In the Philippines, the topic of “vintage Japanese cars” usually revolves around two marques: Toyota and Mitsubishi. While Hondas curiously drop off beyond the EF Civics for some reason, there is one marque that I feel shouldn’t simply fly under the radar. After all, it did bring us one of the most reconisable Japanese classics ever.
Happily, there’s one group that doesn’t mind flying under the radar, as long as they get to drive their cool, non-mainstream vintage Japanese cars.
While MIAS 2014 had a massive array of cars on display, only a few stood out from the rest, at least from a personal perspective. Ford may have had the biggest display, and some of the vintage cars may be the most pristine examples, but some of my favourites stood without the fancy lights and obsessive restorations.
Now that we’ve finished with all the manufacturers on the main show floor of MIAS 2014, let’s take a look at the rest of the exhibitors on the floor, plus the surprises that lined the back wall of the main hall.