Turning back the clock as Toyota Museum hosts Classic Car Festival

The year 1989 was a milestone for the Japanese auto industry, which launched two world-class sports cars — the Mazda Miata and Honda/Acura NSX — brought back, after a 16-year hiatus, the Nissan Skyline GT-R; introduced a revolutionary luxury sedan, the Toyota Celsior, known in the U.S. as the Lexus LS 400; and the Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon, a vehicle that significantly upgraded that automaker’s image in its home market.

That remarkable year will be celebrated November 17 when the Toyota Automobile Museum hosts the 12th annual Classic Car Festival from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Meiji Jingu Gaien Park in Shinjuku, Tokyo. 

 “The theme of this year’s exhibition is ‘Japanese Vintage Year 1989’,” the AutomotiveWorld.com website noted, adding, “In the latter half of the 1980s, Japan was in the midst of the asset price bubble, an era in which every automaker developed a succession of new technologies,

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