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#1 van

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:41 AM

Hey all.

As anyone on my facebook knows, I've been working hard for the past few months on the design for the first issue of the upcoming US publication, Japanese Nostalgic Car.  It's the first US (or possibly anywhere in the west?) magazine to focus 100% on classic Japanese cars. 

Here's a bit of a preview of what's to come.  It's an 83 page magazine, professionally printed, perfect bound, and on good solid stock with card covers front and back (not unlike Freestyle magazine's covers).  I'd tell you exactly what weight the card and paper is, but it's measured in some stupid US scale rather than in gsm, haha.  Sorry!  Suffice to say, it's all damn nice.

I hope those of you interested in classic JDM will consider buying a copy from http://japanesenostalgiccar.com!  Unfortunately it's not being distributed through stores here in Aus - that kind of thing is damn hard and expensive to line up.

You may also recognise a certain red Z in a couple of shots ;)

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#2 mossy

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:52 AM

Nice one Van, It would be good to get a mag like this where you can actually read the articles! ;D

Just checked out the prices, $29.99 US for 4 issues thats not too bad.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 10:03 AM

Yeah, depends on perspective I guess.  The big magazines owned by the big companies can be sold for less, because they've got a lot more leverage in the industry, and their magazines are loaded to the top with advertising.  Ours has advertising, but about a 10th as much as most other magazines.  You know how you open a mag, and the first 8 pages are ads?  Not here man!


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Posted 05 April 2008 - 01:14 PM

thanks for the headsup van, just subscribed :D can't wait to get a copy and see whats coming up in the next ones.

your car looks sexy in the pics sulio, as always

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 05:11 PM

...ah my car, cool. Just subsribed today! You've done a great job on it mate, so nicely presented.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:34 PM

Hey Van,
I didn't even notice this thread and its on my own website (oops). I did spot it on Grandjdm.com though and I posted a comment, but just in case, I thought I'd re-voice it here.

Is there anyway I can get involved with this? I really love my old skool jdm cars. As you may or may not know I'm in Europe at the moment and would be happy to travel and find cars to cover over here :).

I'm hoping to meet up with Alan Thomas at some stage and do a write up on his lovely cars for this site.

Magazine looks great, I'll have to subscribe also.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:53 PM

SOLD!

i just signed up.  :o

looking forward to it.


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Posted 06 April 2008 - 08:16 PM

subscribed last night...looking forward to issue 1
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#9 van

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 02:49 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the great feedback!  I think you're all going to be really pleased with what you get.  Ben, Dan, Mike, and Kev are all great writers and I'm eager to get my copy.  I've been trying not to read the articles as I work (well, I read as much as I need to) because I want to try to get the same experience from it that our readers will get.  So I'm looking forward to it as much as anyone!

Gav: Mate, that would be awesome.  All I can suggest is that you shoot an email to the guys - jump on their website to get the address - and let them know that I told you to email them.  The fact that you're in Europe is pretty handy I would think, so that might be a boon too.  I'd love to see a feature on Mull's Z, even though it's not finished haha.  Call it "The Story So Far..." haha.


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Posted 07 April 2008 - 06:40 PM

Gav: Mate, that would be awesome.  All I can suggest is that you shoot an email to the guys - jump on their website to get the address - and let them know that I told you to email them.  The fact that you're in Europe is pretty handy I would think, so that might be a boon too.  I'd love to see a feature on Mull's Z, even though it's not finished haha.  Call it "The Story So Far..." haha.


Sounds good. I'll definately sign up shortly (at working atm). When I was in Copenhagen with my sister and girlfriend we were contemplating getting a train to Sweden as it was only 30mins or something, but I hadn't contacted Mull to let him know I'd be there or organised anything and I didn't know where he was in Sweden exactly.

My sister plans on heading back that way July / August and I wouldn't mind as I loved Denmark and I'm sure Sweden would be cool too.

I also have to ask about subscription for Ireland. I'm a bit confused by pricing as it has International (Excluding Australia / New Zealand) and Australia / New Zealand have a higher price. So will need to find about subscription cost before I can sign up :).

Thanks for the reply.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:37 PM

Looks like a copy will be heading to NZ too :)

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 06:46 AM

I'd say Aus/NZ have a higher price because we're a lot further from the US than any part of Europe is, haha.


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Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:28 AM

im getting it as well.when is the cut of period for subscription if there is any?got to wait few days for my paypal account to get all sorted out.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:42 AM

Hi Van, fantastic, subscribed can't wait... ;

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 03:16 PM

Hey guys,

Just wanted to share this bit of feedback from one of our readers.  The magazine shipped in the past week or so, so everyone's mags should arrive in the next few weeks we hope!

Got mine and love it. A rotary 510...cool! Haven't finished it yet, I know, I know. More useful comments later. I'm taking care of it, since it will be a collectors item someday. Wish it was monthly, someday, I know. Great job. Love the glossy pages. Well worth it. The content, the look is perfect.



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Posted 23 April 2008 - 07:53 AM

One of our readers took a photo of the front and back cover of the magazine (and the stickers that came with it).  This is the first time I've seen the magazine in any form other than PDF, haha.  Freakin' excited now.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:03 AM

cool i subscribed too was wondering when it would be arriving. looking forward to it.  ;D

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:58 PM

giving up my money now. thanks for all the effort van :)

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:20 AM

Still waiting on mine to arrive. Can't wait though, I'm going through Japanese Classic Car withdrawal here in Ireland. There's nothing, no buzz of a rotary, no old skool Datsun's, not old Corolla's nothing I tell's ya!

Worst of all no Zeds. I've seen a total of 1 brown 240z in average condition.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:20 AM

I think we better make a DVD for you here with all the Zeds and ship it to you... stat!




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