Retro Japanese Magazine

The reason I’ve been so horrendously busy this year, is because I’ve been working on material for Retro Japanese magazine. My insatiable desire to get involved with the content meant an awful lot of travelling! By heck was it enjoyable though, even if it did leave me quite broken…

These are a few of my favourite things.

These are a few of my favourite things.

I’m very pleased with how it has turned out though. The front cover shows you all the favourites that have widespread appeal (albeit sometimes only in Japanese fan circles) but inside…

Yes, a Toyota Tercel 4WD

Yes, a Toyota Tercel 4WD!

Inside, I could really have some fun. Much as I liked the powerful cars, the story of Japanese success in the UK and Europe is tied to humdrum machinery that people like you or I would buy. And thousands of people did just that, buying Bluebirds and Carina Es that are as important to this tale as MR2s and CRXs.

So, it should be a very enjoyable read, especially as some of our more detailed features pack plenty of words onto a page. You should get good value from the £4.40 cover price.

toyota_rav_four_prototype_1

Intriguing eh?

I chuck in a few oddballs too of course. You can’t very well examine Japanese classics without diving into the archives to examine some truly wonderful concept cars.

The issue also includes the history of the Subaru Impreza, with buying advice, a full buyer’s guide on the Mitsubishi Evo IV-VI, a super guide on the Mazda MX-5 – buying and modifying, and several road test features ranging from the cover-start NSX vs Supra vs Skyline battle, to a glamorous road test of a Honda Civic Mk1 Hondamatic in Peterborough. Oh, and I tell you how to avoid disaster if you want to buy a Mazda RX-7 or RX-8.

I hope you enjoy it. Purchase it direct from Kelsey Media right here.

Now the issue has been put to bed, I can now crack on with Project 2CV!

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