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NEWS: Nissan will make parts for the R33 and R34 Skyline GT-R again

Last year Nissan announced to great fanfare the first phase of its Heritage Parts program. Through its NISMO division, the company would re-issue parts for the R32 Skyline GT-R, and if the program was successful enough Nissan would expand the … Continue reading

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MINICARS: New Jada castings include Miata, RX3, 2000GT, EK Civic

At SEMA, Jada Toys unveiled several new castings of Japanese classics. As part of the JDM Tuners line of 1:24, 1:32, and 1:64 scale cars, the releases include several favorites in the pantheon of JNCs.

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WILDLIFE: A Land Cruiser and Skyline GT-R become buds

You know those animal videos where a dog and a tortoise become friends? That is what this in-the-wild spotting of an R34 Skyline GT-R and a Toyota Land Cruiser in Yokohama reminded us of. Each one has come to represent … Continue reading

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JCCS Preview: Come see new Hot Wheels castings of Japanese cars at the JNC booth this Saturday

View this post on Instagram #Japaneseclassiccarshow in Long Beach is only 2 days away. Who's going?? Don't forget to stop by and check out our small display with some *new models* at @japanesenostalgiccar booth! ūüáĮūüáĶ A post shared by HOT … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 2018 Japanese Automotive Invitational

It has been a banner year for Nihon steel at Monterey Car Week. The annual series of ultra-prestigious automotive events have traditionally excluded Japanese cars, but 2018 saw, for example, Nissan become the first carmaker from Japan to be honored … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Petersen Museum Cruise-in, Part 01

Last weekend the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles hosted their annual cruise-in for Japanese cars. J-tin of all eras and styles flocked to the museum’s parking structure at the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire Boulevards on a sweltering LA … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Radwood NorCal 2018

The Radwood phenomenon is spreading faster than hairspray-induced polyester fire. The celebration of 80s and 90s autodom is now on its fourth show in just two years, and the organizers tell us it was the biggest one yet. We attended … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Classic car commercials in Australia would be unthinkable in the US

When Ricky told me to check out the Shannons video about the Isuzu Car Club of Australia gathering, I did. But the thing that absolutely blew my mind wasn’t even an Isuzu. It was this classic car insurance ad, which … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Nissan GT-R generations in Hong Kong

Nissan has just released a new beautifully shot video for the¬†launch of the 2018 GT-R in Hong Kong. It’s filled with shots of¬†an R32, R33 NISMO 400R, R34 Vspec II N√ľr, and the R35 gliding through the urban streets.¬†I will … Continue reading

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EVENTS: The 2017 NISMO Festival was a moving tribute to the Skyline

This year’s NISMO Festival was a special one, as it marked¬†the event’s 20th anniversary. The inaugural NISMO Festival¬†in 1997 was a small gathering put together by NISMO employees as a customer appreciation day. Nissan factory drivers¬†showed up to interact with … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Radwood 2 – Electric Boogaloo

From the moment co-organizer Art Cervantes told us the name of the event, we knew it would be incredible. Radwood. It was a car show exclusively for 80s and 90s machines. Like Goodwood but, you know, rad. 

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MOTORSPORT: Why Calsonic Blue is a legendary livery in Japanese racing

Outside of Japan,¬†most enthusiasts’ first encounter with the legendary Calsonic Blue livery of Nissan’s touring cars was likely in Gran Turismo. Specifically, it graced the R32 Skyline GT-R of the Japan Touring Car Championships, and while Godzilla¬†notably won every single¬†JTCC … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The latest Hot Version pits the Nissan GT-R against the Mazda Rotary

Speaking of¬†rivalries, the Nissan GT-R and Mazda rotary¬†have one that stretches back some 45 years. It was¬†Hiroshima’s pistonless wonder that kept the Hakosuka GT-R from capturing¬†its much sought-after 50th touring car win. While Nissan did eventually get that 50th win, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: For the record, we’re going to be That Guy about the Nissan Skyline

A couple of weeks ago Donut Media published their first¬†“Up To Speed” video, a primer of sorts, and the subject was none other than the¬†Nissan Skyline. If you haven’t heard of Donut Media, they make¬†entertaining automotive videos and push them … Continue reading

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Decorate your home with this Nissan Skyline 60th anniversary merch

Although the Skyline’s official birthday was back in April, the 60th¬†birthday party for Nissan’s most¬†famous¬†model is still in full swing.¬†The company has developed an¬†entire catalog of goods that are all themed¬†around the Skyline. While¬†most automaker apparel is cringeworthy, some of … Continue reading

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EVENTS: How Nissan celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Skyline in Japan

Sixty years ago today, on April 24, 1957, the Prince¬†Skyline debuted on a rainy day at the famed Tokyo Takarazuka Theater. It’s no exaggeration to say that few cars¬†have a more revered place in the Japanese psyche, having served as … Continue reading

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NEWS: Nissan celebrates 60th anniversary of the Skyline

Sixty years ago, in April 1957, one of the most hallowed names in the Japanese car world was introduced at Tokyo Takarazuka Theater. The Skyline was not a Nissan yet, but a Prince. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Nissan is … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon, Part 02 ‚ÄĒ Restomods

Since its inception in 1983, the Tokyo Auto Salon has been Japan’s showcase premier exhibition of¬†automotive trends. Back then, it went by the very literal name of¬†Tokyo Exciting Car Show, but the idea was the same ‚ÄĒ showcasing¬†what Japanese tuners … Continue reading

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VIDEO: A street-legal, AWD, 1100hp Celica

At this point Lexus 1UZ swaps into lightweight classic J-coupes that weigh almost nothing are not a new thing. However, squeezing 1,100 horsepower out of the 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo turned up to 27 psi necessitated a GT-R’s¬†AWD drivetrain for Jamie … Continue reading

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GRAND TOURING: Chubu and Kinki, Part 01

After a longer than usual break between our tours, we decided to take a full¬†week off and continue our Western Coast explorations through the Chubu and Kinki regions.¬†As we embarked, the outer bands of a seasonal typhoon loomed over Japan. … Continue reading

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