Pick of the Day: 1989 Nissan Pao

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1989 Nissan Pao

Nissan launched the retro-style Pao in 1989 at the Tokyo Motor Show as an economical city car that could cruise “with speed and agility” while giving drivers a unique vehicle with plenty of vintage-looking character. This quirky combination of performance and style makes this 1989 Nissan Pao our Pick of the Day.

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Nissan to showcase heritage at Japanese Classic Car show

Produced for only one year, the VG223 had the dimensions of a compact wagon. It was a rare sight in the U.S. market, with only 269 Datsun trucks imported in total, and most of those being pickups. Surfboards were not included with the purchase price.
Produced for only one year, the VG223 had the dimensions of a compact wagon. | Photos courtesy of Nissan

Nissan will participate for the first time in the 11th annual Japanese Classic Car Show, scheduled for September 19 in Long Beach, California. The automaker will include the show in its heritage summer tour by showing several vehicles from its corporate collection.

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Nissan North America to celebrate 28th annual ZCON

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Classic Z cars from the 2014 Zcon | Photo provided by Nissan North America

Nissan North America celebrates the 28th annual International Z Car Convention, or Zcon, enthusiasts invited to participate July 7 on a 220-mile cruise, the #NismoRoadTrip, from the Nissan headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, to a Beale Street celebration in downtown Memphis.

The cruise will travel via Tennessee byway roads. Prior to the 9 a.m. departure, a cars-and-coffee gathering will be held. Continue reading

Best of Japan on display at Simeone museum

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi; top car design rating and specifications
1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi; top car design rating and specifications | Simeone Museum Photo

Eighteen of the greatest Japanese sports cars will be on display at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia as part of a special exhibit, the Best of Japan, which runs July 5 to 19. This is the first time the Simeone has hosted an exhibit featuring Japanese cars. Continue reading