Author Archives: Van

Mister Bishi’s Motoring Museum

Heh, Mister Bishi. You see what I did there. Mitsubishi—a company for which I’ve not yet been able to find an appealing enough classic to feature on grandJDM—have got a great section of their website devoted to keeping stans informed … Continue reading


Nismo Festival – Disneyland for Nissan Fans

This weekend just past saw the Fuji Speedway play host to the Nismo Festival, an annual event created for Nissan fans to pay homage to the marque that’s been keeping Japanese performance and style fans foaming for generations. grandJDM might … Continue reading

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King of Classic VIP – Toyota Century D-Type

Oh dag. I don’t know a damn thing about this particular model Century, but I love it. As far as Centurys go, I know what I’ve learned from Lachy’s feature, and of course Wikipedia. But even Wikipedia doesn’t describe in … Continue reading


The Datto 200B Lives On, in Scotland

Here’s a great feature article on Anthony Reid’s Datsun 200B from the unfortunately now-defunct Retro Cars Magazine in England, a magazine which inspired the creation of online communities like Retro Rides, and through such communities were born the likes of … Continue reading

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S32Z? R30Z? Ze Lines, Zey Blur!

While quickly checking out these great photos of an extremely slick S30Z over at Auto Otaku, I was about to close the page before I suddenly noticed – Hey, that’s not an S30 interior. It’s straight out of an R32 … Continue reading


Retro Done Right

Here I am, working towards getting up the cash to put together my own classic JDM machine, and there are folks out there with more than one! It’s one thing to have your main classic and a second car as … Continue reading

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JapaneseNostalgicCar Announce Magazine

Whoa. What a night. I come home from a dinner where a lifelong buddy and his girl announced their engagement, and now I see JNC have made an announcement of their own. I’m not sure which one has made a … Continue reading


Laurel SGX at JapaneseNostalgicCar

I’m more than a little in love with this car. After I saw it in the round of photos from this year’s Japanese Classic Car Show, I was stuper keen to feature it on grandJDM. But, alas, JNC had beaten … Continue reading

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Do YOU Come With the Car?

“Oh you!” If you’re hoping to jump into the classic JDM market and snap up a bargain, one possible obstacle could be the ol’ ball-and-chain. Otherwise known as the wife. Some of us are lucky enough to have understanding partners … Continue reading

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Empire Z – Dec 1st

Empire Z will be holding a meet on December 1st. Empire Z will be holding its First Annual Car Show located at Corona Nissan on December 1st from 9am to 3pm. There will be cars, music, food, raffle prizes, goody … Continue reading

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