RIP James Garner, 1928-2014

James Garner, actor, car enthusiast, and Mazda spokesman has passed away at the age of 86. He will be missed. Continue reading

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MINICARS: Hot Wheels BRE Datsun 240Z

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Hot Wheels will be releasing a BRE Datsun 240Z later this year as part of a limited edition, online-only offering from the Red Line Club. It looks to be a sought-after follow-up to last fall, when a similar BRE Datsun 510 sold out in two hours.  Continue reading

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NEWS: Get your Juke in Nissan heritage colors

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Nissan recently revealed the 2015 Juke to media in Nashville, Tennessee. This garishly colored example, which reps jokingly called the “USC edition,” is part of a new program that allows buyers to pimp their Jukes with custom coloring. We think this will lead to a spate of pretty bizarre looking specimens of the already-funky Juke on US streets, but for JNCers in Japan, you can choose from a palette of heritage colors that have appeared on historic Skylines and Fairlady Zs.  Continue reading

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EVENTS: Nissan Jam, Part 03

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In our third and final installment of the 2014 Nissan Jam, we take a look at the JDM (and JDM-style) cars that populated the show. In the comments of Part 02 NX Coupe Driver asked “Where are all the Nissan Skylines?” Well, right here, buddy, and as it turns out they were far more plentiful than the Nissan NX, a car that unlike the Skyline was actually sold in the US. Stop slacking NX owners! Onto the show, shall we?  Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Kanjozoku by Bowls Films

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Osaka’s midnight racers have been terrorizing the Kanjo Loop line for decades. There have been many stories about the Kanjozoku, but a new short by Bowls Films is the most in-depth look yet at the Honda Civic driving speed junkies.  Continue reading

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QotW: What’s the most unlikely JNC?

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Until six or seven years ago, most of the collector world openly scoffed at the idea of a Japanese classic. Today, prices are going up and the tide has shifted. However, even amongst the true believers there’s still a few cars that surprise us with their popularity.

What’s the most unlikely JNC?

We recently visited Nissan USA’s collection (more in an upcoming article) where they have a mint Datsun B210. Nissan tells us that at a recent car show where they brought out several of their museum cars, the B210 garnered the most attention among their display vehicles. Want even more love? Put Honey Bee graphics on it!

What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of the last QotW, “What JNC would you live in?Continue reading

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Happy 25th Birthday, Z32 Nissan 300ZX

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On July 10, 1989 the Z32 Nissan 300ZX went on sale in Japan. We commemorated the occasion by driving the most original twin turbo in the USA, if not on planet Earth. Photos and story to come shortly.

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EVENTS: Nissan Jam, Part 02

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One of the great things about an event like Nissan Jam is the sheer diversity of cars it brings out. Sure, there are Z and Roadster gatherings in SoCal, and 510s are bound to show up wherever you go, but there aren’t many places where you can see a B210, Sentra SE-R and a Patrol, along with the usual fleet of 240Zs and 510s, all in one place.  Continue reading

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Bubble Era Toyota classics meet their successors

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The British sure know how to appreciate the classics. In fact, Toyota UK is quietly amassing a proper heritage collection of the company’s best and brightest. Back in April they found what they describe as “quite possibly the best original MR2 in existence” in the classifieds, but by the time they went to buy it, the AW11 had already been sold.  Continue reading

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EVENTS: 2014 Nissan Jam, Part 01

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Now in its second year, Nissan Jam is quickly becoming SoCal’s go-to event for Nissan and Datsun fans of all stripes. Take one look around and you’ll see everything from ever-popular 510s and 240Zs to B210s and 240SXes. But forget the alphanumeric soup, let’s look at some of Nissan Motor Co.’s greatest hits.  Continue reading

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