/ 2 Jul 2015
In my world, every road trip begins early in the morning. Not exactly at the time you plan, of course, but the time you can actually leave you usual modern family routine behind. If you like, just ask any classic car owner with a young family about how they find time to enjoy their passion for the vintage automobiles. Here’s my story.
Very often on this site, we are privileged to see a carefully curated collection. We come across owners who have finally acquired their dream car, and we see this love of iron, steel, and fire bridge the generations. But what about a car that transcends automotive enthusiasm, that needs no translation from Gearhead kanji?
This particular very pretty blue 1977 Datsun-Nissan 280Z is a single-owner car, currently daily driven, belonging to a gent who is not now and never was into cars. It doesn't attend car shows. It doesn't get pampered and spoiled. This Z belongs to Larry Lazzari and no-one else; it's a special bond, and just the kind of thing Yutaka Katayama would have smiled to see.
/ 31 Mar 2015
Today, we’re trying something a bit different and we’re opening up the floor to a reader with his own dilemma. It’s on many enthusiasts’ minds: what should I buy? What are the pros and cons of each? Can I get help from other enthusiasts?? David B, of Canada, wrote in with an interesting question. What car should he buy?
The late Paul Newman, whose first car was a 1937 Packard that whisked him from Wisconsin to New York for his early career on Broadway's stages, began his love affair with auto racing while training at the Watkins Glen Racing School for the part of Frank Capua in the 1969 film, Winning, where he portrayed a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the Indianapolis 500...
By / 2 Jan 2015
Japan has produced some great classics and thankfully, many of them are affordable. If you’re looking for a reliable daily driver that you can enjoy on weekend runs then there are options for you. Here are a few classics we found, available right now.
/ 7 Oct 2014
My friend called me, saying “You have to buy this car.” We drove about two hours up the road at 9pm. When I first saw it, I liked the uniqueness of the color and the fact that it was a first-year 240Z. The guy I bought it from was actually the original owner. The Datsun had 69,000 miles and was bone stock, I've done everything to this car minus painting it.
/ 12 Sep 2014
Before the 600hp monster that is the Nissan GT-R NISMO, the R32, the Hakosuka, even before Nissan and Prince merged, came the Prince Skyline in 1957. It sported a lowly 1.5L 60hp engine and looked to all the world like a slimmed-down General Motors knock-off. But in spite of its derivative appearance it showcased Japanese manufacturing prowess to the world...
/ 7 Aug 2014
After the car was completed, the first event I attended was the Malaysian F1 Drivers Parade in March 2008. My car was assigned to chauffeur World Champion Fernando Alonso around the circuit! It was an amazing moment for me as an F1 fan and I was very nervous to drive the Sepang circuit with a double World Champion in my car...