Big Bird Skyline Going To The Crusher

Once again, Uncle Sam is showing his hatred of Nissan Skylines, this time in a physical rather than a regulatory way. Two Nissan Skylines — one featured in The Fast and the Furious — have been condemned by a Wisconsin court to be sent to the crusher. » 5/30/12 10:00am 5/30/12 10:00am

Canadian Border Officials Confiscated This Family's Custom Kid Hauler

Big families need large vehicles. A Canadian couple with eight children had their Canadian-purchased SUV stretched at an Oklahoma body shop, but when they tried to bring it home, Canadian customs officials wouldn't allow it back into the country. » 5/24/12 3:00pm 5/24/12 3:00pm

Feds launch new crackdown against Nissan Skyline owners

The owner of one of the nation's largest forums for Nissan Skyline fans got a call three weeks ago from his wife, telling him that Homeland Security agents were on their doorstep looking to seize his Skylines. Their goal? "To get them off the road." » 3/03/11 1:00pm 3/03/11 1:00pm

Feds Bust Importer Of GT-R Used In The Fast And The Furious

A former Orange County sheriff's deputy is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from illegal importation of 12 Nissan Skyline GT-Rs, including the one driven by Paul Walker in "The Fast and the Furious." [Frank4Cars/LAT] » 11/03/10 12:00pm 11/03/10 12:00pm

Seized Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 Up For Auction

Recently, the feds have had a field day seizing Skylines and other performance vehicles brought over via the gray market. Reader Erik snagged these photos of an auction-ready "export only" R33 Skyline GT-R and the paper work in Connecticut. » 12/24/09 2:00pm 12/24/09 2:00pm

Memories Of A BMW 732i

Seeing the BMW 735i parked down on the street » 10/17/08 5:20pm 10/17/08 5:20pm this morning we were reminded of one of our past rides, a European-spec E23 BMW 732i. Since it was a gray-market import, the papers had been fudged a bit, but we're pretty sure it was a 1983 model. I bought it a few years ago while visiting San Francisco, which seemed like…

Alfa Romeo 166 Spotted in NYC

A denizen of The Car Connection's TCC lounge caught a sketchy Alfa Romeo 166 from MY1998-2001 on the upper east side of Manhattan. To call it a gray market model may be kind of a stretch. It's actually a black-market model, considering most of these Alfas were imported illegally. Though there's always a chance this… » 2/21/07 9:40am 2/21/07 9:40am