• Short Summary

    THE TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW OPENED ON FRIDAY WITH NEARLY 100 BRITISH AND EUROPEAN MODELS ON DISPLAY.

  • Description

    THE TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW OPENED ON FRIDAY WITH NEARLY 100 BRITISH AND EUROPEAN MODELS ON DISPLAY. THE FIRST HALF OF THE TEN-DAY SHOW IS BEING DEVOTED TO ANGLO-EUROPEAN MANUFACTURERS - THE FINAL HALF TO AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA.

    THE CARS ON SHOW INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING MODELS - JAGUAR MARK ELEVEN, JAGUAR E-TYPE (TWO OF BRITAIN'S HIGH SPEED LUXURY CARS), AUSTIN HEALEY, LOTUS (TWO OF BRITAIN'S MOST POPULAR SPORTS CARS), FIAT, ALFA ROMEO, CITROEN, RENAULT, OPEL (A WEST GERMAN FAVOURITE), NSU SPIDER (POWERED BY THE REVOLUTIONARY WEST GERMAN WANKEL ENGINE WHICH HAS NO PISTON), PORSCHE, VOLVO, SAAB (THE RUGGED SWEDISH CAR WHICH DOES SO WELL IN RALLIES), AND MERCEDES BENZ 600.

    THE SHOW SIGNALS THE START OF A MASSIVE DRIVE BY FOREIGN MANUFACTURERS TO GET A BIGGER SHARE OF THE BOOMING JAPANESE CAR MARKET. AT PRESENT, THEY ARE HINDERED BY HEAVY IMPORT DUTIES AND FIXED QUOTAS.

    BUT EARLY NEXT YEAR JAPAN IS EXPECTED TO SLASH THESE LEVIES NOW THAT ITS OWN CAR INDUSTRY IS WELL ESTABLISHED. THE QUOTAS, TOO, ARE EXPECTED TO BE ABOLISHED, WHICH WILL MEAN FIERCE COMPETITION FOR THE JAPANESE CAR-BUILDERS.

    ALREADY THEY ARE PREPARING TO MEET THIS COMPETITION. THEY ARE ADOPTING FOREIGN STYLES AND BOOSTING THE ENGINE POWER TO MATCH THE OVERSEAS MODELS.

    THE SHOW HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY THE JAPAN AUTOMOBILE IMPORTERS ASSOCIATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAHXG40Y71GOZP9FJDGSDI9FGF
    Media URN:
    VLVAHXG40Y71GOZP9FJDGSDI9FGF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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