Author Archives: Kev
Up until the mid 80s, Suzuki made little 4×4 jeep-like things which were more military than civilian. They had a fierce reputation for being unstoppable go-anywhere beasts, due to their lightweight contruction, generous ground clearance and tiny size. Check out … Continue reading
Yesterday’s post about the Lancer 1600GSR rallycar go to thinking about Japanese rally successes in the 70s. Here’s a clip of the 1979 World Rally Championship, which was contested by a rich variety of cars. On the one hand you … Continue reading
Back in the day, Isuzu wasn’t shy about doing outlandishly extreme commercials for its sometimes mundane products. This reaches a zenith with these commercials for the mid 80s Forward truck. More after the jump.
For those of you who are looking to upgrade from Choro-Qs…here’s your chance! It’s a billet alloy KPGC10 Skyline. And if you have to ask, no you can’t afford it. Details after the jump.
Alexi, a good friend of mine runs the excellent Nori Yaro – Japan Car Life Blog. An expat Australian in Japan, Alexi’s living the life drifting and immersing himself in grassroots car culture over there. Last weekend, he spotted this … Continue reading
A few months ago, we put the spotlight on Auto Service Machinaga, a Kobe bodyshop that not only did great work in restoring JDM classics, but also had the presence of mind to record their restoration process in photographs, presented … Continue reading
Bride seats are one of the mainstays of the JDM tuner scene. They come in loud, lairy colours like bright red and blue, and would be the perfect addition to something like a turbo Silvia or modern GT-R (with the … Continue reading
Yesterday we did a post on some of the more recent cool toy releases from TakaraTomy. But that was just scratching the surface of their rather massive range of products. Here’s a sample of the rest of their offerings.
One of the cool things about going to Japan is just walking into a suburban toystore and spending a few hours discovering all the cool JDM toys (and also rediscovering the fact that you may not be as grown-up as … Continue reading