Category Archives: racing

I Have a Dream

While we’re on the subject of the UK and adverts, here’s one of the best, Honda’s “Impossible Dream”. In fact, we can safely say that all artists can just retire now, because never will anything so beautiful be created again. … Continue reading

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2007, We Hardly Knew Ye

Well, it’s here, the final day of the year. Now before we all get hammered and pretend we know the words to “Auld Lang Syne,” let’s take a look back at all the nostalgic car happenings that took place during … Continue reading

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Citrus Bowl

There’s thunder in them thar hills. Or, at least, the combined cacophony of a hundred barely-running cars squealing their tires and revving at full tilt. Once again, it’s the 24 Hours of LeMons, held this time at Thunderhill Park Raceway … Continue reading

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Saurus: Nissan’s Stillborn Lotus Seven

In the late 80s, Nissan went crazy on concept cars, almost all of which never went into production, like the Mid4 supercar. But another concept that made a favourable splash was the Saurus. Unveiled at the 1987 Tokyo Motor Show, … Continue reading

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NISMO Festival

More vintage Nissan racing news: While SoCal Nissan nuts enjoyed the warm December weather at the Empire Z Show, their Japanese counterparts braved the cold to attend the NISMO Festival. The annual event, held at Fuji International Speedway, is one … Continue reading

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Still B.R.E.

Howdy, race fans. Here’s some great news. Peter Brock, the man behind the BRE race teams that took Datsun to SCCA Trans-Am 2.5 championships, has launched a new website, bre2.net. Old photos abound, from Brock’s early days with Hino, through … Continue reading

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M. Yokota Vintage Rally

Remember the M. Yokota Collection, the vintage car museum/chocalatier/squirrel zoo in Gumna Prefecture? Clearly, a mind as active and eccentric as that of Mr. Yokota’s cannot be easily calmed. The latest manifestation of his love for nostalgics is the M. … Continue reading

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Prince R380: Want One?

A couple of weeks ago, we touched on the topic of the Prince R380 racecar in our retrospective on the Hakosuka Skyline GT-R. As we take up the story, the S54B Skyline debuted at the Japan Grand Prix in 1964. … Continue reading

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The Hottest of Hot Hatches

Well before the likes of the MazdaSpeed 3 and the Civic Type R, crazy little funoboxes (hah, I totally just made that up) like the Starlet and the 310 were kicking around. I still see quite a few modified Starlets … Continue reading

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Special Stage on Silver Screen

Our Aussie friends at grandJDM bring us news of a new movie about rallying coming out in Japan.  SS, an abbreviation for Special Stage, is based on a manga of the same title, and while Sho Aikawa is the leading … Continue reading

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