The 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance took place this past weekend. With special guests such as this year’s honoree, Al Unser, Sr., as well as a discussion headed by Adam Carolla featuring Peter Brock, John Morton, Sam Posey, Chip Robinson, and Tommy Kendall, there was no way I was going to miss this. In addition to the great drivers of early Japanese racing, there was a BRE Datsun 510, 240Z, and 2000 Roadster out on the grass. The winningest RX-7, the Malibu Grand Prix, driven by Tommy Kendall was on display as well. And the Prince R380 made its American debut, one of the first purpose-built Japanese race cars.
If you grew up in the heyday of these cars, or like me, have a passion Japanese automotive history, this was the year for you. (continue reading on Hooniverse)