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Mike last won the day on March 24

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About Mike

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    Cars and computers.
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    Software Product Manager

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    1971 240z - Yellow Restored Beauty

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  1. This week The Petersen Automotive Museum is opening three new exhibits featuring classic J-tin, The Roots of Monozukuri: Creative Spirit in Japanese Automaking, Fine Tuning: Japanese/American Customs and Japanese/American Perspectives. Although the Petersen has exhibited classic J-tin in the past, this is the first time nostalgics have … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  2. You can’t not love an honest truck. They basically tie dogs for status of man’s best friend. The Datsun 520 and 521 were the first of the modern compact pickups by Nissan, and kicked off decades of the breed. Obligatory: Wish … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  3. After hearing of Jun Imai’s departure from Mattel, I began thinking back to when I started collecting Hot Wheels. It was the “Toyota AE-86 Corolla” that set my heart afire. To see the beloved Hachiroku next to the Camaros and Mustangs was … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  4. Mike

    Mobile app alert

    Hi all, FYI it looks like the Android application will need an update to meet some of the new policies set forth by Google. We will be publishing a new version of the app soon. The iOS will also need an update but that will require some additional work on my side to get my developer account re-established. Will be working on this over the next few weeks. Mike
  5. There is just one more bit of Hot Wheels news left for today, and it’s a sad one. Our friend and star designer Jun Imai has left Mattel new opportunities. We had known it was happening for a couple weeks, … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  6. Today we mark 50 years of Hot Wheels, the brand that changed toy cars forever and stoked the flames of automotive passion in millions. Since 1968 was the debut year for Hot Wheels and the US-market Datsun 510, we wanted to commemorate … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  7. Mike

    Webers for sale

    Moved this to the classifieds forum.
  8. Mike

    JNC 50 YEAR CLUB: Hot Wheels

    Happy 50th Hot Wheels!!!
  9. Fifty years ago today, the world was introduced to what just might be the most influential cars ever made. The automotive world was forever changed on May 18, 1968 when Mattel introduced the Hot Wheels brand of toy cars to … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  10. When Ricky told me to check out the Shannons video about the Isuzu Car Club of Australia gathering, I did. But the thing that absolutely blew my mind wasn’t even an Isuzu. It was this classic car insurance ad, which … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  11. It is noted somewhere in this video that the Isuzu Car Club of Australia is one of the country’s smallest car clubs, but also one of the oldest. This year it celebrates its 50th anniversary and, despite its size, dwarfs … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  12. Speaking of Supras, I recently discovered this old toy while at my mother’s house. I can’t remember how I got it or what company made it, but it is an old Toyota Celica XX police car and it’s awesome. It’s … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  13. Jay Leno has plopped his denim self behind the wheel of a JZA80 Supra. It was bound to happen, we suppose — the car an icon and Leno is probably the most recognizable car collector in the US. However, in this case the show … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  14. “Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.” Steve McQueen could not have summed it up any better. All the stresses of a day job, outstanding bills, hardships of life, are easily remedied by the smell of race … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  15. Here is a random photo of the famed Yurakucho Crossing, one of Tokyo’s most famous intersections. It is considered a prime viewing spot for the Shinkansen, or bullet trains, as they pull out of Tokyo Station southbound heading towards Nagoya, Osaka, and points … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine

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