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The JDM Imported Podcast covers everything JDM by Elusive Auto Company, a grassroots dealership and importer of Japanese cars. This is a behind the scenes look at a dealership starting from the garage and moving into a retail space. I will be sharing the current import car market, what cars are hot, how to import, what to look for, my car inspection findings, fixes..etc. Covering the icons like the RX-7, Supra, Fairlady, Silvia, and more as well as some not so common VIP and Kei cars. It's a two way street so most questions via email or DM's will get addressed. Should be good fun.

The JDM Imported Podcast covers everything JDM by Elusive Auto Company, a grassroots dealership and importer of Japanese cars. This is a behind the scenes look at a dealership starting from the garage and moving into a retail space. I will be sharing the current import car market, what cars are hot, how to import, what to look for, my car inspection findings, fixes..etc. Covering the icons like the RX-7, Supra, Fairlady, Silvia, and more as well as some not so common VIP and Kei cars. It's a two way street so most questions via email or DM's will get addressed. Should be good fun.
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United States

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The JDM Imported Podcast covers everything JDM by Elusive Auto Company, a grassroots dealership and importer of Japanese cars. This is a behind the scenes look at a dealership starting from the garage and moving into a retail space. I will be sharing the current import car market, what cars are hot, how to import, what to look for, my car inspection findings, fixes..etc. Covering the icons like the RX-7, Supra, Fairlady, Silvia, and more as well as some not so common VIP and Kei cars. It's a two way street so most questions via email or DM's will get addressed. Should be good fun.

Language:

English

Contact:

4129836662


Episodes

The Space.. Next Car?

10/1/2019
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yooo. getting back to a normal schedule so, stay tuned. In this episode I discuss the new space, hoops jumped through while bringing a car to Texas, and what my next car might be. As always thanks for the the listen! questions, concern, hate, love: dante@elusiveautoco.com @elusiveautoco @elusiveautoshine

Duration:00:56:14

back on track, Big Biz Update and Soarer talk

8/30/2019
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This is turning into a bad habit....Too long in between podcasts! So, a ton has happened since the last episode and I will be back on track. If you've been following me, this is a big one. JDM talk of course, on the back half I get into one of my favs...the Toyota Soarer. As always reach out to me @elusiveautoco @elusiveautoshine dante@elusiveautoco.com Enjoy the Drive!

Duration:00:58:34

17: Failure?

5/7/2019
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In episode 17 I uncover some realizations about starting this business....completely transparent realizations. And no, I'm not stopping. If anything stronger but, for anyone interested in the game, or in the game, this will be a good listen. Time to keep pushing! As always I enjoy your feedback! dante@elusiveautoco.com @elusiveautoco @elusiveautoshine 412.301.7755

Duration:00:56:00

Tax Changes, Kei Cars, 25 hour days

4/4/2019
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There are some changes coming for JPN consumption tax...what does that mean? It's been requested plenty- Kei Cars- the what, why, and how. As always business updates, wins and losses questions, comments, concerns @elusiveautoco dante@elusiveautoco.com

Duration:01:02:10

Why We Have The Silly 25yr Rule And JDM Car Values

2/21/2019
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Episode 15 dives into the point and value of getting my Customs Broker's license, why and where the 25yr rule came from for importing JDM rides to the states, and what JDM cars are good buys right now. Buying and importing a JDM car is like playing the stock market, one viral video will directly impact the market. I'll continue to try and keep you in the know, take you along for the ride as business develops. As always, let me know your thoughts. Dante Elusive Auto...

Duration:00:59:49

JDM 4x4s to buy, less common JDMs, and Do you "Business" Bro?

1/23/2019
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In this episode, I talk 4x4s that are good buys, my son gets a gash on his forehead, what I consider my business to be, and some less common JDM cars to consider. Many topics as always, this is my real time brain dump of the importing business. Hopefully some good food for thought. As always, keep the conversation going ask me anything: @elusiveautoco Elusiveautoco.com dante@elusiveautoco.com 412.301.7755 Purchasing Service, Importing Consultations, Cars in Inventory

Duration:00:58:35

Good All Wheel Drive JDM buys, parts importing, and why I've been MIA

12/15/2018
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What's up JDM heads?! Been too long since I've been on the mic and this episode is full of updates. Good AWD buys that are legal now for importing, business talk, and some parts importing ideas. If you're a fan of STIs, Evos, GTIRs, or AWD Celicas...I'm showing you some love. Also, some updates on importing policy changes....always something. Ever want to import JDM parts? Listen for some tips As Always I'm Here to share. DM, Email, or Call with any...

Duration:01:02:51

Is it worth importing a "project car"? Best legal cars available in the 15k-20k range,

10/8/2018
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In episode 12 I cover a topic that is often asked by prospecting JDM buyers. "Can I import a car that is non running for a project" Short answer is yes but, I share the full picture that might have the "value" negated completely. Also I ask you advice on names for the detailing subsidiary of my buisiness and cover what I think, are the best buy's for 15-20k. Enjoy and as always, share your questions/opoinions dante@elusiveautoco.com @elusiveautoco on all social It's been too long...

Duration:00:52:10

Continuing to import cars? Import biz hurtles and Car Show recap

9/13/2018
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Episode 11 follows suit to my transparency mantra. I get on a bit of a tangent with more state registration hurtles, allowing others to do work for me, and my take away from recent experiences. Bit of a rant but, much can be learned. Also, I talk about my first Vendor experience at a car show, Clean Culture Charlotte. Lessons learned, value added, etc. As always ask any and all questions you have about this episode or general importing: dante@elusiveautoco.com @elusiveautoco all...

Duration:00:55:20

Buying a JDM Car and is the Business Sexy?

8/23/2018
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#10 Milestone! I'm of course doing a giveaway. T-shirts,stickers, wheels coupon, and podcast air time if you want it. Email: Dante@elusiveautoco.com, put (10) in the subject...that's it. Entry's till 8/30/18. I'll do a live selection on the insta (@elusiveautoco) but, don't worry I'll email the winner as well. This episode is packed full in info on buying JDM, rants, venting, hopefully helpful. Update on addition to the business model, and of course, I need to decide the next car to import....

Duration:00:47:51

All in! Big Lifestyle shift. RX7 and Cedric ready for sale

8/7/2018
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Keeping you in the complete know, as always. I've had another shake up this week which prompted an "all in" focus on the Company. My toes aren't in the water anymore, dove into the deep end. Also the RX7 FD and Nissan Cedric are officially on the market. Looking forward to new inventory! Lets do this! As always ask questions and share @elusiveautoco dante@elusiveautoco.com Enjoy the drive!

Duration:00:42:03

Threats and Accusations From State Trooper, Took a Brick, Made a House

7/15/2018
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Alright this one is an absolute roller coaster! I get some devastating news from the NC DMW based on one employees misinterpretation. I dig up some facts make some calls and come backed armed with some knowledge. Got to listen till the end of this one...go from zero to hero. Ask always join the conversation @elusiveautoco sales@elusiveautoco.com

Duration:00:38:10

Are you made for importing? Take a trip with me to pick up the CEDRIC

7/10/2018
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This is packed full of info. I cover the traits needed to import good and really my honest opinion of starting a business, this applies to any thing. Then we will take a blog style trip to Savannah to pick up my Nissan Cedric.....this car doesn't disappoint! As always ask questions or share thoughts @elusiveautoco or email dante@elusiveautoco.com Enjoy the Drive!

Duration:01:10:25

Car Show Blog, Driving the FD, Parts distributor?

6/26/2018
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This is a bit of a different format. First off update on the Nissan Cedric. Break down from a day spent at Dankfest, NC. Driving the FD 100+ miles and it's running sooo strong, ready for Sale! Questions and comments reach me on social: @elusiveautoco Enjoy!

Duration:00:35:29

Legal JDM cars and the RX7 FD gets paint!

6/5/2018
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In episode 5 I cover some anticipated cars to soon be legal in the US for importation, some that are currently, and one of my favorites that is already legal but, in my opinion, under the radar. Want a 20b 3 rotor motor with equal torque to hp numbers, timeless styling, modern interior.?....check out the Enos (mazda) Cosmo. Love this thing, and chat about it. Also the FD in inventory get's a new paint job and I cover some interesting findings. Join me in the chat or with any questions on...

Duration:00:50:20

How to import JDM Cars and RX7 initial impressions

5/18/2018
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2 part episode. In the first half I cover my trip to pick up the 1992 Efini RX7, some interesting stories, and my initial impressions of a car I love in a right hand drive flavor. 2nd part is a step by step overview of the import process from Japan to the US. Hope you enjoy! Feel free to share feedback or ask questions. sales@elusiveautoco.com or @elusiveautoco on social. Happy Driving

Duration:00:45:54

NSX drive. What kind of car enthusiast are you?

5/4/2018
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Car Cruise revelation, do you have automotive ADD or, are you the master of focus? Sharing my 1/4 day with a local, beautiful NSX. This is one of my all time favorites.....maybe it still is. Some incoming JDM goodies.

Duration:04:29:51

The RX 7 is getting prepped and how I'm doing it

4/19/2018
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In Episode two I recap my all nighter fighting a bodykit on Elusive Auto Co's 1990 RX7. I'll get into some of the subtleties of the body kit some business thoughts, and where I'm at. Worth a listen.

Duration:00:24:54

Intro to JDM car importing company Follow the RIDE!

4/8/2018
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Episode 1 of many covering the start of my business, importing RHD JDM cars to the US. We will discuss the process of starting a business, importing, and making these cars ready for the road. I am by no means an expert in business startup, this is simply a transparent view of the journey.

Duration:00:20:04