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EVENTS: 2018 New Year Meeting, Part 04 — Trucks
The New Year Meeting has plenty of cars and wares, but one needs to get them to the show in style. We’ve covered the classics, now let’s look at some of the commercial vehicles — utes, vans and trucks — that are … Continue reading
The Datsun 620 looks pretty good as a wagon, it turns out
Your eyes do not deceive you. This is a wagon with a 620 front, and it’s not a one-off custom. It’s an actual car produced in an actual factory, and any Google searches conducted for it seem to only return this … Continue reading
MINICARS: All the Japanese cars in the 2017 Hot Wheels mainline
Mattel has released the complete 2017 Hot Wheels mainline list, and it includes plenty of things for collectors of Japanese cars to get excited about. Old castings make a return, while new ones continue the trend. Here’s a complete rundown on … Continue reading
EVENTS: 2015 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 04 — Workhorses
This year’s JCCS had a higher turnout, truck-wise, than any other in recent memory. Former workhorses that managed to survive — or evade — decades of hard labor showed up en masse on Queen Mary lawn to enjoy their new status as classics.
JCCS Preview: The next Hot Wheels JNC prototype
One last JCCS preview before the big show. Here’s a sneak peek at the next big Hot Wheels JNC. What is it? You’ll have to come by the JNC booth tomorrow at the Japanese Classic Car Show. If you can’t … Continue reading
MINICARS: 2016 Hot Wheels Nissan Fairlady Z, Datsun 620 in white
Turns out that maroon and pink Hot Wheels Fairlady Z was a “factory custom” (a car purposefully painted incorrectly at the plant) after all. Here’s the actual 2016 Hot Wheels Nissan Fairlady Z in the correct blue that we approved … Continue reading
SAN MAMIYA’S CORNER: San Mamiya X JNC debut
We are proud to welcome Japan-based artist San Mamiya as a regular contributor to JNC. After we featured his brilliant artwork in March, some of the JNC staff commissioned him to draw their own cars. That project snowballed into a deeper collaboration, and we hope readers … Continue reading
ART CORNER: Bosozoku Cats and Kyuusha by San Mamiya
San Mamiya is a brilliant artist from Japan that operates mainly on Instagram. With an apparent fondness for old cars, bosozoku cats and the superdeformed style that populates manga, his illustrations exhibit a unique Nihon style that can probably be loosely described as Japanese Ed Roth.
EVENTS: 2014 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 06 — Trucks, Vans, and Wagons
The latest installment of our massive 2014 Japanese Classic Car Show coverage takes a look at the haulers of the J-tin world, whether they be carrying cargo, kids, or chicken tax exemptions. It’s the trucks, vans and wagons of JCCS.
EVENTS: 2014 Nissan Jam, Part 01
Now in its second year, Nissan Jam is quickly becoming SoCal’s go-to event for Nissan and Datsun fans of all stripes. Take one look around and you’ll see everything from ever-popular 510s and 240Zs to B210s and 240SXes. But forget the alphanumeric soup, let’s … Continue reading
1976 Datsun 620 Truck Prepares for Bonneville
Guest blogger Stephen Rossini is a photographer and Datsun enthusiast from New York who has been following Bonneville hopeful Barry Brown and his Datsun 620. Barry Brown and co-driver Jeff Benson of Riter Automotive, Rochester, New York made their first … Continue reading
EVENTS: JCCS Part Six: Truck, Yeah! (And Some Race Cars)
Okay guys, just a couple of more JCCS posts and we’ll be done. Today we’ll cover diametric opposites – the trucks and the race cars. The Mazda Rotary Engine Pickup is something that could almost be both. It’s the opposite … Continue reading
Mr. K's 100th Birthday Party at the Datsun Heritage Museum
As we mentioned last week, the Datsun Heritage Museum observed Mr. K’s 100th birthday on September 19. A Datsun-only car show was held in Katayama-san’s honor, and here are the photos. Lest we be found guilty of portraying Zs and … Continue reading
EVENTS: The Very Last Nisei Showoff
Way, way back in the day, nisei (the Japanese word for second-generation Japanese Americans) held informal cruise nights all over the greater Los Angeles area. They were some of the first guys ever to modify 510s, Celicas and the early … Continue reading
Friday Video: Seibu Keisatsu's Water Cannon Patrol
Sgt. Daimon manning a Nissan Patrol-mounted water cannon leads to a flipped Datsun 620 pickup (on Enkei Bajas – SK was sponsored by Enkei) and senseless wagon destruction. Have a good weekend!