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…
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! 😀 😀
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. 😮
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
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! 😛
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! 😉
To prove that not all Nissan Laurel C130s were bosozoku styled during the 80s:
Nissan Laurel C130 with Enkei Baja wheels
With those Enkei Baja wheels and the Monroe air shocks all it needs is to be red and it would be the Japanese replica of the General Lee! 😀