Author Archives: Kev
Few things in life are cooler than vintage racing liveries. The colors, the typefaces, and the long-extinct corporate logos (of often just-as-extinct corporations) capture a moment in time that can never be replicated again. Add to that the rawness of … Continue reading
Check out this commercial for Pentax Cameras, which has many things making it awesome. Let’s see: chick is cute drives a mod looking rally-modified Honda N360 Toyota 2000GT Mazda Cosmo Sports Nissan Fairlady Z Toyota S40 Crown police car vintage … Continue reading
The month of July finds Japan sliding into the midst of a lazy Summer, but it also marks one of the big track events for the JCCA (Japan Classic Car Association). Open to both Japanese and foreign classic cars, there … Continue reading
The Group B Mazda RX-7‘s brief claim to fame was a podium finish at the 1985 Acropolis Rally amidst a field of AWD monsters like the Audi Quattro. But Mazda threw its weight behind its Group A 323 and Group … Continue reading
After watching the video above on Retro-Classics, Ben asked me about the connection between this DR30 Nissan Skyline and its role in Australian racing history.
The 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z432 is a beguiling blend combination of the twin-cam S20 six (shared with the hakosuka 2000GT-R) and sexy S30 Fairlady Z looks, making it a blue-chip Japanese collector car of the highest order. And now Jeweler Ginza … Continue reading
The dramatic-looking Shinkansen 500-series was the very first train in the world to break 300km/h on its regular route (between Tokyo and Osaka), and after 13yrs blasting flat-out across the Japanese countryside, it was retired from ultra-high speed service on … Continue reading
Moody pictures of abandoned towns and factories make for interesting eye candy. Rarely do you find any content that’s in Japan, but here’s some from Michael John Grist. His latest photographic explorations are of abandoned Japanese mining towns. Eerie. His blog … Continue reading
Tired of that seemingly-impenentrable cross-species communication barrier between you and your dog? Well those days are over, with the Bowlingual Voice translator from Takara Tomy. Of course, it will only translate what your dog says in Japanese. Hmm….maybe if your … Continue reading
Proof that a Mazda RX-3 does not need tremendous fender flares to look dead sexy. From The Legend of Historic Car series.