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  1. EVENTS: 2014 SEMA, Part 02 — Bosozoku style comes to America

    11-07-2014 03:15 AM
    If there was one*thing we learned*from SEMA this year, it is*that you must widebody all the things. From Beetles to Benzes, everything is being*massively flared, often with...
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    EVENTS: 2014 SEMA Show, Part 01

    11-06-2014 11:22 AM
    Toyota’s SEMA presence this year was all about the Baja 1000.*Ivan “Ironman” Stewart and his perfect hair were*hanging around at the booth along with*a ground pounding Toyota...
  3. QotW: What JNC tuning trend needs to stop now?

    11-03-2014 01:16 AM
    We’re headed to the SEMA show this week, and you know what that means. Insane amounts of customized cars, the latest auto fashions, and thousands of people shaking their*heads...
  4. ART CORNER: Papercraft nostalgics by Metmania Fan

    11-04-2014 01:05 AM
    Got some time to kill? Perhaps the art of papercraft as applied to some JNCs will do the trick. These are the creation of a Japanese artist who goes by the name Metmania Fan, and...
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    VIDEO: “The Streets of Japan in 4K”

    11-04-2014 09:57 AM
    Speaking of tuning trends, the neon Lamborghinis are back, along with biker chicks, RWB Porsches, and a brief glimpse of bosozoku sleds. It’s the current state of Japanese car...
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    NEWS: The first ND Mazda MX-5 race car is here

    11-04-2014 07:10 PM
    Mazda relentlessly brags about how it’s the most raced marque in America. Now it’s apparently gunning for the world. Today at SEMA, alongside the world’s first Miata race car —...
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    Here's a link to another Wikipedia page for the...

    Here's a link to another Wikipedia page for the S30 specifically. Nissan S30 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Wikipedia Z-Car Page

    I was just browsing the Wikipedia Page about Nissan Z-Cars. From what I can tell we may need to get in there and help the authors a bit more. Any takers? If you quote other websites, such as ours,...
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    Dave supplied me with a sample upgrade harness...

    Dave supplied me with a sample upgrade harness for my parking lights. Installation was a breeze and doesn't ruin the stock appearance of my car. I like the fact the harnesses are matching and I...
  10. 25 YEARS of LEXUS, Part 01: The Lexus LS 400 is officially a Japanese nostalgic car

    10-31-2014 02:38 AM
    In honor of yet another landmark vehicle turning 25, let’s all raise a champagne glass to Lexus, Japan’s most luxurious marque. Now, set that glass down atop a pyramid of other...
  11. KIDNEY, ANYONE? Mint 30k-mile Mitsubishi Cordia Turbo

    10-30-2014 11:22 AM
    The last Kidney Car we posted was a rare, 1980s turbocharged Mitsubishi. Here’s another one, the Starion’s less well-known sibling. This 1985 Mitsubishi Cordia Turbo*is currently...
  12. PRODUCT GUIDE: Koyorad 22RE Toyota Trucks radiator

    10-30-2014 12:39 AM
    Koyorad has been a great support of both JNC*the website and JNCs the cars, as they are one of the few aftermarket companies consistently releasing products for J-tin*vehicles....
  13. ART CORNER: Skylines, Truenos and Robots by Matt Spangler

    10-29-2014 12:55 AM
    We love it when JNCs pop up in the most unexpected places, especially when they’re obscure models never sold in the US. Last year, a hakosuka Skyline showed up in Adventure Time....
  14. EVENTS: 2014 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 10 — Parking Area

    10-28-2014 12:03 AM
    Welcome to the final installment of our 2014 Japanese Classic Car Show*coverage, a short one*in which we*scoured the parking area for*J-tin*whose owners had*gone off to spectate....
  15. QotW: Which non-sports, non-luxe JNC is destined to be a classic?

    10-27-2014 12:14 AM
    Identifying*cars*like the*GT-R or LFA*as future classics is like predicting you’ll see a crash in a Russian dashcam video. It’s obvious, and you don’t get a cookie. It’s much...
  16. EVENTS: 2014 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 09 — Editors’ Picks

    10-24-2014 04:19 AM
    Each year as part of our Japanese Classic Car Show*coverage, we pick*our favorites to highlight. We had six members*of the*JNC*team at the show this year, plus one car that we...
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    Toyota celebrates 50 years in Canada

    10-24-2014 01:40 AM
    Toyota is officially celebrating 50 years in Canada. Established in 1964, the story is similar to that of Toyota USA. From humble beginnings — just 755 cars sold in its first...
  18. EVENTS: 2014 Japanese Classic Car Show Part 08 — Motorcycles

    10-23-2014 10:52 AM
    Though sleds of chrome and Nihon steel will always be at the heart of*JCCS, in 2011 organizers*began accepting vintage Japanese motorcycles as well.*It’s fitting, anyway,...
  19. ART CORNER: A Honda Z600 encounters a Toyota 2000GT space fish

    10-23-2014 02:22 AM
    We have no idea what’s going on in this manga. All we were told is that it’s from a very short run, most likely a self-published doujinshi. *In it, Honda Z600 travels through the...
  20. EVENTS: 2014 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 07 — Taking Stock

    10-22-2014 01:38 AM
    As we near the end of our 2014 Japanese Classic Car Show coverage, we delve into the crux of what it means to have a classic car show. *Here are some of the*rarest and...
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    Help us out by taking the JNC reader survey!

    10-21-2014 10:47 AM
    Greetings fellow JNCer! If you could take a moment answer a few quick, anonymous, questions, it would help us out quite a bit. Thanks! Create your free online surveys with...
  22. 300 brand new Mitsubishis were shipwrecked off Canada’s coast in 1972

    10-21-2014 01:37 AM
    On March 14, 1972 the Vanlene freighter was engulfed by fog and ran into the so-called Graveyard of the Pacific, a treacherous area off the west coast of Vancouver Island. On...
  23. QotW: Which People’s JNC is due for a remake?

    10-20-2014 02:04 AM
    Italy had a Beetle; It was called the Fiat 500. So did Britain, the Mini. The VW Beetle was Germany’s Beetle, obviously, but it was America’s too.*What all these cars had in...
  24. EVENTS: 2014 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 06 — Trucks, Vans, and Wagons

    10-17-2014 02:08 AM
    The latest installment of out*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...
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    KIDNEY, ANYONE? 58k-mile Mitsubishi Starion

    10-16-2014 12:47 AM
    It’s hard to get much more 80s Japanese than the Mitsubishi Starion, but it’s often overlooked in favor of AE86s, Z31s and FC RX-7s. There were only three at JCCS this year, and...
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