Category Archives: media

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

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Toyota 2000GT in Hemmings

This month’s Hemmings Sports & Exotic has a Toyota 2000GT on the cover with the title “Bullet Train.” How appropriate! It emerged from the same boom era as the Shinkansen and made just as big an impact. Besides, more press … Continue reading

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Source Interlink Files Chapter 11

Holy moly! The Carpocalypse has claimed another victim, but this time it’s not an automaker. Remember back in November when Sport Compact Car folded? Well now its parent company, Source Interlink, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As of yet … Continue reading

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East Coast Nostalgics in the Papers

Who says there are no nostalgics left on the east coast? In recent weeks both the Washington and New York Times have published stories about owners of J-tin on opposite ends of the mileage spectrum. First up is Linda Smith, … Continue reading

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JNC Article in the Japan Times

And now for a bit of shameless self-promotion. We were recently asked by the Japan Times, the largest English-language newspaper in Japan, to write a piece about the increasing interest in Japanese classics here in the US. The short article, … Continue reading

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Game Over for Sport Compact Car

This is sad news. Sport Compact Car, one of the most authoritative and well-written magazines about small engines and tuning tips for compact cars has been killed off by its parent company, Source Interlink, along with Truck Trend, with 115 … Continue reading

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Collecting Japanese Cars in Oz

The August 15 isue of Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald had a terrific article about collecting Japanese cars. It appears that no matter which hemisphere you’re on, the plight of the long-suffering Japanese car aficionado is same. We’ve all experienced the … Continue reading

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Two Generations of RX Designers

We’ve always said Mazda is the Japanese automaker that’s most willing to get in touch with its heritage, particularly in the US market. Late last year they began publishing Zoom Zoom magazine, for Mazdafarians interested in what’s going on at … Continue reading

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Toyota Museum Shout Out on NPR

We were flipping through the radio dials when suddenly our ears perked up to the phrase “Toyota Museum” on American Public Media’s Marketplace. It was part of a segment on how corporations are recognizing their heritage. Those who have been … Continue reading

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Japanese Nostalgic Car Magazine, Coming in April!

What the hell’s this, spamming for the competition? Or perhaps the JNC boys have hacked grandJDM, posting their own content?! Not quite! For the past few months, Kev and I have been working hard alongside Ben and Dan at JapaneseNostalgicCar.com … Continue reading

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