There’s some big celebrations planned for this year’s Japfest Donington with not just one anniversary display but three! Toyota’s legendary AE86 Corolla turns 35, while both the Mazda RX-7 and Toyota Supra celebrate the big four zero and to mark this occasion we’re putting on three anniversary displays that will showcase the best examples of these Japanese icons from across the UK.
Toyota Corolla AE86: The fifth generation of Toyota’s Corolla was launched in 1983 and its lightweight chassis, tuneable 4A-GEU engine and rear wheel drive configuration soon helped it become a legend amongst the modified car community.
Mazda RX-7: In 1978 Mazda launched its first generation of the now legendary RX-7. Sharing the same front engine, rear-drive characteristics that made the AE86 so popular, the RX-7 was an instant success in Japan. You’ll be sure to see many of these iconic cars spread out throughout the show but make sure to check out all three generations at the Anniversary Display.
Toyota Supra: Just like Mazda, Toyota also launched their now legendary sports coupe in 1978; we are of course talking about the first generation Supra that was derived from the Toyota Celica. You’ll see every generation of the Supra in our all-encompassing Anniversary Display, from classic Celica Supra to hero-power MK4 builds.