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* Japanese Nostalgic Car recently featured several excellent photos of a unique kind of place in Japan: a used car lot that only sells classic J-tin (and assorted other collectibles, like the Europa in the photo above). The black-and-whites of the place give it sort of a south-of-the-border vibe, which is almost diametrically opposed to the concept many Americans have of Japan.
* Most regional car club websites are good for information on the club’s show and not much else. But Positive Earth, Rodney McDonald’s (apparently unofficial) blog for the South Alabama British Car Club, offers way more than club meeting minutes. Rodney not only showcases us stuff the club is doing, but also includes thoughtful posts discussing topics such as the potential backlash against the British car scene due to the BP oil spill. Worth subscribing to his RSS feed, for sure.
* Last week, we linked to Truckfax’s post on Fargo, and this week, Truckfax posted a similar overview of Mercury’s trucks in Canada, noting a facet of the brand’s history that few (if any) other Mercury obits touched.
* Finally, Modern Mechanix, the only other source for Mechanix Illustrated scans on the web, recently posted that magazine’s January 1959 story by Oregon Senator Richard L. Neuberger in which the senator argues for a complete ban on all automobile racing in the United States.