Car feature: Nissan 2400GT HGLC10 at Garage Denissen

October 22, 2014 in car feature

About five years ago I found a Dutch Nissan 2400GT brochure for sale on our local classifieds and I posted photos and scans of this brochure on my blog. Then I got contacted by Frans-Jan Petrij about his two Nissan 2000GT and 2400GTs and I posted a few of his photos. One thing led to another and I got contacted by a Nissan dealer called Fons Denissen who told me he actually has a Nissan 2400GT HGLC10 in his showroom!
Nissan 2400GT HGLC10 at Garage Denissen
Obviously I visited the Denissen dealership in 2010 and took a lot of photos of the 2400GT that was crammed between a few modern Nissans and at the back of the dealership there was a Datsun 240Z on a pedestal. Unfortunately my digital camera was dysfunctional so most photos were scrambled and had black lines in the photos. So I made the promise to return to the dealership and I finally was able to keep my promise and visit them again.

In the four years that passed a lot had changed at their dealership. They now also represent the Kia brand, the Datsun 240Z has gone and the Nissan 2400GT took its place on the pedestal: Read the rest of this entry →

Friday Video: hilarious Nissan Skyline C110 pool dive

October 3, 2014 in video

One of the Nissan Skyline C110s in this Seibu Keisatsu car chase ends up taking a dive into a pool:
Nissan Skyline C110 pool dive
Not only the pool dive, but the whole scene is hilarious: it all starts out with a bad guy leading two black Nissan Skyline C110 police cars to their hideout, setting off the bad guys fleeing in a Nissan Patrol. This kicks off the big chase including Nissan Cedric 430s and ending the chase for the Nissan Skyline C110 above in the pool

See below for the whole scene and guess how it ends: Read the rest of this entry →

Count the Nissan Skyline R31s at R31House

September 29, 2014 in count

Just take a deep breath and count the number of Nissan Skyline R31s in this photo:
Japanese Rustoseums: R31 house junkyard
I must admit I stopped counting after the fifth row of Nissan Skyline R31s…

These three photos were taken at the R31 House junkyard. Read the rest of this entry →

Friday Video: Nissan ATTESA E-TS explained

August 22, 2014 in video

As already posted yesterday by JNC the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 is as of today an official Japanese classic. Released on 21st of August 1989 means it is now 25 years old and legal to import to the US (about the only place on earth where it wasn’t) while in some other countries it no longer has to oblige to certain rules anymore (CO2 ratings and such).

The BNR32 Skyline was stuffed full with various electronic gadgets like the ATTESA E-TS system, SUPER HICAS 4 wheel steering and the twin-turbo PLASMA RB26DETT. Back in the 80s the Japanese car manufacturers loved acronyms!
Nissan Skyline GT-R BNR32 ATTESA E-TS
Now if you wonder what the ATTESA E-TS system is: that basically gave the Skyline GT-R four wheel drive by splitting torque between front and rear wheels once it loses traction.

Coincidentally two days ago IKnowSkyline posted a clip taken from the Best MOTORing July 1989 edition featuring the all new BNR32 Skyline GT-R and an explanation of the the ATTESA E-TS system: Read the rest of this entry →

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 →