Author Archives: John Roper

SEMA 2011: Datsun 510 at Enkei Wheels Booth

A big company like Enkei Wheels could have just about any car they wanted in their SEMA booth. We are right chuffed that they chose a JNC for this year’s display. It also happens to be wearing their sexy new … Continue reading


JCCS 2011 Teaser: Loading In For The Day

Things got off to a bit of a wet start while we were setting up the booth, but about the time the spectator gates opened the rain stopped and all was well. More pics to follow in the coming days, … Continue reading


JCCS 2011 Preview: Rolling in Style

It appears the Phoenix contingent has decided to caravan to JCCS in a rather unorthodox fashion. Sort of a stretch limo for your Dattos? Color me jealous…


Introducing JNC’s Nostalgic Motorcycle Forum

The JNC Forum has a new section for classic motorcycles and scooters. As per the usual JNC guidelines, it’s for two-wheeled delights 25 years and older. There seems to be no good home for these bikes on the web, at … Continue reading


Jay Leno's Honda SM600 on My Classic Car

If you’re a regular viewer of SPEED Channel on cable/satellite, well… you’re probably not reading this blog. They do seem to go overboard to cater to the NASCAR crowd these days. But one of their regular programs is called My … Continue reading


BRE Back on Track Again! But Wait, That’s No Datto…

It’s been 37 years since factory-backed Brock Racing Enterprises livery was seen on the tracks. The weekend, BRE livery will ride again at The Mitty, where the Datsun race team of yore will be the honored racing legend this year. … Continue reading


Sliding Sunnys

The title says it all. Vids below the fold.


Loss Of An Automotive Journalism Icon

John Thawley (aka Bob Waar) 1937-2009 – Author and motor journalist John Thawley died last month of complications from pneumonia. He was 71. How to Hot Rod Small Block Chevys, How to Hot Rod Big Block Chevys, the Off Road … Continue reading