Shakotan: How low can a Nissan Skyline DR30 go?

October 10, 2013 in shakotan

It has been a while since this link entered my linkdump, but it kept popping up now and then. Basically during a Skyline meetup this Skyline owner took a couple of pictures of this lowered Tekkamen Nissan Skyline DR30:
Shakotan Nissan Skyline R30
Shakotan is generally connected with zokusha and mad camber cars but actually it means low car

And this DR30 is certainly LOW: Read the rest of this entry →

WTF: Skyline VBC211 police van

September 18, 2013 in WTF

Now this is not so special if you actually would have lived in Japan during the 80s, but given the sight of this VBC211 police van I really envy the Japanese:
WTF: Skyline VBC211 police van
Why didn’t our police officers drive such awesome patrol cars? ;)

Found at Love van life

Family Album Treasures: my life, my skyline

September 17, 2013 in Family Album Treasures

Nissan opened up a website called Drive where they created a questionnaire for Skyline owners to share their thoughts, ideas, pictures or anything related to their Skylines. They called it My Life, My Skyline. If you have a few minutes (or rather more hours) to spare you can browse all the comments by all these proud Skyline owners and sometimes you can even find a rare gem between them, like this Family Album Treasure:
Family Album Treasures: My life, my skyline C210
True Carboy style with your friends somewhere in the mid eighties. Don Johnson is playing Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice in a white suit and pink shirt. The pictures description by its uploader is “Together youth…” and there is not a better fitting description I guess. ;)

Found at: My life, My Skyline

JAF 2013: Last but not least, the Akina Speedstars Skyline R32

June 7, 2013 in event, Events, jaf2013

This is the last posting about the Japanese Autosport Festival and I saved the best for last: a black Nissan Skyline:
JAF2013: Nissan Skyline GT-S R32
I’m not too sure about which variant it is, but it certainly ain’t no BNR32 GT-R…
I suspect, based upon the bootlid spoiler, that it is a Skyline GTS-t (HCR32) where the RB20DET outputs a decent 212hp. Given the bigger intercooler on this one it surely will output a bit more than that.

This Skyline has been imported from Japan 9 years ago, but what surprised me is that it used to reside around Mount Haruna in the Gunma prefecture: Read the rest of this entry →

WW Kick-off 2013: the ubiquitous Nissan Skylines

April 9, 2013 in event, Events, wangan warriors

I remember meetings where once a Nissan Skyline entered the place it immediately drew all attention because seeing one was so rare! Nowadays it is actually the opposite: nobody turns their heads anymore and “exotics” like a Silvia S15 tend to gather crowds of people.

It is actually a bit of a shame as this Skyline was rather interesting:
Wangan Warriors: Nissan Skyline BNCR33 by Hasemi
It looks like your average Skyline R33 GTST with a ridiculously oversized intercooler, but if you get closer…

…you will spot this interesting tuner badge: more skylines on the next page!