Commercial Time: JDM Toyota Crown S120 in the Netherlands

November 15, 2014 in Commerical time

Yesterday I posted a documentary on the Toyota Crown and in one of the scenes I spotted a very familiar background:
Commercial time: Toyota Crown S120 in the Netherlands
You just feel immediately with your entire body when you see your home country used in the background of a movie, so obviously I immediately recognized the Netherlands in this documentary when they displayed the Toyota Crown S120.

As the majority of the documentary consists out of footage of old ads I started to investigate the Toyota Crown S120 ads and found the one that actually takes place in the Netherlands: Read the rest of this entry →

Commercial Time: Riding hi, Suzuki Alto Works CA72

June 11, 2014 in Commerical time

I had a big WTF while watching this Suzuki Alto Works CA72 ad. In a typically 80s Japanese style the Alto is announced with a big Liding High, Alto Woks:
Commercial Times: Riding Hi, Alto Works CA72
Disclaimer: I’m not trying to mock the Japanese here and we all know they have difficulty with foreign languages like English. The funny part is that the ad is lacking the R and high is spelled hi. Now it feels like someone is saying hi with the Alto Works. ;)

You can watch the full video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Commercial Time: Nissan Bluebird SSS Turbo Super Star!

February 28, 2014 in Commerical time

What does the SSS stand for in the name of the Nissan Bluebird SSS Turbo? Super Sports Sedan?
Nissan Bluebird SSS Turbo Super Star
According to this 1981 JDM commercial it is Super Star! (Sedan?)

You can watch the advertisement below: Read the rest of this entry →

Brilliant: since 1957

November 12, 2012 in brilliant

Just found this excellent blog through one of the users in my Youtube subscriptions: it simply is bringing you brochures/catalogues, commercials, leaflets, tiny small details or just anything related to the Skyline!
Skyline 2000GT S54B brochure
Take for instance these two mid pages of an awesome Skyline 2000GT brochure! Just awesome stuff!
So go check it out: Since 1957

Commercial time: the Hoshino twins drive Silvias!

March 26, 2012 in Commerical time

Back in 1982 Kazuyoshi Hoshino was the star of the Grand Championships around Japan: he both competed within the long distance Group C races and also in the more popular Group 5 (aka Super Silhouette) races where he drove his Hoshino Impul Silvia:
Hoshino Impul Silvia advertisement
Two races on the same day: isn’t that a bit too much for a man?

Now this advertisement from 1982 shows you how he pulled off that trick: Read the rest of this entry →