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  1. Supra sales are not great. Toyota sold just 2,884 of them in 2019, fewer than the number of 86es in same year (3,398). That’s not a good sign for a halo cars like the Supra, whose sales curves usually start … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  2. Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all. Show your loved ones some TLC today, but don’t forget your spouses! Original Post Read more at JNC Magazine
  3. The 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon was, like SEMA, largely a big ol’ Supra-fest. However, after the trophies were handed out there were a few highlights from the awards categories that defied convention. Like the teachers said in English class, you … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  4. Mazda is celebrating its centenary this year, so expect to see a lot of historical content from them this year. The latest is a video about the company’s early history and its origins in Hiroshima, an area far removed from … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  5. On Monday Japan’s postal service released a set of commemorative stamps honoring the Nissan Skyline GT-R’s 50th anniversary. Technically, the 50th anniversary took place almost exactly one year ago, but better late than never, no? Of course, with this being … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  6. We pooh-poohed Acura’s “Beat That” ad when it came out last October. A video game based on that spot, though? Well, that’s just undeniably cool. Here’s how you can play. The game is completely web-based, available for a variety of … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  7. Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and you know you have some romantic, steamy, or downright heartbreaking stories involving a JNC and a significant other. Maybe there was a date, relationship, or marriage that turned out particularly well (or ended … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  8. Yes, you are correct that I should have done this from day one. However, due to my limited knowledge of the Japan market when we first started (and my young inexperienced self), it wasn't really pondered until now. I attribute this change to a recent visit to Japan, having the honor to meet Kats, and a short drive in his 432. I fell in love with the car and became wildly fascinated about it. Also considering my total lack of understanding about the R-series (see above), I decided to make this addition to the club. While I agree that most of the 432 discussions are mixed throughout the site into other threads, I still think we could use some dedicated space for the car. Here's what I am planning: Create a new forum category for the Japanese market cars -- both 432 and regular market cars. Find specific forum threads about the 432 & 432-R, and move the entire thread into this new area. Find images about the car, and post links to the new area. I believe you also have some. Existing threads that have a 'blend' of both standard S30 (or US market S30) content with 432 content will NOT be pulled apart. I do not believe in taking apart conversations. However, if the content is focused on the 432, I would like to move the whole thread into the new area. Regarding the Kats thread, I agree it has been wildly popular. Finding the thread was a bit more difficult because it was buried. The idea behind this change is to allow people to research based on their specific interest in the Japanese market. Before this change, it was rather difficult to find information without hours of searching and reading. This may help put a focus on the area -- very similar to the Scarab, 240k, roadster, and other areas. Please let me know your thoughts.
  9. The 1980s were heady times. Even the smallest econoboxes coming out of Japan had sport-ified versions lavished with tech and gear that would have seemed at home on much higher-priced sports cars. Plus, both Isuzu and Suzuki were still operating … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  10. Metal bolt-on fender flares should be a factory thing again. Happy TE27 Day from JNC! Read more at JNC Magazine
  11. Here's a great search link to find images in our gallery of the Z432 and Z432-R https://www.classiczcars.com/search/?q=z432&type=gallery_image&updated_after=any&sortby=relevancy&search_and_or=and
  12. I started looking through the history of posts we have about the Z432 & Z432-R and think we've missed out on categorizing this properly. Many of these conversations are spread throughout the site into different forums. As a result, I have created a new forum for the Z432 and moved the Japanese market stuff to its own category. I'm going to start moving the 432 stuff into this new forum now. As I look at some of the projects you guys have worked on, it's apparent I still need more education on this spectacular version of the Z. So, this will be a lot of fun! 😉 Here's a link to the new area: https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/forum/152-jdm/ Mike
  13. Yeah, I know about the number designation all too well. A long time ago we were developing database software to monitor injection molding machines. Customers were complaining the values would change drastically after being installed on operating systems that swapped periods and commas. The developers had to go back through all the code and update it... thousands of lines of code and took about 6 months.
  14. LoL, oopss.. But now that it's trending I may just keep it like that...
  15. Thanks guys. I haven't followed many of the Type R discussions in the past. This has pegged my curiosity so I will be creating a forum for the Z432 specifically. I did find an older post from 2013 here: I'm looking to find the gallery link again as that older link is broken. But, the Z432 needs its own forum where we can hold these kind of discussions. Mike