Monthly Archives: September 2010

Where to Get Tomica Toys in the US

We reported that Tomica was returning to the US market and debuting at the JCCS. Here are the details on where to buy them.

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Datsun 240Z Breaks Bonneville Record with 172.9 MPH Run

This salt-caked 1972 Datsun 240Z hit 172.9 miles per hour on September 17. In doing so, it broke the the F/GT class (GT = Grand Touring gas-only class, F = the engine size, which has been upgraded to 3.0L) record previously held … Continue reading

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Yonmeri

Sometimes four doors are better than two. Check out this GC110 and more in JNC reader dalla’s mega gallery of the Historix Japan event at Suzuka.

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Kidney, Anyone? 12,000-Mile 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo

As we have shown, the S130 chassis has potential, but if you were lucky enough to win this 1983 Datsun 280ZX for $17,200 you won’t flaring it like some bosozoku sled. That’s because its Tron-like 80s dashboard reads only 12,245 … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Rare Toyota Destruction!

We’re not sure what this movie is, but it features terrible tons of totalled Toyotas. Corona Mark IIs and Crowns with bad/no brakes get slaughtered in some of the most spectacular patrol car pileups since The Blues Brothers. It’s enough to … Continue reading

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Event Horizon for the Weekend of September 24, 2010

This weekend: Sunday, September 26 / Queensland, Australia: Japanese Nationals

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Kidney, Anyone? Datsun 610 Bluebird Van

After seeing all the sexy Datsun 610s at this year’s JCCS, Matt went shopping on YJA and found this 1975 Nissan Bluebird 610 Van. These babies are rare, even in Japan, and the odo indicates it’s hauled just 62,000km (or … Continue reading

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EVENTS: SevenStock 13, Part 02

Welcome to the second and final part of our SevenStock coverage. Even though the yearly powwow in Irvine is the largest collection of early RX cars on the continent, the number of SA22/FB RX-7s dwarfs all the R100s and RX … Continue reading

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EVENTS: SevenStock 13, Part 01

It’s late September so that means Mazdafarians everywhere are making a pilgrimage to Irvine, California, home of Mazda North America and SevenStock! Compared to Toyotas and Datsuns, old rotaries are rarer than UFO sightings (this ain’t Oz), but somehow new … Continue reading

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Maisto Fifty-5s Datsuns and Toyotas Now On Sale

Back in January John discovered that Maisto was coming out with a new lineup of diecast cars honoring some of our favorite old school rides. Now they’re out in independent retail and online stores. Most reports have indicated they are … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 05

We have so much coverage from JCCS that we’ve skipped the Friday Video this week and spilling the final installment into the weekend. So like a fleet of ported rotaries roaring down the 710, let’s tear right in!

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EVENTS: Japanese Classic Car Show 2010, Part 04

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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Event Horizon for the Weekend of September 17, 2010

This weekend: Saturday, September 18 / Irvine, CA: Sevenstock XIII Sunday, September 19 / Bridgeport, CT: OSTC Classic Import Auto Show Sunday, September 19 / San Diego, CA: IMG Old School Meet Sunday, September 19 / Fontana, CA: SW Datsun Pickups BBQ

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EVENTS: Japanese Classic Car Show 2010, Part 03

Mazda is one of two major automakers that sponsors JCCS, and there’s always a nice display of rotaries thanks to the legions of SoCal Mazdafarians. Here is a study in contrasts, the sleek and sexy SA22C RX-7 and its pistonless … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Japanese Classic Car Show 2010, Part 02

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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EVENTS: Japanese Classic Car Show 2010, Part 01

This is the first installment of many from JCCS 2010. Toyota USA is a major sponsor and they pulled no  punches with several of the race cars in their collection. More on this later!

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Japanese Classic Car Show 2010 Preview

We’ve just returned from an exhausting but incredible day at JCCS 2010. Here’s a taste for now, but we’ll have more coverage as we sort through the photos and the week goes on.

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Friday Video: Toyota Carina Wagon vs Suzuki Crotchrocket

Finally, a video that can count a Toyota wagon among its participants! In this episode of Abunai Deka, Hiroshi Tachi (who played Tatsu in Seibu Keisatsu), pursues a Toyota Carina wagon through the streets of old Yokohama on a Suzuki bike … Continue reading

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Event Horizon for the Weekend of September 10, 2010

If you know of or would like to tell us about an event, send us a tip at the feedback address at the bottom of this page or leave a comment below. This week: Friday, September 10 – September 12 … Continue reading

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Tomica Returns to US Market, Featured at JCCS

JNC readers of a certain age will remember pegs at Toys R Us filled with Tomy Pocket Cars, highly detailed diecast models blister packed against a denim background. They were the US brand name for Tomica, Japan’s most popular line of … Continue reading

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