Future Classic Car Industry to be Dominated by Japanese Nameplates?

The Future Classic Car Show, presented by ClassicCars.com, attracted thousands of spectators on Jan. 13 to Scottsdale Quarter in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s Best of Show winner, a 2004 Subaru Impreza STi owned by local John Darling, was chosen by a panel of expert judges including automotive journalist Andy Reid and YouTube star David Patterson.

The Future Classic Car Show features a curated display of later model cars that are poised to be the collector cars of the future. Each model is desirable in its own way and each was produced no earlier than 1975, according to show officials.

This year’s show awarded cars in eight categories, in addition to Best of Show. The award winners this year were: Best Modified-Nathan Benoit, 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8; Best of 2006-2018-Jason Amiot, 2015 BMW M4; Best of 1996-2005-Aleksander Heit, 1998 Toyota Supra; Best of 1986-1995-Tim Eull, 1993 Mazda RX-7 R1; Best of 1975-1985-John Garza, 1977 Toyota Celica; Best Preserved-Anthony Scaglione, 1991 Buick Reatta; Student’s Choice sponsored by Universal Technical Institute-Nathan Benoit, 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8; and Fan Favorite-Troy Yazzie, 2015 Subaru WRX STi.

“This year’s Future Classic Car Show exceeded all expectations,” said Roger Falcione, CEO of ClassicCars.com. “The quality of cars was unbelievable, spectator turnout set new records and the atmosphere at the event was buzzing. We are already hard at work planning next year’s event and curating even more future classics to showcase.”

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