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    Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book

    In case you didn't know, I found this book in my local Barnes and Noble:

    http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Japanese- ... 1934709883

    It's a nice read. Heavy on Nissan and Toyota histories and includes the rest.

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    Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book

    Had no idea, ordered one from Amazon.

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    Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book

    My lovely wife gave me one for X-mas!
    Haven't found the time yet to have a thorough read, but skimmed through it several times already and it certainly looks like a qaulity book... :wink:

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    Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book

    Hey. Check who wrote it, guys
    Hidden Content Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.

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    Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book

    I will order one, just need to clear some holiday debt first.
    (I will get my book store to order me a copy "old school style").

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    Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book

    Quote Originally Posted by kev
    Hey. Check who wrote it, guys
    I'm rather surprised it was never mentioned here, haha.

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    Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book

    Nice job Ben.
    I am ordering one right now.

    Rory

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    Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book

    The Book just arrived here in Switzerland...
    very nice :tu:

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    Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book

    Ordered! I was waiting for you guys to write something like this :-)

    Did I miss it being announced on the main site?

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    Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book

    Just finished reading.

    Ben, you should be proud of your work - this is a really great book.

    So many such books are poorly written, with zero editing and boring or file photos and questionable 'facts'. This is the absolute opposite.


    I've posted the below on Amazon too (5*):

    This book is a great explanation of the key models. It tells the story of each nameplate's evolution in the context of Japan's developing car market, so you understand not just the tech specs of a car, but how it was positioned relative to siblings and rivals in the JDM market at the time, and its strengths and weaknesses. It's the ability to put things in context and tell the whole story that is really valuable.

    Ben's enthusiasm shines through in that he really manages to explain why cars like the 2000GT and 240Z were so significant, conveying the excitement and optimism of Japan's boom decades, when nothing seemed impossible.

    The photos are well-chosen to back up the descriptions of each model's styling, and really seem to 'pop' off the page. Finally, unlike many books covering this area, the text is really well-written and very readable, as well as authoritative and fact-packed.


    If you like JNC, you'll love the book. :tu:

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