The INSANE true story of the MotoRex scandal

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  • I'd rather get an R32 and have it bought up to full Gibson Motorsports spec, thats the only GTR that truly deserves the Godzilla moniker

    Chuck.U.FarleyChuck.U.FarleyTunti sitten
  • Are we just not gonna mention that he said Hyundai when he was talking about Japanese cars?

    masterdisaster79masterdisaster798 tuntia sitten
  • So is the fucking number 14,15 or 16

    415stunnaz415stunnaz11 tuntia sitten
  • A buddy of mine in the DMV area actually has the last legal tagged and titled R33 from Motorex... My 95 Skyline is tagged and title as a 300ZX Twin Kool story!

    det300zxdet300zx17 tuntia sitten
  • yeah except that R34 will run long after that Lambo breaks down and costs you a shit ton to fix.kind of a a cool story though.always wanted a skyline of any type but the R34 is the GOAT!

    Drew DahlenDrew DahlenPäivä sitten
  • I know a guy that owns a cargo plane that will get you any car you want from Japan. Hell I know of 7 R34’s that he has brought over for 15k plus the price of the car, all people do is just title them under a different VIN and title. It’s pretty easy actually.

    H&P CustomsH&P CustomsPäivä sitten
  • korean juicy’s lol

    DerekRedfieldGamingDerekRedfieldGamingPäivä sitten
  • Saint Lucia has a few Japanese cars that will be coming up to 25.

    Shekhar MoonaShekhar Moona2 päivää sitten
  • See corporations adding barriers to our happiness with ridiculous laws. Forcing us to purchase cars we might not want.

    Shekhar MoonaShekhar Moona2 päivää sitten
  • 6:37 it’s still cocaine 😂🤣

    bigmaxccbigmaxcc2 päivää sitten
  • Great story-teller....

    Larry FryLarry Fry3 päivää sitten
  • And the purpose of this vid was???????

    ChristopherChristopher3 päivää sitten
  • I get what he's saying and it makes perfect sense but I guess I'm just a fanboy, but I don't care what anyone says that R-34 from Fast-n-Furious and/or others like it are such a good looking car! I'm sure it has lots to do with me being an 80's baby and growing up during the JDM / Tuner car explosion and the following golden years but for me there's just something so alluring about the R-34's from it's look, to the unique sound of it (despite it being low on HP in it's stock format) as well as how ahead of it's time it was regarding some of the tech inside the car! IDK what car guy doesn't respect and appreciate the R-34 , it's just one of those kinda cars, special.

    McCoy BYZMcCoy BYZ3 päivää sitten
  • dude he just put it strait to all r34 fan bois

    Well that’s FantasticWell that’s Fantastic4 päivää sitten
  • They look like their sleeping lol...

    DustinDustin4 päivää sitten
  • And instead of Mercedes and BMW coming to the correct conclusion - that there was a market for their real top-end stuff - they decided to lobby Congress to piss on everybody's picnic.

    Christopher McElligottChristopher McElligott4 päivää sitten
  • Dumb t trying to act young/tough by cursing about nobody’s it melllllr that eve

    Bando 1017Bando 10175 päivää sitten
  • its like all the skylines with 240sx vins and

    OneofurfriendsOneofurfriends5 päivää sitten
  • Craig the man! There might be an economic turmoil but there's no doubt this is still the best time to invest, its time we take full control of our financial independence/freedom. Wealthy people don't make other wealthy people rich, they give wealthy people ideas so that the poor can make them rich. The average "Joe" can be the next millionaire just off trading, learning the markets and its psychology(The hardest thing in trading) with the right mentor but you got to start somewhere. I'm a high six figure earner with just a HS diploma! Get @ me in the comment section if you looking to earn and learn the pros and cons of the financial markets💻💵.

    Anthony_Rob Lucas_TraderFxAnthony_Rob Lucas_TraderFx5 päivää sitten
  • Pretty sure the NSX is the king of the Jdm cars, but what do I know.

    Jim VJim V5 päivää sitten
  • What's the SGR shirt about? 🤔

    ElSpeedo1980ElSpeedo19806 päivää sitten
  • Lol reused content

    joshs_random_locationjoshs_random_location6 päivää sitten
  • Craig did a horrible job telling the story.

    Michael FernandezMichael Fernandez6 päivää sitten
  • "I'm Not that much of a Drinker mind you" *Him literally the same sentence* "I had 13 Sake Bombs"

    Joshua PfeiferJoshua Pfeifer6 päivää sitten
  • Apparently he doesn’t keep up with current affairs in Miami. The port of Miami is NOW considered the hardest port to smuggle to and from.

    Todd OTodd O6 päivää sitten
  • yeah i have owned gtr... i hated that car because i had to hide it as i didnt sleep if it was outside because someone might try to steal it or damage it , i couldnt even eat at resturant unless i could see the gtr , i drove it from garage to meet and drove it back and lets not talk about if you are sitting in backseat haha but sure it was fun car to drive or have someone sit left side with fake steering wheel and act like fool :D , still i could own evo or sti or anything else and not worry about it and park it anywhere.. well even ferrari i could park outside and sure it would get people by but not like gtr.

    theDavitostheDavitos6 päivää sitten
  • 25 year rule needs to be removed, affordable cars are more important than new car sales

    Ian VisserIan Visser6 päivää sitten
  • I always feel like Craig is talking at the camera, instead of telling a story... too bad it can't be dubbed with Ed's voice/demeanor

    Jaime DavidsonJaime Davidson6 päivää sitten
  • that midnight purple II he mentioned is in the DC area i believe

    WP SpeedWP Speed6 päivää sitten
  • **276...fake news

    Marco CapsoutoMarco Capsouto7 päivää sitten
  • hYunDaI Iz KoREan!

    Marco CapsoutoMarco Capsouto7 päivää sitten
  • WAIT❗️ If his buddy bought a final edition R34 GT-R, then he is the guy who pain 300K for THE ONLY Midnight Purple 2 FINAL EDITION IN EXISTENCE❗️ Those cars are so rare that 2 years after Nissan stopped making the skyline they bought several used cars and factory converted them into the final edition spec cars.🤯

    Jordan ReedJordan Reed7 päivää sitten
    • @That One Gamer That’s too bad.

      Jordan ReedJordan Reed4 päivää sitten
    • @Jordan Reed I should've clarified. It's only here for show and display. TopRank made a blog post about it on their website.

      That One GamerThat One Gamer4 päivää sitten
    • @That One Gamer I’ve heard that too, but Who knows what backdoor deals have been made to get certain cars in for private customers.

      Jordan ReedJordan Reed4 päivää sitten
    • @Jordan Reed I wasn’t talking about that, I was talking about how only 1 R34 was legalized since MotoRex.

      That One GamerThat One Gamer5 päivää sitten
    • @That One Gamer Nissan ONLY MADE 1 final edition in that color. All the rest were silver. You can look it up.

      Jordan ReedJordan Reed5 päivää sitten
  • How the fk can a car be illegal in America yet anyone can obtain a firearm as a concealed carry lol

    Andrew GeeAndrew Gee7 päivää sitten
    • @WilltheNISMOman omg no shit they are nothing alike! Thankyou captain obvious. Clearly it means that its easier to carry a firearm than it is to "own" a gtr

      Andrew GeeAndrew Gee6 päivää sitten
    • What a stupid comment. Guns + cars have no relation whatsoever. Same goes for their regulations. Might wanna read up on the second amendment. Next.

      WilltheNISMOmanWilltheNISMOman6 päivää sitten
  • This guy is full of it. Seems like every video he's on he ends up in some titty-fest, swearing that he thought it was all "on the up and up" and he was thoroughly shocked to find out what OTHER PEOPLE do. Also where was the INSANE bit again.

    wrapdumpwrapdump7 päivää sitten
  • Uh kind of missing a few details here... Hiro left the country and now skylines are illegal? What about how they were faking the crash tests and all that? Way more to this story that I was hoping to hear..

    nzos14nzos147 päivää sitten
    • @nzos14 The NHTSA rescinded import eligibility because Nissan Legal lied about the similarities of the cars, saying they weren’t, even though MotoRex originally properly submitted data from Nissan showing the similarities & it’s still published on the federal register. Look up VCP-17. The Mounting points, vacuum & wiring diagrams, Etc...

      WilltheNISMOmanWilltheNISMOman6 päivää sitten
    • @WilltheNISMOman I know they crashed r33s but if they are substantially similar then R34s should be able to be legally imported and brought into compliance but that is not the case

      nzos14nzos146 päivää sitten
    • They didn’t fake crash tests. MotoRex crash tested the R33 model & was able to plead a substantially similar argument to the NHTSA on R32’s & R34’s and LEGALLY import & bring those models into compliance also. What’s so hard about that for people to understand??

      WilltheNISMOmanWilltheNISMOman6 päivää sitten
  • Does this guy write novels or scripts? He is a master of laying down the truth. he should write.

    Redmenace96Redmenace967 päivää sitten
    • He’s got a book called Crashing Cars

      That One GamerThat One Gamer5 päivää sitten
  • Craig, you seriously think that people would pay 125k to own and drive a stock R34? They buy it because it is a platform that can be tuned to outperform exotics. A half decently built RB can make your diablo look like it runs on steam.

    Ian St. ClairIan St. Clair7 päivää sitten
    • It’s an outdated 30 year old platform. Like the 2JZ, it’s a dinosaur. People buy them for nostalgia. Most guys I know with these cars don’t even touch them. They either drive them close to stock, or don’t at all to keep the miles down for resale value. They’re a collector car. RB26 while capable, wasn’t intended to go past 650HP.

      WilltheNISMOmanWilltheNISMOman6 päivää sitten
  • Just got an r32 and high key it’s basically a 4 door 240sx sedan 🤣🤣

  • Lmao be said the R34 is basically an Evo X 😂😂 .....such a fanboy car tho

    Carlos TorresCarlos Torres7 päivää sitten
  • Luckily! I own a (Special) Factory kitted Kawasaki motorcycle that was NEVER sold, approved, or imported for highway use in the USA. Although... a production model very much like it was. It was 1 of 10 team units flown in directly from KHI Japan to Ohare airport for 94. No customs, no nothing , star treatment. I received a shipping crate and paperwork. A few days later, a Title came... like way too fast. Maybe corporate /manufacturers can grease the wheel ? anyway, I raced it 2 seasons, then it sat retired until restored 2019. Gave it a shot at the DMV and the original title worked for plates no problems. (Even though the frame says not for highway use, and its a fricken shrieking 2 stroke :) Sad seeing comments from a bunch of old used car guys. Authoritatively speaking 4th hand bull.

    R.O.BR.O.B7 päivää sitten
  • What I heard is that Motorex butchered some paperwork and reused older paperwork to import newer versions of these cars and got caught, leading to the 25 year rule. I completely agree with everything you said aside from comparing the evo X to the R34. The X is a much better car all around.

    WaferzWaferz7 päivää sitten
    • MotoRex DIDNT “fake” anything. They legally imported the R32 and R34 models by successfully pleading a substantially similar argument to the NHTSA, providing structural and other engineering data That proved its relation to the R33, which they did crash test.

      WilltheNISMOmanWilltheNISMOman6 päivää sitten
  • Whoa that guy looks like Mitch Payton

    WaferzWaferz7 päivää sitten
  • Craigh

    Raditya InderaRaditya Indera8 päivää sitten
  • This guy´s voice is as fast as a machinegun.

    Michael TourenfahrerMichael Tourenfahrer8 päivää sitten
  • No taste, wouldn’t even drive a G body..

    Carson GandelotCarson Gandelot8 päivää sitten
  • lmao. everyone pissed at LZ 💀💀

    Ob scuredOb scured8 päivää sitten
  • Fake stories lies bullshit

    eddie deaneddie dean8 päivää sitten
  • He says he bought a Ferrari once, thats the ultimate fanboy car lol

    Dr. CryptoxDr. Cryptox8 päivää sitten
  • Blah Blah Blah Blah

    Markus AureliusMarkus Aurelius8 päivää sitten
  • I was getting my little fan boy panties in bunch about him talking mess about GTRS and then he said they’re basically Evo X. And I drive and evo x. And my panties unfolded a bit.

    FE_EVO_XFE_EVO_X8 päivää sitten
  • His mannerisms suggest he is not telling the truth about a lot of stuff. Just like most of the story tellers on VINwiki.

    Semah the RettihsSemah the Rettihs8 päivää sitten
    • Look at his video with Sean Morris, he goes into detail when talking about MotoRex. There’s also countless articles online about it.

      That One GamerThat One Gamer5 päivää sitten
  • This story makes me sleepy

    5446moto5446moto8 päivää sitten
  • The only problem I have with this video is that it's only 9 mins! This could've been 30 mins+ easily

    DreamWorkDriveDreamWorkDrive8 päivää sitten
  • “When I sold my first GT-R, before the funds even hit my account I had a deposit on a Lamborghini Diablo.” literally ballin. what a quote lmao

    Lemon ScentedLemon Scented9 päivää sitten
  • I know a lot of the inside story of MotoRex.

    driftkids13driftkids139 päivää sitten
  • What do you think smuggle cocaine & do life or smuggle Japanese cars & do a misdemeanor !?

    Adrian JabsAdrian Jabs9 päivää sitten
  • I rather have an R33 than an R34, R33 looks so much better....

    samuel lopessamuel lopes9 päivää sitten
  • Every time I hear or read about this story it's always something different. I don't think I will ever know the full/true story about what happened at MotoRex.

    Mike DMike D9 päivää sitten
  • cries in poor

    SamSam9 päivää sitten
  • With this whole Asian race crimes going on lately , you think it was a good idea putting this old dude mocking Japanese culture , cool .

    akidim13akidim139 päivää sitten
  • I never understood the big deal with skylines. Id just get a Lan Evo and be done with it. They are faster and look better. And are street legal from the factory.

    CrypticApathyCrypticApathy9 päivää sitten
  • I can tell he calls black people "you people" to their face but he sounds like a cool guy other than that 😂

    Marquise ThomasMarquise Thomas9 päivää sitten
  • Crazy story - Somebody has to do a movie about MotoRex and the whole underground car importing world.

    RNM AutomotiveAddictionRNM AutomotiveAddiction9 päivää sitten
  • I never saw an OBD-2 skyline. I call BS. R34’s were Nissan consult port.

    Morgan MayesMorgan Mayes9 päivää sitten
  • I had a 305HP Subaru STI for 7 years, but I STILL want an R34.

    rwdplz1rwdplz19 päivää sitten
  • Can't even import a Skyline... And you idiots think you have Freedom 🤣🤦🏽‍♂️

    LoLo the LopLoLo the Lop9 päivää sitten
    • Actually, we can: & did. And still do. But you seem to lack the mental compacity to WATCH THE FULL VIDEO & understand that.

      WilltheNISMOmanWilltheNISMOman9 päivää sitten
  • LOL well now the time is hitting so you don't have to do that stuff ... so fanboi all you want

    William WatkinsWilliam Watkins9 päivää sitten
  • There is a motorex R34 in Utah right now, came from Sean Morris / Top Rank. Beautiful car!

    Taylor Roberts - Mk6TaylorTaylor Roberts - Mk6Taylor9 päivää sitten
    • @WilltheNISMOman Did not know that! Will have to look into their inventory! and plan out a trip! LOL

      Taylor Roberts - Mk6TaylorTaylor Roberts - Mk6Taylor3 päivää sitten
    • @Taylor Roberts - Mk6Taylor Yep, driver motor sports in VA. Always wanted to visit their shop. My buddy has and said they have beautiful inventory.

      WilltheNISMOmanWilltheNISMOman6 päivää sitten
    • @WilltheNISMOman dangggg well it's a beautiful car and I hope to see more of it. We also have a true midnight purple one too fed legal under show and display from driver motorsports (I think was the name of the company)

      Taylor Roberts - Mk6TaylorTaylor Roberts - Mk6Taylor9 päivää sitten
    • @Taylor Roberts - Mk6Taylor correct! Relatively Low mile car too. 29,000 last I heard.

      WilltheNISMOmanWilltheNISMOman9 päivää sitten
    • @WilltheNISMOman was unsure of where it came from before top rank, only way I know that it was there was the license frame and JDMLegends had worked on it.

      Taylor Roberts - Mk6TaylorTaylor Roberts - Mk6Taylor9 päivää sitten
  • Craig is a cool dude he has s lot of FnF stories on his channel

    Adrian TenEyckAdrian TenEyck9 päivää sitten
  • Not being a stinker....but waiting for the INSANE true story.

    Jaime AguileraJaime Aguilera9 päivää sitten
    • Watch Craig’s video

      That One GamerThat One Gamer7 päivää sitten
  • This guy tells just as much of a story with what he doesn't say.

    Drooligan the SleeperDrooligan the Sleeper9 päivää sitten
  • My dad's across the street neighbor had a black one he kept in the garage under covers and only took it out at night. He had it debadged and registered as a chevy Impala.

    Jalen DavisJalen Davis9 päivää sitten
  • "It's an EVO X" LMAO

    Chris KimChris Kim9 päivää sitten
  • The only reason I would want one is if it’s illegal.

    Jeff MorrisJeff Morris9 päivää sitten
  • lol Sean Morris is a clown. Dude was trying to flex his long gone clout by trying to bully youtubers in 2020 when they were importing R34's.

    rabbibabyrabbibaby10 päivää sitten
  • lol all the car companies were shitting bricks over the Japanese

    themookshitthemookshit10 päivää sitten
  • I remember one of my favorite racing games had the R34 as the best car in the game and I absolutely hated the way the car looked compared to the other cars. The game was Need for Speed Most Wanted from 2005 and The game started you in the R34 and the shady guy you are racing has his buddies rig your car to fuck up and you loose it and its the final car you get in the game and it has the best stats vs some series super cars of the time which never made sense to me. That and the Supra was just stupid good for no reason, that car lasts (if you are good enough) from when you first get it in the 12th or 13th black list driver to the top 5 drivers making it the car you have for like half the game.

    White92GuyWhite92Guy10 päivää sitten
  • Back in the 2000s, I had a lapse of sanity and was one email away from throwing down on a Motorex car when they very suddenly stopped correspondence. It was Years before I found out why. Not sure how this fits into this story, but I've heard through acquaintances of some of the late 90s hostess bars in Japan that would liquor up the obnoxious Western-variety clientele and roll them coming out of the clubs, but even the Japanese thugs had enough decency to only take their money and leave their wallets otherwise intact. That was the respectful way to do a shakedown if ever I've heard one.

    CMDR BoomCMDR Boom10 päivää sitten
  • Hiro Nanahoshi is a criminal, we sued him for 250K and we only received 45K until ultimately he was forced into deportation!

    Oscar CarusoOscar Caruso10 päivää sitten
    • Were you one of the customers who put a deposit on a skyline from MotoRex and ended up getting shafted? If so I’m sorry to hear that happened.

      WilltheNISMOmanWilltheNISMOman9 päivää sitten
  • Holy crap, what a dumb video. Who the hell cares

    farm.central. ohiofarm.central. ohio10 päivää sitten
  • Say it how it is, r34 isn't that crazy. It's the hype

    Aadhithya KumarAadhithya Kumar10 päivää sitten
  • Supra > R34

    DDOT EELDDOT EEL10 päivää sitten
  • I got pics of the white one from 06 it landed in northern ill

    mike froehligmike froehlig10 päivää sitten
  • I suspect that the only exception to the 25 year rule is if the car is 'only' going to be on display to look at. Not running and/or driving, drained of all fluids, no battery, just a prop display. It's a suspicion of mine but I wouldn't mind having the right question asked. I also wouldn't mind an exception law being passed that allowed vehicles to be imported within 25 years as long as it was kept in an enclosed environment off public roads until the vehicle is old enough.

    WabefuhonWabefuhon10 päivää sitten
  • Pretty impressed with himself .

    J MosJ Mos10 päivää sitten
  • Yah I’d rather get a 69 Camero and have some leftover💰

    Punohu KealaPunohu Keala10 päivää sitten
  • He is pretty bad in story telling. Dont have him again

    Ruslan AelievRuslan Aeliev10 päivää sitten
  • Thats why I think it’s crazy that people like Adam Lz have the balls to own a illegal r34 and show it on FIboth for the whole world to see. His r34 isn’t one of the motorex’s cars and it isn’t here under show and display laws like some people claim it is. The only r34’s that are show and display is the M spec nur and the v spec 2 in midnight purple 2 which his car is nether of those 2.

    DirtyD23 1DirtyD23 110 päivää sitten
  • In new Zealand the r32 is the bees knees

    LIFES_A BEACHLIFES_A BEACH10 päivää sitten
  • I have an actual true story of how I bought an R33 GTR V spec in the middle of the desert in 2012 from a dealership called one11 vintage. I'm not even kidding, if you guys are interested in hearing about it let me know! I'm dead ass serious

    Ryan HuertaRyan Huerta10 päivää sitten
  • Not to be pedantic, but the Skyline and the Evo X are not the same, no matter how much I think about it. I mean, they're both 4WD, and turbocharged. They both come from Japan. That's about it. That's like saying the Bugatti EB110 is basically the same as the Ferrari F40. They share an engine layout and country of origin, that's it. The Skyline has an 2.6 straight six, whereas the Evo has a 2.0 inline four. The Evo was a homologated rally car, the Skyline wasn't. They don't even handle the same, nowhere near.

    SuperChickenLipsSuperChickenLips10 päivää sitten
  • I remember wanting a skyline back in 2002. motorex I thought was how all the gumball racers got theirs.

    anonymousanonymous10 päivää sitten
  • I don’t remember snorting any R34’s lately

    Tim MajorTim Major10 päivää sitten
  • the Monte thing is spot on and another one is old toyota trucks! same truck i paid 4500 for 10yr ago is worth almost 15k

    D KoreshD Koresh10 päivää sitten
  • I wonder if that Midnight Purple GTR was once owned by Kyle B in VA.

    B KB K10 päivää sitten
  • I knew guys that just crated in skylines to the USA 20 yrs ago and just ran em street racing. Wouldn't stop for anyone.

    Thomas RThomas R10 päivää sitten
  • My hard on is for a Cosworth escort RS or a MK2 focus RS...... just saying

    HighLiner15HighLiner1510 päivää sitten
  • To say that it's a fanboy car or an Evo X is to be detached from reality.

    Brent BoostBrent Boost10 päivää sitten
    • It is a fanboy car though, that’s literally why 99% of people want them.

      WilltheNISMOmanWilltheNISMOman10 päivää sitten
  • JK technologies, not GK

    Brent BoostBrent Boost10 päivää sitten
  • You name another car that has such rich folklore, fame, and fanaticism surrounding it because it is "unobtanium." I'll wait. That is why mint GT-Rs are ¥17,000,000 ($160,000).

    Rhubarb PieRhubarb Pie10 päivää sitten