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Great story Dino. I think there are a few car companies that need to see your story also.

3 days, 12 hours ago on GranStudio: Where Greatness Is Born

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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...

1 month ago on Mad Max Is Back

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Like this very much...except mine would have 14's.

Great post Mike.

1 month, 1 week ago on Minitruckin’ The Old School Way

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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.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Garage Life: Meet Japan’s Coolest Dad

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Great to see your work here Raees !!!

(Is that an R30 I see)? 

You and Luis are the 1/24 mechanics !!


jzx81 aka c33times3

3 months ago on Meet The 1/24 Style King

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Nice post Mike...again. Looking forward to scale model week !!!

3 months, 1 week ago on Let’s Cut Up Some Supercars:<br /> Inside Liberty Walk

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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.

3 months, 1 week ago on S30 + 2JZ + Airbags = A New Way To Z

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Great story, nice to see the car culture in another place.

4 months, 1 week ago on The Night Time Is The Right Time

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Another good one Dino !!

(The L28 must sound great with those carb stacks).


4 months, 1 week ago on Datsun Diet: The Shakotan Plan

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Great post Dino !!

I think the wheel under the Hako is an O.E. R30 Skyline wheel.

5 months ago on Hunting The Uncommon At Common Snapper

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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 !?!

5 months, 1 week ago on Shizuoka: The World Capital of Scale Models

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Think I saw a yellow Delta Integrale in the pic with the "lonely Porshe".

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Meet Hunting. </br>The Move to Daikoku

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Nice post Mike. Looks like there where some amazing cars there.

(Cool to see the 910 and the C140 Laurel).
 

Shakotan goodness.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Temples? Geisha? Nope, Kyoto Is For Kyusha

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The Laurel C130 is on my top ten list.

(I think Dual Factory has one like it also).

Great pictures Dino.

6 months, 1 week ago on Coolest And Rarest. 5 Cars To Discover From Nostalgic 2 Days

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Nice machine, have not seen one built like this.

(Thanks for posting this one Dino).

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Street, Touge, Style – A Soarer For All

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Another good one Mike...looking forward to more posts from your trip too Japan.

(That white Corolla four door looked super nice).

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Nostalgic Attack: Classic Car Life Never Stops

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Mike this is the best post I have seen in weeks.

Love those Sunny trucks...

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Fuji Street Racer Reunion

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This, like the four door R32 is true greatness.

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Sedan Love: An R34 With Room For More

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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.

7 months, 1 week ago on Build A Rocket Bunny For Your Desk

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Dino, thank you for the C230 Laurel and R31 pics.

(Some great older Nissans).

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Through The Doors Of The Tokyo Auto Salon

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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.

8 months ago on Sebastian Vettel’s New Grocery Getter?

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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).

8 months ago on The Speedhunters Event of the Year

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Nice feature on this one, Larry.

(Long live four door sports cars).

The GX and JZX triplets are always the stealth machines.

9 months ago on Sedan King: The N-Style Customs JZX100 Mark II

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Caught the news from a friend in the business last night, we all hoped it was not true.

Rest in peace Paul and Roger.

9 months ago on Paul Walker: A True Car Guy

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The 326 Power 161 Aristo is very cool.

Thanks for covering the event Dino.
 (Can't believe 161's are already becoming old school).

9 months, 1 week ago on Master of Stance: Japan Does It Best

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Nice to see Bippu style on the rise.

No UCF 10 Toyota's ? Old school VIP's are more affordable.


9 months, 3 weeks ago on SEMA 2013: JDM Taste

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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.)

Great post Mike.

10 months ago on Small Cars, Big Memories:</br> A Pile Of Old Toys

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Saw some of the Sparkle Garage guys at JCCS. 

Great to see the four door Toyota's getting a new "life".

(Mx41 to Gx81).

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Slammed Society At The House Of Drift

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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.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on ’70s Street Fighter: The Imai Works Datsun 260Z

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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).

11 months ago on Initial D: How A Silly Cartoon Changed My Life

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Another great story Dino.

The Rx-3 in chapter 4 was very cool.

11 months ago on Kaido Racers Invade Auto Legends

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Did you sleep when you where in Japan ? 

Great Post Mike.

11 months, 1 week ago on Only in Japan: A Carspotting Story

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Starting to figure out the new Speedhunters.

Really dig Mazda racecars...hope to see some at JCCS.

Great story  Mike.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Welcome to Hiroshima: </br>Visiting the Home of Mazda

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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).

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Show & Go: Wtcc Meets Slammed Society

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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.

12 months ago on Street Racer Legend: Inside Mizuno Works

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Carbon type C10 Hako !

Nice to see the Rocky Auto, secret lab.

(C10 GT-R is badass modified or not).

1 year ago on Private Collections: Rocky Auto’s Secret Garage

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That TR is very cool, the level of work in it looks similar the the Racing Beat RX-7.

1 year ago on Legends Never Die: Spotlighting At The Rolex Historics

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IMSA, Can Am, Trans Am...all short form, for greatness.

1 year ago on THE PERFECT WEEKEND: MONTEREY 2013

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Really great seeing this Mike.

 

1 year ago on From Steamers To Celicas: How Japan Got Rolling

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That would be most awesome !!

(Celica would be nice).

1 year ago on Toyota To Introduce Two New Rwd Sports Cars?

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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 ago on Poll: The Best Car Movie Ever

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Great coverage Dino, happy 86 day.

Nice to see a few GX71's too.

1 year ago on The Yearly Gathering: Hachiroku Day 2013

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Two words in the name of this one Mad Max !!

1 year, 1 month ago on Discussion: The Greatest Car Movie Ever?

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Greatness !!

(No other words).

Thank you for showing these Mike.

1 year, 1 month ago on Browsing Toyota’s Secret 1:5 Scale Collection

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Some great cars and Ama san, is still working which is cool.

Looking forward to what you found in the parking lot.

1 year, 1 month ago on No Pistons Allowed: Mazda Tuning Festa

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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, 1 month ago on Poll: The M3 Is Dead. Long Live The M3.

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Arigato Dino, some great looking cars there. And some really nice SA's.

(Pop up lights, to keep the 90's vibe is my answer).

1 year, 1 month ago on An Afternoon At Daikoku: 7′s Day 2013

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Another vote for the IMSA 240Z machine !!

1 year, 1 month ago on Poll: The Cars Of June

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Looking forward to more Dino !!

(Maybe an sa22c or an Rx-3 would most awesome).

1 year, 1 month ago on Rotorheads Unite: 7′s Day 2013

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