Received an email over the weekend from Ewan @ Hayatonka stating that the container heading to NZ will be delayed until March due to some logistical problems with a couple of parts yet to arrive.

This is good news for anyone still mulling over whether to purchase something off YAJ (as you’ve now got another month to get your arse into gear), but maybe not so good for anyone wanting stuff in a hurry.

damn, guess this means my Defi junk won’t be here for a little while longer.

Following on from the success of the first container landing in August, Ewan and the folks over at have announced that a second container is currently being organized for dispatch to NZ in late January. So perhaps not quite in time for xmas, but most folks are currently in the mood for a good shopping spree anyway…

Hit up with your Yahoo Auctions Japan order; if you’re not familiar with the process, have a gander here.

You can also check out this blog post over at C’s Garage to get a better idea of shipping costs for various items.

As always, mention retro-classics and you’ll receive a discount on your final bill!

First container - great success!

Occasional browsing on YAJ (Yahoo! Auctions Japan) for wheels can bring up some interesting and sometimes surprisingly cheap wheels.  What you soon discover however, is that the exponential price increase factor in wheels is the width.

Although these wheels are still quite spendy, were they the same width and offset in an SSR Mk.II, Mk.III, Work Equip, RS-Watanabe, Hayashi Street or any of the other more detailed design centres, their price would be easily double what it is now.

10" Wide - That makes these the Front Pair.

12" Wide - That'll be the Rears then.

They’re not my thing at all but for those just after outright width while retaining the Japanese connection they’re a fairly solid route to take.

Now of course if they are your thing and you’re interested in purchasing them, just hit up Ewan from with the auction links and he’ll be able to help you out.


As much as I would like to, I don’t really have any plans to get alloys out of Japan for the H230 (260C/Cedric) seeing as it’s not an option I’m really considering for it whilst it’s in my possession, it is sometimes interesting to see what’s available.  These few took my fancy.   Remember, if you’re keen on them give Ewan @ an email with the URL mention us @ and he’ll sort you out a pretty good deal.

Impul D - Hoshino Racing (18,900JPY pair)

Takechi Project - Racing Hart (40,000JPY set)


The Skyline contingent, they’re a popular car globally (now) though this is really only a recent thing when you compare it to the length of time that the Skyline range has been about (over 50 years, by the way.)  In Japan however, the Skyline has been popular for as long as it’s been produced though a lot of that is to do with it’s foray into racing and subsequent successes with the S54 and C10 series of cars.   This entry is dedicated to the Skyline range on show at the Nagoya event.

Army Green C110 Yonmeri

With C10 Racing Lamp Covers & Rear Spoiler, C130 indicators and C110 GT-R flares this Yonmeri has a clearly recognisable presence.  I recognised it from another picture I have kicking about somewhere of it on a sodden race track, battling a yellow Celica.  I’ll try dig that up.

C210 and C10

The appearance of the C10 going part way to replicating that of the first Nissan Skyline GT-R race car with the C210 to it’s right (your left) doing it’s best to join in on the race look with front lip, over-fenders and wide SSR MkII’s to fill them.  The C210 being another (beside the C110) that missed out on dedicated track time.