Post by Alvin » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:59 pm

Steve's (VINTAGESRL) 1964 1500 and John's (bakerjf) '69 SRL:

JAI is transporting Steve's 1500 all the way from Florida to California!
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Re: 2019 Japanese Automotive Invitational

Post by Corcoran » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:32 am

Wow. Awesome cars! Congrats to Steve and John.