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I saw this at Jccs in 2013 (one of few nice ones), my dad use to work at a
Toyota dealership years ago.
So I have seen many a nice 71 and 81. (An original four door sportscar).
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Certified Classic: <br /> A 2JZ-Powered Cressida For The Street
More on the VIP scene...mostly because I would like to see more takes on the new Lexus.
1 month, 1 week ago on Viva Las Vegas: The SEMA Show Is Go!
Great post Mike. This is the biggest show outside of Japan I would say.
(Checked out last years show, best classic car show I have seen).
The Gx71's and some Jzx81's have a good showing also.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on JCCS: Japanese Old School In SoCal
Great story Dino. I think there are a few car companies that need to see your story also.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on GranStudio: Where Greatness Is Born
Night rider !!...remember him when you look at the night sky.
This series is in my top ten of all time.
Been waiting very long for this...
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Mad Max Is Back
Like this very much...except mine would have 14's.
Great post Mike.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Minitruckin’ The Old School Way
If I ever get to Japan this is the type place I would go to find.
(Wonder if he is willing to sell some of those kits)?
Another great post Mike.
5 months ago on Garage Life: Meet Japan’s Coolest Dad
Very cool !!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Plastic Fantastic! Speedhunters Present The Rocket Bunny Model Kit
Great to see your work here Raees !!!
(Is that an R30 I see)?
You and Luis are the 1/24 mechanics !!
jzx81 aka c33times3
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Meet The 1/24 Style King
Nice post Mike...again. Looking forward to scale model week !!!
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Let’s Cut Up Some Supercars:<br /> Inside Liberty Walk
I like the plate, which I think is a nod to a certain famous movie Z. (And video game).
Thanks for a cool post Mike.
@ Jun Imai - seeing the blue Z much lower than at JCCS 2013 would be very cool.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on S30 + 2JZ + Airbags = A New Way To Z
Great story, nice to see the car culture in another place.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on The Night Time Is The Right Time
Another good one Dino !!
(The L28 must sound great with those carb stacks).
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Datsun Diet: The Shakotan Plan
Great post Dino !!
I think the wheel under the Hako is an O.E. R30 Skyline wheel.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Hunting The Uncommon At Common Snapper
When I get to Japan I will keep at least 5 hours for this place.
(Could be dangerous, I have a 1/24 - 1/25 addiction).
How much for an extra carry on !?!
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Shizuoka: The World Capital of Scale Models
Think I saw a yellow Delta Integrale in the pic with the "lonely Porshe".
9 months, 1 week ago on Meet Hunting. </br>The Move to Daikoku
Nice post Mike. Looks like there where some amazing cars there.
(Cool to see the 910 and the C140 Laurel).
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Temples? Geisha? Nope, Kyoto Is For Kyusha
The Laurel C130 is on my top ten list.
(I think Dual Factory has one like it also).
Great pictures Dino.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Coolest And Rarest. 5 Cars To Discover From Nostalgic 2 Days
Nice machine, have not seen one built like this.
(Thanks for posting this one Dino).
10 months ago on Street, Touge, Style – A Soarer For All
Another good one Mike...looking forward to more posts from your trip too Japan.
(That white Corolla four door looked super nice).
10 months, 1 week ago on Nostalgic Attack: Classic Car Life Never Stops
Mike this is the best post I have seen in weeks.
Love those Sunny trucks...
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Fuji Street Racer Reunion
This, like the four door R32 is true greatness.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Sedan Love: An R34 With Room For More
Mike, very cool post. Once you are in Japan try and find some 1/24 metal mufflers for an even more detailed look.
(Fujimi makes them I believe).
I think Tamiya makes one with an engine.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Build A Rocket Bunny For Your Desk
Dino, thank you for the C230 Laurel and R31 pics.
(Some great older Nissans).
11 months, 1 week ago on Through The Doors Of The Tokyo Auto Salon
Now if we can just get some of the "vibe" of this Q50 in some new sedans.
So they really can be, four door sports cars.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Sebastian Vettel’s New Grocery Getter?
As a 1/24 kit builder I understand this, I have more kits then I will ever be able to build before I die.
(My hobby is how I found Speedhunters).
11 months, 3 weeks ago on The Speedhunters Event of the Year
Nice feature on this one, Larry.
(Long live four door sports cars).
The GX and JZX triplets are always the stealth machines.
1 year ago on Sedan King: The N-Style Customs JZX100 Mark II
Caught the news from a friend in the business last night, we all hoped it was not true.
Rest in peace Paul and Roger.
1 year ago on Paul Walker: A True Car Guy
The 326 Power 161 Aristo is very cool.
Thanks for covering the event Dino. (Can't believe 161's are already becoming old school).
1 year ago on Master of Stance: Japan Does It Best
Nice to see Bippu style on the rise.
No UCF 10 Toyota's ? Old school VIP's are more affordable.
1 year, 1 month ago on SEMA 2013: JDM Taste
Back in the day (1978), $2.00 equaled three Hot wheels cars. (Sale tax).
Still keep them in an old blue tackle box. (Some Matchbox too.)
1 year, 1 month ago on Small Cars, Big Memories:</br> A Pile Of Old Toys
Saw some of the Sparkle Garage guys at JCCS.
Great to see the four door Toyota's getting a new "life".
(Mx41 to Gx81).
1 year, 2 months ago on Slammed Society At The House Of Drift
Great work on the Z Jun. I saw your car at JCCS this year, however this was my first time at JCCS.
I was overwhelmed at the amount of Nihon greatness. (If I had known the Z was yours I would have taken more photos of it).
(I have three hundred pics from the show but I think I did not take enough).
Now I know more about the Z.
Great write up.
1 year, 2 months ago on ’70s Street Fighter: The Imai Works Datsun 260Z
In 2002 I started building plastic models again. (I stopped building in 1985 or so).
I was in a local hobby shop one day and found an old Fujimi AE86 kit, I built the kit black and white from memoryand with plates that had no numbers. I think Option and Inital D had some thing to do with this and in 2002 I had no copies of either in my collection of car stuff.
(Back then all we had was Sport Compact Car and Super Street).
1 year, 2 months ago on Initial D: How A Silly Cartoon Changed My Life
Another great story Dino.
The Rx-3 in chapter 4 was very cool.
1 year, 2 months ago on Kaido Racers Invade Auto Legends
Did you sleep when you where in Japan ?
Great Post Mike.
1 year, 2 months ago on Only in Japan: A Carspotting Story
Starting to figure out the new Speedhunters.
Really dig Mazda racecars...hope to see some at JCCS.
Great story Mike.
1 year, 2 months ago on Welcome to Hiroshima: </br>Visiting the Home of Mazda
The Miata in the first pick has parts on it from a Mazda roadster tuner in Japan. Forgot the name...?
I saw one on Speedhunters before, could be the same car.
Lots of cool cars Mike and Larry. ( The WTCC reminds me of the NATCC from a "few" years ago).
1 year, 3 months ago on Show & Go: Wtcc Meets Slammed Society
Great story Mike, I have been waiting for this one since I saw the preview pic of the green Z.
Really like that 4 door Laurel.
1 year, 3 months ago on Street Racer Legend: Inside Mizuno Works
Carbon type C10 Hako !
Nice to see the Rocky Auto, secret lab.
(C10 GT-R is badass modified or not).
1 year, 3 months ago on Private Collections: Rocky Auto’s Secret Garage
That TR is very cool, the level of work in it looks similar the the Racing Beat RX-7.
1 year, 3 months ago on Legends Never Die: Spotlighting At The Rolex Historics
IMSA, Can Am, Trans Am...all short form, for greatness.
1 year, 4 months ago on THE PERFECT WEEKEND: MONTEREY 2013
Really great seeing this Mike.
1 year, 4 months ago on From Steamers To Celicas: How Japan Got Rolling
That would be most awesome !!
(Celica would be nice).
1 year, 4 months ago on Toyota To Introduce Two New Rwd Sports Cars?
I have seen 90 % of the movies on this list.
And that is what is most likely needed to make a proper choice... also someone's age will bias how they vote.
(The answer is still Mad Max).
1 year, 4 months ago on Poll: The Best Car Movie Ever
Great coverage Dino, happy 86 day.
Nice to see a few GX71's too.
1 year, 4 months ago on The Yearly Gathering: Hachiroku Day 2013
Two words in the name of this one Mad Max !!
1 year, 4 months ago on Discussion: The Greatest Car Movie Ever?
(No other words).
Thank you for showing these Mike.
1 year, 5 months ago on Browsing Toyota’s Secret 1:5 Scale Collection
Some great cars and Ama san, is still working which is cool.
Looking forward to what you found in the parking lot.
1 year, 5 months ago on No Pistons Allowed: Mazda Tuning Festa
As with all companies the M3 got "watered down" by BMW in the pursuit of sales.
The E30 was (and is) the car for those up at 4am side road/mountain road drivers.
1 year, 5 months ago on Poll: The M3 Is Dead. Long Live The M3.