Growing Interest in Japanese Collector Cars Driven by Nostalgia, Racing Heritage

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Growing Interest in Japanese Collector Cars Driven by Nostalgia, Racing Heritage
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Picture a classic car in your head: likely it’s an American icon like a late ‘60s Mustang or even earlier like a ‘50s Fairlane. Maybe your taste is a bit more exotic and you’re imagining a classic Ferrari or even a British sports car like an MG or Triumph. Continue Reading...

Special Edition Mustang V6 Sport Appearance Revealed… for Japan?

Special Edition Mustang V6 Sport Appearance Revealed… for Japan?
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Ford is looking to increase its popularity in the Japanese market with a special edition Mustang V6 Sport Appearance. Production for this special edition Japanese Mustang will be limited to 50 units total, 25 going to the coupe and 25 for the convertible. The Sport Appearance Mustang mainly consists of accessories, leaving the 3.7L V6… Continue Reading...

HKS Closes USA Operations After Nearly 30 Years of Business

HKS Closes USA Operations After Nearly 30 Years of Business
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In a very surprising and unfortunate move, HKS USA sent out an email to several of their dedicated distributors stating that HKS USA will cease to exist by the end of August, 2011. Opened since 1982, HKS USA was one of the pioneers in America in distributing high quality, Japanese-made parts to our market. In… Continue Reading...

Anime Themed Rides Show Up At Japanese Dream Party

Anime Themed Rides Show Up At Japanese Dream Party
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A lot of Japanese tuning fads have become popular in North American, but here’s an interesting trend that we find a hard time believing it will catch on here. For those not in the geek world, Dream Party is a gathering in Tokyo and Osaka for game developers. Taking place twice a year, many well-known… Continue Reading...

NISMO Announces VK45DE LMP2 Engine, Partners With Zytek Motorsports

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NISMO Announces VK45DE LMP2 Engine, Partners With Zytek Motorsports
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NISMO’s VK45DE powerplant, which has had huge success in the SuperGT series powering the Nissan GT-R to a championship in 2008, will be installed in LMP2 class race cars from 2011 and on. NISMO has partnered up with Zytek Motorsport, a noted Formula 1 engine builder, with Zytek taking responsibility for servicing and maintaining all the engines…. Continue Reading...

Volk TE37 Wheels Getting Updated Design to Deter Copycats

Volk TE37 Wheels Getting Updated Design to Deter Copycats
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Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but for Rays Engineering it’s a thorn in their side. Their most popular wheel, the TE37, is quite possibly the most copied wheel in the world. We have seen so many variants of the 6-spoke design, some virtually identical to the TE37 and some adding a little… Continue Reading...

Japanese Nissan Silvia S15 Receives Left Hand Drive Conversion

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Japanese Nissan Silvia S15 Receives Left Hand Drive Conversion
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The Nissan Silvia S15 is probably second to the Skyline in vehicles we really want and will never get. The craze of outfitting S13s and S14s with the S15 front end has sort of subsided here, but there’s no mistaking how gorgeous the Silvia S15 is. Now it’s been a while since we spotted something… Continue Reading...

Skunk2 Announces Crinkle Red Pro Series Intake Manifolds, We Want a B-Series Again

Skunk2 Announces Crinkle Red Pro Series Intake Manifolds, We Want a B-Series Again
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Gosh, it’s hard to believe the Honda B-Series engine is still kicking strong after all these years. Sure, it’ll always be one of the most cost-effective engines out there for power to dollar output, but one would think by now the K-Series would be overwhelming the B-Series in popularity. But no way, Honda and Acura… Continue Reading...

3D Design Beautifies BMW Z4 With New Aero Bits

3D Design Beautifies BMW Z4 With New Aero Bits
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Things have gotten very interesting in Japan now that many tuners are expanding the term JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) to encompass European vehicles. Japanese tuner 3D Design specializes in tuning BMWs and has made quite the splash in its young American presence. The company is already quite popular with the newer model E90 and E92… Continue Reading...

Report: Subaru Launches WRX STI Spec C in Japan

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Report: Subaru Launches WRX STI Spec C in Japan
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Subaru has just released details on its range-topping WRX STI Spec C model, offered exclusively for the Japanese market. With just a mild performance increase the focus of the Spec C model is on better power delivery, handling and reduced weight. The new model is intended to be a more race-ready platform. Engine output is… Continue Reading...
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