JNC Article in the Japan Times


And now for a bit of shameless self-promotion. We were recently asked by the Japan Times, the largest English-language newspaper in Japan, to write a piece about the increasing interest in Japanese classics here in the US. The short article, titled “Nostalgia drives Japanese classic car scene,” pretty much sums up how we here at JNC feel about the scene, while covering a bit of very general history. It’s probably nothing regular readers don’t already know, but keep in mind this is for a broad audience who isn’t necessarily into nostalgics, or cars at all. Is there anything you take issue with? Anything we left out? Let us know.

[Japan Times]

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10 Responses to JNC Article in the Japan Times

  1. Nigel said:

    For most of us (JNC types), we know japanese cars from birth (or close to it).
    My father drove Simcas and Renaults. And I grew up with driving a Capri, a Celica and a 81′ Corolla.

  2. Sr-FairladyZ said:

    Wow, that’s awesome guys. Quite an accomplishment!

  3. Toyotageek said:

    Very Cool! :)
    Congratulations for being asked to write the story and Thanks for doing a fine job of presenting our hobby in a way that ‘regular’ folks can understand!

  4. J.Ramirez (zetozeto99) said:

    Awesome! Right on!

  5. zulu said:

    u guys did a really great job on this !

  6. Ben said:

    Thanks for the compliments, everyone! We bugged a friend in Japan to wake up early that day and get us a copy! :)

  7. REDTWO said:

    Well done guys. One day our turn will come. For the moment, enjoy the fact these cars are still affordable and relatively accessible. Hopefully I’ll finish my Sprinter for next year’s meet.

  8. KresSlyda180 said:

    Very good, gents. :)

    Oh Nigel, I had some of the same cars as you.. maybe not the same year. I learned to drive a stick in an 80 Mercury Capri RS 5.0, had an 82 Celica GT coupe, and had an 82 Corolla SR5 coupe. Not exactly the same, but almost. LOL :P

  9. christse said:

    My bro just came back from Japan with a copy of The Japan Times – with this story inside!
    Good one, Ben!