Mike

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    1414 6th Ave N; Seattle, WA 98109
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    1971 240z - Yellow Restored Beauty
    2000 Lexus LX470 - Utility Beast

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  1. We have arrived at what could be our favorite part of JCCS, the vans, trucks, SUVs, and wagons. And now, in addition to seeing amazing US-market builds of such cars, their Japan-market counterparts are flooding in. No longer are the … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  2. The 2019 inductees for the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame have been announced. The ceremony took place earlier this month, welcoming four historically significant vehicles and three important individuals for their impact and contributions to Japan’s automotive industry. The most … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  3. There used to be tons of Japanese manufacturers at SEMA. One by one, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Mazda, and Lexus have all pulled out. And in a year that marked the 50th anniversary of Nissan’s two most beloved models and the second … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  4. Even with countless companies spending big bucks, it’s hard to find anything truly stunning at SEMA anymore. The race to outdo each other and grab eyeballs, has resulted in some high-dollar builds, but when everything is extreme, nothing is. It’s … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  5. With 90s cars now eligible for JCCS it is suddenly quite obvious that the cars of the Tuner Era are have arrived at JCCS. This coincides with the Youngtimer movement in the collector car community as a whole catching steam. … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  6. One of the most unexpected treats of the SEMA Show was the surprise appearance of Banzai Sports’ Bluebird SSS Sanitora. We first spotted this eye-catching ute at the Tokyo Auto Salon in 2018 and were extremely taken by it. Half … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  7. The B12 Nissan Sentra didn’t really make shockwaves in the American car market, but according to Motorweek, it was once the best-selling import in the US. Not only that, but the car review program actually named the previous B11-generation Sentra … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  8. This week’s QotW can be read any number of ways. Our younger readers will likely witness the dusk of the traditional human-driven car in their lifetimes, or at least the end of the internal combustion engine. Older ones are paring … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  9. Tapatalk is great, but, you will see some limitations such as the inability to browse our classifieds. Not sure what this symbolizes, but, can I assume it represents the limited view with Tapatalk?
  10. Thanks guys! It's been a challenge keeping up with the latest design trends and user interaction. What works on desktop doesn't always work correctly on mobile devices. Glad to hear the Tapatalk platform is still working. I'm looking at doing our own app again, but the website scaling (defined as 'responsive design') seems to be working well. I did find some text alignment issues when using my phone that can be easily remedied. I do like the idea of having all information at your fingertips -- especially when using a mobile device from the garage. What do you guys think of the sliding banner across the top of our home page?
  11. Hi guys, I pushed out a pretty major upgrade to our website design. The new design should hopefully make things easier on new users and it also gives us some enhanced capabilities for our daily users. I'm still doing a bit of editing to the mobile version of the site and you should see those changes automatically happen in the next week. Also, here's a fun fact for you. Did you know our statistics show that 50% of our visitors are accessing the site on a mobile device? I know it was an interesting fact for me to discover this week. So if you are a mobile user and see any issues, please take a screenshot and send over a bug report. -- Mike
  12. It’s really hard to capture everything at a show as big as SEMA, but here are a few more slabs of Nihon Steel we found lurking around. There was everything from slammed sleds to off-road heroes, sometimes both in the … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  13. Nice, I like the wagon with the golden skeleton.. 😉
  14. Thanks for the feedback, guys. I also like the new layout, it did force me to clean up the forum arrangement a bit too. I also like the fact that you can choose to go back to the old layout as well. I'll make this a permanent change. Cheers! Mike
  15. I love this kind of creativity! Thanks for posting, Joseph!