In the last two installments of our 2016 New Year Meeting coverage, we prowled the parking area to find as much diversity in marques and models as there were in customization styles. In our final installment of the 2016 New Year … Continue reading
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Tagged 710, a20, a60, ae86, alto, bosozoku, c210, celica, celica xx, chaser, clipper, corolla, corona mark II, cosmo, cosmo sport, cressida, cresta, datsun, Fukuoka Style, gx71, haisoka, kaido racer, mark II, Master Ace, mazda, new year meeting, nissan, porter, rx-5, skyline, soarer, sprinter trueno, subaru 360, supra, suzuki, ta22, toyota, Toyota Van, violet, x20, z10, z20
A life-size Gundam robot towers above the trees. Giant windowless shopping centers operate like small cities. In this snapshot of a hyper-futuristic metropolis floating on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay, tradition comes in the form of a parking lot teeming … Continue reading
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Tagged 510, a10, a20, bluebird, bosozoku, c10, c110, carina, celica, chaser, cherry, cosmo, cresta, crown, daruma, datsun, e10, EVA, Fukuoka Style, Gundam, gurachan, gx71, Hakosuka, honda, kaido racer, kenmeri, life, Luce Legato, mark II, mazda, new year meeting, rx-5, skyline, ssr, toyota, x70
And now for your holiday viewing pleasure, a GX71 Mark II driver performing a heartwarming rendition of Jingle Bells with nothing but his exhaust. Merry Christmas from all of us at JNC!
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Tagged bosozoku, chaser, christmas, cressida, cresta, gx71, Jingle Bells, mark II, x70
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
Every year more and more vintage Japanese steel forges its way into the Tokyo Auto Salon. But as Japan’s equivalent of the SEMA show, the theme favors “custom” over “classic”.
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Tagged 1uz, 2000gt, 240z, 260z, 280z, a70, ae86, c10, chaser, corolla, cressida, cresta, datsun, fairlady z, g-works, gx71, Hakosuka, jza70, kgc10, kpgc10, levin, lexus, mark II, mx73, nissan, option, rb26, rocky auto, s30, skyline, sprinter, subaru 360, supra, toyota, trueno, v8, x70
Welcome to Part 02 of our Toyotafest 2011 coverage. As Michio Kaku would say, let’s jump right in and take a look at some of more extreme cars that were at the show. This TE51 Corolla has exchanged hands a … Continue reading
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Tagged 1jz, 20-valve, 2jz, 4age, 4runner, a60, ae86, ae92, all toyotafest, blacktop, celica, corolla, corona, cressida, estima, f20c, f22c, gx71, hayashi, hilux, honda, is-f, jza80, levin, lexus, ls400, lucida, markII, MkIII, mx28, mx72, mx73, pickup, previa, ra63, ra64, rays, rota, s2000, sakura, sprinter, sr5, ssr, supra, takeyari, te37v, te51, tokico, toyota, toyotafest, toyotafest 2011, trueno, vip, volk, wagon, work equip, work equip 03, x70, yayoi
Prepare to salivate like Pavlov’s dog in a pachinko parlor. Here are photos from Toyotafest 2011! The sixteenth annual gathering of the extended Toyota family took place this weekend at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, and that means … Continue reading
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Tagged 2000gt, 2011, a20, advan, ae86, all toyotafest, august, celica, corolla, cressida, crown, feroce, fj40, gear spoke, gt-s, gx71, highlander, kluger, kujira, land cruiser, levin, lexus, lfa, ls460, ls600h, mango, markII, mesh, mf10, ms65, ms75, mx73, oni, phantom, publica, queen mary, ra21, ra28, ra29, reverse mesh, rotiform, s5, s60, sprinter, sr5, ssr, ta21, te27, techno, toyota, toyotafest, trueno, up10, work equip 01, work vs
We here at JNC love photos taken in pre-digital days. Clearly it’s not the photo quality, it’s that these authentic time-warp photos probably lived in some Japanese bloke’s personal photo album until one fateful day when it met with a … Continue reading
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Tagged 230, 330, 910, bluebird, c210, c230, cedric, cosmo, cosmo ap, cressida, datsun, garuchan, gx71, laurel, markII, maxima, mazda, mx73, nissan, rx-5, s30, skyline, toyota
Reason number 4,197 why Japan is awesome. No matter how miniscule the meet, wicked metal still shows up. Here’s a small gathering called Showa Version 2 that took place at the base of Mt. Fuji last November.
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Tagged 240rs, 720, a114a, aa175, aa63, ae86, b110, b122, b210, b211, b310, bs110, c230, camry, celica, corolla, corona, cressida, cresta, crown, datsun, galant, gazelle, gc110, gf31, gx71, hayashi, kb110, ke75v, kenmeri, kgc110, khc231, khgc10, kp61, lancer, laurel, leopard, levin, liftback, mark II, mazda, mesh, mitsubishi, MkII, MkIII, ms112, mx73, nissan, pf30, pickup, ra25, ra55, reverse mesh, rx-7, s110, sa22, sa22c, sanitora, savanna, silvia, skyline, sprinter, ssr, starlet, sunny, toyota, truck, trueno, tt106v, un521, van, vanette, vb310, wagon, work equip, yayoi, yonmeri
We’re getting all sorts of goodies from Nippon this week. Our Japanese operative, known only as “Turbo,” snapped these photos last weekend at Nos2Days, the two-day car show put on by Japan’s OG classic car mag, Nostalgic Hero. Onto the … Continue reading
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Tagged 240z, 252i, 510, bluebird, c10, c230, cressida, cresta, crown, crown pickup, datsun, dr30, fairlady z, gx61, gx71, Hakosuka, kei, laurel, le mans, mark II, mazda, mitsubishi, mitsubishi 360, mitsubishi 360 van, mooneyes, mx73, nissan, nos2days, nos2days 2010, police car, prince, rs watanabe, rx-7, s30, skyline, skyway, sports 800, toyota, utilitas, wagon, watanabe