Author Archives: Brandon Kelley
Happy Holidays from JNC
Thanks for joining us on our Japanese car journeys. May your garages be filled with all the JDM and NOS car parts that your hearts desire, and may you share these times and joys with your loved ones. Happy Holidays … Continue reading
QotW: Has anyone tried to buy your JNC?
My AE86 sits across the ocean from me, tucked under a cover on the side of my folk’s house. From time to time, they tell me they’ve turned away wishful buyers, and it’s understandable. A few times the rejected try … Continue reading
QotW: Do you prefer a certain size of JNC?
Recently we added a little one to our family. After searching for an overly expensive car seat, the question came up on what car we should get to haul around the little guy. I have a Pajero Mini Turbo, but … Continue reading
QotW: Daily, Garage, Sell — 90s Honda Edition
Welcome to another edition of Daily, Garage, Sell, JNC‘s version of Bang, Marry, Kill. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, you any glance at the local bookstore magazine shelf was sure to reveal at least one Honda cover … Continue reading
EVENTS: The Final New Year Meeting, Part 01
It is with a heavy heart that we bring you this report on 2019’s New Year Meeting, held on the fourth weekend of January, for it is also the very last New Year Meeting. period. Twelve years ago, JNC became … Continue reading
QotW: What do you want to know about Japan? (Part 2)
It’s that time again to ask any questions you might have about Japan. From car culture, to JNC, to travel and anything in between. What do you want to know about Japan (Part 2)? The most entertaining comment by next … Continue reading
QotW: Should carmakers use classic nameplates for new models?
Last week, we finally got a glimpse of the forever-teased fifth-gen Supra. Toyota can now add their historic nameplate back into their lineup to evoke the glory years of exciting expressway champions and literally unbelievable “Gentleman’s Agreement” performance. Honda and Nissan … Continue reading
Happy New Year from JNC!
QotW: What’s your JNC New Year’s resolution?
As I write this, I’m packing to make the trek up to the northern reaches of Japan to see my trusty Pajero Mini Turbo, oh and also to see family… I also take time to reflect on 2018 and my … Continue reading
QotW: What did you give your JNC this holiday season?
Happy holidays to all! No matter what you celebrate this season, don’t forget to include your JNC in the festivities. What’s under the glowing lights or garage Christmas tree for your JNC? What did you give your JNC this holdiay … Continue reading
QotW: Will there ever be another sports car renaissance?
Last week rumors surfaced of a possible MR2 and MX-6 in the pipeline. These would add more options to the slowly expanding lineup of affordable sports cars and, with any luck, once again spark an era of performance cars. From … Continue reading
QotW: What was your most memorable parts hunt?
Every once in a while, we like to hear from our readers about their success stories on finding those much-needed. seemingly impossible-to-find parts. They could be the fruits of a junkyard scour, your reward from a secret eBay snipe, or … Continue reading
QotW: What JNC represents 1989 the best?
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and from places your wouldn’t expect. Today, that hero is dbdr who suggested in last week’s post that we all ponder a bit more on what 1989 was all about. Sure, during the … Continue reading
QotW: Which JNCs would live in your ideal two-car garage?
Having a huge warehouse of JNCs would be a dream, we can all agree. More realistically, though, our garages are restricted to just a couple of parking spaces if we’re lucky. If you were limited to just these spaces, and … Continue reading
QotW: What leisure activity do you do with your JNC?
When you brought your JNC home for the first time, it may have been because you had a love for its design, unique features, or capabilities. Over time, your JNC had to take on the routine duties of daily life. … Continue reading
QotW: What JNC do you spot the most on the road today?
The natural course of a model’s life is one of attrition. During and immediately after its initial four or five years of sales, they are most prevalent on the streets. Then, as accidents, mechanical issues, and rust take hold, the … Continue reading
QotW: Which S13 would you get, Silvia or 180SX?
Silvia. 180SX. Which is the better design from the Nissan draft table? Before you post, no, we’re not talking about a Sil-Eighty or the USDM 240SX sedan/hatch designs. We’re comparing only the pure breeds: Which S13 would you get, Silvia … Continue reading
QotW: Do you prefer stock or aftermarket wheels?
Some JNCs came with absolute knock-out wheels — the AE86 snowflake, the 240Z iron cross, while other JNCs came with steelies that would never steal anyone’s heart. How could they when you have classic rims such as Star Sharks and … Continue reading
QotW: What do you want to know about living in Japan?
We’re doing our first AMA (Ask Me Anything). As one of the JNC staff living in Japan, I can say that one of the best things about it is the daily exposure to all things JNC. Want to know more … Continue reading
QotW: Do you rock JNC gear on the regular?
We’ve discussed previously about having JNC-related trinkets around the house; or interesting bits in your vehicles, but now I want to know if you have a favorite vintage shirt that just never goes out of your wardrobe rotation despite a … Continue reading