STREET NEO CLASSICS
That 80s/90s Show
This article is from our archives and has not been updated and integrated with our "new" site yet... Even so, it's still awesome - so keep reading!
Published on Mon, Oct 31, 2016
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
I wasn't able to make the first show last year, but thanks to a patient wife I was able to carve out some time to head to the South Bay to soak in the sport compact goodness that is the Street Neo Classics show. As someone who came of age in the late 80s and early 90s it was incredible to see cars that I grew up with now on display at a car show. You come to expect legendary and culturally relevant sports cars like 240Z, Integra, and NSX to be there in droves. But bone-stock (dare I say, concours-quality!) Tercels and Cressida's? Woah, I am getting old - because the cars we used to learn to drive stick on and borrowed from our friends' moms are now collectible!
As an added bonus to this great show, Toyota was kind enough to open up their museum for free to all attendees. It was a true treat to see so many significant race cars & trucks, concept cars, and even star cars on display. For car lovers, our rides are time capsules on wheels, preserving the memories of our youth. It's very interesting to see in recent years that the Japanese car culture has come into its own and shows like Street Neo Classics are giving fans young and old a way to connect to those magic decades of yesteryear. After heading out of the show I realized I was low on gas. At the pump, I turned to look at my early 2000's Lexus and promised myself that no matter how old I got I would try to hold on to it. - Glenn Oyoung, Editor-at-Large, October 2016