QotW: What JNC is most “on trend” right now?


It was only fitting that a video in which Fast & Furious star Sung Kang and designer Magnus Walker meet and drive each other’s cars debut during SEMA week. After all, Sung’s Fugu Z Datsun was the star of the show last year, and Magnus’s 277 might just be the most famous 911 in the Porsche tuning world. Both Datsuns and Porsches are red-hot on every part of the automotive spectrum right now, from vaping hipsters to plaid pantsed concoursers.

QotW: What JNC is most “on trend” right now?

As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What JNCs would you like to see at SEMA?

The winner this week was Yuri, who offered a completely level-headed response as to why it’s important for JNCs to be represented at SEMA, ridiculously over-the-top as it is:

SEMA isn’t really a competition. Rather it is a gathering of manufacturers showing off their new products. Sure there are things like the Gran Turismo awards (which would hint that maybe there was a Japanese bias in judging rather than a domestic one) but that’s just a thing that’s done on the side. A JNC would not have to be heavily modified for SEMA.
Just having more JNC’s at SEMA is good, since it shows aftermarket manufacturers are focusing more on our cars, whether it’s performance hardware or restoration pieces.

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5 Responses to QotW: What JNC is most “on trend” right now?

  1. Mercilessmings says:

    Probably not N/Z600 series HONDA’s. That would mean I could hang with the cool kids, and we all know that’s not a good idea…..

  2. SHC says:

    It would be hard to imagine the Mingster as either as a vaping hipster or plaid panted concourse attendee. What’s “on trend”…….. low production JNC cars in general, especially unique or special production models.

  3. Ant says:

    S30 Zs aside, it’s hard to ignore all the attention being paid to Hakosukas. Maybe I’m hanging around in all the wrong (right?) places, but it seems virtually everyone is featuring Hakos at the moment – be it perfect original cars, modified examples with barrel-shaped Wats, or patinated sedans going sideways.

    I think it’s part of a general upswell of interest in JNCs, and just as Skyline GT-Rs were a big part of growing interest in modern Japanese performance cars through movies and videogames, it seems the classic Skyline GT-Rs are something of a figurehead for JNCs as interest in classic cars (whether for fun or investment) increases.

  4. Johnny says:

    Porsches, I mean there are two in this article’s video!

    (If you are a Datsun guy you probably can relate)

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