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  1. We desperately hope this is wrong, but rumor has it that Toyota plans to kill off the Land Cruiser in the US market. If true that would mean the longest running model in the company’s history, offered continuously since day … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  2. Monterey Car Week’s centerpiece racing event, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, concluded this weekend. There was a noticeable lack of Japanese representation at Laguna Seca as compared to last year (despite the fact that the theme was the 50th anniversary … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  3. Hot Wheels is about to introduce a new type of paint. Chameleon, which transitions from purple to green depending on the angle of light shined onto it, has been around in the full-size car scene for a while now, but … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  4. Complete this sentence. You’re not a JNC owner unless you… Prefer driving a slow car fast? Live in deathly fear of salt? Have overpaid for parts from Japan? Have abused your AAA towing privileges to move a parts car? With … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  5. Would you guys be interested in an auction-type capability with our classifieds? The current system has 'offers' but not auction capabilities (yet)... I would think that BAT would be the best place to sell a Z at auction these days, but, I haven't listed a car for sale there yet. I don't know what the experience is like. If we had it here, this could be another venue to sell Z's...
  6. Normally we don’t really report on a new car unless there’s some link to a past model, like a revived beloved nameplate, or some throwback design touches. There’s not much that’s retro about the new Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series, … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  7. Just a week after my colleagues were at SpoCom in SoCal, Radwood returned to its ancestral home in NorCal. The traveling show of 80s and 90s nostalgia started in the Bay Area in 2017, and has been expanding rapidly. There … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  8. If you want to see what thee latest trends in modified cars are, the SpoCom show is a pretty good place to start. The annual, multi-city show is where the cool kids vie for giant trophies for their whips. Subtlety … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
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    @JLPurcell, let us know if you bought it... 😉
  10. At a glance the all-new Honda N-WGN might look like any number of kei vans zipping along the streets of Japan, but the design is actually much more clever. It’s never explicitly mentioned in Honda’s 1800-word press release, but Hondaheads … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
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    Novemeber Club Meeting at Bellevue Nissan (Pending)
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    Place Marker for October Meeting Likely in the Everett area
  13. We somehow missed this, but in 2016 fashion brand Gucci used a dekotora to hawk its ridiculously priced clothing. In a video for their fall/winter line that year some Ziggy Stardust-looking “Gucci kids” (yes, that is a term the company … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  14. None of these wrinkles on mine... even back in 98 when I had the Z sandblasted. Although I do see some bodywork in that area. Maybe these were smoothed out with filler? Enjoy the before and after shots...
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    Bellevue Brewing Company, Getting a Private Room in the Back and trying to bring out a photographer for this one. Delicious food good parking situation. Still Summer Enough! See you there.
  16. After 11 generations and 51 model years, the Toyota Mark II/MarkX line is coming to an end. Toyota announced the cancellation of the decidedly old school, Camry-sized rear-wheel-drive sedan back in April. Now, with the Final Edition coming to showrooms … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  17. Does anyone still have a source for the OEM style or are they thousands of dollars by now? Mike
  18. Today is day on which the national holiday Mountain Day in observed in Japan. Technically the holiday falls on August 11 because the kanji for “8” (八) resembles a mountain, and “11” resembles two trees, but everyone gets the day … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  19. Nah, the number 1 member is the default account when I first set up the server. Wife doesn't participate in the forum, unfortunately..
  20. I realize this is a post from 2015, however, there has been a bit of adjustment to the membership ID information. You can now find your Member ID by looking on our main HOME page or on the main FORUM page. The block with your Membership ID will look like the following image below. For example, my member ID is 2. Member ID's are good for discounts from our vendors.
  21. Summer greetings! Thanks for the wait! JCCS® E-tickets are now on sale. Admission tickets are also to be on sale on the day of the show at the gate. More info including visitor parking and locations, please visit: E-tickets page View the full article
  22. People around the world continue to celebrate the 30th birthday of the Mazda Roadster, this time at the home of the Italian automotive industry. In June, over 300 MX-5s gathered in Turin, Italy’s Detroit, for “MX-5 Icon’s Day,” a celebration … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  23. Acura is bringing back one of the most memorable colors for the NSX: yellow. According to Honda, Spa Yellow, named after the official racing color of Belgium and Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, was the fifth-most popular color for the first-generation NSX. … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  24. The image of a dekotora driver in Japan typically isn’t a wholly positive one. Much like hard core truckers in the US, they are seen as rough around the edges, people you wouldn’t want to confront alone at a remote … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  25. There’s some great news for fans of Japanese diecast. Tomica cars will soon be available in the United States, at Walmart stores. “Having sold more than a half a billion units around the world, Tomica is known for luxury premium … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
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