Every couple of months our friends at holds an informal gathering near their HQ in Yokohama called the . The great part about these shows is that you get to see oddball machines that tend to get crowded out at, say, the New Year Meeting. Case in point: the totally adorbs 1976 Mazda Porter Cab pickup. Two-stroke, 360cc, all style. Click on through to see some of our favorites.
Americans may be more familiar with the Mazda B1800 pickup of the same era. We love the nostalgic green-gray color. It’s also proof that you don’t need tires stretched over deep barrels to have a cool stance.
This E71 Corolla goes more extreme with a modern flair, which includes flares and barrels so deep you could smoke a pig in them. Side note: interesting color combo on that AE86 next to it. Ming vase panda?
For some reason we see a lot of white, ivory and light blue shovelnose Coronas in the States. Maybe a red one if it’s a coupe. But wow, it looks fantastic in black! Or is that a deep blue? Either way, the beige interior really sets it off. You could pull up to a hotel in Monaco driving this and still feel classy.
Bonus: Video of the cruise!