Family Album Treasures: Hoshino’s Gazelle

September 1, 2012 in Family Album Treasures

Back in the early 80s when the Japanese Super Silhouette series were at its alltime high in popularity Kazuyoshi Hoshino drove his iconic Nissan Silvia S110 silhouette racer to many victories.
Nissan Gazelle S110 with Hoshino Impul rims
Kazuyoshi Hoshino was a smart man: apart from founding the Hoshino Racing he also founded the Hoshino Impul company which produced the Impul D-01 wheels as their first product. By mounting these wheels on his silhouette racer he had the best advertising possible and many of these wheels were sold to his (young) followers.

Also this guy fell for them and mounted them on his Nissan Gazelle S110, just like his hero Hoshino. Definitely a keepsake for the family album!

Found at: Minkara

Commerical time: Sakura de Datsun!

June 6, 2011 in Commerical time

Never knew the Datsun 200SX/Datsun Silvia/Nissan Gazelle S110 actually sold in Mexico as the Datsun Sakura.

Personally I think the name is even more awesome than Gazelle or Silvia, let alone 200SX… But that’s just my opinion. ;)

Commerical time: Nissan rollercoasters

January 22, 2011 in Commerical time


Reich967 uploaded this 1990 US Nissan 240sx commercial (a pink 240sx!?) I thought I saw it somewhere before…

Perhaps this 1979 US Datsun 200sx commercial?

Yep, that’s the one! (ยด??)

Commercial time: Nissan’s rally cars

April 15, 2010 in commercial time

The Violet from last monday made me think about its rally heritage. The Violet A10 was Nissan’s most successful rally car and the later models were powered by the LZ20 DOHC engine we know from the Nissan Super Silhouette Formula cars. Back in 1982 Nissan still appreciated their rally achievements and showed it with this TV advertisement:

The video starts with a the normal Gazelle S110 RS commercial, but shortly after that it shows the Nissan Violet A10 splashing through a big muddy pools and going sideways on the fourth Safari Rally. As a bonus it gets followed by another Gazelle S110 RS commercial! Probably they couldn’t get enough of that 4 valve FJ20E engine of theirs! Now that is appreciation! :)