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    Video: Jay Leno checks out Nissan IDx Nismo, spiritual successor to Datsun 510
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    Jay Leno may not be spending his night behind the Tonight Show desk anymore, but he's clearly not done rolling precious metal into his garage, intent on putting it through its paces after a thorough investigation. The latest machine to meet Jay on his home turf is the Nissan IDx Nismo Concept ...

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    Report: Nissan IDx 'in the plan' for production, needs support from fans [w/poll]
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    If there's a trend in the auto industry we can firmly get behind, it's the small, light and affordable rear-drive coupe. The positive critical reception to the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ twins has encouraged other manufacturers to look at building their own rear drivers, and even a few to show ...

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    Tokyo: Nissan IDx Nismo and IDx Freeflow concepts are a bridge to the Datsun 510
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    We're not sure if someone from The Adjustment Bureau stopped by Nissan's PR department to explain the IDx Nismo and IDx Freeflow concepts, but the company's odd press release can't diminish our love for these two show favorites. We had been told to look out for an unnamed Datsun 510 BRE homage, ...

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    Video: Petrolicious drinks in the glory of two Datsun Roadsters in wine country
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    The latest Petrolicious video, entitled "Napa Valley Roadsters," features high-def footage of Japanese metal rolling though beautiful California hill country. Specifically, the classic two-liter Datsun Roadster. Like many of the Petrolicious videos that proceeded it, this is a celebration of the ...

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    Video: Watch Indycar driver Alex Lloyd drive the legendary Datsun BRE 510
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    If you have even a passing interest in vintage Japanese cars, this machine needs no introduction. The number 46 BRE Datsun 510 is perhaps the poster child for racing underdogs. When it first hit the SCCA Trans Am scene in the early '70s, it lined up against several storied marques. It took lots ...

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    Video: Depth of Speed gets cozy with a Datsun 510 Wagon
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    The Datsun 510 will always hold a special place in enthusiast's hearts. The anonymous little coupes and sedans quickly established themselves as willing performers on the nation's race tracks in the early '70s. But while the goons at BRE were busy embarrassing other manufacturers in the Trans Am ...

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    Video: Nissan Juke takes to the dirt against the Eyesore Racing Datsun 510
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    Forty years, countless miles, a corporate name change and untold heaps of abuse separate Dave Coleman's 1971 Eyesore Racing Datsun 510 from the 2011 Nissan Juke. But that didn't stop the guys from Inside Line from pitting the two distant cousins against each other in a gravel there-and-back race ...

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    Video: JDM Legends explains love of cars from the Land of the Rising Sun
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    JDM Legends may be based in the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah, but the company's heart clearly belongs to Japan. The garage, run by shop manager Eric Bizek, is a slice of classic Japanese heaven in the middle of America. Skylines, Celicas and 510s are parked in various states of restoration ...

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    Video: JDM Legends gives vintage Japanese iron new life in U.S.
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    JDM Legends brings vintage Japan to the U.S. – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Trey Cobb, the founder of Cobb Tuning, has a love for vintage Japanese automobiles. In 2009, Cobb and fellow Japanese car junkie Eric Bizek decided to build a company around that love affair and JDM ...

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    NASCAR robots, Datsun Bumblebee spied during filming of Transformers 3
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    Transformers 3 is filming in Chicago right now, luring all camera-toting film buffs to the Windy City's streets like moths to a bug zapper. In addition to snagging the three NASCAR Transformers and Optimus Prime's trailer, there's the matter of a 1972 Datsun 510 painted much like Bumblebee and ...

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    Nissan working on BRE 370Z to mark car's 40th anniversary
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    BRE Nismo Z getting painted for the Walter Mitty Challenge – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It looks like there will be more than one car showing up the Walter Mitty Challenge at Road Atlanta next month wearing the colors of Pete Brock's BRE racing team. Just days after Mazda ...

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    Video: Out-of-hand drifting in Forza 3
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We never cease to be amazed at just how good some folks are at video games. While we're as good at the button-mashing shuffle as the next guy, sometimes our brains and hands just won't cooperate. Drifting is a prime example. We know we need to rev ...

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    Grassroots Motorsports' Tim Suddard picks ten future Japanese collector cars
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    First generation Mazda Miata - Click above to see entire list of future Japanese Collector Cars
    "Everybody wants to go to the dance, no one wants to stay and clean up." So says Robert De Niro's Sam in John Frankenheimer's spy thriller/car porno Ronin. We mention the line, because it's not only ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: VQ35DE-powered Datsun 510 may be the perfect swap [w/VIDEO]
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    1972 Datsun 510 with VQ35DE power - Click above for image gallery
    This eBay listing has been dubbed "the perfect swap" by some of our bloggers. From the outside, it looks like any other lovable Datsun 510 with some funky wheels. Pop the hood, however, and the reason for our lust becomes obvious. ...

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    REPORT: Nissan's Fiesty Mr. K calls out the 370Z
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    Recently one of our bloggers raised the hackles of many a commenter by announcing to the world that he preferred driving a Nissan Versa to the new 370Z. You can hear the whole exchange on Autoblog Podcast #140. To protect this poor blogger's identity, he shall remain nameless (we'll call him ...

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    Forza Motorsport 3 celebrates past and present of JDM in new screenshots
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    Forza Motorsport 3 Screenshot - click above image for high-res gallery
    More and more folks are slowly but surely coming to the realization that old school Japanese metal is pretty cool. Stylish, too. For instance, have you ever noticed how much a Toyota Celica Supra looks like a Lamborghini ...

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    RR of the Day: 1972 Datsun 510 2-Door
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    Sometimes we look at the Flickr pool and our choice for RR of the day is blatantly obvious. This is one of those times. Flickr user "ZQPM1056" acquired this '72 Datsun 510 2-door four years ago and it's been a project car for him ever since. Sporting its original butterscotch brown paint, it ...

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