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... about living the classic motoring lifestyle, you're going to need a Japanese nostalgic car. That's why the show also had select top end dealers showing ...

This year we weren't involved with the judging, but it goes to show that at JCCS it's not simply about horsepower, but the overall package.

Soon, we found ourselves snaking around pines and evergreens, flora that doesn't typically grow in southern California at lower, warmer elevations.

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Despite brief surges in sport compacts, drifting, VIP, and other trends from the land of the rising sun, SEMA is still mostly an American car show.

The Japanese Classic Car Show is an event that is always high on my list of shows to attend. It doesn't change that much from year to year but when it comes ...

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... collectors will swoon over immaculate condition rarities like this Toyota 2000GT, which by the way wasn't the only example on display last weekend.

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In past years, we haven't found a lot of JNC-worthy material at Mitsubishi Owners Day. Ninety-nine percent of the cars there were white Evos, ...

It started off small, but JCCS has become one of Southern California's premier car gatherings and one of my personal favorite events on the annual schedule.

It really is an oversight that the RT40 Corona is still worth pennies relative to its peers. For someone who's looking for a collectible car that hasn't hit ...

Though many enthusiasts bemoan Toyota's transition, starting in the mid-1980s, to a mostly front-wheel-drive lineup, this shouldn't be the case.

Work Wheels sent representatives from Japan and made a splash with a huge booth. Their wall of wheels included everything from classic Meister S1s to ...

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Having passed the 25 year threshold we are seeing more and more R32 GT-Rs, but unfortunately, they can't pass California smog ...

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At first, we wondered why the car wasn't in Mazda's Hiroshima Museum. It's certainly worthy of being there. But instead, it lives in an R&D center where few ...

Items like a digital dashboard, T-top roof, and voice warning system made the car feel more like Luke Skywalker's X-Wing rather than something produced on ...

There's something inherently fun in driving a 50 year old car that can keep up with modern traffic. A barikan Corona like Judith Mendoza's is the oldest ...

If you don't believe there are Japanese nostalgic autos capable of increasing your heart rate, you're simply ill-informed.

This year was just like the others and the participants really did bring the best to JCCS. It was a fun show and we can't wait for next year!

The first generation bore the N10 chassis code, but there were several differences between Japan and US versions. The home market version was initially ...

In Japan, you have full-blown vintage racing events devoted to Nihon steel, factory sponsored motorsports festivals, and manufacturer exhibits.

The New Year Meeting has always included cars from all continents. We at JNC have traditionally focused on the home-grown stuff like the Toyota 2000GT club, ...

... don't live up to the stories, thanks to condition, performance, or setting. Mazda's low mileage, mint-condition FD was perfect, and made the sweat, ...

The first-generation Midget is one of those cars that doesn't get enough respect. One big reason is probably that it's an odd, froggy-looking 3-wheeled ...

Most people don't really know the story of this car of this car since it's been off the radar until lately, so let me provide some background to what makes ...

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We can't talk about Japanese nostalgic trucks without mentioning the Land Cruiser, and Matthew Tilden's 1971 was a wonderful example of the breed.

And like I said, there has been no “official” Japanese Nostalgic Car assortment, but the variety of models over the years has been significant enough that ...

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In the past, the Tokyo Auto Salon has been pretty easy for us to cover. The show is still geared towards cars on the cutting edge of performance tech and ...

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A scene comprised of a single-digit number plate Subaru 360 trundling by old houses could have been plucked straight from the Showa Era if it weren't for ...

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It wasn't all kaido racers and Wangan monsters. Nissan Jam celebrated the diversity of the marque with a even immaculately preserved examples of the ...

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... tutorial will remove some of the hurdles for those wanting to get into this hobby. Check out the gallery below for detail shots of the finished cars.

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Eric holds high standards in both the cars he builds and what he wants the show to represent. There are certain colors, motor swaps, and wheels he won' t do, ...

Today we mark 50 years of Hot Wheels, the brand that changed toy cars forever and stoked the flames of automotive passion in millions.

With almost 600 interesting cars, it really is hard to do justice when you're reporting on this show. With the sheer variety of marques and styles, ...

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Nissan's R390 GT1 was one of the stars of the show, shipped over 5,000 miles

We don't often have a lot of Isuzu news here, but the least-loved Japanese marque had some nice designs before completely falling out of the passenger car ...

Mitsubishi wouldn't build another passenger car for 15 years (though the first Fuso bus was built in 1932). In 1935, with the lead up to World War II ...

I haven't seen this many Japanese Cars since I was hanging out at the street races in the 80's. Good morning outing in Long Beach at the Japanese Classic ...

... but it has potential.

Chief engineer Noboru Ota arranged a perfect storm of minimalist design, compact dimensions, and innovations like the new overhead-cam engine family, ...

The legendary Mazda 767/767B prototype race car that competed at the 24 Hours of LeMans Race Series in the late 1980s. I believe there is another one ...

We know it isn't a Japanese nostalgic car, but a 1972(?) Mustang Mach 1 showed up for the muscle car fans. A truly under-appreciated design.

... the previous generation isn't too shabby with 200 ponies, especially when hitched to a car weighing less than 3,000 pounds even with the T-top roof.

Perhaps the worst part is, the “original” Model A in these photos is also a replica, proving that a faithful recreation can be done.

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It looks pretty bitchin' next to the hako, don't it? Remember, spread the word and buy as many as you see, so the head honchos at Mattel will approve more.

The Subaru 360 gets a lot of praise as being the first massively successful car in the Japanese market, as important as the VW Beetle was for Germany and ...

Despite it's tragic performance figures from the factory, all is not lost. To the enterprising owner, the CA-series engine means that a CA18DET should be ...

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Speaking of race cars, check out this IMSA first-gen RX-7. Former IGN Babes editor Jeff "Smooth Jazz" Hall said that he'd give up all of his model "friends" ...

Although it was by no means the first of the super round 90s cars, it definitely became a staple of 90s, and later 2000s, design.

Together, the cars explore the exhibit's theme of Monozukuri, the Creative Spirit in Japanese Automaking. Simply put, it's an innate aspect of Japanese ...

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Part 03 of our 2012 Japanese Classic Car Show coverage considers the very vehicles that put Nihon cars on the map. Agile and stylish, the rise of the ...

Kei cars have been racing since the beginning. The first Japanese car to reach 100 horsepower per liter was also a kei: the Subaru 360 Young SS.

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This should be a platform that is ripe for aftermarket parts development. While we don't expect the same magic created by Hondas of the 90s, we're looking ...

The US engine made 300 horsepower, which is technically more than the 276 figure officially reported in Japan, where Nissan was still under the Gentleman's ...

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While usually a 16 percent increase is cause for celebration, it wasn't so on the XT. The wheezy potato had an average head gasket life of 50,000 miles.

That's it for my coverage. Thanks for reading and I hope to be back soon with more stories from Aichi. In the meantime, enjoy more photos of in the gallery ...

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The 117 was also notable for becoming the first Japanese car to use electronic fuel injection in 1970.

So yes, it doesn't go any faster or handle any better (or look any better…) than a non-AMG Debonair. And if you asserted that the car was more of a cynical ...

Another noteworthy special edition was the coachbuilt Autech Stelvio Zagato. This car honestly deserves it's own article, but I'd be remiss if I didn't ...

... didn't hold back his best ideas, because when he later designed the Fiat Dino (green car just below), it had many similarities with the earlier Isuzu.

... glass canopy with flush fitment on seemingly impossibly thin pillars while maintaining structural rigidity was no small task. No production car had ever ...

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... for cars under 3.0 liters, and while it didn't win a championship, GTU Celicas racked up 10 wins over several seasons against the dominant Mazda RX-7 ...

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