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.
GV. Of Tokyo Motor Show building.
LV. People towards building.
GV.INT. Of show.
LV. Mitsubishi 500 car.
CU. Ditto front view.
SV. Girl into car.
CU. Seated in car.
SV. Sign Hillman Minx.
LV. Hillman Minx.
LV. Of Toyopet Crown de Luxe.
CU. Showing diesel engine.
ANGLE SHOT.Showing base of skyline.
GV Sabaru 360.
SV Sabaru engine.
CU Show rear engine.
SV Datsun Sports car.
CU Datsun drivers seat.
GV Datsun Bluebird.
GTV INT..Of show.
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Background: 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.