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Mazdas at Fuji Speedway, October 10, 1972

This video comes courtesy of oldschool.co.nz via Retro-Classics. It’s from the heyday of the Fuji touring car championships and is unique in that the narration is in English! No more picking handfuls of syllables out of rapid-fire Japanese commentary that … Continue reading


ABC Hobby's R/C Nostalgics

We know many JNC readers are already aware of ABC Hobby‘s awesome Genetic R/C lineup. But for those that aren’t, these are extremely high quality radio control car chassis from Japan, and the best part is they have a wide … Continue reading


The Art of Mazda RX-3 Covers and Catalogs

The Mazda RX-3 Savanna is a good looking machine by any measure. But the alluring depictions of it that graced catalogs and magazine covers back in the day are nothing short of pure art. This Japanese website has collected a … Continue reading

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Kidney, Anyone? 1977 Mazda RX-3 SP

Remember that hunka hunka road burnin’ Mazda we posted? Well apparently the cost to set the streets of your neighborhood afire is $11,000. Holy racing stripes, Batman! The 1977 Mazda RX-3 SP was and appearance package for the American incarnation … Continue reading


Mazda 90th Anniversary Website Launched

A little weekend browsing for you guys: Mazda just launched its 90th Anniversary mini-site. Timeline photos abound, including some rarely-seen commercial vehicles.


Help Add A Mazda RX-3SP and Honda CR-X to Forza 3

Forza 3 is teaming up with Jalopnik for the next round of downloadable cars for the racing sim. Let’s try to stuff the ballot box with J-tin like this Mazda RX-3SP (flames not included). Other candidates include the ’84 Mazda … Continue reading


Rotary Overload: New Zealand Summerdrags 2010

Listen up, Mazdafarians! If you want to see over 300 pics of vintage kiwi-style rotaries at the recent 2010 Summerdrags, click right here and braap your brains out.

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Best Torrance South Bay Nostalgic Car Meet Yet

As we headed down to the monthly South Bay meet in Torrance last Friday, we ran into the hakosuka and kenmeri Skylines from Right Hand Drive Japan. Matched in white paint and gunmetal Wats, they were a sight to behold … Continue reading


Mazda RX-3 Savanna, In Action!

Proof that a Mazda RX-3 does not need tremendous fender flares to look dead sexy. From The Legend of Historic Car series.


Fuji Speedway Frozen in Time, 1977-80

The action that took place at Fuji Speedway in the 70s is the stuff of legend. Back then it was known as FISCO (Fuji International Speedway Co., Ltd.) and was host to epic battles in Group 5, Touring Sedan, and … Continue reading


1978 Mazda RX-3 Savanna of Undiluted Evil

We don’t really have much to say about this menace to all that is innocent and pure, except that it’s hewn from brimstone and the nightmares of children. Imagine this ’78 Mazda RX-3 appearing in your rear view on a … Continue reading


Classic Japanese Show & Shine, Brisbane, Australia

A couple of months ago our friends in the southern hemisphere held their own gathering of nostalgics. And because everything is topsy-turvy down there, they occupied an entirely different circle in the J-tin Venn diagram. Look at the photo above. … Continue reading


Reader Build: Gypsy’s 1973 Mazda RX-3

We really appreciate and enjoy all the JNC readers out there sharing their projects with us. Occasionally one goes above and beyond in bringing back a car otherwise be destined for the crusher, investing way more time and money than … Continue reading


EVENTS: JCCS 2009 Part Four: Rolling Stock

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Friday Video to bring you more Japanese Classic Car Show sweetness. We love the fact that, like muscle cars, J-tin is ripe for modification. But sometimes it’s nice to see a faithfully restored example or … Continue reading


EVENTS: JCCS 2009 Part Two: Wagons Ho!

Continuing with our JCCS 2009 coverage, here are the cars from my personal favorite category — the wagons! This restored orange Datsun 510 was gorgeous, and aside from the re-upholstered interior it looks like it could have driven off the … Continue reading


EVENTS: SevenStock XII, Part Two

Welcome to the second and final installment of our SevenStock XII coverage (Click here for Part 1). It was hotter than the the ninth level of Hell that day and easy to see why southern California was on fire for … Continue reading


EVENTS: SevenStock XII, Part One

SoCal’s biggest rotary gathering took place on Saturday, at Mazda USA’s Irvine, California headquarters. Dan snapped enough photos that we’re splitting them into MotorMavens-style two-post coverage rather than our old massive image dump format. Let’s get to it, shall we? … Continue reading


Mazda RX-3 Savannas Take to the Circuit

Here are some actual gurachan – as in Grand Champion, not gurachan-style – Mazda RX-3 Savanna race cars from the mid- to late-70s. In this photo driver Naoki Nagasaka hits the 1978 Fuji GC and Super Touring series. Note the … Continue reading


USA Today Picks Top 10 Japanese Collector Cars

Last Friday USA Today picked their Top 10 Japanese cars that they think will become collectible in the future. The piece echoes what we’ve been preaching all along, that these cars capture the nostalgic feelings of twenty- and thirty-somethings and … Continue reading