Some dealership not too far from me seems to be doing some bonkers JDM importing.
A few months ago I posted a trivia question over at LaLD, and lucky Berang guessed the vehicle to win some Hot Wheels cars. Well, after installing Windows to hook up my scanner and Photoshop, I’m finally able to share my reference material with you all! More photos and info (mostly in Japanese) below the fold.
The Suzuki Cappuccino was introduced for the 1987 model year as an attempt to add some sportiness to the Suzuki lineup in native Japan. In a photograph it looks like a Mazda MX-5 competitor, but with a total length of only 129 inches and a 1598 lb curb weight, the Cappuccino was closer to a go-kart and it conformed…
“For tollbooths, I got the Grabber!”
Do any of you Jalopnik lifers remember Murilee’s Down On The Street series? That was back in the pre-Kinja days, when you had to “@” your replies to posts and comments. We’re only talking about 5 years ago - but it may as well have been the Middle Ages. Oh, the memories!
This is a series in which I’d like to highlight a special, often neglected area of car culture: (German) low-budget customized cars. Maybe they are to Germany’s traffic what the bosozoku are to Japan’s.
You have now! Hes kinda become a legend around town. More pics below.
JDM point 🔰 counter:
- Progress has been made on the spaceship. Thanks to BC Racing we can drag frame in the GS. Won’t be riding that low till tax season. When I can afford wheels. :) She will be raised up a little in the front because can’t make it into my own driveway let alone any driveway...still..not bad for an old mans Lexus
Yes, this apparently existed. For nearly 400,000 yen, Japanese enthusiasts could kit up their spinning Doritos in Americana so deep you could smell the Bud Lite.
I love every strange bit of it but cannot find any more information. Please, for the love of obscure Japanese retro kit cars, if you know anything about it, leave a comment! (Now with high res photos thanks to XJDano!)
The Q45 isn’t registered yet, so I can’t leave my driveway. But I can definitely JDM BRO out on some strange OEM parts. This grille is definitely the most exciting piece of shiny plastic I’ve ever purchased! Thanks Japan Parts Service (they are a big east coast JDM engine importer). I couldn’t be happier. It’s…
For a while now on-and-off, I’ve been looking for an old U.S. magazine article about the Skyline GT-R. It was my first real exposure to the car, long before Gran Turismo came out. I used to subscribe to Car and Driver, so I figured it was in C/D. It was.
I was playing Gran Turismo on my PSP (emulator), and spotted this:
JCVA had our second meet this weekend, in the rain. There were some really cool cars that showed, check it out.
Found myself looking at shrines and temples in Kyoto and remembered that this place was here! So naturally I had to check it out.