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Video: Trueno and Levin N2 cup in 1985

May 31, 2010 in video by banpei

I’ve been watching Youtube user Rocketpencil for some time now. He is already quite known for uploading old racing footage from the 80s and 90s!

He just uploaded one of the best videos so far: a 15 lap Corolla Levin/Sprinter Trueno N2 cup race on Fuji International Speedway in 1985!


This second round of the Corolla/Sprinter cup does not show Keiichi Tsuchya and I have no idea if he actually drove this cup. I do know he drove the AE86 in the All Japan Touring Car championship, so there is a big possibility that he actually drove this race as well. At least he doesn’t show up in the top 5…

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Video: Orido with his S13 180SX

May 31, 2010 in video by banpei

This video of a (very) young Manabu Orido just got posted on Youtube. In the video you can see him do a really bad run (offroading would be better term for it) but his second run is almost flawless.


Okay, compare that to todays standards and this really feels like watching D1GP in slowmotion! But think about it: I did post a video with the first victory of Manabu Orido before and there you can see he is actually already twice as fast as the competition! :D :D

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Female reporter in a Nissan R810V at 1986 JSPC

May 29, 2010 in keiichi tsuchiya by banpei

We all saw the video of Itsuki’s voice actor screaming his lungs out when Keiichi Tsuchya takes him on a drift ride. Well, how about this female reporter riding along with Haruto Yanagida in the Nissan R810V shortly before the 1986 JSPC?


She literally screams her lungs out after the first two corners and bursts into tears when the lap is over… Poor girl…

I must say I probably would not like to trade places with her. The Nissan R810V was based upon the Lola T810 chassis and was powered by a high performance tuned Nissan VG30ET V6 engine. There were no official power outputs of this car, but its IMSA brother had an power output of 641hp and only a weight of 860kg! Imagine driving launched from 90km/h to 300km/h in a few seconds on a wet Fuji Speedway straight: I would probably scream as well. :o

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Family Album Treasures: be cool in dad’s Yonmeri Skyline

May 28, 2010 in Family Album Treasures by banpei

The photographers eldest son is showing he is just as cool as his dad in the Yonmeri GC110 Skyline:
Family Album Treasure: Nissan Skyline GC110
Family Album Treasure: Nissan Skyline GC110

Why did my dad never own a Yonmeri?? Well at least I hope my son will be as cool as this kid in the Carina! :P

[Found on Yahoo blogs]

BTW: I renamed the Shoebox gems to Family Album Treasures since that is fitting the category a bit better…

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Hilarious: Deka renzoku cosplay

May 28, 2010 in hilarious by banpei


I’ve posted something about hilarious Cosplay (????) in the past and this one is just as funny as that posting: Deka renzoku cosplay! In other words: police series cosplay!
Deka renzoku cosplay: Seibu Keisatsu
Deka renzoku cosplay: Seibu Keisatsu

Yes, that’s the old Chief Daimon next to the Nissan 280ZX alright!

Deka renzoku cosplay: Seibu Keisatsu
Deka renzoku cosplay: Seibu Keisatsu

And what about his double next to the Gloria 430 then?

And people not only took characters from Seibu Keisatsu, but also from Abunai Deka:
Deka renzoku cosplay: Abunai Deka
Deka renzoku cosplay: Abunai Deka

Wait, is that detective Takayama next to the Nissan Leopard??

Deka renzoku cosplay: Abunai Deka
Deka renzoku cosplay: Abunai Deka

Yes it is!!

Dunno if this form of cosplay actually is called Deka Renzoku Cosplay, but I kind of found the words Deka (police) and renzoku (recurring series) together on another site and liked a combination of that! ;)