JAL  Classic Japan Rally 2018 AMAKUSA


From 1920's to 1950's the Mille Miglia which took place in Italy held an open road endurance race travelling 1600 kilometers.
From here, each European country, each with dignity devoted their time to create a state-of-the-art technology making automobile to make a faster car.
It has contribute to multifaceted improvement of modern industrial production technology and its benefits.

The automobile culture is a brilliant modern history, beginning from people in Europe.
At this modern days, automobile culture are carefully inherited and cherished to all generation.

After Japan has undergone a high growth period,
many Japanese ancestors were able to be part of automobile culture in Europe and many world's valuable classic cars were imported.
This valuable classic cars were well kept and cherished by the owners, mechanics and body shop specialists.

For Japan, the history of car culture is short, though we have always cherished our tradition, value and skills.
The cars produced more than 80 years ago are maintained in the same condition as the ordinary cars even in the long distance rally exceeding more than 1000 kilometers.
Condition and environment has been made for good maintenance to have classic cars run as equally like general cars.

Though in modern days (to repair) is getting much more difficult taking over technical skills.
Like historical buildings, there is no doubt that classic cars are also a historic cultural heritage as well.

Passing on to the children of next generation, let them feel and experience the sound of classic car engine.
By being able to experience, we hope they will be interested in admiring classic cars and respect the "technician" who supported Japan.

We would like to build up and continue this classic car culture with local government,
Rotary Club and many friends who loves classic cars.

To pay tribute to the "Latest religious Christian related heritage of Nagasaki and Amakusa region", added to its World Cultural Heritage in June 30, 2018.
This event will be held together with the Kumamoto earthquake disaster recovery and Kyushu support.

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Amakusa is a rally venue located in the southwestern part of Kumamoto Prefecture and is composed of 120 small and large islands connected by
five bridges called "Amakusa Gokyo" in the mainland of Kyushu.

Surrounded by the beautiful blue sea, it is an island that is sounded by rich nature and Namban culture
with scenery of historical sites and facilities that convey the history of Christianity.

In June 30, 2018 "Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region" was added to its World Cultural Heritage site.
Many tourists are visiting this site and for sure is a popular place.

"Fukuoka" the biggest city in Kyushu which is well known as the center of Kyushu's economy, culture and fashion.

"Nagasaki" is port city that has developed as a gateway to foreign countries for a very long period of time.

"Aso", an active volcano known as Mt. Aso forming one of the world's largest calera.

"Kuju" in the Edo period, a lodging facilities and Higo major roads were developed which connects to Kumamoto and Tsurusaki.
This road is a significant major intersection.

Of all the above places mentioned representing the beautiful landscapes of Kyushu is truly a journey you can enjoy.

Definitely not to be missed, lets cruise with your classic car under the clear blue sky and magnificent sceneries of Kyushu
and feel the amazing atmosphere along with the charming breeze of late autumn in the month of November.



Kawabata Shopping Arcade
(Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
(Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
(Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
17:00  START

18:30 ~ 20:00

20:00  GOAL


(Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Unzen Kanko Hotel
(Unzen City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Shimabara Restore Arena
(Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Heisei-Shinzan Mt. Nature Center
(Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Himematsuya Restaurant
(Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Marine Park Arie
(Minamishimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Minamishimabara City Offce
(Minamishimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Remains of Hara Castle
(Minamishimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Amakusa Municipal Itsuwa Elementary School &
Junior High School
(Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Amakusa Airport
(Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Hotel Alegria Gardens Amakusa
(Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
07:00  START

09:45 ~ 10:15

10:45 ~ 11:15

11:15 ~ 11:45

11:35 ~ 12:45

12:55 ~ 13:25

13:15 ~ 13:45

13:35 ~ 15:00

15:40 ~ 16:30

16:45 ~ 17:15

17:00  GOAL


Hotel Alegria Gardens Amakusa
(Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Kamekawa Dam
(Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Sakitsu Church
(Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Oe Catholic Church
(Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Kamekawa Dam
(Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Marukin Confectionery
(Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Misumi West Port(Uki City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Kumamoto Castle
(Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Kuju Flower Park(Takeda City, Oita Prefecture)
Resonate Club Kuju(Takeda City, Oita Prefecture)
07:00  START

07:25 ~ 08:10

08:20 ~ 09:10

09:10 ~ 09:25

09:50 ~ 10:10

10:10 ~ 10:30

11:15 ~ 11:35
12:30 ~ 13:15

15:20 ~ 15:40
15:40  GOAL


Resonate Club Kuju(Takeda City, Oita Prefecture)
Kuju Flower Park(Takeda City, Oita Prefecture)
Yamaga Onsen Sakura-yu
(Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Yachiyoza Theater
(Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Kiya Honten(Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
Aeon Mall Omuta(Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
Yanagawa Tachibana-tei "OHANA"
(Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
Yanagawa Purification Center
(Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
Kushida Shrine
(Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
07:30  START
07:40 ~ 08:00
09:30 ~ 11:00

09:50 ~ 10:30

10:55 ~ 11:25
11:50 ~ 12:10

12:20 ~ 13:20

13:50 ~ 14:10

16:00  GOAL

Time and schedule may be subject to change without notice.
*Please note that this area is not permitted to enter for general public.


Event Name : JAL Classic Japan Rally 2018 AMAKUSA
Event Location : Fukuoka City, Fukuoka / Sasebo City, Nagasaki / Taketa City, Oita /
Amakusa City & Kumamoto City & Aso City & Yamaga City, Kumamoto and surrounding areas
Event Schedule : Total 4 days - Rally on Thursday, November 29th ~ Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
[Day of the Event - Thursday, November 29th]
*11:30am  At Marine Messe Fukuoka - PC Competition Practice
       We have set a PC Competition Course with measurement line.
*  1:30pm  At Reisen Park - For the first time participants, we have prepared the Beginner's Briefing.
*  5:00pm  START - Rally will start at Hakata Kawabata Shopping Street.
Accommodation : 1st night  - Thursday, November 29th at HOTEL EUROPE
2nd night - Friday, November 30th at Hotel Alegria Gardens Amakusa
3rd night  - Saturday, December 1st at Resonate Club Kuju
4th night  - Sunday, December 2nd at Hotel Okura FUKUOKA
Award Ceremony : Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 from 7:00pm at Hotel Okura FUKUOKA "Ballroom Heian"
・Dress Code :
 Ladies : Semi-formal or Kimono
 Gentlemen : Black Tie Formal
Participants : 35 cars
Eligible Vehicles : ・ Vehicle entries must be sports type vehicle (originally) manufactured
  in Europe or America from year 1919 to 1973.
・ Vehicles must be approved by the Event Organizer.
・ Replica vehicles are not eligible to participate.
・ Vehicles must have a valid number plate with valid car registration and valid period of inspection
  certificate until the conclusion of the event.
・ Vehicles manufactured in 1945 or earlier will be prioritized to participate.
・ Vehicles participated in Mille Miglia will be prioritized for this event.
Competitions : 68 sections
Rally Rule : ・ Stamp Rally - Follow according to the route map for all check points to receive stamps.
・ PC Competition - Standard time running measured in 1/100 of a second.
Entry Fee : 480,000 yen per vehicle for a crew of two, tax included.
A complete package for a crew of two :

*1st night accommodation at HOTEL EUROPE
*2nd night accommodation at Hotel Alegria Gardens Amakusa
*3rd night accommodation at Resonate Club Kuju
*4th night accommodation at Hotel Okura FUKUOKA
*November 29 - dinner
*November 30 - breakfast, lunch & dinner
*December   1 - breakfast, lunch & dinner
*December   2 - breakfast, lunch & dinner followed by Award Ceremony with commemorative gifts, etc.
*December   3 - breakfast

Hosted By : Impression Co., Ltd.
Special Cooperation :
Sponsors : Nihon Michelin Tire Co.,Ltd. / MOTUL of Japan K.K. / FUKUZO.Inc / Kitamura Co., Ltd. / TREMEZZO CO,.LTD. /
Premium Car Care Japan K.K. / Team Nino / NINKI INC. / Hayashi Farm / TOY, DOLL & CAR MUSEUM /
Ozawa Clinic / Sougo Co.,ltd. / Shonan Historic Car Club / Resonancia.world /
International Pearl Meister Association
Under the Auspices : Fukuoka Prefecture / Saga Prefecture / Nagasaki Prefecture / Kumamoto Prefecture / Oita Prefecture /
Fukuoka City / Shimabara City / Minamishimabara City / Amakusa City / Kumamoto City / Takeda City /
Yanagawa City / Fukuoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Fukuoka Convention and Visitors Bureau
Facility Cooperation : Kamikawabata Shopping Street Promotion Union / Kawabata Central Shopping Street Promotion Union /
Hakushokai / Kushida Shrine / Hakata School District Reisen Autonomy Council / Fukuoka Convention Center /
Sakitsu Church / Sakitsu Village / Oe Cathedral / Amakusa Municipal Itsuwa Elementary School /
Amakusa Municipal Itsuwa Junior High School / Amakusa Airlines Co., Ltd. / Marukin United Co., Ltd. /
Amakusa Treasure Island Tourism Association / Huis Ten Bosch / Hotel Alegria Gardens Amakusa /
Resonate Club Kuju / Hotel Okura FUKUOKA / Unzen Kanko Hotel / Yanagawa Tachibana-tei "OHANA" /
Kumamoto Castle Tourism Exchange Service Co., Ltd. / Misumi West Port / Hana Koen Co., Ltd. /
Shimabara Railroad Co., Ltd. / Shimabara Restauration Arena / Heisei-Shinzan Mt. Nature Center /
Yamaga Regional Development Corporation / Junior Chamber International Japan YAMAGA /
Yachiyoza Theater / Yamaga Onsen Sakura-yu / Kiya Honten / Aeon Mall Omuta /
Awataguchi Artificial Flower Shop / JTB Corp. / TRUE SPIRIT TOBACCO COMPANY
Media Cooperation :
NEKO PUBLISHING CO.,LTD. CCC Car Lifestyle Laboratory Co., Ltd.
NEKO PUBLISHING CO.,LTD. CCC Car Lifestyle Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Amakusa Cable Network Mitsubachi Radio
Amakusa Cable Network Mitsubachi Radio
Photographers : Naoya Murata / Kenji Yamaguchi
Provision Cooperation : NASC / Takaharu Ito Seminar of Wako University
Poster : Tomohiro Todoroki

How to Enter

Thank you indeed for many entry to Classic Japan Rally.
As of September 21st, 2018 we have closed the entry application.

Please Contact Us whenever you have questions.

Entry List

No. Driver / Co-Driver Car-ModelYear Photo
01 Norifumi Uryu(D) BUGATTI T37A 1926 car_photo
Ritsuko Takayama
02 Kyoto Takemoto(D) BUGATTI T40 1928 car_photo
Junko Takemoto
03 Hidehito Suzuki(D) BUGATTI T37 1928 car_photo
Hakuo Kato
05 Shingo Kojima(D) SALMSON 1929 car_photo
Akihiko Suzuki
06 Tsuyoshi Iwamoto(D) RILEY 12/4 SPECIAL 1934 car_photo
Kojiro Mori
07 Masaki Mino(D) FIAT 508CS BERLINETTA MM 1935 car_photo
Yuichi Ota
08 Kazuyoshi Kusano(D) FIAT SIATA 1936 car_photo
Haruaki Kumagai
10 Koushin Shinoda(D) FIAT 1100S PININFARINA CUPE 1950 car_photo
Kinji Tomiyasu
11 Yoshiaki Miyata(D) JAGUAR XK120 FHC 1952 car_photo
Ikuko Miyata
12 Yoshimasa Hirano(D) MG TD 1952 car_photo
Kazuhiro Masui
13 Masafumi Yamamoto(D) MG TD 1952 car_photo
Yasuyoshi Oda
14 Akihiro Yukawa(D) JAGUAR XK120 1953 car_photo
Yoko Yukawa
15 Yutaka Yamamoto(D) AUSTIN HEALEY 100BN1 1954 car_photo
Motoko Yamamoto
16 Takashi Arakawa(D) TRIUMPH TR2 1954 car_photo
Mieko Arakawa
17 Shinya Nakajima(D) AC ACE 1955 car_photo
Makiko Nakajima
18 Kazumi Araki(D) PORSCHE 356 PRE A SPEEDSTER 1955 car_photo
Nao Mizumoto
19 Hideyuki Fukuhara(D) TRIUMPH TR2 1955 car_photo
Atsushi Hasegawa
20 Eiji Shimada(D) MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL 1955 car_photo
Kuniaki Shimizu
21 ✕✕ ✕✕(D) PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER 1955 car_photo
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22 Yukio Hara(D) AUSTIN HEALEY 100BN2 1956 car_photo
Ayako Hara
23 Mitsugi Sekine(D) MGA 1957 car_photo
Chie Sekine
24 Nariaki Hatakeyama(D) LANHAM GTO 1959 car_photo
Saori Hatakeyama
25 Sadamu Takayasu(D) ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 1958 car_photo
Fumi Fukushima
26 Norihisa Morita(D) MGA 1959 car_photo
Megumi Morita
27 Shigeaki Aoi(D) CITROEN ID 1961 car_photo
Masae Aoi
28 Yoshinobu Kato(D) AUSTIN HEALEY 3000MKⅢ 1964 car_photo
Miyoko Kato
29 Yujin Yusa(D) ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT GT VELOCE 1966 car_photo
Naoko Yusa
30 Yoshiaki Ninomiya(D) DATSUN FAIRLADY SRL311 1968 car_photo
Reiko Ninomiya
31 Kunihiro Ozawa(D) ALFA ROMEO 1300GT JUNIOR 1968 car_photo
Masaya Yoshida
32 Takeshi Hayashi(D) ALFA ROMEO 1300GT JUNIOR 1968 car_photo
Kae Hayashi
33 Shigeru Hikino(D) MAZDA COSMO SPORT 1969 car_photo
Harue Tabata
34 Yoshiaki Matsuoka(D) ALPINE A110 BERLINETTE 1300 1976 car_photo
Yoko Yajima
35 Kai-Luen Liou(D) MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 1969 car_photo
Chien-Hsiung Chen

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