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Written by Jazmin Mende

Disheartening news has bestowed upon the automotive world, as most headlines announced that Yutaka Katayama, the “father of the Datsun 240Z,” has passed away after 105 years due to heart failure.

Yutaka Katayama, widely known as “Mr. K” from a series of television commercials, invested a lot of passion into Nissan Motors. Mr. K originally became apart of the Nissan Motors family in 1935. Katayama had wanted to become an engineer but said his “life was much more enjoyable because he didn’t stick to such studies” when he went to college. After his graduation, Katayama joined the new car company being started by a relative, Yoshisuki Aikawa.

At first, Katayama worked in the sales department, but he soon switched to advertising and public relations, pushing Nissan to promote its cars, which were being sold under the Datsun brand name – derived from DAT-son, or son of DAT, because it was a successor to the

NUMBER ONE CAR BRAND OF 2014?

By Matthew Harris

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You probably whiz by this car brand every day, get stuck behind, next to, or in front of one, or even park next to one, quite simply the brand is everywhere. You have also most likely heard their catchy slogans over the years. “I love what you do for me”, “Drive your Dreams”, You asked for it, you got it”, “The best built cars in the world”.

We are talking about of course, Toyota.  They are currently ranked as the number one car brand according to “2014 Brandz top 100 ranking”, and ranked 26 on overall most valuable global brands. Beating out the second place car brand BMW which ranks 32 on the overall.  Toyota seems to reflect that in their net worth of $236 billion [...]

Trending: Cops using Super Cars

By Matthew Harris

The Huracan, Lamborghini’s successor to its top selling Gallardo, was revealed in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show. Who would’ve guessed it would end up helping fight crime, but that’s exactly what happened when Lamborghini decided to donate the Huracan to Italy’s state police. In fact, the new super car is replacing two of its predecessors that were also donated to Italy’s police force in 2004 and 2008.

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The donation is to further improve the relationship that Lamborghini has with the Italian police. “We have a strong and fitting relationship with the Italian State Police. The new Lamborghini Huracan stands for Italian super sports car excellence and we are proud to provide it to the Italian State Police to carry out the specialist tasks these police cars undertake,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President [...]

A Man with a Vision: Carlos Molina

By Nicole James

Photos Provided by Carlos Molina

As children, we have all at one time wanted to be a race car driver, but how many of us dreamed of making the cars we now drool over as adults? Carlos Molina is the founder of Projekt Cars. Projekt Cars is a marketing company which helps other companies gain exposure for their products. Projekt Cars has a lot of diversity in project vehicles they build which range from BMWs to Jeeps and Tundras, and have built over 100 vehicles for SEMA booths.

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“As early as pre-school I exhibited an affinity for automobiles and automotive design.” Molina Said. “It was then that I explained to my parents my desire to become a scientist so I could [...]

The Perfect Gift

By Nicole James

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With the holidays approaching quickly, I have yet to start shopping for all the important people in my life. I keep asking myself, what should I get them? Something thoughtful and something they will definitely use… but what is the perfect gift?

The answer is simple… This year everyone is getting some awesome JDM Fresh squash. Whether you have already completed all your holiday shopping or haven’t yet started, JDM Fresh squash is the perfect gift because any of the scents are amazing, it’s easy to wrap, and the packs are easy to leave in your car, room, or office for delicious smells.

Everyone will love that you got them something that will give them countless compliments. Earlier this year, my friend Chris tagged along to Hot Import Nights as part of [...]

By Nicole James

With well over 90 cars in attendance, Pizza and Pistons Part 3 was a huge success!  “HIN was nothing compared to this!  This is awesome!  There are way more cars and its free,” one of the spectators said last night at the show.  Cars began rolling in around 6:30PM and kept coming.  At one point the line to get in was out onto the street.  The parking lot was packed and cars began lining up and down the aisles.  The DJ was playing some great music and spectators could be seen dancing around and enjoying themselves in the great atmosphere at Humble Pie.  The restaurant was packed but the service was excellent and the food was delicious.

Several vendors were at the show and raffle tickets were available with winners receiving Free Detailing from D&D Customs, Stickers from Beyond Limitz Design, JDM Fresh air freshener kits, [...]

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