Some of you may think you just encountered a deja-vu and yes you have twice! First of all: I did feature this AW11 rustoseum over two and a half years ago. Second of all: in the past two weeks my server crashed twice and last time I lost one day of data. Unfortunately I also lost this posting… Nevertheless I’ll repost it again.
There had to be something before Ken and Mary, right? They must have come from somewhere and it probably wasn’t a Nissan Skyline that gave birth to them… The Nissan Skyline C10 was the third generation Skyline and the first car released after the Nissan and Prince Motor Company merger and the fourth Skyline model became famous for its Ken and Mary commercials. Before merger the Skyline range belonged to the Prince Motor Company and I personally consider the Skyline as a manly car. So the Prince Motor Company must have been the parents of Ken while Nissan must have been the parents of Mary.
Prince featured Ken’s parents their commercial for the second Skyline model (S50):
So now we know that Kens parents loved skiing and were god fearing christians.
According to the claim on Marktplaats (Dutch Craigslist) this 1992 Daihatsu Opti was actually a show car for the 1992 Leipzig Auto Show: The car has been shipped from Japan to Leipzig to be shown to the public. Apparently the public didn’t like it that much and the Opti never made it to Europe.
The car was never shipped back to Japan and put in storage somewhere in Europe and recently came back to the surface: Read the rest of this entry →
Yesterdays Jalopnik’s question of the day was Who are the craziest car fans? and their list noted the Japanese Nostalgic Car fans to be the 5th craziest of them all: If you think that new Honda owners are obsessed, you haven’t seen the crews that restore and modify classic Japanese iron. In the States and Southeast Asia they are vigilant. In Japan, they are downright unhinged. Hey guys, what about the J-tin fans in Europe? I think us, especially the ones on the islands, are equally unhinged as our Japanese counterparts.