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In 1965, a motorcycle distributor named Pride and Clark became the first company to officially sell Toyotas in the UK. Toyota recently celebrated 50 years in the United Kingdom with a gathering of classics, many of which had their own local flavor and were … Continue reading
For our final installment of Toyotafest coverage, we bring you the museum-worthy cars that put meaning to the word classic. Whether its racing provenance, rarity, pop culture status or just a stupendously fantastic specimen, these are the cars that are should be exhibited and preserved as inspiration … Continue reading
This year Toyotafest fell on a very special occasion — President and CEO Akio Toyoda‘s 58th birthday. Since taking the helm of his great-grandfather’s company in 2009, Toyoda-san has vowed to bring the wakudoki back. What’s wakudoki? “A palpable, heart-pounding sense of excitement,” says Toyota. … Continue reading
We’re extremely lucky to attend as many J-tin filled shows as we do, so it might sound like a first world problem when we say there’s always one teensy issue: The cars are stationary. That’s why when the Toyota Automobile … Continue reading
Honda‘s first passenger car went on sale in October 1963. That was 50 years ago, and the S-Series was a screamer. You know the story: While the rest of Japan’s burgeoning auto industry was assembling crude beasts of burden, Soichiro … Continue reading
For nearly a decade, Mazfest has brought Mazdafarians together to commune for a fun day at the racetrack. Coordinated by Xtreme Speed track events and MOCC, the event blends together a cheap way to get on the track with an … Continue reading
It may surprise you to learn that SoCal, epicenter of car culture that it is, lacks a dedicated all-Nissan show. Oh sure, there’s plenty of club shindigs, marque-specific events, and informal meets, but nothing on the order of a Toyotafest … Continue reading
There’s an exciting new car show coming to SoCal this summer. The Nissan Jam is the brain child of the folks who are responsible for the world famous Japanese Classic Car Show, and we at JNC are proud to be on board … Continue reading
As we mentioned, there was more urethane than chrome at this year’s Toyotafest. Still, it’s the strong presence of Aichi classics that anchor this must-see event and separate it from other shows.
In Part 01 of our 2013 New Year Meeting coverage, our photogs arrived on the scene in Odaiba, Tokyo. Nihon steel was shot, the swap meets was perused, and legends of Japanese motoring were admired. We see no reason not … Continue reading
Despite the fact that various generations of Godzilla were the headliners at the 2012 Skyline Nationals, many of Nissan‘s 1980s Group A and Group C touring cars drew just as much attention displayed at the car show and in action at the track day … Continue reading
Formula D isn’t the kind of event we here at JNC normally cover, but in recent years stateside drifting has grown tremendously, and with that growth it has welcomed with open arms the nostalgics that made all this tail-sliding possible.
This is just a friendly reminder that SevenStock and Mazdafest have joined forces this year to form one mega-celebration of rotary power at Willow Springs Raceway this Saturday, September 29!
The 2012 Japanese Classic Car Show has come and gone, and this year’s was the hottest one yet. We mean that literally, as it was an unseasonably scorching 100-plus degree day, rare even for SoCal in September, but that didn’t … Continue reading
The year’s most anticipated gathering of nostalgics will soon be upon us. The 2012 Japanese Classic Car Show falls on September 15 this year and will be held at the usual venue by the Queen Mary in sunny Long Beach, California. … Continue reading
The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena is among the most influential transportation design schools in the world. Noted graduates include Chip Foose, Ford VP of design J Mays, head of Nissan design Shiro Nakamura, former head of Pininfarina … Continue reading
This week: Friday, December 3 / Torrance, CA: SoCal Japanese Classic Car Meet Saturday, December 4 / Irwindale Speedway, CA: Motormavens Mass Appeal @ Gymkhana Grid
This week: Tuesday, November 2 / Torrance, CA: Toyota Automobile Museum Grand Opening Friday, November 5 / Torrance, CA: SoCal Japanese Classic Car Meet
The Art Center Car Classic is a design focused car exhibition that features high end European and American classics. This year, nostalgics will be making a strong case for Japanese automotive design. Among others, see the Toyota 2000GT and Lexus … Continue reading
This weekend: Friday, October 1 / Torrance, CA: SoCal Japanese Classic Car Meet Saturday, October 2-3 / Odaiba, Japan: Motor Sport Japan Festival Sunday, October 3 / Tacoma, WA: Puget Sound Toyota Owners Festival