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  1. The ST165 Celica GT-Four has gotten some attention lately, thanks to Toyota constantly comparing it to the new GR Yaris. While that link is still somewhat tenuous, it did remind us of when Toyota showed off the newly introduced Celica GT-Four’s … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  2. For the 20th anniversary of the S2000 Honda has created exclusive parts to make essentially a “third facelift” version, but it’s also going one step further. As with the NSX and Beat, Honda is creating a parts catalog of hard-to-find … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  3. In honor of the S2000’s 20th anniversary, Honda is selling all-new parts designed for its popular roadster. Based on the S2000 20th Anniversary prototype unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon, Honda is technically calling this a MMC, or minor model … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
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    Post numbers

    LoL, you guys are funny.. I'm right up there with you when it comes to new acronyms or icons that represent something. I'm only savvy with it because I do a lot of programming and social media links. Unfortunately the post number feature is a goner. The feature constantly needed updates when new versions of our forum software were installed and I think the guy who gave it to me is MIA. Also keep in mind that post numbers can change too. For instance, if we have 50 posts and something in position 25 is deleted, the post count can be off. We don't see it that often, though. For some reason, post numbers are no longer in the base forum software anymore. But, I'll keep looking to see if I can find something. From what I can tell, it looks like you guys are already using the post links pretty well. 😉
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    Post numbers

    For instance, I am linking a post from 240260280 where he shows the differences between the center console vents. Clicking on the arrow in the upper right will open the relevant post, automatically.
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    Post numbers

    The post number feature doesn't seem to be an option anymore. I think this is due to the dynamic nature of the software. This means that threads can change and using post numbers can likely lead to an incorrect reference in the future. Instead, consider using the "share this post" option on the right side. It will give you a URL that you can copy into your reference post. Look for this symbol, there is one for every post. Click on it and copy the URL given.
  7. What are the classic cars that will inspire the younger generation of car enthusiasts to carry on the restoration hobby? You already know the answer but if any additional validation was needed, Hagerty Insurance’s Barn Find Hunter video series reaffirms … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  8. The RT40 Corona is easily one of the most underrated Toyota classics, which is why it was the subject of one of our illustrious Consider the Following articles. Given how instrumental it was for getting the Toyota name into the … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  9. Today is the day when Japan celebrates the Emperor’s birthday. Though the Japanese royals are just figureheads, they can still own pretty much any car(s) they want. The previous Emperor, Akihito, kept it 100 with a low-spec Honda Integra sedan. … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  10. This is going to be a very sweet addition to the garage. Frequent status updates required...
  11. In the 90s at the dawn of the SUV takeover, truck-based people haulers were trying to move upscale while still retaining their off-road cred. Also, Isuzu still existed as a purveyor of passenger vehicles. Their entry into the segment was … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  12. We all know that the most proper color for any Type R Honda is Championship White, but Phoenix Yellow ranks as a close second. Well, Honda has just announced that it’s bringing back the color on a limited edition Civic … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  13. Toyota USA is adamant that the bonkers GR Yaris won’t be coming to the US. However, even if the car doesn’t, the WRC homologation special’s engine could, according to Toyota’s Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales, in the form … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  14. Once again we remain utterly clueless about the song or the artist portrayed in the video called “44 Raiders” by the Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe. We can only tell you that there is a Mazda RX-7 in it, and … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  15. On this day in 1972, the Volkswagen Beetle overtook the Ford Model T as the best-selling car in the world. However, the Toyota Corolla has long since outsold the VW, becoming the best-selling model in the world with over 44 … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  16. No amount of lawmen can stop this President, a Nissan President H150, to be exact, in a clip from the crime drama The Big City, Part III. The authorities come at it hard, with countless Cedrics and even a Fairlady … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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