Category Archives: Miscellaneous

How Obsessed Are You?

I like to think I’m fairly obsessed with cars, old and new, but some folks really put me to shame.  I’m not sure I could ever have the badge of my favourite car emblazoned across my skin in anything more … Continue reading


Old Japanese Cars.

  Those daft Poms from Old Japanese Car recently held a small meet – basically just mates getting together to take pictures of their aptly named rides together. Now whilst not all are widely recognised as classics, they certainly all … Continue reading

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All you need is love (and $$$)

Among the classic beauty of the older Celicas, the oddball later model A40 and A60 series Celicas never get much attention. This is especially true for the A60 Coupe, which despite its typical 80s look is not a bad car. … Continue reading

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We Interrupt your JDM Viewing…

…For this emergency broadcast.  Alright, so there’s nothing emergency about it, and I’m a few weeks late to the party on this news anyway, but…  The Fast and the Furious 4 is in the works. I wouldn’t normally post about … Continue reading

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The Real Deal

As you may know, there are stacks of C10 Skyline GT-R “lookalikes” in Japan. However, it’s not often that an authentic specimen (PGC10 or KPGC10) comes up for sale to the public. Not only are they very rare, but most … Continue reading

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One of the most annoying thing for any classic JDM fanatic living outside of Japan is seeing all of these 400×300 jpgs on the net, knowing that in all probability you won’t be able to find a decent wallpaper-sized version, … Continue reading

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Lachy’s Picture of Relatively Modest Amusement #1

A sumo in a Subaru 360. Well, not in, but almost. I’m not sure whether they’d actually be able to close the door… [1024×768] [1280×1024]

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The Legend….of Option

Fans of JDM literature will be well familiar with Option Magazine. It’s a monthly “tuner” magazine, with cool feature cars and tech articles. Perhaps the biggest aftermarket tuning magazine in Japan, it has been in business since the late 1970s. … Continue reading


SSR: Old School Wheels are New Again

Let’s say you have almost finished restoring your vintage JDM ride, you have the blueprinted motor, you have the multiple carbs, and you need wheels to suit. Sure, there are lots of second hand old school wheels available on Yahoo … Continue reading


Keep on Truckin’

A wonderfully cliched title for this post, eh? What isn’t cliched, at all, is the other side to the classic JDM coin – trucks and utes. MiniTruckinWeb have put together an article looking at the history of Japanese trucks in … Continue reading

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Classics on a Budget

We all have a dream JDM classic. Perhaps yours is a beautifully restored Toyota 2000GT, or maybe something retrotech like an awesome RB-powered C10 Skyline or nutcase 20B-powered RX-3. Whatever it may be, chances are these dreams usually never eventuate … Continue reading


Japan’s Stillborn 70s Supercar

Ask anyone to name Japan’s first mid engined supercar and most people would nominate the Honda NSX. Change tack and instead ask about JDM prototype mid engined supercars and the extremely well-informed would say, ok, Nissan Mid-4. However. Japan’s very … Continue reading


Hunting for Some Classic JDM of Your Own?

JapaneseNostalgicCar have dug up what’ll probably be my favourite link for the week – Love Old Cars. It’s in Japanese – as all the best Classic JDM blogs are – but as with all of them, the magic is in … Continue reading

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The Path Less Followed

Any time you search for classic JDM – and for many of us, any time we even think of classic JDM – you’ll invariably wind up looking at a beautifully modified 240Z, a crazy Rx-3, or a pristine C10 GT-R.  … Continue reading

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Big Boys and Their Little Toys

To help celebrate 50 years of the Nissan Skyline, Tomica – somewhat like Japan’s version of Matchbox or Hot Wheels – have introduced a series of six classic (well, 5 plus the 1, not everyone considers the R30 a classic … Continue reading

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Cool JDM Videos You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Everybody knows about JDM car videos like Best Motoring, Hot Version, Video Option, etc, and they’re great entertainment. But if you go to Japan, you’ll realise that those flagship video titles are really just the tip of the iceberg. There … Continue reading

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Bolt-on guards – The key to the universe.

I don’t know about you lot, but I’ve always been of the opinion that a good set of bolt-on guards can really make the difference when toughing up a classic JDM car. There’s always a few ways you can go … Continue reading