If you’re a frequent visitor to Japanese Nostalgic Car AND you watch WasabiCars, then you’ll know about the story of Hot Dog Yotsuba: the mobile hot dog vendor that had roamed the streets of Kumamoto since 1976. The van itself is a mid-70s Nissan Cherry Cab Van. The Cherry Cab Van was a van version… Continue reading Daniel Visits the Legendary Kumamoto Hot Dog Van
If disease ever took the shape of a car, I think it would look a bit like this poor, neglected Mazda Eunos Cosmo. This is a Series JC “Eunos Cosmo” that was offered from 1990 to 1996. It was the top-of-the-line car of Mazda’s luxury-focused Eunos lineup. It came with either a twin-turbo 13B-RE or… Continue reading Dan Comes Across a Barn Find Eunos Cosmo?!
I realize this post may be a bit late but considering the video uses footage from last year, it fits the theme you know? This time around we have some real nice footage from the Osaka Auto Messe. If you’re a foreigner like me, the Osaka Auto Messe is an annual auto show held at… Continue reading Dan Goes to the Osaka Auto Messe
It’s not a Corolla folks, it’s a Corona! A 1975 Toyota Corona Mark II 2000 GSS. Several of them actually, which the green one being the highlight of this video. The showroom-quality examples we’re looking at here belong to the second generation of the Toyota Mark IIs. The “2000 GSS” badge, introduced in 1969 on… Continue reading A Couple of Minty Toyota Corona Mark IIs
Oh Daniel you make me envious of the cars you spot over in Japan! I love Kei cars and this 1973 Suzuki Fronte FH (LC20) is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. That front is fairly normal for Japanese kei cars, nothing out of the ordinary there. But then you look at the… Continue reading Weird is Beautiful: 1973 Suzuki Fronte LC20
Not only are Datsun 1200 SSS models rare worldwide, but seeing one imported to Japan from New Zealand? Daniel, you’ve outdone yourself! The 1200 SSS was a special edition of the Datsun 1200 (B110) that was given a bit more oomph from the factory. The four-door sedan featured twin side-draft Dell’Orto 40 mm carburetors alongside… Continue reading The Datsun 1200 SSS that went around the world
Hello! My name is Gabriel Ionica and I will be helping Dan provide written content for his fantastic videos! A Bit About Me I’m a 22-year old Romanian immigrant living in sunny (at times) California! I have a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Communications from Sacramento State University. I have written articles… Continue reading A Writer Joins WasabiCars
I’d been to Willowbank Raceway a few times in the years following high school. It was always a fun day out, so I was keen for any chance to get back there. I recall seeing Top Fuelers, Doorslammers, Altered Rods plus a large number of street cars race back then. The speed, tyre-spin and smoke… Continue reading A Day at the Nostalgic Drags