Car chases: mysteriously dented Whale Crown

March 29, 2013 in car chase, Car chases

Currently I’m watching the 70s series called The Persuaders! which is way before my time but nevertheless very entertaining to watch. The series is an adventure/detective around Roger Moore shortly before he became 007. Basically Roger Moore had just upgraded from a crook (The Saint) to lord (Brett Sinclair) and with his sidekick Danny Wilde (played by Tony Curtis) he miraculously encounters many (coincidental) adventures with spies, diplomats and other rich and famous people. In this particular episode Brett Sinclair gets mistaken for a British spy by Kay (played by Suzy Kendall) and the Russians drive a RHD whale Crown in this episode:
Toyota Kujira (whale) Crown MS60 in The Persuaders!

Moore drives an Aston Martin DBS and Curtis drives a LHD Ferrari Dino 246 GT and most other vehicles are periodically and location correct (LHD Renaults, Simcas and Peugeots when located in France), so this Crown is a bit of an oddball in this series as it is RHD, has Corps Diplomatique plates and is supposed to be a Russian car. Perhaps back in 1971 when the Kujira (whale) Crown was released and this episode was shot it really looked like it came directly from outer space and the producers thought the viewers would dig it as Soviet design?

I made a short compilation of the Crown in action: video on the next page

Car Chases: Seibu Kesatsu in San Andreas

May 29, 2012 in Car chases

When I watched this collaborated GTA San Andreas movie I somehow wondered if Gred would have been involved. Anyway, this video shows you lots and lots JDM tin carnage without any real cars being blown to smithereens!

Of course most of the cars are Nissans, but an occasional Toyota AE86 can be spotted a few times.

Also if you are wondering what that intermezzo at 3:15 is all about: it is a commercial break for featuring this Nissan Silvia advertisement: Read the rest of this entry →

Car chases: Seibu Keisatsu Cedric 430 patrol car

February 2, 2012 in Car chases

Now that was a bit confusing: no car chase and it is even unsure if this Nissan Cedric 430 is indeed originally used in the Seibu Keisatsu series…
Nissan Cedric 430 patrol car
It does state that this Cedric 430 has been fully restored in the Western Police liverage including the obvious slotmag alloys. Well at least it looks like it could be involved in a huge police car carnage anytime! ;)

Found at Minkara

Car chases: J-tin lovers eat your heart out!

November 21, 2011 in Car chases

Another J-tin destruction mix video by 44magnumM29 and this time most definitely not for the fain hearted: in the first half minute a blue hakosuka Skyline is bumpercar-ed into scrap metal. Don’t worry: it is only a short nosed four door GC10. ;)

Also watch out for several Toyota Centuries and kujira Crowns to be blown up!


And a bonus question: can anyone guess the car featured from 1:04 till 1:40?

Direct link to the video: Car chase carnage

BTW: the drama series is not named (44magnumM29 is afraid it gets removed) and stunt work is performed by stuntman Mike and his team.

Car chases: Abunai Deka alternate ending

November 14, 2011 in Car chases

This stop motion video is very cleverly done: not only does it feature the Abunai Deka Nissan Leopard F31, but also the necessary bad guys in a Toyota Corona 2000GT!