Hotrod JNC’s are fascinating if for no other reason, they reflect the American hotrod’s influence in Japan. The JNC sub-culture took root some years ago thanks to the likes of Mooneyes and Crown Classics, but what shop has taken up the Datsun banner? GHOST FACTORY has:
Yep, that is a genuine, JDM-only Datsun 620 Pickup variant. Despite it’s unusual configuration, it’s quite stunning–to say the least. Meanwhile, back at the GHOST FACTORY, one can only speculate what the name means: ghost referring to ghost paint effects?
The JNC hotrod sub-culture has been mirrored on our side of the Pacific as well. A few years ago, a few SoCal Datsun Boys started showing up to events bagged, hubcapped, and whitewalled. Something completely different than what had traditionally been done. Nowadays, you can see more than a few hotrod and even ratrod inspired Datsuns at any given show. If this sounds like your scene, you need to check into ratsun.net, as it’s generally known to be the hangout of the truck and goon crowd.
(thanks to hotwire for the ghost factory tip)