• Short Summary

    With smaller cars stealing the lime-light, Tokyo is following the world trend at its 6th Annual All-Japan Motor Show; opened at the International Trade Centre, October 24.

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    With smaller cars stealing the lime-light, Tokyo is following the world trend at its 6th Annual All-Japan Motor Show; opened at the International Trade Centre, October 24. Sports cars for the "fast set" are also much in evidence.

    Competing for the honour of becoming Japan's "people's car" - the most popular of the smaller models - are the long awaited Mitsubishi 500, and three others: the Sabaru 360, the Mikasa and Suzulight, all with motor-cycle type, air-cooled engines. Among British models on view is the Hillman, Minx, produced by the Rootes Group. A notable diesel-engine car is the Japanese Toyopet Crown de Luxe.

    The Mikasa sports car - with body-lines similar to those of the new British M.G. - and the plastic-bodied Datsun 100, feature prominently no the stands for speed enthusiasts.

    Motor cycles - a common sight on the roads of Japan - are also well represented.

    The Japanese Automobile Industry Promotion Association - sponsoring the show - hope this year's attendance will exceed last year's crowd of half a million. More than 300 automobile and accessory manufacturers are exhibiting.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3TFUE9GKA2L887JBVFQZJOHDH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3TFUE9GKA2L887JBVFQZJOHDH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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