Category Archives: jnc

Merry Christmas from Japanese Nostalgic Car

May Santa fill your stockings full of old school parts and rare accessories. Or, if you’ve been especially good, perhaps a new ride in your driveway with a big red bow on it. Merry Christmas, everyone! From all of us … Continue reading


JNC #4 Teaser: Lexus LFA Meets Toyota 2000GT

The hottest car on Earth right now is none other than the Lexus LFA. Let’s see: performance among the world’s best, a roaring engine by Yamaha, and a sharply styled body that belies a state-of-the-art chassis. Oh, and it’s also … Continue reading


Happy Thanksgiving from JNC!

Well, for obvious reasons Japan doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving. So here’s a nice autumnal scene chock full of J-tin. And on this special day we’d like to quote the words of JNC reader Dachshund, who composed this beautiful piece of prose … Continue reading


JCCS x JNC T-Shirt Contest

Listen up, those of you with torsos. We hereby declare the start of the JCCS x JNC T-shirt contest! This year was the fifth anniversary of the gathering that kick-started the entire nostalgic car movement, and due to high demand … Continue reading


Import Bible x JNC T-Shirt Contest Winner

Congrats to Micah J. for winning Import Bible x JNC T-shirt Contest! Your new threads depicting a flared S30 Zed on deep dish Wats will arrive shortly. If you didn’t win, don’t despair. You can still order them at … Continue reading


JNC on Enkei Wheels' Official Blog

JNC got a shout out on Enkei Wheels’ official blog! Awesome.


SEMA or Bust: JNC Road Trip

In just a few hours, we’ll be heading out to SEMA in Las Vegas to spread the nostalgic car gospel. We’ll also be reporting on all the wild, wacky and wonderful stuff from the show floor. Honk if you see … Continue reading


JNC Contest: Guess This Concept

With all the news of the Tokyo Motor Show last week, we thought we’d start a contest to see who can recognize this concept (Hint: It was never built). The winner will receive a Wonda Choro-Q Hakosuka Skyline GT-R (sans … Continue reading


Happy Halloween from JNC

Did you know that the Grim Reaper’s own personal ride is a sinister S30 Z? JNCer edz280zx was somehow able to both see it and live to draw about it. Have a happy All Hallows’ Eve, everyone! Stay safe and … Continue reading


GigaGigaGigaGiga Giga Pudding Sticker

Pop quiz: what is the coolest thing in the universe? The answer, it may surprise you to know, is Giga Pudding. Unfortunately, the gelatinous delicacy is only available in Japan. But, JNCer ohcanada_00 has come to the rescue with the … Continue reading


JNC Contest Answer: 1925 Otomo

Congrats to Brad D. (TSiSS350), who guessed correctly that the yesterday’s JNC Contest Car was a 1925 Otomo! Here’s a brief history of the car and Brad’s prize after the jump.


JNC Contest: Call This Car!

I have been criticized for making my “guess the car” type contests too easy, so here’s one for ya’ll. Identify this car and win a diecast nostalgic from Japan!


JNC Tip: Never Pull on Heater Core Hoses

Last month we found ourselves at the boneyard because of a stupid mistake I declined to mention. I guess it’s about time I swallow my pride. See that pipe above? It was once part of the heater core but in … Continue reading


You Might Own a Nostalgic If…

With apologies to Jeff Forxworthy here is a list of twelve things that just might make you the owner of an old car. It was compiled by Yee Chan, a graphic designer whose artistic touches will be seen in the … 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.


JNC Magazine Issue 3

Japanese Nostalgic Car Issue 3 has shipped! Thanks again to Dan, Kev and John for all their hard work and for all you readers out there waiting patiently. You should be receiving them in your mailboxes any day now. Enjoy!


Correction Regarding Albrecht Goertz

In recent months we’ve been fighting a battle to debunk the commonly circulated “myths” that Count Albrecht Goertz designed some of Japan’s most famous sports cars, like the Toyota 2000GT and Nissan Fairlady Z/Datsun 240Z. Our own JNCers have spoken … Continue reading


JNC on Attack of the Show!

So I was putting the finishing touches on Issue 3 tonight and I get a call from my friend who says “TURN ON G4!!” Unfortunately, being a start up magazine doesn’t afford us luxuries like cable TV, but I was … Continue reading


EVENTS: Mooneyes Cruise Night in Yokohama

So despite popping awake at 4am due to ungodly jetlag and traipsing all over the Nos2Days show, I went to check out Mooneyes’ cruise night on Saturday, where I nearly passed out from a mixture of gasoline fumes and exhaustion. … Continue reading


Happy Valentine’s Day from JNC

Japan’s Frantz Kobe Sweets releases a popular set of chocolate tools around this time each year. It even comes with a cocoa sparkplug for lending a little spark to amorous moments with your loved one. Kev is going to present … Continue reading