Turning Japanese: 50 Years of Japanese Motoring in OZ is a snapshot of the rich history of Japanese cars in Australia on the road as well as on the racetrack. The first Japanese cars to reach our shores in the late 1950s and early 1960s were mostly small, crude and often the object of laughter and sometimes even hostility but as the designs and reliability rapidly improved, it wasn t long before Australia was won over.
The new Japanese brands just had too much style, were too well-appointed and offered irresistible value for money and, in some cases, were just too plain cheeky to ignore. From the quaintly named Nissan Cedric of the early 1960s to todays Nissan GT-R Godzilla sportscar this is a quirky look back at our four-wheeled love affair with the Land of the Rising Sun
Explores Australias four-wheeled love affair with the Land of the Rising Sun. A quirky survey, from the early Toyopet Toyotas and the Nissan Cedric to todays Nissan GT-R Godzilla sportscar, which includes the original two-cylinder Subaru microcars, the turbo WRX performance legend to todays market-leading models. Over 300 photographs and great full colour design. Covers the first enthusiastic failed assaults on the Bathurst car race in the 1960s and Nissans total dominance of the Mountain in the early 1990s The perfect Christmas gift for the Aussie male!
Published: Nov/15 (AU/NZ)
Format: Non Standard Paperback
Dimensions: 230 mm x 230 mm
Extent: 224 pages