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G'day everyone. My name is Daniel and I make videos of the old and interesting cars I find in Japan and Australia.

Japan / Rust / Cars

 

Lakeside Classic: Bob Jane's 1971 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 350

September 20, 2017

Yes, you are looking at my dream car, but brought up to early 1970's race-specifications. The General Motors Holden weapon of choice was the diminutive Torana at the time, so just a handful of Monaros were tasked with track work.

The HQ Series HQ was built from Jul 1971 to Oct 1974. This HQ coupe was built in 1971. It has a 5,735cc V8 engine.

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How does winning stuff sound?

I've set myself an ambitious target, and that is to unearth all of Japan's rusting, nostalgic gems. It's not going to be easy. They're shy creatures and prefer to remain hidden. And, limited time and funds mean they're likely to stay that way, which would be not cool! <More>

 
More recent videos

Hardly See Them: 1985 Honda Civic Si Hatchback

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Someone asked that I show some Hondas, so here's a Honda. First and last time, because I don't do requests. Yeah, this 1985 Si is an absolut... <More>

 

It's a Van, It's a Datto: 1975 Nissan Bluebird U - Engine Swapped V610

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I can't say I recall ever seeing a 610 Bluebird U (Datsun 180B) station wagon before. I'm sure if I had seen one and it looked as good as th... <More>

 

Kei-truck Workhorse: Suzuki Suzulight Carry L20

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The Sepia Collection of classic, domestic Japanese cars never ceases to turn up obscure wonders that the rest of Japan, and the world, has l... <More>

 

Garage Visit: Four RA40 Toyota Celicas, and an MA45 Celica XX

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I would tell you that both the 2nd generation Toyota Celica, and the 1st generation Supra/Celica XX, are a rare sight in Japan, but I would ... <More>

 

The story of it all

Me: My name is Daniel O'Grady, I'm Australian, and I've always loved cars.
Wasabicars: Back in 2012 I happened upon a junkyard filled with some 1970's US muscle cars. <See video below.>

Left to rot - Abandoned American muscle-cars in Japan

January 25, 2012

I usually spend my free time exploring castles, but that's not my only interest. I also like cars, especially from the 60's & 70's, especially with a V8 and extra especially when they are in unrestored condition.

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