JAL  Classic Japan Rally 2019 HIRADO


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.

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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.



Kawabata Shopping Arcade
(Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
China On The Park
(Nishimatsuura District, Saga Prefecture)
(Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
(Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
16:30  START

17:30 ~ 18:40

19:30 ~ 19:40

19:40  GOAL


(Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Tabira Church(Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Miyancho Shopping Street
(Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Kibikida-cho Shopping Street
(Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Kawachi-Toge Pass
(Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Neshiko Elementary School
(Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Tachiura Fishing Port
(Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Yamada Elementary School
(Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Tabira Park(Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Hotel Okura Fukuoka
(Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
07:00  START

08:35 ~ 09:05

09:25 ~ 09:45

09:30 ~ 09:50

09:40 ~ 10:10

10:15 ~ 10:50

11:10 ~ 13:00

12:45 ~ 13:25

14:20 ~ 14:35

16:50  GOAL


Hotel Okura Fukuoka
(Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
Munakata Shrine
(Munakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
Kanda Town Office
(Kanda Town, Fukuoka Prefecture)
Kitakyushu Airport
(Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
Moji Port(Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
Kanmon Strait Museum
(Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
Moji Port(Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
Akiyoshido(Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Otani Sanso(Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
07:30  START

08:20 ~ 09:00

10:25 ~ 10:45

10:45 ~ 11:05

11:30 ~ 11:50

11:40 ~ 12:30

12:35 ~ 12:55
13:50 ~ 14:50
15:50  GOAL


Otani Sanso(Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
(Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Omijima(Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Senzaki Misuzu Street
(Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Motonosumi Shrine
(Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Shiokazenosato Tsunoshima
(Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Houhoku Sports Park
(Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Karato Market
(Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Shunpanro Shimonoseki Main Restaurant
(Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Moji Port Retro
(Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
07:45  START
08:00 ~ 08:25

08:45 ~ 09:05

09:05 ~ 09:25

09:40 ~ 10:00

10:40 ~ 11:00

11:20 ~ 11:40

12:50 ~ 14:15

13:15 ~ 14:15

14:40  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 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.
*4:30pm  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 : 27 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 : 66 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 : 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
*2nd night accommodation at Hotel Okura FUKUOKA
*3rd night accommodation at Otani Sanso
*4th night accommodation at Hotel Premier Hotel Mojiko
*November 28 - dinner
*November 29 - breakfast, lunch & dinner
*November 30 - breakfast, lunch & dinner
*December   1 - breakfast, lunch & dinner followed by Award Ceremony with commemorative gifts, etc.
*December   2 - breakfast

Hosted By : Impression Co., Ltd.
Special Cooperation :
Sponsors : Porsche Japan KK / Nihon Michelin Tire Co.,Ltd. / MOTUL of Japan K.K. / Seiko Watch Corporation /
FUKUZO.Inc / Kitamura Co., Ltd. / Y2 CO., LTD. / Premium Car Care Japan K.K. / NINKI INC. / Hayashi Farm /
TOY, DOLL & CAR MUSEUM / Ozawa Clinic / Sougo Co.,ltd. / Shonan Historic Car Club /
SHIRO Co., Ltd. / Tomohiro Todoroki
Under the Auspices : Fukuoka Prefecture / Nagasaki Prefecture / Saga Prefecture / Yamaguchi Prefecture / Fukuoka City /
Kitakyushu City / Kanda Town / Hirado City / Shimonoseki City / Nagato City / Mine 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 /
Hotel Okura FUKUOKA / Huis Ten Bosch / Tabira Church / Miyancho Shopping Street Promotion Union /
Kibikida-cho Shopping Street Promotion Union / Neshiko Elementary School / Yamada Elementary School /
Tachiura Fisheries Cooperative Union /
NPO Yamada & Tachiura district town development management meeting /
Nagasaki Park Green Space Association / Munakata Shrine / Kitakyushu Air Terminal /
Kitakyushu Convention & Visitors Association /
Mine City Tourism and Commerce Department Tourism Promotion Section / Otani Sanso /
Nagato City Culture Promotion Foundation / Nagato Convention & Visitors Association /
Houhoku Visitors Association / Karato Market / JTB Corp. / Premier Hotel Mojiko / Studio49ers /
Awataguchi Artificial Flower Shop / Hair Salon Charmant
Media Cooperation :
Photographers : Tsuyoshi Suzuki / Naoya Murata / PRESIDE
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 October 11th, 2019 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 T44 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 Yoshiaki Ninomiya(D) BENTLEY 3.5L 1935 car_photo
Reiko Ninomiya
07 Masaki Mino(D) FIAT 508CS BERLINETTA MM 1935 car_photo
Yuichi Ota
09 Hiroyuki Ueda(D) STANGUELLINI COLLI 1100 SPORT 1948 car_photo
Atsuko Ueda
10 Akihiro Yukawa(D) PORSCHE 356 Pre A 1953 car_photo
Yoko Yukawa
11 Nobuo Komiya(D) TRIUMPH TR2 1954 car_photo
Yoshiko Komiya
12 Takashi Arakawa(D) TRIUMPH TR2 1954 car_photo
Mieko Arakawa
13 Shinya Nakajima(D) JAGUAR XK120 OTS 1954 car_photo
Makiko Nakajima
14 Akitaka Yamaguchi(D) MORETTI 750 SPORT BARCHETTA 1955 car_photo
Toshiko Tsuchiya
15 Tofuku Moriyama(D) PORSCHE 356A SPEEDSTER 1955 car_photo
Tomoko Moriyama
16 Yutaka Yamamoto(D) ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPIDER 1957 car_photo
Motoko Yamamoto
17 Tsuguo Shintani(D) LOTUS SEVEN 1957 car_photo
Sumiko Kokonno
19 Minoru Miyashita(D) PORSCHE 356B ROADSTER 1960 car_photo
Kanako Yaguchi
20 Ryuichi Shioya(D) ASTON MARTIN DB4 1963 car_photo
Harumi Shioya
21 Ryuji Sato(D) DATSUN FAIRLADY SP310 1963 car_photo
Naoki Minobe
22 Tetsuro Takeoka(D) PORSCHE 356C CABRIOLET 1963 car_photo
Hitomi Takeoka
23 Kazumi Araki(D) PORSCHE 911 1965 car_photo
Nao Mizumoto
24 Yujin Yusa(D) LOTUS ELAN S3 D.H.C. 1967 car_photo
Naoko Yusa
25 Ryuichiro Sato(D) PORSCHE 912 1968 car_photo
Miho Takashima
26 Shigeru Hikino(D) MAZDA COSMO SPORT 1969 car_photo
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27 Michiyo Tanaka(D) JAGUAR E-Type Series1 1965 car_photo
Masayuki Takeuchi
28 Yoshiya Naganuma(D) JAGUAR E-Type Series3 1973 car_photo
Masaji Nakamizo
29 Liew Chor Beng(D) PORSCHE 356 Pre A 1953 car_photo
Chien-Hsiung Chen

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