Mike

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    http://www.classicZcars.com
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    Seattle, WA

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    Cars and computers.
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    Software Product Manager

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    240z
  • About My Cars
    1971 240z - Yellow Restored Beauty

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    April Meeting XXX Rootbeer Drive-in @ 98 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
  2. Nissan markets the modern front-wheel-drive CVT-laden Maxima as a 4DSC (4-Door Sports Car) and while it is a very nice sedan that has a relatively sporty feel, it’s just not a sports car. However, there was a time when it was, in … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  3. Turn that surf line into a ski line. Hakosuka! Read more at JNC Magazine
  4. Hi all, just wanted to apologize about the extra downtime this morning. I ran an upgrade on the server and it well.... didn't go so well. I had to spend some time trying to get a "fix" fixed... That's the way it goes in server-land. Anyway, all is good now so I hope you enjoy the site!
  5. Where did you get this? I would love to have one..
  6. One of the coolest displays at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon wasn’t from an automaker, tuning house, or aftermarket parts company. In fact, it didn’t feature real cars at all. Instead, it was a a lineup of miniature kaido racers, customized … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  7. For decades the abbreviation “RE” in Mazda parlance stood for “Rotary Engine.” However, if the Mazda patents for a new rotary that appeared last week have anything to say about it, “RE” might take on a whole new meaning. Two … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  8. For your viewing pleasure, we at Japanese Nostalgic Car have uncovered quite possibly the most 1980s ad campaign ever implemented by an automaker. We give you, the Nissan “Major Motion” commercials from 1984. These aired in certain markets around the United … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  9. Back in 1981 Japanese radio control vehicle company Tamiya released its RA1028 Toyota Hilux kit. With low gear and 4WD, they were able to string 14 of them together and pull a real Toyota Hilux pickup. To promote the newest Toyota Hilux in … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  10. We have danced around these types of questions before, but always with a stipulation that recommending a JNC to others needs to be dependable and safe. This week, the gloves are off! This time we are recommending a JNC to … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  11. One of Japan’s most iconic cars is making a comeback. A descendant of the game-changing 240Z that debuted in 1969, an all-new Z car (code-named Z35) will honor the legendary Datsun with a stylized 21st-century interpretation of the original’s long nose, short deck, and perfect proportions. That first Z was designed to appeal to buyers in its main market of the United States, and the new model will be no different. Just get a load of one artist’s vision of the dynamic silhouette. While the car will feature a low-slung, swooping body, it will be downsized from the current 370Z to dimensions that resemble the original’s. That means the car will lose around 2 inches in width from the current 72.6 inches. Our insider mentions that lightweight high-tensile steel will be used to further reduce the car’s curb weight by up to 420 pounds to a class-leading 2866 pounds. According to a source close to Nissan, the Z35 will be powered by a choice of V-6 and four-cylinder engines at first. Company bosses want to phase out the V-6, though a small but strong fan base might lead engineers to retain it. Nissan feels that it has to “wean” the motoring public off the six cylinder, which has been its mainstay powerplant since the very beginning, and switch to a more fuel-efficient four. We are told that the new four-cylinder will be a 2.5-liter turbo unit and incorporate direct injection to make at least 330 hp. But our insider explains that Nissan bosses are concerned about fuel economy and CO2 emissions, a fact that will almost certainly force them to reduce power to around 280 hp. For a gutsier Z, we can look to the company’s in-house tuning arm Nismo, which is rumored to be working on a 330-plus-hp model. The Z33 of 2002 was a big hit and its low-$30,000s price tag helped it drive out showroom doors. With the Z34, Nissan created a good-looking, sharp-handling coupe, but by Nissan targeting rivals in the BMW Z4, Porsche Cayman, and Audi TT, the price went into the low $40,000s and hurt sales. The new Z35 must pick up where the Z33 left off and reinvent the Z car all over again. That means downsizing while creating a compelling design and minimizing its sticker price. And employing four-cylinder turbos will do the brand no harm in lowering prices, CO2, and fuel consumption. We can expect to see the Z concept unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January. The final production version should debut one year later at the same show with a price tag starting under $30,000. Credit: http://www.motortrend.com/news/new-nissan-z-car-code-named-z35-in-pipline/
  12. The Tokyo Auto Salon has a reputation for churning out some truly bizarre automotive works, but these day some seriously classy classics can be found amidst the VIP vans and drift missiles. You’ve seen the examples modified for speed and show; here … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  13. Every so often, a Hot Wheels comes along that melts the Internet. Collectors’ heads explode like they’ve just looked into the Ark of the Covenant. The next Nissan Fairlady Z is just such a car. Look, we’re not bragging just because … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  14. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from JNC! Here’s some midori cars for you’re viewing pleasure. Read more at JNC Magazine
  15. Since its inception in 1983, the Tokyo Auto Salon has been Japan’s showcase premier showcase of automotive trends. Back then, it went by the very literal name of Tokyo Exciting Car Show, but the idea was the same — showcasing what Japanese tuners … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine