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July 9 Is Collector Car Appreciation Day

There is no shortage of oddball Awareness Days celebrating everything from the bean to the penguin. But there has never been a day honoring the classic car, until now. SEMA has somehow convinced the US Senate to pass a resolution … Continue reading

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Gasp, Foreign Street Rod! Anyone who’s been to Toyotafest or JCCS has seen the Mooneyes Toyopet Crown V8, but once upon a time it was a cover car for┬áCustom Rodder magazine. However, the entire article is spent defending the very … Continue reading

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Rust in Peace: J's Tipo Ends Magazine Publication

Sad news from Japanland today. It’s the end of the road for J’s Tipo magazine. The publishers have announced that Issue 180 will be the last for the long-running automotive periodical. They covered mostly new cars but always had a … Continue reading

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USA Today Picks Top 10 Japanese Collector Cars

Last Friday USA Today picked their Top 10 Japanese cars that they think will become collectible in the future. The piece echoes what we’ve been preaching all along, that these cars capture the nostalgic feelings of twenty- and thirty-somethings and … Continue reading

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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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