Toyota Brought the Most Iconic Modified Supras to Celebrate the 2020 Supra in Japan

Toyota is fully aware of how big of a deal the new Supra is, with fans have waited over two decades for the new A90. But the car is built in Austra and debuted in Geneva. So to celebrate the physical arrival of the new Supra in Japan, Toyota held a three-day long ‘festival’ at their Mega Web showroom in Tokyo Bay. The…

The 2019 Toyota Crown Is the RWD Japanese Luxury Cruiser the Avalon Should’ve Been

Since 1955, the Toyota Crown has been a staple of Toyota’s lineup. It’s not only one of the automaker’s oldest models, but also one of the oldest car nameplates still around today. Only a handful of models outdate it, such as the Volkswagen Beetle, Chevrolet Corvette, Mercedes-Benz SL, and of course Toyota’s own Land…

Meet Japan's 'Mr. Ferrari', Who Drove His F40 At 197 MPH On a Motorway To Prove a Point

Japan has long been one of Ferrari’s strongest markets. But within the car community here, many attribute much of the Italian brand’s success in the Land of the Rising Sun to one man: Toru Kirikae. Kirikae-san is regarded as the godfather of Ferrari in Japan and is called by his friends as “Mr. Ferrari.” Quite the…

This Countryside Car Museum Celebrates When Japan Was on Top of the World

Museums may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to Japan’s car scene, but there’s a surprising amount of them scattered around the country. The nation’s main car manufacturers all have museums, like the Nissan Zama Heritage Collection, Honda Collection, Toyota Automobile Museum and MEGA WEB showroom. But…

The First Speedhunters Live Show at  Fuji Speedway Was Everything Great About Japan's Car Culture

If there’s one thing I hope you learn from reading A Car Nerd’s Guide to Japan, it’s that there’s never a shortage of car-related events in this country. The regular meets and events make it the ideal melting pot for this unique car scene to grow and evolve. It’s almost hard to keep up with everything going on here…

Nissan’s Zama Heritage Collection Is a Paradise of Skylines, Oddballs and Race Cars (And It’s Free)

One of my favorite things to do when visiting a country is to check out its local car museums. It’s a good indication of what types of cars are appreciated there, how the local car industry has influenced life around it and how the local culture has influenced the cars as well. Unlike in Italy, where a lot of the…

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