Classic Sports Car Rally through Okinawa 2016

Toyota 2000 GT is the only Japanese car driven by 007, James Bond.

Toyota 2000 GT is the only Japanese car driven by 007, James Bond.

About 50 classic sports cars are scheduled to take part in a rally this weekend on a two-day tour that takes off and ends both days from Laguna Garden Hotel in Ginowan. The Saturday route takes participants to the northern parts of the island, while on Sunday they travel to south.

Bandini 750 Sport is a real racer famous for its success in races like Italy’s Mille Miglia and Le Mans of France.

Bandini 750 Sport is a real racer famous for its success in races like Italy’s Mille Miglia and Le Mans of France.

All cars participating in the event are authentic, no replicas allowed. The oldest cars in he lineup are 1926 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer and 1928 Bugatti T37. The newest are 1972 Porsche 911 and 1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT. The rest are from in between with 16 classified as “Vintage,” 14 as “Historic” and the rest “Modern,” although even those are from the ‘60’s and early ‘70’s. All participating cars were made before 1976.

The cars are scheduled to run courses, one each day.

Many of the cars and their owners are coming to Okinawa specifically for the event, and it’s a rare chance for people in Okinawa to see those real classic cars at one place. For people who like cars, this is truly one event not to miss.

Austin Healey 100 BN 1 from 1954.

Austin Healey 100 BN 1 from 1954.

Route schedule

Saturday

8:00-8:45 Laguna Garden Hotel

8:50-9:30 Uminchu Warf Fisherina, Chatan

10:40-11:30 Kouri Island

11:15-11:55 Nakijin Castle Ruins

11:45-13:20 Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa, Motobu

13:30-14:10 Haneji Dam in Nago City

14:45-15:30 Chatan Town Government Office

17:00-17:40 Laguna Garden Hotel

Sunday

8:00-8:30 Laguna Garden Hotel

8:30-9:20 Kaichu Doro Road Park, Uruma City

8:40-9:30 Hamahiga Island

10:10-10:45 Chuko Distilling Co., Tomigusuku City

10:50-11:35 Toyosaki Chura Sun Beach

11:10-12:45 Southern Beach Hotel & Resort

12:30-13:30 Gangara Cave Cafe

12:50-13:40 Nirai-Kanai Bridge

14:00-16:00 Toyosaki Chura Sun Beach

 

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