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Lost Nissan Skylines, A $335,000 Lawsuit, An Empty Warehouse: Has A Well-Known JDM Importer Skipped Town?

In a scene full of shady Japanese car importers, Florida-based Rivsu Imports was supposed to be one of the good ones. No illegal cars. All legit. And with JDM imports on the rise, they seemed like the perfect shop to invest in. But that was before its owners up and disappeared.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Driving A Toyota MR2 Turbo Will Make You Want A Toyota MR2 Turbo

There are plenty of fun cars you can buy right now, but enthusiasts often run into the same problem with the new toys: too much digitization, too much assistance, not enough flavor. A 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo might not catch today’s cars in a zero to 60 sprint, by my God, it’s got the teeth […]

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Check Out The Incredible And Rare Japanese Cars At The Petersen Museum Now

The Petersen Museum in Los Angeles has just opened an exhibit showcasing some of the prettiest and most interesting ancient Japanese cars I’ve ever seen. I’m not talking about modern classics you still see on the road–some cars in this collection date back to the 1940s and earlier. You might only see some of them […]

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The Cars I Found Abandoned And Junked In Hong Kong Will Blow Your Mind

An NSX, a Nissan Skyline, an Evo, a Silvia, a Lotus, a Porsche—these cars should be cherished and meticulously maintained. But in Hong Kong, where a parking spot can cost as much as an apartment’s rent elsewhere in the world, they’re left abandoned on roadsides and shipping containers, and stacked up high in…Read more… Continue […]

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We Have Reached The Best Era Of Japanese Imports In America

Thanks to America’s arbitrary, dealer-imposed car import laws and a lack of political will to change them, the enthusiasts of our nation—despite being the “most free” and “best” one in the world—are barred from bringing in cars younger than 25 years of age. This is a shame, but as we edge closer to 2018, an…Read […]

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This Veteran Is Trying To Track Down The Original Japanese Owner Of His R32 Skyline GT-R

When you’ve pick up a car used, have you ever wondered about the life it had before you? Sometimes you can gather scraps of information from the car itself (a leftover CD or impressions in the upholstery from child seats), but unless you have a contact, a lot of it becomes speculation and guesswork. One […]

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Yokohama Brings Back A 1980s Tire So You Can Make Your Vintage JDM Sports Car More Perfect

If you own a stock Toyota AE86, Mazda RX-7, Datsun 280ZX, or any of the many legendary sports cars Japan produced in the ’70s and ’80s, first of all: you’re a lucky bastard. Second of all, if you’re having a hell of a time finding little 13-inch or 14-inch tires that actually look “right” on […]

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The Shady Way Shops Beat America’s 25-Year Car Import Rule

Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents raided All JDM Motors, a Japanese car import and parts shop in South Carolina, and seized computers and documents after authorities discovered a 1996 Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R hidden within a shipping container destined for the dealer. That car is banned under U.S.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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