Car forums wept this week when pictures appeared of a 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R getting towed away by Florida police at a car show in Daytona Beach. In some ways it’s not surprising—that generation of Skyline isn’t really legal to be in the U.S., though some are here under dubious circumstances. But what may look like…
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 GT-R owner is…
Good news Skyline fans, someone with a lot of trust for the general public has offered their 1990 R32 Skyline GTR to rent on Turo! For only $212 a day you can relive your right-hand drive dreams and go through fast-food drive-thrus backwards.
There’s no arguing your way out of this one when your friend was live-streaming the evidence. But dude! Sick three-block-long burnout!
All JDM Motors, a Japanese tuner and import car parts store in North Charleston, SC, was accused of smuggling illegal cars into the United States after authorities discovered a 1996 Nissan R33 GT-R hidden in a shipping container.
Hey, Santa Claus! You have some puny sleigh? How much power does it have, eight measly reindeer-power? Yeah, well, a pair of Easter Bunnies got a hold of the Links Team’s R34 Nissan Skyline drift car, and got mad sideways.
Last month, I visited Hong Kong on a quest to get a taste of the territory’s thriving JDM car culture. In the process, I met Alan Chan, the most badass mechanic I’ve ever met.
Criminals beware: there is a certain police car roaming the Japanese urban wilderness that you don’t want to cross. It’s not an urban legend. It’s real, and it will pursue you without fear or mercy.
Between having to drive big, automatic cop cars all the time, and being party-poopers who pull us over just when we think we’re starting to have fun, cops may sometimes seem like the anti-gearhead. But that’s so wrong, and officer Matt from Colorado is proof.
Americans, we need to have a talk. Your greed is causing Japan to deal with a serious depletion of a precious resource. You’re hogging all the Skylines. That’s right, because with 1989 and 1990 Skylines now available for U.S. import, Americans are driving up the prices here at home.
Driving absurdly fast on public roads with general traffic on them is a colossally stupid idea, and this time it looks like the car agreed, committing suicide instead of being part of continued stupidity. The Kansas Highway Patrol arrested a man yesterday for going 176 MPH on Interstate 35, and caught him because his…
Okay, okay, so I promised you a Skyline, got your hopes up, and didn't deliver, but this really is a Skyline... Sort of. This R34 runs a Ford 410cu-in V8. Why the hell not? Take a look at how this black and green machine careens, and you'll wonder if its Frankenstein nature isn't just what the doctor ordered.
The Extreme Turbo Systems GT-R was put through its paces in the half mile, topping out at 220 MPH. Unfortunately, the driver lost control of the vehicle and went into a massive spin out. Fortunately, they appear to be in the middle of frikkin' nowhere, which is probably pretty good news for car and driver.
This is what life is like when you own a "federally-legal Japanese legend" here in the United States.
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Despite my desperate lobbying and pestering, Nissan did not allow me to drive any of the cars in their terrific collection. While this rejection stung, badly, Nissan was at least nice enough to make two cars available for some short rides in the alleyway behind where the collection was housed. One of which was this…
Do you know what's really overrated? Hoods. Also, driving in a straight line. The R33 Nissan Skyline in this awesome photo isn't having either of those things, and it's better for it.
Before 2007, the Nissan Skyline was an incredibly rare sight on these shores. Getting one would cost you thousands more than the list price and one of your children. And after all that you'd still be sitting on the wrong side of the car. And then your car would get taken by the government.
Engine swaps are a common fantasy for gearheads, but this particular alliance is something few outside of a padded room would have ever considered.
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.