Category Archives: Galleries

COLLECTIONS: Inside Mazda North America’s Basement

Talk to Mazda employees about their cars, past and present, and it immediately becomes clear that the company is comprised of people passionate about what they’ve built. This is no small feat, and we have peeked behind the walls of enough automakers to … Continue reading


GALLERIES: Nissan Yokohama Headquarters, 2015

It’s been a little over a year since we had the chance to visit Nissan’s Yokohama headquarters. The relatively new glass and steel tower was opened in 2009, replacing the long-standing Ginza HQ in the heart of Tokyo. While, like most automaker showrooms in … Continue reading


GALLERIES: Honda Heritage Center opens in Ohio

Honda has opened a new Heritage Center at its plants and R&D center in Marysville, Ohio. Take note, this is a different collection of Honda vehicles than the American Honda Collection we recently toured in Torrance, California. This one showcases … Continue reading


GALLERIES: The American Honda Collection, Part 02 — Soichiro’s Dream

From a shed in the middle of a burned out lot in 1946 to a small US subsidiary selling motorcycles in 1959 to their first US-sold car in 1970, the company Soichiro Honda founded has come a long way. In Part 01 of our visit … Continue reading


GALLERIES: The American Honda Collection, Part 01 – Small Beginnings

Soichiro Honda was born on November 17, 1906 in a small Shizuoka Prefecture village. If you had told his parents, a blacksmith and a weaver, that one day their son would put the family name on a worldwide automotive empire responsible for some of … Continue reading


GALLERIES: Shinjuku Subaru Building closes for good

One of the great things about Tokyo is that just about every Japanese automaker has a large office building there. Such buildings usually have a showroom on the ground floor, and you can spend an entire day gallery-hopping, picking up brochures, collecting whatever swag they have … Continue reading


GALLERIES: Nissan Yokohama Headquarters Showroom

In the 80 years Nissan’s been around, its flagship showrooms have moved several times. The first truly glamorous location was at the 4-chome intersection in the heart of Ginza, sharing real estate during the booming 1960s with some of Japan’s oldest … 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


Automaker Headquarter Hopping

We’ve mentioned this before, but if you go to Tokyo you can visit the headquarter buildings of at least three Japanese automakers. Here’s the Nissan home base in the upscale Ginza district. Naturally, the hot new car was the Fairlady … Continue reading


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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If I Were Ever Going to Break and Enter…

…This would be the place. I don’t know too much about this, but it looks like the owner of these photos took a trip to some sort of Nissan warehouse slash museum, and promptly wet himself. Well alright, he didn’t … Continue reading


Classic Japanese Show Shine and Swap – Photos

Our man Craig from spent Sunday at the Classic Japanese Show Shine and Swap (which we mentioned back here) up in Queensland, Australia, and snapped a bunch of photos for us. I’ve uploaded them to our spanky new gallery … Continue reading

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Catalogued Forever

As most old-car fans will agree, nostalgic literature and accessories are half the fun of owning a classic. Whether it’s an original dealership Toyota 2000GT ash tray or a Datsun deck-chair, these little trinkets bring endless amounts of joy to … Continue reading

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For Your Perusing Pleasure

One good thing about the internet is that whenever you’ve got a hankering to sit and stare at something beautiful, you won’t have to look hard to find it.  Forums are an especially good place, because someone’s already done the … Continue reading

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The Inaugural Retro Rides Show

Old Japanese Car have put together a gallery of the classic JDM cars that turned out to the inaugural Retro Rides 2007 show, and by all accounts it was a brilliant event. You can check out OJC’s gallery here, and … Continue reading

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Rain, Hail, or Shine

Nothing will stop the JP Auto Enthusiasts getting through. The boys at JNC have dug out a link to a recent car show in Japan, the likes of which not even a hurricane could hold back. Personally I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Keep on Truckin’

A wonderfully cliched title for this post, eh? What isn’t cliched, at all, is the other side to the classic JDM coin – trucks and utes. MiniTruckinWeb have put together an article looking at the history of Japanese trucks in … Continue reading

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The Hot Olds, they like to Meet.

Earlier this year, an event called Hot Olds Meet was held at Shizuoka, in Japan – where else. I’ve spent the past hour salivating over hundreds of images, and I figure it’s my civic duty to share the booty with … Continue reading

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JDM Illustrated

Despite the impression the title of this post may have given you, there are no bikini-clad classic JDM cars anywhere on the following linked website. But hey – and I can’t believe I’m saying this – the illustrated classic JDM … Continue reading

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The Retro Rides Manifesto

The guys over at the Retro Rides forum have been maintaining a thread devoted to nothing but photos of classic cars. They’re not all JDM, but that’s fine – we do like cars from other countries too, you know! So … Continue reading

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