Pebble Beach Concours welcomes Japanese Automobiles

Together with the Motor Trend Group, Infiniti is holding an inaugural Japanese Automotive Invitational during Monterey Car Week on August 25-26. The two-day Japanese Automotive Invitational will display a variety of Japanese automobiles that exemplify Japanese innovation, in addition to the design and performance that originates from a rich and historically significant car culture.

1966 Toyota 2000GT

Featured vehicles include a 1964 Datsun 1500 Roadster, 1966 Toyota 2000GT, 1970 Mazda Cosmo Sport, and a 1994 Infiniti J30.

The show-quality vehicles from different Japanese automotive makes will be on loan from private collectors, automotive museums and manufacturer collections, and comprise of beautifully restored examples that illustrate key moments of Japanese influence in the automotive industry. Show-goers can also enjoy the Toyota 2000 GT James Bond Version, Datsun 240Z Safari Tribute, Dan Gurney’s Eagle MkIII IMSA GTP Championship Car, and many more vehicles will be on display.

1970 Mazda Cosmo Sport

The event will be held next to the Infiniti Pavilion on Concours Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is open to spectators with no additional tickets required.

“I continue to be amazed by how the automobile has evolved over many decades and in many nations,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “Japan’s size and culture, the refined yet organic creativity of its designers, and its cutting-edge technology have played a major role in shaping the car in recent decades, and I’m proud that many of the Japanese cars that have contributed to our automotive history will be showcased here during Pebble Beach Automotive Week.”

For additional information on the inaugural Japanese Automotive Invitational, see the website. 

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