Author Archives: Matt

Custer could have made his last stand in comfort with the Plymouth Arrow “Tepee”

Despite their notable absence from JCCS, on the streets, and in the collective memory of the American public, the Plymouth Arrow was actually quite a popular car. And you could have easily been the big man on campsite with this … Continue reading

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Hondas for Guys & Girls

Continuing on the theme of youthful, frolicking couples in nostalgic automotive ads, here’s a 1960s Honda print ad featuring products for “Guys & Girls” — a Honda N360 and E300 portable generator for camping families, and a Monkey Z50M on which you can … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Hwang Jang Lee Drives a Datsun 280ZX

What would a 1970s Korean taekwondo master, capable of beating up a whole gang of poorly synchronized bad guys using only his two feet and a groovy chicka-bow-wow soundtrack, drive? A Datsun 280ZX, of course. Watch the video on YouTube … Continue reading

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C31 Laurel

John and Ben posted the C32 earlier this week. But this C31 Laurel is badasser. Pillarless, check!

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510 Day Observed, in San Diego

The first ever Datsun meet put on by the San Diego 510 Crew (Ismael, Miguel & Ramon). This meet was conceived not only as a tardy 5-10 day celebration, but as a way to get any other Datsun models out … Continue reading

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BRE Reunion Dinner Video Availalble Now

From the video description: Experience the BRE Reunion! In the Fall of 2008, BRE (Brock Racing Enterprise) team members reconnected en mass for the first time since the end of the 1972 race season. The BRE team changed the perception … Continue reading

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TOM'S Racing Motorsports History

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

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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

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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.

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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

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