Category Archives: wheels

NOSTALGIC WEAR: Enkei 92 T-Shirts

We love representing old school wheels but the problem is you eventually have to park your car. Now you can show off your love for vintage meshies anywhere except your shower with T-shirts celebrating the re-issue of the Enkei 92 … Continue reading

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Rays Gram Lights 57V

This time last year Rays Wheels unveiled the Volk TE37V, a version of their iconic tuner wheel sized especially for RWD nostalgics. They couldn’t keep ’em on the pallets, so in 2011 Rays is following up with the new Gram … Continue reading

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Boyd Coddington Custom 17 & 18 Inch Celica Supra Wheels

The Toyota Celica Supra P-Type is one of the best looking OEM wheels ever made. The classic four-spoke alloy was delivered stock with the MA61 from 1982 to 1986, and although the L-Types had a 15×6 option, the wider P-Type 14×7 … Continue reading

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Enkei Wheels Resurrects Enkei 92 Mesh Rim

Need some nostalgic meshies that haven’t seen one too many pothole and aren’t stricken with a classic case of curb rash? The old school revivals keep on coming with the (re-)introduction of the Enkei 92!

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EVENTS: Japanese Classic Car Show 2010, Part 02

This year’s JCCS was so big, so popular, so insane, attendees had to wait at least one hour just to get through the gates. Some gave up and went home (their loss). Word has it that the line stretched all … Continue reading

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Performance Parts Prices, Circa 1995

Bottom right corner. Brand new 11J-15 for ¥33,600, or $357. And this was during the height of the boom years, at the time the worst exchange rate in history.

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JCCS X Yokohama X Enkei Contest

Have you registered for the Japanese Classic Car Show yet? There’s less than a month till the biggest gathering of nostalgic autos in the US! And this year, the JCCS crew is teaming up with Enkei Wheels and Yokohama Tire to … Continue reading

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Viva Libre! VTO Performance Retro 4

There’s a new retro wheel on the horizon. The VTO Performance Retro 4 replicates the look of the original American Racing Libre made famous by the BRE Datsuns. Right now the only two sizes available are 13×5.5 and 14×5.5, but … Continue reading

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Volk TE37V on Impulse AE86 Corolla Levin

The Volk TE37V is an exciting development because it shows that companies like Rays Wheels are keen on making new products  for the nostalgic scene. However, the JNC staff is still torn between whether these are proper wheels for old … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wall: JDM Old School Wheels II

The last time JNC reader Slappy put together a wallpaper with the coolest vintage JDM barrels it became a viral sensation on the intarwebs. Now he’s done it again with Rare Old School JDM Wheels Part Two. Click on the … Continue reading

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V is for Vintage: Rays Volk TE37V

You know you’re a JNCer if you hear “TE37” and think third-gen Toyota Corolla rather than the coveted six-spoke by Rays Wheels. Remember how in the 90s every tuner with JDM jones lusted after the Volk TE37? Well Rays recently … Continue reading

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JNC on Enkei Wheels' Official Blog

JNC got a shout out on Enkei Wheels’ official blog! Awesome.

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More Vintage Wheel Ads: Techno, Yayoi, Etc.

We posted some vintage Japanese wheel ads a while back. Here’s some more spotted on Riverside. Many have a similar theme: modified OG J-ride, night time shot, the wheel in question and a glimpse of asphalt lit dramatically. The message … Continue reading

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More J-Nostalgic Wheel Frenzy

Hot on the heels of Slappy’s Wall of Wheels Wallpaper we came across these vids of cool J-Nostalgic wheels from Youtube user Zeppann13J.  More video after the jump!

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Slappy’s Wall of Wheels Wallpaper Goes Viral

You may have seen this Wall of Wheels Wallpaper circulating around teh intarwebs recently, often uncredited. Actually, it was none other than JNCer Slappy, he of Slide Asylum and scary clown avatar, who put it together with nothing more than … Continue reading

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Vintage JDM 5-Lug Wheels

Finding the proper old school wheels can be a problem for those of us who are inclined towards cars like the Toyota Crown. That’s because unlike 99 percent of old Japanese cars out there it has a 5-lug bolt pattern. … Continue reading

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Tire Stretching Guide, With Pictures

We all know there are few things sexier than stretched tires flush mounted on an old school Japanese car, right? The problem has been trying to figure out how a particular tire will look on your rim without a bunch … Continue reading

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RS Watanabe TV Commercial

How unbelievably cool is it that RS Watanabe actually aired TV commercials back in the day? Of course, they’re so expensive we’d never slap them on a rally-going 910 Bluebird and sandblast them to smithereens. You could always go with … Continue reading

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Wheel Restoration Done Right

We know all you nostalgists out there are wheel fiends at heart too. The problems is, if your wheels are as old as your car, it’s probably well worn from decades of abuse as the first line of defense from … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Hart and Bilbo Ads

Just came across these vintage JDM wheel ads from Racing Hart and your favorite JDM wheel named after a Tolkien character, Bilbo. Follow the jump to see more ads.

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