Webmining: Paul Newman Skyline on the Fort Gates Ferry in Floria

June 21, 2014 in webmining

One of my favorite tools to find new things is Google Images. I was searching for photos of a Paul Newman Skyline but bumped into a set of photos of Paul Newman with a red Nissan Skyline GT-ES Turbo at the Floria Memory site taken in May 1982 around the Fort Gates Ferry in Floria.
Paul Newman Skyline Fort Gates Ferry in Floria
This obviously triggered my curiosity and I started digging into the subject. ;)

I suspected at first this was just footage for one of the famous New-man Skyline ads from 1982, but for some reason I could not remember seeing this ferry in any of them: Read the rest of this entry →

Friday Video: Rotary vs Skyline by Best Motoring

June 20, 2014 in video

Back in the early 70s Mazda and Nissan fought for the grand championships with their rotaries (RX-2 and RX-3) and their Skyline GT-Rs (KPGC10 and PGC10) and Best Motoring is reliving those fierce battles with a bit more modern machines in Hot Version 52 (Rotary vs Skyline):
Friday Video: Rotary vs Skyline
Unfortunately by the time Group 5 races emerged in Japan this meant the cars used never were the actual production cars anymore. So what Best Motoring did was to line up cars that never battled with each other and they range from early 80s till early noughties.

My personal favorite is the battle between the Mazda RX7 SA22C (tuned by REOS) and the Nissan Skyline RS Turbo DR30 (tuned by Escort) and you can watch this battle in the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Friday Video: The very first Best Motoring video!

June 6, 2014 in video

Back in December 1987 the very first issue of Best Motoring video became available. The video was a monthly magazine containing not only car news and reviews but also extensive how-to’s on subjects of mastering cornering or drifting. KaKo posted this video in four separate parts:
Best Motoring first video: Mitsubishi HSR Concept
The first video covers the Nissan MID-4 II, Toyota FXV-Ⅱ and Mitsubishi HSR concept cars. Followed by a short video (in sepia) about the Tokyo Motor Show from the 50s till 80s including the 27th motorshow that just happened days before the release of the video. And last part of the first video covers an extensive test between various cars including the new (second generation) CR-X Si and the Nissan Skyline GTS-X R31. Read the rest of this entry →

Family Album Treasures: Super Silhouette daughter

June 3, 2014 in Family Album Treasures

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

Commercial time: I love Skyline Japan

February 14, 2014 in Commerical time, Valentine's day

Since today is Valentine’s-day it is the perfect opportunity to show some love to the JDM cars, with the Nissan Skyline Japan C211 in particular:
Skyline Japan commercial

Watch the complete series of the I love Japan commercials here: Read the rest of this entry →