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.
We hold this rally under the main theme of the history of Japan's first Western trade port "Hirado" and its rich nature,
and introduce the extensive sightseeing route connecting four prefectures, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Saga and Yamaguchi, to the world.
Hirado, where the rally will be held,
is located at the westernmost of Nagasaki Prefecture.
This Japan's first Western trade port flourished as the center of
foreign trade in the old days.
Surrounded by the beautiful blue sea, the historic and romantic city rich in nature and culture is dotted with historical sites
and facilities that convey European culture and the history of Christianity.
"Fukuoka" the biggest city in Kyushu which is well known as the center of Kyushu's economy, culture and fashion.
"Imari" flourished as a shipping port for Koimari ware in the old days, and for coal during the heyday of the coal industry.
"Shimonoseki", a strait city located at the westernmost of the main island of Japan, has developed through whaling and puffer fishing.
"Kitakyushu", the second biggest city in Kyushu, is well known for Moji Port facing the Kanmon Straits
and the government-managed Yawata Steel Works designated as a World Heritage site.
In addition to these representative ares of Kyushu,
our rally visits Akiyoshidai, Nagato City, and Shimonoseki City in Yamaguchi Prefecture,
driving along the coast of the beautiful Sea of Japan.
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.
Start Hakata ～ Hirado ～ Kokura ～ Akiyoshidai ～ Shimonoseki ～ Goal Moji port
|Event Name :||JAL Classic Japan Rally 2019 HIRADO|
|Event Location :||Fukuoka City & Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka / Hirado City, Nagasaki / Imari City, Saga /
Shimonoseki City & Mine City & Nagato City, Yamaguchi and surrounding areas
|Event Schedule :||Total 4 days - Rally on Thursday, November 28th ～ Sunday, December 1st, 2019
[Day of the Event - Thursday, November 28th]
*11:00am At Marine Messe Fukuoka - PC Competition Practice
We have set a PC Competition Course with measurement line.
*4:00pm START - Rally will start at Hakata Kawabata Shopping Street.
*For the first time participants, we have prepared the Beginner's Briefing.
|Accommodation :||1st night - Thursday, November 28th at HOTEL EUROPE
2nd night - Friday, November 29th at Hotel Okura FUKUOKA
3rd night - Saturday, November 30th at Otani Sanso
4th night - Sunday, December 1st at Premier Hotel Mojiko
|Award Ceremony :||Sunday, December 1st, 2019 from 6:00pm at Premier Hotel Mojiko
・Dress Code :
Ladies : Nice & casual
Gentlemen : Casual (Jacket require)
|Participants :||40 cars (to be planned)|
|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.
|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 :||550,000 yen per vehicle for a crew of two, tax included.
A complete package for a crew of two :
*1st night accommodation at HOTEL EUROPE
|Hosted By :||Impression Co., Ltd.|
|Special Cooperation :||
How to Enter
For Driver and Co-driver (if any) please fill out the entry form.
|2||Before you apply, please have all the necessary documents that are required for the completion of your application.
*All of the above must be valid until the conclusion of the event.
|3||A confirmation letter will be sent to those who have passed the Entry Form.
As described in the enclosed document,
please make participation fee payment to the designated account.
* For Japanese Entry Form "Click" below :
If you are unable to enter from this website,
please click here to download Entry Documents and fill out the application.
* For English Entry Form "Click" below :