About Us

Who we are and what we do

Federally Legal Imports

” Here is a powerful yet simple rule: always give people more than they expect to get. 

Ronin Imports specializes in importing vehicles and auto parts that are specific to the Japanese domestic market (JDM). Why JDM? The answer is simple: the Japanese have long been producing desirable, innovative vehicles that were never brought to Western shores.  Couple in the fact that the Japanese have a strict vehicle inspection system that generally keeps cars in much better shape then any similarly aged vehicle in the US, and you’ve got a recipe that produces prime exports.

Our focus is on federally legal Japanese classics, that is, those vehicles that are 25 years or older and meet the criteria for EPA and NHTSA exemption. Our vehicles come with a clean South Carolina title and all applicable import documentation.

 

VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED

We are a group of veterans with a passion for everything automotive – that is what makes us happy. We are driven by the car shows, by the community, and by you, the customer. We have taken the slogan we were taught in basic training to heart and embodied that into how we handle our business; with great integrity, impeccable service, and a strive to be as excellent as possible.

VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED.
INTEGRITY. SERVICE. EXCELLENCE.
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US...

Jonathan Rowland

Jonathan Rowland

Import Parts Sage

Hobbies:

  • Ping Pong
  • Sunbathe
  • Disco Dance

Jonathan started as a hobby mechanic working to tear up the pavement in his 700hp Ford Cobra. He soon moved on to bigger and better things by doing mission critical maintenance on aircraft in the United States Air Force. He found himself in Japan with a new found love for Japanese cars when he purchased his first Nissan R32 GTR.

Besides hanging out with Japanese women at Tokyo Auto Salon (pictured), he spends his free time enjoying automotive related hobbies. Jonathan heads up the location, inspection, and sales of the majority of Ronin Imports parts.

Patrick Morgan

Patrick Morgan

Sales and Import Guru

Favorite Past Times:

  • Illuminati conspiracies
  • Strange Cheetoh collector
  • Noodling

His day job as a forensic specialist with the Department of Defense has taken him around the world for over 13 years. Patricks interest in cars had him dealing with the import, export, and sales of desirable European and Japanese cars for a majority of that time. He is a legend on the Autoban! (or so he thinks)

Patrick has taken a break from worldwide travel, and instead has focused his efforts into importing desirable vehicles into the United States. His expertise allows him to oversee the importing and exporting of vehicles as well as all related sales and financing.

Zachary Garten

Zachary Garten

Project Mastermind

Idols:

  • Harambe
  • Flying Spaghetti Monster
  • An Pan Man

Zack also started as a hobby mechanic and quickly advanced his skills to include metal fabrication (TIG and MIG) and custom ECU tuning. After working professionally with automotive enhancement, he too moved on to doing mission critical maintenance on aircraft in the United States Air Force.

If he isn’t working with electronics or fabricating custom parts, he wears his sumo costume (pictured) to scare away rust during inspections. His expertise puts him in a position to work on custom projects as well as the location and inspection of parts and vehicles.

JDM Pete

JDM Pete

The Shipping Haus

Loves:

  • Vegemite
  • Paul Hogan
  • Splenda Sweetener

Peter, our Australian mate, has been working with importing and exporting cars since 1995. He also started as a hobby mechanic and moved to Japan simply to avoid the astronomical prices of the NSX in Australia. His pride and joy, until being recently sold (sad face), was his Acura NSX Type-R. He has been nicknamed by our team “JDM Pete” because of his love of Japanese vehicles.

You may have noticed that Peter has no email address. Why is that? No customer interactions! His expertise places him in the ideal spot to work with import/export paperwork as well as the location and inspection of vehicles.

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