Category Archives: isuzu

JNC Book Club: In Search of the Holden Piazza

In case you’ve missed the epic debate in the JNC Forums regarding the Isuzu Piazza (called the Impulse in the US market), here’s your chance to read all about what could be either one of the greatest (or one of … Continue reading


Bonus Vid: JDM Nostalgic Drag Racing

Is the traditional low and wide JDM look too boring for you? How ’bout some JDM funny cars built for the zero-yon (0-400m, about a 1/4 mile) with massive slicks and tubbed bodies? Here’s some footage from an Option video … Continue reading


10 "Cheap Fun Rising Sun" Cars from Hemmings

Hemmings once again turns their gaze to J-tin, this time choosing 10 cars that provide “Cheap Fun under the Rising Sun” (subscription required). The bravest pick is a tie between the Isuzu Impulse (shown above) and the Nissan NX2000, which … Continue reading


Japan Grand Prix, The Early Days

Continuing on the motorsports theme, our next stop is at the Japan Grand Prix. This one comes by way of banpei and appears to be a DVD about the race. Unfortunately embedding was disabled so you’ll have to click on … Continue reading


JCCS Demo Reel

By the way, the crew at JCCS have released a demo reel to get you primed for the 5th annual show. It’s scheduled for Oct 3, 2009 in Irvine, CA. Mark your calendars now! You can also play Where’s Dan? … Continue reading


EVENTS: Time Machine Festival

We hope this event coverage is worth the wait. We gave you a sneak peek of the Time Machine Festival before, now here’s the real deal.


Isuzu Trucks Can Do Wheelies (Results May Vary)

Back in the day, Isuzu wasn’t shy about doing outlandishly extreme commercials for its sometimes mundane products.  This reaches a zenith with these commercials for the mid 80s Forward truck.  More after the jump.


Big Gallery of Airborne Nostalgics II

Back by popular demand, here’s the continuation of our Airborne Nostalgics series in which we post nothing but pictures of J-tin momentarily defying the forces of gravity. We also urge you to free any similar images you have from the … Continue reading


Sayonara, Isuzu

Well, it’s February. That means Isuzu’s passenger car division has quietly exited, stage left, from the US auto market as we reported would happen year ago. The end of an era! Our brief time with Isuzu began in the 70s … Continue reading


Another Japanese Classic Car Show, in Brisbane

We yanks just had our Japanese Classic Car Show, but so did the Aussies, a week prior! Thanks to down under JNCers B1500boy and Saru for the photos. Check out the unique assortment of weird J-tin that we never recieved … Continue reading


Crazy Ken Band’s Isuzu Bellett 1600GT

W-W-W-Welcome baaack to WJNC, bringin’ you the best nostalgic tunes and old school jams! Hope you’re enjoying your Fridaaaay! Put on your dancing shoes and crank up the volume, because coming up next we have back-to-back tracks from the Crazy … Continue reading


Catching Up with Nostalgic Car Events

Things have been pretty frantic here at JNC headquarters, so we’ve missed posting on an event or two. Most notably, from the Better Late Than Never Bureau, the Z Car Club Inland Valley’s Datsun & Nissan Car Show. Check out … Continue reading

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Video: Japan's Greatest Cars, Mitsubishi Edition

From our water chestnut bureau courtesy of RedSunday, here’s a couple of great vids featuring Mitsubishis. First, a walkthrough of some of the triple diamond mafia’s greatest hits. Though we couldn’t understand anything except that the GTO MR has “dummy” … Continue reading


1981 Isuzu I-Mark Diesel on Ebay

We don’t often have a lot of Isuzu news here, but the least-loved Japanese marque had some nice designs before completely falling out of the passenger car market altogether. The I-Mark was one of the first cars in the US … Continue reading


Isuzu: Crazy TV Commercials

We’ve done a few articles on Isuzu before (here and here) and it’s quite clear that the old Japanese marque’s car-making division started to run into financial rocks in the early 90s. And now we hear that after soldiering on … Continue reading

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Adios, Amigos: Isuzu Is Outta Here

Damn, we’re out of the country for one week and the US loses an entire marque. Isuzu announced on January 31 that in one year, they will completely abandon the American passenger vehicle market after a slow and painful death. … Continue reading

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Isuzu Piazza: Media Ownage

  The other day we did a feature on the Isuzu 117 Coupe and we concluded the article with a short mention of its replacement, the Piazza. That got us to thinking about the Piazza and now that we have … Continue reading

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Isuzu 117 Coupe: JDM Italian Supermodel

One of the more fondly remembered classic cars in Japan today is the Isuzu 117 Coupe. An FR design, it debuted in Japan as an Italian-designed, DOHC sports coupe with an exotic pricetag to match. A JDM car with an … Continue reading


Toss Some Shrimp on the Bellet

What a way to close out the week.  If your Sabbath includes some nice outdoor grilling, check this out.  Our forum member Brett, who goes by the handle 1600GT, has created the coolest, if not the only, Isuzu Bellet-based barbecue … Continue reading

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