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Well, it had to happen eventually. Our editorial staff putting our collective brains together to produce a magazine that doesn't revolve entirely around the "dirty" H word. Yes, we'll say it: Honda. I can still never grasp the concept that all we seem to feature are Hondas, yet according to your responses on our Facebook, Twitter and Myspace pages, there's nothing you'd love to see more than other types of cars (and in reality, the issues you cited probably didn't have a single Honda in it at all; we're just an easy target) - anything other than a Honda - so here it is. Our first issue dedicated to another big car manufacturer with a history rich with legendary car and engine platforms, the almighty Nissan.
It might've taken a few years for the name Nissan to catch up, or come back on, depending on your point of view, but this is a great time for their cars to shine. Thanks to the US release of the infamous GT-R and the continuous support of the popular S-chassis cars, you, as an enthusiast, now have many avenues at varying budgets with which you can explore. New to building cars? Great - the early model 240SX (S13) is a very viable option and in this issue, we'll give you some ideas if you decide to keep the stock engine or upgrade to the JDM counterpart, and help reinforce that your decision to buy a S-chassis is a smart one.
We tried to highlight some of the best builds from around the country, and Japan even, so no doubt you'll see the varying ranges of street and motorsport flavors, like a couple of classic cars that helped build the Nissan brand from its Datsun heydays, to a sweet 180SX replica by an actual reader like you, right on up to Seibon and GReddy's interpretations of the latest 370Z and R35. We even managed to stop Team NFS' Matt Powers as his rather unorthodox S14 is slowly creeping up to take over the drifting world and gathering fans by the boatload in the process. No doubt, a rather ill group of modified Nissans.
But don't think this is going to spawn a whole series of car specific themed issues. We just wanted to show that our staff is not just one type of "fanboi", but that we're fans of all types of cars. We'll be keeping our eyes on our inbox for your fan/hate mail as well.