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 Post subject: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:40 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:01 am 
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Had no idea, ordered one from Amazon.


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 Post subject: Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:38 am 
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My lovely wife gave me one for X-mas! :D
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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 Post subject: Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:18 am 
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Hey. Check who wrote it, guys :)

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:27 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:38 pm 
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kev wrote:
Hey. Check who wrote it, guys :)

I'm rather surprised it was never mentioned here, haha.

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:15 pm 

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Nice job Ben.
I am ordering one right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:48 am 
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The Book just arrived here in Switzerland... :D
very nice :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:59 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Classic Japanese Performance Cars - The book
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:41 pm 

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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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