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Family Album Treasures: Ken & Mary Skyline R30

December 18, 2014 in Family Album Treasures by banpei

The Ken & Mary Skyline advertisements from the 70s made a really huge impact on the Japanese youngsters of the 70s. Both Ken and Mary became icons and so did the umbrella icon. Not surprisingly the Japanese baby-boomers love to pose in front of a Nissan Skyline C110 (kenmeri) with a red umbrella. In this case the car is slightly different: a Nissan Skyline R30!
Family Album Treasures: Ken & Mary Nissan Skyline R30
I have to be honest here: I don’t know the origin from this photo, when it was taken, no idea who is in the photo and why she decided to be there. But what is for sure is that a person called Jing found the photo and added it to his Skyline pictures album.

Found at Jing’s Skyline photos

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Family Album Treasures: the Shakotan Boogie photo album

September 12, 2014 in Family Album Treasures by banpei

Today’s Family Album Treasure is literally someone’s family album:
Family Album Treasures: Kaido Racer photo album
In the video below Hattoriworks is going through his 1987 Fuji Grand Championship photo album. Read the rest of this entry →

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Family Album Treasures: Toyota Carina ED ST-X

July 9, 2014 in Family Album Treasures by banpei

One of the nice things about the merger between the Corona and Carina lineups was that Toyota made it possible to create a better follow up on the Toyota Celica Camry: the Toyota Carina ED. So basically Toyota now offered a Corona sized car with the performance image of the Celica!
Family Album Treasures - Toyota Carina ED ST-X ST162
Today’s Family Album Treasure is one of the first generation Toyota Carina ED models: the AT160 in this case. Even better: the car pictured here is a Carina ED 1600 ST-X which means it features the 4A-GELU and makes it the model just below the Toyota Carina ED GT-R model that featured the 3S-GELU engine.
Now that’s something I would add to my Family Album any day. ;)

Found at: Minkara

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Family Album Treasures: Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE47 and Isuzu 117

June 19, 2014 in Family Album Treasures by banpei

Family Album Treasures generally come with one or multiple persons standing in front of one single car. This Family Album Treasure comes with two: a Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE47 and a Isuzu 117!
Family Album Treasures: Isuzu 117 and Trueno TE47
In contrary to the Toyota in-house designed Trueno TE47 the Isuzu 117 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Trueno TE47 is one of my all time favorite cars, however with pain in my heart I have to admit the 117 is looking a lot sleeker than the Trueno. Still the Trueno TE47 is higher on my want-list than the 117. ;)
The Trueno in the photo also features the well-known Japanese beginner driver mark, so I guess all three are late teens, early twenties. By now this photo should already be in their family album for well over thirty years!

Found at: Vitz Colors Futa

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Family Album Treasures: Super Silhouette daughter

June 3, 2014 in Family Album Treasures by banpei

One of my favorite Minkara feeds is by Restive Horse who owns a very nice Nissan Skyline DR30 and a cute little daughter and likes to post about both of them. Some time ago he posted one about his daughter with the Tomica Skyline Super Silhouette:
Super Silhouette Daughter
If I was able to view the very same car with my son I’d like to have a picture of my Super Silhouette Son as well! ;)

Found at: Restive Horse @ Minkara