Author Archives: Van

We’re Big In Japan

We get a lot of emails here at grandJDM – especially when Kev has one of his ridiculous giveaways (when are you people gonna start working for your prizes eh? Bloody slackers!) – but I think the one I received … Continue reading

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Japanese Nostalgic Car Magazine, Coming in April!

What the hell’s this, spamming for the competition? Or perhaps the JNC boys have hacked grandJDM, posting their own content?! Not quite! For the past few months, Kev and I have been working hard alongside Ben and Dan at … Continue reading


RB-Powered Hako Hits The Hills

A nod goes out to Auto Otaku once again for yet another great find.  Here’s a couple of videos of RB-powered C10s, and while I admit I’d rather have an L28 myself, there’s definitely nothing upsetting about these swaps; especially … Continue reading

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Snoop Dogg and the Datsun 510s

Word on the street is that Snoop Dogg is putting together a band, called Snoop Dogg and the Datsun 510s. So alright, that was a lie. I have to confess (happily) that I’m not in even the slightest way a … Continue reading


Get Your Hobby On

Lately I’ve gotten crazy for model cars, after the stupid night I spent turning my desktop scanner into a diorama. When a buddy linked me to these RC cars, I wasn’t instantly blown away—until I saw the number of shells … Continue reading


In Other, Vaguely Relevant News

Oh hell yes. I have no idea what these cars are (Charades? 121s? My knowledge of buzzboxes is minimal), whether they’re even Japanese, or where the hell this video was filmed, but it’s just too damn awesome to leave out. … Continue reading

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Kareha Leaf T-shirt? Naaaiiiiiccce.

While searching for something completely unrelated on the googles, I stumbled across this Kareha leaf t-shirt. What it says, I have no idea – presumably something like “old driver for please be watching out” – but it’s cool nonetheless. Nice … Continue reading

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Kataoka Racing Service’s Sweet Gallery

A couple of weeks ago, Auto Otaku – genius websearcher that he is – posted a link to a website he found in his stumblings; Kataoka Racing service. They’ve got a great gallery of photos from events all around Japan, … Continue reading

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Great Replica, or Ruined Z?

Autoblog today linked to a video showing a replica of a Ferrari GTO, built off a 240Z donor body. This isn’t an all together unusual project, but each and every time, I find myself asking why. I suppose the answers … Continue reading


Obsessions Come In All Shapes and Sizes

So, I have an A3 (as in the paper size) flatbed scanner sitting on my desk, taking up a lot of room. ‘Til now, it’s had some toys sitting on it, etc. When it’s not being used, obviously. But I’ve … Continue reading

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