Classic Japan Rally 2018 in HAKONE


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.

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Hakone which is the rally venue is located in the southwestern part of Kanagawa Prefecture near Shizuoka Prefecture.

Since the ancient time, Hakone was a key transportation for people travelling up and down along the steep mountains,
passing the lodging town where people healed themselves with various hot springs.
Overlooking Mt.Fuji on a clear day from Lake Ashinoko (created in the crater of Hakone Volcano),
climbing up to Owakudani (where volcanic fumes still bear a trace) and passing Sengokuhara (a grassy hill passage).
Many of these beautiful mountainous land and nature had greeted many people each and every season.

Early summer rain of June brings a great gift for plants lively grow in nature which makes Hakone more ravish.
So lets take a pleasure to experience this unique route to Hakone together with your classic car.

Shimoda is a port town located on the eastern side of the southern part of Izu Peninsula and opened by the black ship's arrival during the Edo Period.
Surrounded by mountain and the sea full of gifted nature, the arrival of American black ship fleet led by Perry tied up and signed the Japan-US Treaty.

Grace of rainy season and welcoming the glory of summer in Hakone and Izu Shimoda in the month of June will even flatter the charm of good nature.
So why don't we feel the magnificent breeze of nature together with your classic car.



The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko
Road Station "goes over Amagi"
Shimoda Purification Center*
Shimoda Citizens' Culture Center
09:30  START
11:00 ~ 11:40
12:20 ~ 12:50
12:30 ~ 13:00
12:55 ~ 14:00
13:50 ~ 14:10
14:00 ~ 15:00
15:00  GOAL


Izubun Residence
Koganezaki Park
Toi Gold Mine
Uchiura Port
Numazu Southern Purification Center*
Sengokuhara Purification Center*
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
07:00  START
07:10 ~ 07:40
08:30 ~ 09:10
09:20 ~ 09:40
09:40 ~ 10:20
11:10 ~ 12:30
12:20 ~ 13:50
13:30 ~ 14:10
14:20  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 : Classic Japan Rally 2018 in HAKONE
Event Location : Hakone Town / Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture and surrounding areas
Event Schedule : Total 2 days - Rally on Saturday, June 02 / Sunday, June 03, 2018
*Friday, June 01, 2018 we are planning to set a PC Competition Practice Course with measurement line.
*For the first time participants, we have prepared the Beginner's Briefing.
Accommodation : 1st night – Saturday, June 02 at Shimoda Tokyu Hotel (privately reserved)
2nd night – Sunday, June 03 at The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko
*Guests wishing to stay from previous night, we are offering Hakone Hotel.
Welcome Party : Saturday, June 02 at Shimoda Tokyu Hotel Ocean Cliff Garden from 6:00pm.
・Dress Code : White Garden Attire
Award Ceremony : Sunday, June 03, 2018 from 7:00pm at The Prince Hotel Hakone
・Dress Code :
 Ladies : Semi-formal or Kimono
 Gentlemen : Black Tie Formal
Participants : 40 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 : 50 sections
Rally Rule : ・ Stamp sheet - 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 : 250,000 yen per vehicle for a crew of two, tax included.
A complete package for a crew of two :

*1st night accommodation at Shimoda Tokyu Hotel
*2nd night accommodation at The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko
*June 02 - lunch & dinner
*June 03 - breakfast, lunch & dinner followed by Award Ceremony with commemorative gifts, etc.
*June 04 - breakfast

Hosted By : Impression Co., Ltd.
Special Cooperation :
Sponsors : Porsche Japan KK / Nihon Michelin Tire Co.,Ltd. / MOTUL of Japan K.K. / TREMEZZO CO,.LTD. /
Premium Car Care Japan K.K. / SATOH GROUP / Team Nino / NINKI INC. / Hayashi Farm /
TOY, DOLL & CAR MUSEUM / Ozawa Clinic / Sougo Co.,Ltd. / Shonan Histric Car Club / / Camino Co.,Ltd. / Safety Life・GO&FUN NAGOYA / Link, INC. /
Under the Auspices : Kanagawa Prefecture / Shizuoka Prefecture / Hakone Town / Shimoda City / Numazu City /
Nishiizu Town / Matsuzaki Town / Hakone Tourist Association
Facility Cooperation : The Hakone Open-Air Museum / SHIMODA TOKYU HOTEL / The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko /
Media Cooperation :
NEKO PUBLISHING CO.,LTD. CCC Car Lifestyle Laboratory Co., Ltd. EI Publishing co., Ltd.
NEKO PUBLISHING CO.,LTD. CCC Car Lifestyle Laboratory Co., Ltd. EI Publishing co., Ltd.
Photographers : Naoya Murata / Kenji Yamaguchi
Provision Cooperation : NASC
Poster : Tomohiro Todoroki
Official Notification & Rule : PDF download(811KB)*Japanese
for one night :
Guests who prefers to stay from the previous night,
we have blocked Hakone Hotel for accommodation.

 *Room rates:
  ・ For one room / one person  24,000 yen per night, tax included
  ・ For one room / two persons 30,000 yen per night, tax included

 *Please make this room payment together with the Entry fee.

Eve Party : For those who are staying from the previous night, we would like to inform that Eve Party will be held.

 *Hakone Hotel - Banquet room "Ashinoko"
 *Sit Down Buffet with all you can drink (19:00 - 21:00)

  ・ For party of one -  7,000 yen, tax included
  ・ For party of two - 14,000 yen, tax included

*Please make this Eve Party fee together with the Entry fee.

How to Enter

Thank you indeed for many entry to Classic Japan Rally.
As of April 30, 2018 we have closed the entry application.

Please Contact Us whenever you have questions.

Entry List

No. Driver / Co-Driver Car-ModelYear Photo
01 Masahiro Yokota(D) BMW 319 SPORT CABRIOLET 1935 car_photo
Etsuko Oki
02 Hidehito Suzuki(D) BUGATTI T37 1928 car_photo
Hakuo Kato
03 Manabu Yamazaki(D) MG C-TYPE MONTLHERY 1932 car_photo
Masayoshi Yamazaki
05 Kiyoshi Yabe(D) MG PA 1934 car_photo
Takeshi Hayashi
06 Yoshiaki Ninomiya(D) BENTLEY 3.5L 1935 car_photo
Reiko Ninomiya
07 Masaki Mino(D) FIAT 508CS BERLINETTA MM 1935 car_photo
Chiaki Mino
08 Kazuyoshi Kusano(D) FIAT SIATA 503S 1936 car_photo
Haruaki Kumagai
09 Yasuo Suzuki(D) RILEY 1938 car_photo
Toshie Suzuki
10 Takehiko Ando(D) MG TA 1936 car_photo
Kayo Ando
11 Kanako Yaguchi(D) PORSCHE 356B ROADSTER 1950 car_photo
Mariko Masuda
12 Yoshio Maeda(D) JAGUAR XK120 OTS 1951 car_photo
Noriko Maeda
13 Ryuichiro Sato(D) MOTTO MG SPECIALE 1951 car_photo
Miho Takashima
14 Hideo Kiyono(D) LAGONDA DHC 1952 car_photo
Kazushi Hieida
15 Masafumi Yamamoto(D) MG TD 1952 car_photo
Tomomi Furu
16 Akitaka Yamaguchi(D) FIAT STANGUELLINI 750SMM 1953 car_photo
Toshiko Tsuchiya
17 Mitsugi Sekine(D) PORSCHE 356 PRE A 1953 car_photo
Chie Sekine
18 Yasushi Takei(D) FIAT FRUA COUPE 1953 car_photo
Masako Takei
19 Nobuo Komiya(D) TRIUMPH TR2 1954 car_photo
Yoshiko Komiya
20 Takashi Arakawa(D) TRIUMPH TR2 1954 car_photo
Mieko Arakawa
21 Hiroshi Hisatomi(D) JAGUAR XK140 OTS 1955 car_photo
Kuniko Hisatomi
22 Kiyoshi Ozawa(D) TRIUMPH TR2 1955 car_photo
Toru Kamei
23 Hideyuki Fukuhara(D) TRIUMPH TR2 1955 car_photo
Atsushi Hasegawa
24 Eiji Shimada(D) MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL 1955 car_photo
Kuniaki Shimizu
25 Yukio Hara(D) AUSTIN HEALEY 100 1956 car_photo
Koichi Hayakawa
26 Yutaka Kobayashi(D) ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 750D 1957 car_photo
Atsuko Kobayashi
27 Masayuki Kurashima(D) PORSCHE 356A 1600 1957 car_photo
Mihoko Kurashima
28 Ichiro Tanaka(D) AUSTIN A35 1958 car_photo
Hirokazu Ishiwata
29 Takashi Moteki(D) AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MKⅠ 1958 car_photo
Eriko Moteki
30 Ken Okuyama(D) FIAT ABARTH 750GT 1959 car_photo
Daisuke Saito
31 Mamoru Sasaki(D) TRIUMPH TR3A 1959 car_photo
Haruhi Sasaki
32 Kazuhisa Hashimoto(D) ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPIDER 1959 car_photo
Yasue Onohara
33 Nariaki Hatakeyama(D) LANHAM GTO 1959 car_photo
Saori Hatakeyama
34 Hiroaki Kato(D) ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPIDER 1962 car_photo
Yumiko Kato
35 Masayuki Hamaya(D) PORSCHE 356C 1963 car_photo
Tokuji Sato
36 Takahiro Teshigawara(D) ALFA ROMEO GIULIA 1600TI 1965 car_photo
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37 Yujin Yusa(D) ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT GT VELOCE 1966 car_photo
Naoko Yusa
38 Shigeru Hikino(D) MAZDA COSMO SPORT 1969 car_photo
Harue Tabata
39 Hiromichi Mukaiyama(D) LOTUS ELAN SPRINT 1970 car_photo
Hiroko Mukaiyama
40 Makoto Ito(D) LOTUS ELAN 1970 car_photo
Takuzo Ito

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