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Highlights Of SUPER GT In 2024, According To Representative Masaaki Bando

This season's SUPER GT will open at Okayama International Circuit from 13 (Sat) to 14 (Sun) April 2024, and 2024 will mark the 30th anniversary of SUPER GT. We asked Masaaki Bandoh, a representative of the GT Association, about the highlights of this season and his outlook.

Unveiling the Miniature Marvels: HJ64’s Toyota ‘Probox’ Van Models in 1/64 Scale

Model manufacturer Hobby Japan has released the latest in its HJ64 series of the car's original brand, the die-cast 1/64 scale Toyota Probox Van DX, Probox Custom, and Probox Custom versions with roof carrier will be available for sale in July 2024. Here's a look at what's inside.

Vintage Vibe: Exploring the Charm of the “Funny Rider” Kei-Truck Camper

Sitting in the midsummer sunshine of the Shonan Marina is a cute kei-truck camper. The front end is clad in a Ford Econoline-style face kit, while the rear is fitted with an FRP shell kit. It also carries a horizontal lift pop-up roof. Driving around town in such a stylish vehicle is sure to be a hit on social media.

Efficiency Meets Elegance: Organizing Work Tools in a Wood-Based Bed Kit

The owner of a Toyota Hiace with a 415 COBRA bad face bonnet and a powerful face is Mr. "G-polish", who does business trip coating. In the luggage space of his Hiace, which has many tools for work, everything from small tools to large tools is neatly and efficiently arranged.

Pursuing Dreams: The Journey to Acquiring the Coveted R33 GT-R from My Youth

A unique owner and his car visit a tuning shop specializing in the GT-R, Nissan's leading sports car. CREWCH in Mie Prefecture is one such shop. From among the owners who visit the shop, we introduce Mr. Satoshi Fukuda, who got his wish and acquired a BCNR33 in June 2023. What was the reason why he got a different unit from the one he had initially targeted?

Rallying Through the Scenic Routes: Unveiling the 2024 All Japan Rally Championship

The 2024 season of the Japanese Rally Championship has begun Rally driver Yuna Kanematsu reports on RALLY Mika […]

Unlocking Rarity: Inside the World of Rare GT-R Models

CREWCH is a store in Mie Prefecture that specializes in GT-Rs. The store attracts many unique GT-R owners. Introduced here is Shinji Okuda, who drives a rare R35 GT-R Pure Edition for Track Pack. It was a miracle that it was a rare grade and a demo car of a former development driver.

Hidden Gems: Exploring the Underrated Base ‘Skyline’ Models That Shaped the ‘GT-R’

The GT-R has become such an integral part of the Skyline story that the Nissan Skyline is often associated with the GT-R. But the Skyline also has a process by which it was able to achieve high performance thanks to its base model, and it is only now that the focus is exclusively on the GT-R that the appeal of the three base vehicle Skyline models can be re-evaluated.

A Blast from the Past: Subaru ‘Pleo RS’ with 7-Speed CVT & Supercharger

The Subaru Pleo was released in October 1998 as the successor to the Vivio. Notably, the "RS" model featured the world's first Sportshift i-CVT with a seven-speed manual mode. This model was indeed a Subaru model that did not lack technical topics despite being a light car.

Unveiling the Truth Behind the S20 Engine: Nissan’s Skyline GT-R Legacy Explored

The Nissan 'Skyline 2000GT-R' (PGC10, known as the 'Hakosuka') is a car that created a legend, a myth. It was the first mass-produced car in the world to be equipped with the S20 engine, a four-valve DOHC engine, and achieved a remarkable 50 victories in domestic races between May 1969 and March 1972. How was the engine refined and perfected to win races?

Toyota’s New ‘Crown Sport Z’: A Fusion of Comfort and Sportiness

The Crown Sport is the second model in Toyota's new Crown series, which began with the Crown Crossover. It is available in two models: the plug-in hybrid 'Sport RS' and the hybrid 'Sport Z'. We have test-driven the Sport Z to see how it performs.

Inside the 5th Gen Toyota Prius: Exploring the Redefined Hybrid Experience

At the end of last year, the 2023-2024 Japan Car of the Year was awarded to the Toyota Prius, which underwent a full model change to its fifth generation in January 2023. A young motor journalist from Generation Z actually test-drove the Prius and checked it out in a variety of situations.

Inside the New N-BOX: A Comprehensive Ride Through Honda’s Latest Evolution

The best-selling car in Japan is Honda's N-BOX kei-car, which sold 218,478 units in FY2023, making it the best-selling model including regular cars. The N-BOX was fully remodeled in October 2023 to become the third generation. So, a young automotive writer in his 20s checked out the new N-BOX in a variety of situations.

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