Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Happy Father’s Day from JNC

To all the daddy JNCers out there, Happy Fathers Day.


Reminder: Nissan Jam 2014, Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Just a reminder, the 2014 Nissan Jam show will be this Sunday, June 15 in Costa Mesa, California. There will be over 100 Datsun and Nissan cars at this event, from Sunnys to GT-Rs, hakosukas to Zs. Special guest MC Alain … Continue reading


Mitsuoka: not your typical JDM car maker

Keen students of the JDM car scene will be familiar with the name Mitsuoka. Best known for a Nissan March/Micra based Jaguar Mk2 conversion called the Viewt (above) a highly popular item in Japan, with over 1,000 sold (have a … Continue reading


Love Ear Art: Oldschool Paint Skillz

We came across Love Ear Art the other day, an airbrush artist in Japan who does a lot of work on JDM classics in a true 70s style. Check out his Blog for more of his awesome work.

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JDM Video Clips

After our piece on bosozoku biker tribes a few weeks ago, one of our readers brought it to our attention that the Weezer video clip for Dope Nose features some Kyusha-kai bikers in it! So it got us to thinking … Continue reading

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JDM Classic Values: 1997 vs 2007

A few days ago, we posted up a link to JDM old-car dealer Harfee’s (here) and one of our readers expressed a little surprise at the prices that some classics fetch in Japan. Of course, nobody would be surprised that … Continue reading


Enkei Reissues Vintage Wheels (huzzah!)

In conjunction with Mooneyes Japan, Enkei has re-released five of its 70s-era wheels: the Dish, the Baja I & II, the Mojave and the 5-Spoke (pictured above). More details here. Prices start at about Y29,000ea (about A$300ea) and they come … Continue reading


Auto Classica: Oldschool Nissan Meets High End Luxe

A few weeks ago we profiled Tokyo Hakosuka tuner Victory50. But Japan has quite a few Hakosuka/Old Nissan tuners as you would expect, and a particularly notable one is Auto Classica. Located in Yokohama, Auto Classica is decked out like … Continue reading

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Normal Transmission Will Re-Commence in a Few Days

Apologies in advance for a bit of a quiet period on GrandJDM over the next couple of days, be we’ll be incommunicado for a short while because we’ll be travelling to JDM-Land for the Tokyo Autosalon. Of course we’ll take … Continue reading

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0-300km/h: JDM Tuner wars of the 90s

JDM tuners are nothing if not enthusiastically competitive, and today, that manifests itself in the regular Super Lap time trials at Tsukuba raceway. It’s where all of the major tuning houses pit RX7s, Lancer Evolutions, Imprezas and Skyline GT-Rs against … Continue reading


Kareha Leaf T-shirt? Naaaiiiiiccce.

While searching for something completely unrelated on the googles, I stumbled across this Kareha leaf t-shirt. What it says, I have no idea – presumably something like “old driver for please be watching out” – but it’s cool nonetheless. Nice … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas GrandJDMers!

It hardly seems like a whole 6mths has passed since Van, Lachy and I started GrandJDM, and it’s been a blast. We’d like to give our heartfelt thanks to all you readers for supporting us, and we hope you’ve gotten … Continue reading


Retro Done Right

Here I am, working towards getting up the cash to put together my own classic JDM machine, and there are folks out there with more than one! It’s one thing to have your main classic and a second car as … Continue reading

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Old School JDM Rides You Can Buy Today

A thread at the forums the other day reminded us that Nissan South Africa still makes the B121 Nissan Sunny truck. Called the 1400 Bakkie, it is a 1971 Nissan design that you can still buy new today. So … Continue reading


The Dome Zero Lives On

Well, at least in pop culture. And even then, only just barely. Music mixing community The Mixing Bowl are, from what I can tell, in the process of putting together a compilation of mixes from artists on their forums. The … Continue reading

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240Z owners rejoice! You now have a theme song

Alrighty then. I have absolutely no idea what this is. Just going by the Youtube comments, I think it’s got something to do with food… Anyway, grandJDM takes no responsibility if this tune gets stuck in your head for the … Continue reading


Old Charm

JDM-Freaks, we bring you today a bit of a curious website. This one is dedicated to the lesser-known old J-tin. It’s in Japanese of course, but thankfully there are lots of pictures to check out! The website states proudly on … Continue reading


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Welcome to grandJDM, a website devoted to classic (and usually modified) Japanese cars. JDM is an acronym for Japanese Domestic Market, a term which technically refers to any product sold in Japan but not elsewhere – for example, the Honda … Continue reading

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LINKS Websites/Blogs 510Garage AutoFix Auto Otaku CarDomain blog The Drift Scene Evo Blogs JDM Insider Fat Lace Grip Unit Hella Flush Import Jap Old School Imports TunerZine Wheelspin XtremeStylin’ Communities This section has been divided into subcategories, to help you … Continue reading

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