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The National Motor Museum of Tasmania’s most popular event to date returns to the facility this weekend. Last year, the Japanese Classics Tas show drew a crowd of more than 200 people from across the state when 80 vehicles showed up at the show. READ MORE: Northern Tasmania enjoys a day at the races This year those numbers are set to rise, according to NAMT director Phil Costello, who said 120 owners had signed up to have their vehicles exhibited at the of the 2022 edition of the event, he said more bettors were expected too. Costello said members ensured the museum was prepared for high attendance and that instead of relying solely on the facility’s parking lot to accommodate vehicles, the museum would also use the first bay from the parking lot of the Peppers Silo Launceston hotel. READ MORE: Knife-wielding man jailed for ‘terrifying’ carjacking ‘These events are very important to us because traditionally the museum attracted older people, but now we are able to connect with the new wave car enthusiasts,” he said. “Last year was a fantastic day, and it was good to see so many people who had never been to the museum before.” Mr Costello’s son Dylan, who is deputy director of the museum, said there was a huge craze for Japanese cars, and thought it was only growing among the younger generation. READ MORE: Chandler’s women’s sport is a ‘solution to a non-existent problem’ “It was a huge event last year, and it will be even bigger this year.” There is no entrance fee for the show, and the price of admission to the museum will drop from $15 for an adult to $12 for the day. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: