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.
The venue rally, Yokohama Motomachi is located in Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
where prefectural government and administrative offices are centralized.
"Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street" is an attractive street lined in a historical and traditional cobblestone.
It represents as one of the trademark in Yokohama.
In the month of May 2020, five shopping districts where Yokohama history conveys will renew towards
the 200th anniversary of port opening along with port opening memorial event "Yokohama Central Town Festival Y161" which will be held.
In addition, classic cars will gather at the event by adding many colors to Yokohama Motomachi.
"Shimoda", 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.
"Hakone", 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.
In the month of May, Yokohama and Hakone and Shimoda are colored with fresh green that filled with light and increased in daily intensity.
So why not drive along with your classic car full of refreshing wind breeze in the beginning of early summer.
Start Yokohama Motomachi ～ Shimoda ～ Hakone ～ Goal Yokohama Motomachi-->
|Event Name :||Classic Japan Rally 2020 YOKOHAMA Y161|
|Event Location :||Yokohama City / Hakone Town / Shimoda City and surrounding areas|
|Event Schedule :||Total 3 days - Rally on Friday, May 22nd ～ Sunday, May 24th, 2020
*Exhibition Event at Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street on Friday, May 22nd
from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.
*Start at Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street on Friday, May 22nd at 2:00pm. (to be planned)
*Exhibition Event at Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street on Sunday, May 24th
from 2:30pm to 4:00pm.
*Goal Ceremony at Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street on Sunday, May 24th at 4:00pm. (to be planned)
*Friday, May 22nd 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 – Friday, May 22nd at Shimoda Tokyu Hotel
2nd night – Saturday, May 23rd at The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko
*Guests wishing to stay from following night, we are offering Hotel New Grand.
|Award Ceremony :||Sunday, May 24th, 2020 from 6:00pm at Hotel New Grand "Admiral Perry's Room"
・Dress Code :
Ladies : Nice & casual
Gentlemen : Casual (Jacket require)
|Participants :||60 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 :||280,000 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
|Hosted By :||Impression Co., Ltd.|
for one night :
|Guests who wish to stay for post-night accommodation, we have blocked Hotel New Grand.
*Please make this room payment together with the Entry fee.
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 :