Several readers sent in a hot tip yesterday regarding an old Datsun wagon guest starring in the Marvel cinematic universe. Specifically, it’s a 1965 Datsun Bluebird WP411 in the series Loki, and it plays a pretty significant part in the … Continue reading
Akita Prefecture, where Japan’s bear-hunting dogs get their namesake, once boasted the northernmost tram on Honshu, Japan’s main island. In this cool shot, all the greats of the early Sixties are seen. A Toyopet Crown waits for pedestrians in the … Continue reading
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Tagged 210, 410, B360, bellett, bluebird, crown, datsun, isuzu, kei, mazda, mitsubishi, Mitsubishi 500, nissan, s30, subaru, subaru 360, toyopet, toyota
The annual Meiji Jingu Classic Car Festival offers something few other shows can claim: the chance to see its cars driving through public streets. It’s not simply witnessing them in motion, though It’s the fact that those public streets are in Tokyo, in some of the … Continue reading
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Tagged 2000gt, 410, Cedric 31, contessa, crown, datsun 210, e70, gloria, hino, mark II, nissan, prince, publica, s30, s50, s60, skyline, sports 800, sprinter, subaru, subaru 360, toyota, x30
In Part 02 of our coverage of the 2012 Japanese Classic Car Show we examine the fabulous four-doors that graced the Queen Mary lawn.
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Tagged 310, 410, 411, 610, 710, 910, accord, ae71, appliance, auster, bluebird, c10, capella, colt, corolla, corona, cressida, crown, datsun, dodge, e70, galant, gc10, gx71, Hakosuka, honda, japanese classic car show, jccs, lancer, lonchamps, longchamp xr-4, mark II, maxima, mazda, mitsubishi, mx73, nissan, r35, rs watanabe, rx-2, s30, skyline, ssr, SSR MkII, t170, toyopet, toyota, violet, vr-4, watanabes, x70
Though the Mooneyes Mania Cruise‘s Bluebird-Corona Day started out with rain, the Sunnys did come out. However throughout the day echoes of an ancient war between Japan’s two largest industrial giants would play out.
Posted in events, nissan, toyota, wagons
Tagged 410, b110, barikan, BC Wars, bluebird, corona, datsun, kp30, kp31, kp37v, mania cruise, mooneyes, nissan, p30, publica, rt40, rt52, sunny, t40, toyota, wagon
Our 2011 JCCS coverage continues onward as we look at classic haulin’ machines, starting with a quasi-boso Datsun 610 wagon. There’s nuttin’ like an old school goon laid out on ninja stars.
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Tagged 410, 411, 430, 510, 520, 521, 610, 810, bluebird, cedric, civic, colt, corona, corona mark II, datsun, dodge, fj55, galant, gloria, hilux, honda, japanese classic car show, jccs, jccs 2011, L320, land cruiser, land cruiser 70, mark II, maxima, mazda, mitsubishi, monkey, mx28, nissan, nl320, pickup, repu, rotary pickup, toyota, truck, wagon
Aaah, SoCal. We know the rest of the country hates it when we gloat. But sorry, it’s just damn nice to be able to take a leisurely Sunday morning cruise to an old school Japanese car bazaar. The Eagle Rock … Continue reading
Posted in mazda, nissan
Tagged 410, 510, 521, 610, 620, 810, bluebird, c110, datsun, hilux, kgc110, maxima, mazda, nissan, pickup, rx-3, savanna, skyline, toyota, van, wagon
Unlike the modified Sport Coupes we normally think of when someone mentions old school Japanese cars, these bone stock beauts have been lovingly restored to the way they existed when new. They may not be the most stirring cars, but … Continue reading
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Tagged 130, 1300, 210, 220, 30, 410, 411, 900, bluebird, c230, c30, cedric, contessa, datsun, h31, hino, laurel, nissan, prince, s50, skyline
We know Honda heads have often felt left out of the nostalgic car movement, but this year’s JCCS had more Hondas than ever. Luckily, the N600s and Z600s didn’t take up much space! It wasn’t just the kei-sized creations of Soichiro … Continue reading
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Tagged 240z, 300zx, 320, 410, 411, 510, 620, 720, accord, bluebird, civic, colt, corolla, cvcc, datsun, dodge, fairlady, fairlady z, galant, honda, ke15, L320, lancer, levin, luce, mitsubishi, n600, nissan, roadster, rx-4, s30, sambar, sb1, sienna, spl311, sprinter, sr20dett, stout, subaru, te27, trueno, tundra, van, wagon, z31, z600
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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Tagged 240z, 410, 411, 510, 610, a3a, advan, bluebird, c10, celica, civic, corona, datsun, enkei, fairlady z, fj20, Hakosuka, honda, j-speed, japanese classic car show, japanese classic car show 2010, jccs, jccs 2010, kgc10, kpgc10, mark II, mx23, nissan, s30, sakura, sakuras, skyline, sports 800, te37v, toyota, volk, wagon, yayoi
It’s time once again for the Japan Treff from Norway, a classic Japanese gathering that does not boast a single tsurikawa or boso pipe in the field.
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Tagged 230, 330, 410, 510, accord, b10, b210, bluebird, c130, c230, cedric, corolla, crown, datsun, gloria, honda, japan treff, kujira, laurel, mazda, ms51, nissan, norway, s40, s50, s60, sunny, toyota