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Video: Abandoned MX62 Cressida refuses to die!

Posted by damnjdm on March 12, 2012 at 8:40 AM


We all know that Japanese cars are famous for there reliability. I'm pretty sure almost all of you know the famous Hilux episode of topgear. The program where Jeremy Clarkson drives an old Hilux into a tree, trows it off a tower and pushes it into to sea but the old Toyota still keeps r...

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The ASL RS01: With help from Tommy Kaira

Posted by B-San on February 24, 2012 at 3:20 PM



These days there is no such things as a individual carbrand anymore. The connections in the automotive world as like a spiderweb. Everybody has to do something with anybody. Sometimes things work out like when Toyota and PSA (Peugeot/Citroën) developed a small affordable citycar we now know as the Aygo, 107 and C1. Sometimes it goes horribly wrong. For example when some Italian and Japanese thought it would be great ...

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Video: Hakosuka's on the Run

Posted by B-San on February 16, 2012 at 3:05 PM


Its not often you get to see a video you instantly play on repeat, but I think we've found on. Its no secret that I, personally, think the sound of the screaming Hakosuka is about the best thing on earth. I meen, just listen to it. Now I've come across a video of the Japanses Nissan J-tin club that had a meeting at Ichihara. What follows is a video of a bunc...

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Setting Standards: The Garege TFR Bippu Cima

Posted by B-San on January 27, 2012 at 10:45 AM


As the world become more and more connection due to technology like internet and socialmedia we learn allot. We also tempt to adopt elements of other styles and cultures. This is why we see allot of "german styled" products in the USA. Also allot of Japanese carstyles have made their way into Europe. There, however, always was one style that didn't really pull off international. Or did I just always miss the zokusha's runni...

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Video: Bosozoku kills his BNR32

Posted by damnjdm on January 20, 2012 at 10:10 AM


What do you do when you're on of the bosozoku and get tired of blasting down the wangan in your BNR32? Right, you park in a dark street downtown Yokohama and take a nap. A pretty deep nap as you won't notice the police cars driving past you. Here you see the Japanese trying to arrest a man sleeping in his GT-R with running engine. Its great to see ho...

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DamnJDM wishes you a happy newyear!

Posted by B-San on December 31, 2011 at 3:20 PM


We from DamnJDM wish you a very lucky and healthy 2012 with allot of safe miles! We like to thank all the people that helped us out trough the year with running the site and hope we can make 2012 a even more succesfull year with even more JDM-goodness! Thanks Yorick for sending us this awesome picture!

A new year to come: What will 2012 bring us?

Posted by B-San on December 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM


We are slowly heading towards the end of the year 2011. This made us wonder; what will automotive-2012 bring us? In this period where tree-huggers seem to win over the petrolheads and the one after the other economic-crisis seems to hit the western-world you'd almost think we'll all be driving shoeboxes running on flowers by the year 2012. Lucky enough there still is some good news from Japan. If we are the believe th...

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Damn_Report: Subaru & Mitsubishi Meet Hungary

Posted by nagyB on December 14, 2011 at 7:45 PM


It's been a long time since my last post, so now it's time to write something. I've been to a Subaru & Mitsubishi meet recently, so I thought I'll share some pics with you.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival 2011

Posted by B-San on December 11, 2011 at 9:25 AM



While in most of Europe the cars are going into winter-mode again or get hidden in the warm shed for its wintersleep the Japanese can't get enough. A few weeks ago it was time for the annual Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival. Lets us guide you trough these impressions from the awesome fest at Fuji Speedway full with Classic Toyota's, D1 Drifters, Super GT racers and rare concept cars.


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Database Update: '62 Toyopet Crown Deluxe

Posted by B-San on December 7, 2011 at 10:50 AM


Another update in our database full of J-tin brochures. This time a '62 version of the second generation Toyopet Crown Deluxe S40. Click on the image to visit our database.

So much want: Vintage-styled Pitcrew NA

Posted by B-San on December 6, 2011 at 2:05 PM


As every true car-enthousiast you're always looking for inspiration on how to modify your car. Recent month I really got into the vintage-styled roadsters. CR-net's Vintage-roadster thread also didn't really help avoiding that. Out of all the kits that are available for the Roadsters there is ofcourse one that really gets that oldskool-vibe going. Ofcourse we're talking

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Still here: J-tin Galore Part Ichi

Posted by B-San on November 7, 2011 at 1:15 PM


Yes we are still alive... first we are sorry for the little inactivaty lately. We have to many excuses for this but we are not gonna bother you with that. Life is currently pretty busy on our side but we still do our best to provide you with your hard needed amount of JDM goodness. So behold of an nice collection of J-tin in epic proportion. Even more if you have a shoe-fetish cause we got some nice oldskool deepdishers c...

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Database Update: '63 Mazda Familia Brochure

Posted by B-San on October 12, 2011 at 10:15 AM


Another blast from the past with our latest database update. We've added an old brochure of the '63 Mazda Familia Van. You can ofcourse download it here.

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Sad Story: Suzusho Surpasse V

Posted by B-San on September 26, 2011 at 11:45 AM


DamnJDM is not a website that attracts a great public of car-enthausiats. Mainly cause we only point out the Japanese models and brands but even than allot of Japanese car lovers are not the people that watch our site. We aim for the people that don't reply with questions like "can you eat that?" when we tell them terms like "hakosuka", "zokusha" or "irohazaka". Basicly you could say that only the die-hard JDM-fanatics ...

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Spotted: JDM in the Wild...

Posted by B-San on September 25, 2011 at 11:40 AM



Ofcourse its great reading about all these awesome JDM rides Japan has produced over the years. But, I think, we can all agree that nothing beats the feeling of seeing one of these cars running down the streets in real life. Admit it, don't you get a little exited every time you see (for example) a R34 blasting by on the highway? Atleast I do... Making quite some miles a week due to my study and work I spot allot of gr...

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Damn_Rides: GT-R Galore with BNR32 & BNR35

Posted by B-San on September 14, 2011 at 11:15 AM


A blast from the past here on DamnJDM as we ask you to take a minute to look at these DamnJDM-members rides. We are ofcourse talking about the BNR32 and BNR35 from our DamnJDM-members and crew Sjbas and Jan which gathered together a while ago. If we only had the

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Must see! GO!GO! Daijiro!

Posted by B-San on September 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM


We, ofcourse, don't have to introduce you to Daijiro Inada also known as Dai-san. Today I stumbled upon a video of Dai-san produced by Video Option called GO!GO!大二郎の大冒険 meaning something like "the advantures of Dai-san". Now pretty much all videos from Video Option were pretty cool but this one really stands out for me! In this 3DVD box Dai-san testes the ...

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Golden Oldie: The 310 Bluebird

Posted by B-San on August 24, 2011 at 1:55 PM


I'm pretty sure we all had a grandfather or uncle that drove a Bluebird and they would all tell you how indestructible these cars were. The first Bluebird sold in Europe was the well known 510 model in '68. However the Bluebird range has a much longer heritage. The godfather of the later models l...

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Video: Elstars Zomermeeting

Posted by B-San on August 18, 2011 at 10:45 AM


Here you can find the small video we shot at the past Elstars meeting. To bad the quality isn't as good as we hope but it gives a nice overview.

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Yakuza Life: The Nissan President H150

Posted by B-San on August 18, 2011 at 10:15 AM



Badboys drive bad cars. Troughout history there have always been certain cars of which the most famous owners were dictators or other high-ranked criminals like for example the Mercedes-Benz 600 LWB's. The underground scene of Japan ofcourse could choose from a scala of European cars but there also were a handfull of homebrew cars who would do the job just fine. The Century fo...

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