Japanese sports cars were undoubtedly, at one time, part of the upper echelon of the sports car world. In the late 80s, going into the early 2000s, almost every one universally agreed that the Japanese were onto something.
Nearly every brand had an amazing car(s) to offer. Mazda had the RX7 and Miata, Mitsubishi had the Evo and 3000GT VR4, Honda have the NSX and VTEC boiis, Subaru had the WRX, Nissan had the skylines and Zs and Toyota had the MR2 and the legendary Supra.
If you recognized those names, then you probably know those car's heritage, mods, and community that revolves around them. Yet, there's no denying that something changed. Today, Japanese car culture seems to be centered solely on the past. Namely the 90s.
Go to any car meet and you'll see a plethora of modern American and Euro cars alongside classics but the Japanese legends of yesteryear still standby with few modern Japanese cars in between. So are the modern Japanese cars not living up to expectations? Only time will tell.
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Come Ride W/ Me (Bring a Motorcycle)
Location: Quick Trip Gas Station or 19815 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85024
Time: Every Friday at 9PM MST or Arizona Time Zone
What I'll be wearing: Typically high viz (highlighter yellow) & white gear