Category Archives: Websites

Nostalgic Drift!

Alexi, a good friend of mine runs the excellent Nori Yaro – Japan Car Life Blog. An expat Australian in Japan, Alexi’s living the life drifting and immersing himself in grassroots car culture over there.  Last weekend, he spotted this … Continue reading

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JDM Workshop Spotlight: Carcraft Yabusaki

A few months ago, we put the spotlight on Auto Service Machinaga, a Kobe bodyshop that not only did great work in restoring JDM classics, but also had the presence of mind to record their restoration process in photographs, presented … Continue reading

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Do the JDM Burnout Dance! G-Works Magazine review

Pay your local Japanese bookshop a visit and you’ll see that one of the new JDM magazines catering to the new boom in nostalgics is G-Works. It’s one of my favourite Japanese magazines: it’s chock full of modified classic cars, … Continue reading

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Japanese Nostalgic Car Magazine, Coming in April!

What the hell’s this, spamming for the competition? Or perhaps the JNC boys have hacked grandJDM, posting their own content?! Not quite! For the past few months, Kev and I have been working hard alongside Ben and Dan at … Continue reading

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Dictionary Definition of Dedication

One could probably wonder how this guy finds enough hours in the day to do the crazy things he does to these models, but that’d be time wasted if you ask me. Just sit, click, scroll, and stare. That’s the … Continue reading

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Got MySpace?™

Never one to dodge an opportunity for exposure and meeting new folks, grandJDM is now on MySpace! We’ve actually been on there for a while, but we didn’t want to announce the fact until we’d found the time to pull … Continue reading

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Get Your Boso’ On

Fans of the bosozoku/garuchan/yankee movement rejoice: AusZoku, an online community focused specifically on the scene, is here. If you’ve read everything you can find on the boso style and now you need somewhere to chat about it, this might be … Continue reading

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Ain’t Nothin Civil About It

If you’re a fan of the old skool Honda Civics and were worried that you might be alone on that one, you can rest easy.  Civic 77 has all the information and community you could possibly need.  There’s some damn … Continue reading

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Rain, Hail, or Shine

Nothing will stop the JP Auto Enthusiasts getting through. The boys at JNC have dug out a link to a recent car show in Japan, the likes of which not even a hurricane could hold back. Personally I’m not sure … 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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The Constant Pursuit of Perfection

Alright, so that might be Lexus’ slogan (is it? Jeez, I don’t even know!), but it just as clearly holds true for the guys at Classic Motorsports Online. Back in early 2005, they purchased a 240Z in reasonable condition as … Continue reading

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Before There Was The Intarweb…

…There was the grassroots, self-published enthusiast magazine. If a car didn’t have a dinky photocopied magazine published about it (undoubtedly from some fan’s back room), it clearly wasn’t a car worth owning. Japanese Restorer is one such magazine, though it … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Trio

In a hilariously well conceived parody of Nostalgic Hero magazine, Craig’s website about his three classic JDM projects takes the form of a blog nestled behind that great idea for a front page. Chronicling his efforts to get not one, … Continue reading

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The Hot Olds, they like to Meet.

Earlier this year, an event called Hot Olds Meet was held at Shizuoka, in Japan – where else. I’ve spent the past hour salivating over hundreds of images, and I figure it’s my civic duty to share the booty with … Continue reading

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JDM Illustrated

Despite the impression the title of this post may have given you, there are no bikini-clad classic JDM cars anywhere on the following linked website. But hey – and I can’t believe I’m saying this – the illustrated classic JDM … Continue reading

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Japan’s Stillborn 70s Supercar

Ask anyone to name Japan’s first mid engined supercar and most people would nominate the Honda NSX. Change tack and instead ask about JDM prototype mid engined supercars and the extremely well-informed would say, ok, Nissan Mid-4. However. Japan’s very … Continue reading

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Toyota Geek is run by a fella named Michael, and he’s clearly obsessed with all things Toyota – and fair enough!  While the main website itself doesn’t have much going on at the moment (it’s been “coming  soon!” for some … 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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Old School JDM at CarDomain

It looks as if a group dedicated to classic JDM has been started recently at the online car community, though there doesn’t appear to be too much action in the group forum yet.  Still, with 145 members, the group is … Continue reading

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Old School JDM Clothing (Part 2)

It was only a few short weeks ago that we featured Samurai Motor Club, a new Japanese clothing label with old school hot rod influences, but with a JDM twist. So it’s a surprise that there is yet another new … Continue reading

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