Author Archives: Matt De Mangos
Here’s a cool video showing the history of TOM’S Racing. The Toyota-authorized tuning house was founded in 1974 by Nobuhide Tachi and Kiyoshi Oiwa (TOM’S stands for Tachi & Oiwa Motor Sports). There’s some excellent footage of their Chaser and … Continue reading
Just when you thought you’d seen every Datsun sold in North America, a 1960 Datsun 1200 Van shows up on ebay in La Grange, California. We at JNC have been around a lot of Datsuns, but none of us had … Continue reading
Mikko, our JNCer in the land of the Finn, has kindly uploaded a few pics of the recent Finland Japanese Auto Extravaganza.
Many of you know that squawky-voiced celebrity Adam Carolla has a penchant for Datsuns, owning a 510 BRE street replica as well as a Fairlady Roadster race car. You’d think that it qualifies him to be the celebrity spokesman for … Continue reading
Did you ride a Chopper bike when all the other kids rode Schwinns or Huffys? If so, then these official Mazda accessories would’ve suited you when you bought your first RX-3. So the “side skirt mold” and “speed wiper arm … Continue reading
Some of you have no doubt heard of the Canby Datsun Show that took place this past weekend up in Oregon. Well this year there was the fine assortment of eye candy Datsuns and eyesore Ratsuns, but one truly bizarre … Continue reading
May 17, 2009, Mission Bay, San Diego, CA Southern California hardly ever disappoints for the sheer number of nostalgics it contains. Case in point is the Old Skewl Meet today in gorgeous (overcast) Mission Bay in San Diego. This was … Continue reading
In my never ending effort to source old school Mitsu material for you guys, I came across these random images of Galant Lambdas ready to find new owners. Unless my mind is playing tricks on me, I believe I see … Continue reading
We wanted to share JNCer mikko1200’s photos of the Lahti Classic Motor Show with you despite the fact that it wasn’t just a show of J-tin. It was held in Finland, a country that appears to have a healthy amount … Continue reading
Just a little heads up on some local events coming up this weekend, in SoCal and Pennsylvania.
While Seibu Keisatsu may be the quintessential JNC cop show, here’s another zany vintage car chase video floating around the internet. The following selection is from a movie but we’re not sure which title, so if you figure it out, … Continue reading
Found these on good old YouTube. Seem to be copies of a DVD collection, possibly from a magazine.
At least I think that’s what he’s riding on … ! Yet another obscure old school Mitsi video for you closet Mitsi fans!
America’s longest-running T.V. game show “The New Price is Right” got its start in 1972 and is still on the air today. Many of the old episodes are available for viewing free of charge on the interwebs. What interests us … Continue reading
Due to the scarcity of old school Mitsubishi videos out there, we must content ourselves with whatever we can get: Should this fail to get your pulse racing, feel free to review the previous blog entry for a more explosive … Continue reading
NOTE: please DO NOT contact us requesting the address, email or phone # for this farm! Southern Norway that attracts tourists year round with its scenic hills, valleys and waterways: However, deep in the backwoods rests an improbable Toyota Crown … Continue reading
Most of us would agree that the ’73 Subaru DL (aka Leone, in other markets) is a sexy beast, particularly with the early, small chrome bumpers, but the accompanying sultry advertising pitch might leave you gasping with it’s blatantly sexist … Continue reading
According to one Datsun Enthusiast who was visiting relatives in Pakistan, one of the most prestigious taxis around is the Datsun Sunny B110 4dr. Yes, we’re talking currently, not 20-30 years ago. Here’s a nice example that was spotted last … Continue reading
These low-res scans of an early 1970’s Toyota publicity brochure tell an unbelievable story: “To heck with a Land Cruiser; we’re tackling the frozen wastes of Greenland in the New Carina!”