Category Archives: Video

VIDEO: The Isuzu Rodeo was cheap but cool

If you were a teenager in the late 80s or early 90s, wanting an Isuzu more than anything in the world was not an odd thing. Dealerships were lined with┬ásleek Impulses and colorful Amigos. The coolest kid in my high … Continue reading

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EF Honda Civic-driving idiot tries to run from police

One of my guilty pleasures is watching dashcam and police chase videos. It’s rare though that the subject of the pursuit is one of our own. And by one of our own I mean the enthusiast of an old Japanese … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Gemini was Isuzu’s most popular passenger car

Introduced in 1974, the Isuzu Gemini was known by many names around the world. Depending on the country, it was sold as a Chevy, Buick, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Daewoo, Saehan, and probably a few more. In Japan, though, it was … Continue reading

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To eradicate smallpox in the world’s most remote regions, the WHO employed a fleet of FJ40 Land Cruisers

We might be knee-deep in a pandemic right now, but let’s remember what humanity can achieve if we work together. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, a painful and deadly disease that was killing 2 … Continue reading

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VIDEO: For the 30th anniversary of the Acura NSX, chief engineer Shigeru Uehara has a message for fans

Building on the NSX’s 30th anniversary, Honda has released a message from the original car’s chief engineer, Shigeru Uehara. It’s all in Japanese, naturally, but with the help of our pal and Hot Wheels’ resident Honda-head Ryu Asada, we’ve been … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The third-gen Accord was when Honda began to eat Detroit’s lunch

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the third-generation Accord here, but how was it received when new? Motorweek said that it was making Detroit, which at the time still dominated the family sedan market, nervous. There’s good reason, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Why the Isuzu museum in Japan has a Chevy in it

Despite its prowess in building large industrial trucks for any type of terrain, Isuzu was never truly able to succeed in the domestic truck and SUV market. They never were able to challenge the like of the Land Cruisers, Patrols … Continue reading

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VIDEO: This Datsun Z’s first wash in 44 years is extremely satisfying to watch

Barn finds are great, especially if the car in question has only 350 miles on it. Not so great is the cleaning process required to wash a car that has been sitting for 44 years. The original owner of a … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Isuzu Bellel was far from great, but good enough

In the early 1960s, as Japan’s automotive market was heating up, Isuzu decided to forge its own path with a full-size, six-seater sedan. Notably, the Isuzu Bellel was Japan’s first sedan with a 2.0-liter engine and Japan’s first diesel passenger … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Behold, a loop of Tokyo’s Shuto Expressway in 1986

While most people are downing large quantities of Netflix right now, here’s something a bit more relevant to our interests: Home videos of driving through Tokyo in the Showa Era. It’s a clockwise loop of Tokyo’s Shuto, and speaking of … Continue reading

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VIDEO: If you love Toyota Celicas, look away from this Pro/Celebrity race

For three decades, Toyota sponsored an annual automotive carnage-fest known as the Pro/Celebrity Race. It gathered a bunch of drivers, some who were actual professional racers and some who were movie and television… well, stars, might be too strong a … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Feast your eyes on this 30th anniversary Honda NSX development film

The 30th anniversary of the production NSX took place last month, and Honda is releasing some excellent content to celebrate this phenomenal machine. Last night, a video showing the development of the NSX dropped. And even though we can’t understand … Continue reading

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Watch the debut of the Nissan Z Proto live right now

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VIDEO: Behold, the Isuzu Sumida bus

Pre-war photos are very difficult to come by, but Isuzu has just released a video comprised of images of the Isuzu Sumida bus from 90 years ago. The Sumida was one of Isuzu’s earliest designs, introduced in 1929. In fact, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: One man’s obsessive collection of high-mileage Acuras

There are all kinds of eccentric car collectors out there, but even among those Tyson Hugie is an oddball. And as he’s a friend of JNC, we mean that in the nicest way. Most of the Honda collectors we encounter … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Honda Collection Hall’s S800 and NSX in action

Honda periodically posts videos of cars from their museum at Twin Ring Motegi going out for a spin. All the cars at the museum are kept in running condition, as these videos demonstrate, and as it happens the most recent … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Can you identify 100 years’ worth of Mazda interiors?

Mazda has released a video called “The Evolution of Mazda Interiors” as the latest installment of their 100th anniversary celebrations. As you might expect, it’s a series of driver’s-view shots from Mazda cars over the decades. While I can do … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Keiichi Tsuchiya drifts a collector’s stock $37,000 AE86

The AE86 is a hot commodity now, with very nice examples selling in the mid-$20,000 range in the US. In Japan, however, cherry low-mileage examples have been commanding top prices for years. In 2017, Hot Version gathered a dream gathering … Continue reading

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VIDEO: What made the 1992 Honda Civic a good car?

History has taught us that the EG Civic was one of the greatest compacts of all time, but how was it reviewed when it was new? Surprisingly, it wasn’t for the things we love about 90s Hondas like responsive engines, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Why the Acura Integra Type R is worth $60,000

These days, Acura Integra Type R values are higher than those of an Acura NSX. Prices have shot as high as $82,000, with most decent examples in the $60,000 range. On paper, the numbers don’t look that spectacular. Its 1.8-liter … Continue reading

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