This Tiny Honda Camper Concept Returns Joy To The Peoples Of Earth

Right now I'm writing this with blood dripping from my nose because when I first saw this image of Honda's tiny kei-class pickup and its little, impeccably-designed camper, I leapt at my screen in an instinctive attempt to get to the car. Of course, I impacted the monitor hard, and fell off the back of my desk, legs… » 2/05/15 3:00pm 2/05/15 3:00pm

For $26,500, This 1986 Mazda Luce Is Your Royal Without Cheese 

Susan Lucci is famous for being perennially nominated for a daytime emmy but not winning until 1999. Similarly, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mazda Luce Royal Classic never won the award for stateside sales, until this one showed up on the Craigslist. Let's see if you find its price to be award-worthy. » 2/05/15 8:00am 2/05/15 8:00am

Project Honda Logo: Tanabe NF210 Lowering Springs Review

So, Torchy's got his bug, Doug has had his Ferrari (now will have GT-R?), Stef has her Porsche, and I have my Honda Logo TS. I have no idea what the heck Matt has (probably a type of Batmobile—Mattmobile?). The others? Uh... I should ask. In any case, we love each of our very different cars and that's what makes… » 2/01/15 10:15am 2/01/15 10:15am

Feast Your JDM Loving Eyes On This Honda Civic Type R EK Wagon

Okay, so it's not actually an EK9 wagon, although that would be really, really cool. This is in fact a marriage of two different Honda vehicles which share parts: a Civic and an Orthia. And despite this being JDM as hell, this actually isn't Japan. It's Hong Kong. Still totally badass. EK WAGON, GUYS. GET EXCITED. » 1/31/15 9:00am 1/31/15 9:00am

Bringing Automotive Media to Okinawa

The Ryukyu Kingdom, a chain of islands south of the main island of Japan, is better known today as Okinawa. Today, it serves as a beautiful vacation destination for people of Japan and international travelers alike. However, along with the beauty and serenity of its white, sandy, beaches and crystal blue water, it is… » 1/11/15 12:31pm 1/11/15 12:31pm

The Japanese Drivers License Center Process Is A Model Of Efficiency

On Thursday morning I took a half day off school and went to the Japanese Drivers License Center to finally pick up my brand new gold license. The process was a model of efficiency, and as a gold license holder, my process was expedited. I was in and out of the process in a mere 55 minutes. » 11/08/14 12:00pm 11/08/14 12:00pm

In Pursuit of Initial D: Driving The Real Mount "Akina"

Each of the mountains in Initial D are real locations in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. On beautiful weekends, the roads don't just have day trippers to the various tourist spots, you can also spot modified cars and motorcycles enjoying the drive. I recently took a group of friends out on a quick jaunt around Mount "Akina."… » 9/06/14 2:54pm 9/06/14 2:54pm

Four Reasons Why Driving in Japan Actually Sucks

If your idea of driving in Japan has been wholly influenced by Initial D and Fast and Furious 3: Tokyo Drift, you're in for quite a shock. Even JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) enthusiasts who do not base their views of wider Japanese driving culture on such Western media representations often do not realise that while… » 7/18/14 7:53am 7/18/14 7:53am

The Nissan Skyline Is Probably About To Die

The current Nissan GT-R is not a Skyline. Know what is? The Infiniti G-Series. As usual a premium brand for Japanese luxury cars hasn't been necessary in their homeland, but these days it seems to be different. Lexus are now in Japan, and Nissan are about to start selling Infiniti models in the JDM market as well.… » 10/14/13 1:11pm 10/14/13 1:11pm