20.10.2008 JAPANESE LANCIA ENTHUSIASTS GATHER AT MT FUJI TO CELEBRATE THE BRAND

LANCIA TREVI

The annual meeting of Lancia Club Japan, known as the Lancia Lunch, was held this year at Susono, near Mt. Fuji, and with passion for the brand running deep in Japan, a superb turn out of past and present models was assured.

The annual meeting of Lancia Club Japan, known as the Lancia Lunch, was held this year at Susono, which is located near Mt Fuji, and with Japan well known for a long and deep respect and passion for the famous Italian brand, and with many collectors in the country cherishing its many fine historical masterpieces, a superb turn out of past and present models was assured.

The annual Lancia Lunch this year took place on 27th and 28th September. The location was superb and we were able to enjoy fine driving on and around Mount Fuji. Seventy six Lancias came together for the event, ranging from from Aurelias to most recent Ypsilons. Specially for this year, three Aurelias came together covering series 1, 2 And 3. The Series 1 example was in original condition (Malone), the Series 2 (black) was participating in the Lancia Lunch for the first time while the Series 3 car (red) has been remodeled in racer style. Also a big bonus for the owners' attending was the appearance of two examples of the Trevi, a very rare model in Japan.

We enjoyed touring the district and a dinner party on the first day. The Next day all of our seventy six  Lancia cars lined up on the beautiful grass and we passed lunch time with pleasant conversations, held parade runs and enjoyed the experience of driving together.

This year our big surprise for the annual event was to be new Delta, but unfortunately the five-door model, which has gone on sale in Europe this summer, did not arrive in time. This was because the Delta couldn't be taken off the cargo ship it had been shipped in on due to high waves and bad weather. It is first Delta to arrive in Japan, and it has been imported Garage Italia, who are not an official dealer. It was very disappointing for all the enthusiasts, but we all hope that Lancia will arrive in Japan with regular dealers very soon.

by Akira Harada (Lancia Club Japan)
 

2008 Interfuture Media/Italiaspeed