Not even Japan is immune to hipster sensibilities, and it’s not uncommon to see all kinds of vintage eye candy outside fashion stores. As you might expect, junk motorcycles, scooters and bicycles are typical, but these bikes decorating a clothing store in Kobe look convincing. That burgundy Harley definitely looks like a daily rider, and… Continue reading Vintage Motorcycles Sell Expensive Clothes
Today, we take a look at the Alfa Romeo 916 series Spider and the drama surrounding a father and son’s unsuccessful attempt to skirt emission regulations and import these babies into the USA.
I really do like Mitsuoka. They’re weird and fun, and it’s impossible to be an automotive enthusiast without appreciating their accomplishments over the years. However, I’m about to say some very bad things about Mitsuoka. Because, with one exception, damn, Mitsuoka makes some ugly automobiles: Like that photo of a baby with Rowan Atkinson’s face, there’s… Continue reading Opulence. Mitsuoka Le-Seyde Has It.
The Toyota MR2 is a wonderful little mid-engine, rear-drive masterpiece that was conceived back in the ’70s, launched in 1984 and soldiered on for more than twenty years. Mid-engine platforms had been rolling off a number of production lines since the 1960s (and even prior to that in a few micro cars), yet the MR2… Continue reading The VM180 Zagato Toyota MR-S, and a Brief MR2 History
Itasha as we know them now have been around in Japan for well over a decade. In a nutshell, they are vehicles lovingly adorned with characters from games, anime, manga and whatnot. While itasha are sometimes decorated quite permanently, they are typically wrapped. As a fiscally responsible adult, I love the concept of wraps, those… Continue reading Itasha in the Wild: Anime Cars and Bonus JDM Scandal