Author Archives: Matt De Mangos

Kidney, Anyone? 1960 Datsun 1200 Van VPL221

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


Finland Japanese Auto Extravaganza 2009

Mikko, our JNCer in the land of the Finn, has kindly uploaded a few pics of the recent Finland Japanese Auto Extravaganza.


Adam Carolla’s Bob Sharp Datsun 610 Racer

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


Original Mazda RX-3 Accessories

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


2009 Canby: A 240SX Retro Oddity

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


imG Old Skewl Meet

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


Lotsa (Mitsubishi) Lambdas

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


Classic Motor Show in Lahti, Finland

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


Events for Sunday, May 17

Just a little heads up on some local events coming up this weekend, in SoCal and Pennsylvania.

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Bonus Vintage JNC Car Chase Video

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


Japanese Old Car Videos

Found these on good old YouTube. Seem to be copies of a DVD collection, possibly from a magazine.


Rally Lancer Mk1 on Gravel?

At least I think that’s what he’s riding on … ! Yet another obscure old school Mitsi video for you closet Mitsi fans!


J-Tin on the New Price is Right

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


1978 Plymouth Sapporo Crash Test

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


Norwegian Toyota Crown Farm

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


Sex in the Subaru

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


Datsun Sunny, Prestigious Pakistani Taxi

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


Greenland Expedition – In a Toyota Carina?

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!”


The Ghost Factory's Hot Rod Datsuns

Hotrod JNC’s are fascinating if for no other reason, they reflect the American hotrod’s influence in Japan. The JNC sub-culture took root some years ago thanks to the likes of Mooneyes and Crown Classics, but what shop has taken up … Continue reading