Category Archives: Businesses

JDM Restore! Auto Service Machinaga

Now here’s something interesting…a classic car bodyshop in JDMland that keeps a pictorial blog of all the interesting cars they do. The shop in question is Auto Service Machinaga, in Kobe. Check out their blog for more detailed step by … Continue reading

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Love Ear Art: Oldschool Paint Skillz

We came across Love Ear Art the other day, an airbrush artist in Japan who does a lot of work on JDM classics in a true 70s style. Check out his Blog for more of his awesome work.

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Utilitas: For all your Landcruiser and DR30 Skyline RS Turbo needs…

Yesterday we did a feature on the ultra-cool (and ultra expensive) TLC Icon recreation of the classic FJ40 Landcruiser. If you really want a Landcruiser now, but the Icon was too rich for your blood (and you are in Japan) … Continue reading

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Barracuda: One-Box Revolution

One of the things you notice in JDM classic-car magazines lately is that there is a lot more interest in the older JDM vans. The scene is still in its infancy to a certain extent, but one of the JDM … Continue reading

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FlexAuto: The Mother Lode

A couple of days ago we posted a link to classic JDM dealer Harfees’s. But today, we seem to have hit the jackpot with FlexAuto, which has many, many more interesting used cars in stock. Check out their stock, you … Continue reading

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Tomytec: little classics

The fact that Tomy make little toy cars should come as no great surprise to any GrandJDM reader.  But did you know that it also has a special line of classic toy cars?  Well…you do now!  It’s called TOMYTEC. They … Continue reading

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If you want to buy a race-rep Hakosuka, a GT-R replica Kenmeri or a super-tough 240Z with ZG nose and flares, then you got to Rocky Auto or Red Megaphone.  But what if you wanted something low and slow, like a slammed … Continue reading

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GT-R Pants!! They’re GT-R…..PANTS!

Ages ago we shone a light onto a JDM clothing label which had a lot of hot rod influences, mixed in with cool old school JDM car touches. It was Samurai Motor Club. But checking their website today, we find … Continue reading

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Cafe GT-R: If they served chicken wings, you’d never have to leave

If you were cruising the Tochigi area of central Japan, you might come across a roadside restaurant, with a charming organic produce market at the back. There’s a restaurant serving pizza and pasta, and at the corner of the complex … Continue reading

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Bring Back the Mazda RX-3

Mazda have utilised Facebook to launch a design competition, charging entrants with the task of determining what the Mazda 3 of 2018 will look like.The good thing about this design comp is that, frankly, it’s not much of one! If … Continue reading

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Win Stuff!

Hey folks, we’s got a prize for you! That is, if you can correctly navigate your way through our contest before any of your fellow readers—or should I say; opponents! (dun dun dun)! grandJDM have teamed up with J-style clothing … Continue reading

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So That’d Make it a… MX2000GT?

Well, this might be the weirdest thing I wasn’t expecting to see this week.  Japanese outfit Roadster Garage are now offering a conversion package that transforms your MX-5 into a mutant Toyota 2000GT convertible. This is the sort of thing … Continue reading

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There’s No Bullwinkle Here

The lads over at JNC have posted an entry about Japanese tuning house Rocky Auto, including an intensely hot RB26-powered S30Z. While I’d probably go for an L28 these days, there was a very long period there where all I … Continue reading

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Say it LOUD: Red Megaphone

Auto Otaku recently stumbled across a bunch of videos by Japanese restorer Red Megaphone, and has thrown a few of them up on his blog. Presumably these are some videos intended to show off the cars to potential buyers. The … Continue reading

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J-Spec goes old school

Every now and then, J-Spec Imports strays from the standard R32s, Soarers, and so forth, and goes mental and lists a pile of awesome JDM classics. Today is such a day. Check out these rides currently on offer. Beats scouring … Continue reading

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(Even more) Cool JDM Clothing…Part 3 (and counting)

  Last month, we covered a few nostalgic JDM clothing brands which embrace old school cars and bikes:  Samurai Motor Club and Neighbourhood.  And yet there is still more….Kaminari69, which has the same old-school hot rod influences with 60s cars … Continue reading

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Import Bible Going Old Skool

Our buds over at Import Bible have given in to the hot hot appeal of the classic JDM styles, and will soon be releasing a tee dedicated to what is probably the most instantly recognisable ambassador of early Japanese motoring … Continue reading

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SSR: Old School Wheels are New Again

Let’s say you have almost finished restoring your vintage JDM ride, you have the blueprinted motor, you have the multiple carbs, and you need wheels to suit. Sure, there are lots of second hand old school wheels available on Yahoo … Continue reading

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Gorgeous JDM Car Art, by Bow

In JDM MX5/Roadster circles, one of the coolest things is the annual “Roadster Days” calendar by Japanese artist Bow. Beautifully illustrated, they’re wonderfully evocative pictures of the MX5 in its natural settings. Being a Roadster owner myself, I just had … Continue reading

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Need your fix of JDM Books and Videos?

Let’s say you’ve trekked all the way to Japan, have found your way to the Super Autobacs in Tokyo Bay, and after spending a good few hours in their wondrously well stocked book and video shop, you stumble to the … Continue reading

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