Bump for the evening crowd. The short version is: door is fixed, windows and lock works, mirror doesn’t fold because it’s not a motorised version (derp), yes I can (slowly) fix all those clear coat scratches myself, and unfortunately, yes, my employer can ask for my insurance information and expect me to have a…
It’s been awhile. I don’t even know who most of you jerks are anymore.
The Toyota Hilux is back in Japan. After 13 years of demise.
So the Pathfinder is showing signs of more than just the body rust in the rear fenders that I had initially had my eye on. The front strut mount is developing a little hole and seems like the entire plate is somewhat rusty. This is a known issue that was recalled but if mine is beyond fixing I will have to get rid…
So I’m going to have to get rid of my beloved WRX wagon. I’ve had this car for the better part of five years, and have sneaked it pass the infamous shaken process three times. However, It’s come time for me to sell my beloved car. I’m getting out of the Navy, and part of the rules that will allow me to stay in Japan,…
Prettier, lighter, simpler, naturally aspirated, smaller, etc.
Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents raided All JDM Motors, a Japanese car import and parts shop in South Carolina, and seized computers and documents after authorities discovered a 1996 Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R hidden within a shipping container destined for the dealer. That car is banned under U.S.…
You haven’t watched Best Motoring International, or whatever other names it goes by. Basically its a Japanese car show hosted by a crop of extremely experienced Touge drivers.
In one of the largest car shows on the west coast crammed full of supercars like the new NSX, Ford GT, Ferrari LaFerrari to insanely modified GT-R’s, Autozams, and brown manual AMG Wagons... This Datsun stole the show. Highlights below so you can tell me how wrong/right I am.
R32s are starting to pop up here in California, even with the hefty CARB price tag.
Japanese Domestic Market, while having cars we don’t get, have a dark side. Japan doesn’t get any pickup truck we have globally, such as Toyota Hilux, Tacoma and Nissan Datsun Truck (later Navara). While the overseas people have these large fun stuff, Japanese people can’t be able to get one.
I was in Hong Kong for a few days for a funeral (RIP Grandma, she had a long, healthy life after fleeing a war and could not have gone in a better way).
That feeling when you’re two days deep in the mountains, and your coolant starts to boil because you’ve been hooning at redline for hours and hours at high elevations. The whole story and lots of pictures below. Also, offroad ferrari!
Takeey’s, the best classic car dealership in Japan (and the world, if you ask me) is currently selling this wonderful ‘69 Corolla Van (read: 2-door wagon) for $8,100. And it’s got the kind of good looks that only the blessing of 48 years of the elements can provide. Seriously, patina doesn’t get much more perfect than…
Upgarage parking lot. I had no idea what it was until I walked up to it.
It’s the car time!