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World’s First Nissan Fairlady Z Newspaper Ad

Ready to go back in time? This is the first newspaper ad in history to fully reveal the Nissan Fairlady Z. It was published on October 20, 1969, four days before the 16th Tokyo Motor Show, where the S30 was … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Pentax Commercial Starring Honda N360 and Japan’s 1960s GT Legends

Check out this commercial for Pentax Cameras, which has many things making it awesome. Let’s see: chick is cute drives a mod looking rally-modified Honda N360 Toyota 2000GT Mazda Cosmo Sports Nissan Fairlady Z Toyota S40 Crown police car vintage … Continue reading

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MX73 Toyota Cressida Outpaces Your Bourgeois Euro Saloons

Nowadays nostalgists regard the MX73 Toyota Cressida as a RWD four-door Supra for the shakotan/bosozoku/drift/VIP crowd, but it spent much of its existence asĀ an understated executive sedan, a Japanese alternative to Benzes, Bimmers and Jyaaags in the pre-Lexus days. For … Continue reading

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Chrysler Galant, by Mitsubishi, Gets Around

After seeing the Wink Martindale promo from Monday, Australian JNC reader Tristian C. dropped this ad for the Chrysler Galant in our inbox. The Triple Diamond Mafia masqueraded as Chryslers down under, with Mitsubishi‘s Colt Galant (which was also sold … Continue reading

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1972 Nissan Sunny Calendar Found in Abandoned Yamanashi-ken House

On the dark-side of Fuji-san, a village with 200-year-old thatched-roof buildings was abandoned in the 1970s. In one of the remote and largely intact houses, hanging from the shredded shoji, in a living room full of bear- and tanuki-tossed futons … Continue reading

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Activision Enduro Datsun 280ZX Pace Car Contest

Hey, remember Enduro? Neither do we. But apparently it was the freakin’ Forza Motorsport of 1983, made for the Atari system. There was a contest where you could win a Datsun 280ZX Turbo pace car in the vein of the … Continue reading

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Datsun 610 and My Adidas Do the Illest Things

How fresh is this? A new Adidas commercial prominently features a Datsun 610 Coupe, fender mirrors and all, beside a bird dancing in pajamas. We’ve been documenting the appearance of J-tin in advertisements for a while now because, well, it’s … Continue reading

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Honda CR-Z Ad Glimpses Soichiro's Genius

The Honda CR-Z went on sale in Japan last week. It may not be the long-awaited reincarnation of the CR-X, but the accompanying commercial gives us glimpses of past greats like the Super Cub, T360, S600s both roadster and coupe, … Continue reading

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Classic CM: Mazda Capella is Autobahn Bound

This baby was made for scaling the Alps, breezing down the Autobahn, and evoking grand helicopter tracking shots! You probably can’t even remember the last time you saw one of these on the streets, but the Japanese the rear-wheel-drive coupe … Continue reading

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Finally, A Toyota Ad with Nostalgics!

Finally, an ad where Toyota honors its heritage instead of asking people to crush it. And all it took was a global recall of 8 million cars, the worst in the company’s history, and non-stop cries for the rolling heads … Continue reading

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