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  • Japanese Automotive Invitational returns to Concours Village Thursday - Sunday
  • Book Preview of "A Quiet Greatness – Japan's Most Astonishing Automobiles for the Collector and Enthusiast" with co-authors Mark Brinker and Myron Vernis
  • Donation of a 2023 INFINITI QX60 LUXE for a charity drawing benefitting the Kinship Center and Rancho Cielo Youth Campus on Concours Sunday
  • Media Center Sponsor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – INFINITI is pleased to return to the annual Pebble Beach™ Automotive Week and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® weekend this year with several exciting activities paying homage to the automaker's Japanese heritage.


INFINITI and MotorTrend will team up once again to showcase the best and brightest Japanese vehicles on August 18-21 within the Concours Village. MotorTrend's Japanese Automotive Invitational presented by INFINITI will be open Thursday to Saturday between 9 AM and 6 PM and on Concours Sunday from 8 AM to 6 PM. 

Visitors will experience the rich innovation, and performance-driven design of Japanese vehicles. This year's Invitational will feature 17 historically significant Japanese cars within several categories including: Concept Cars, "Kei" and Small Cars, Luxury Sedans, Sports Cars, Coupes/Hatchbacks, and Trucks/Utilities.

During the Japanese Automotive Invitational, INFINITI will display the iconic 2003 FX45. The INFINITI FX arguably became the first "performance crossover" and was part of an unprecedented program of new product introductions combining aggressive styling, outstanding performance and handling, and luxury car comfort and amenities in a truly breakthrough design. This FX is believed to be an original INFINITI press vehicle and featured in numerous auto enthusiast publications. It is currently owned by former INFINITI designer, Julien Thiebaud, who last worked on the unique "piano key" taillights of the recently introduced QX55 crossover coupe, which itself was inspired by the original FX.

Continuing its long-standing tradition of elegant design, the 2022 INFINITI QX60 will also be on display. Designed to help owners take on life in style, the 2022 QX60 includes standard leather-appointed seats in the first two rows, a 12.3-inch INFINITI InTouch touchscreen infotainment system including wireless Apple CarPlay® and USB-based Android Auto™ compatibility, panoramic moonroof and a power liftgate.


Co-authors of "A Quiet Greatness – Japan's Most Astonishing Automobiles for the Collector and Enthusiast," Mark Brinker and Myron Vernis, will be hosting a preview reception for their new book on Japanese cars Thursday, August 18 from 3 PM to 7 PM at MotorTrend's Japanese Automotive Invitational.        

In the works for five years, this boxed set consists of four volumes and a supplement with 1,400 pages and 2,200 images with art direction by the incomparable Richard Baron. "A Quiet Greatness" is packed with historic details and written for car collectors and enthusiasts alike.


Now in its 16th year of supporting charities in the central coast area, INFINITI is donating a 2023 INFINITI QX60 LUXE to benefit the Kinship Center and Rancho Cielo Youth Campus in a charity drawing on Sunday during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®. Tickets benefitting the Kinship Center can be purchased here. Rancho Cielo Youth Campus benefit tickets can be purchased here.

INFINITI will also be a sponsor of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® Media Center, located in the Concours Village and open Wednesday through Sunday.

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About INFINITI     
INFINITI Motor Company is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan with operations around the world including regional offices based in the Americas, China and INFINITI International Markets based in Dubai. The INFINITI brand of premium automobiles are assembled in manufacturing facilities in Japan, North America and China. INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.

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Contacts - INFINITI Communications

Aileen Clarke
Manager, INFINITI U.S. Product and Brand Communications 

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