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 →

Commercial Time: Suzuki Mighty Boy

December 2, 2011 in Commerical time

Suzuki must have looked very well to the 1981 Honda City in both the styling and choice for advertising for the Mighty Boy:

The Suzuki Mighty Boy is a small ute based upon the Cervo/Alto SS40 and apparently was targeted at the young.

Link to video: 1983 Suzuki Mighty Boy ad

Commerical time: Italian lion in Germany

August 29, 2011 in Commerical time

Obviously Subaru named the Leone after the Leo constellation in the Zodiac and it was their best selling car for 23 years (when it got replaced by the Impreza). The name Leone came from the Italian word for Lion but strangely enough the commercial on TV showed this Italian named car in a German environment:

Maybe the Lion likes German roads better?