March 19, 2011 in video
I found this great video about the Prince R380 on AUTOnGRAPHIC. It features an interview with the late Shinichiro Sakurai taken back in 2004 on the Prince company, Prince Skyline and the Prince R380!
Found at [AUTOnGRAPHIC]
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!
March 12, 2010 in Car chases
Time for some more car chases! This time it is Mitsubishis versus Nissans!
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This video clip of Guerilla: Tokyo Police Group 8 shows what carnage a group of Nissans can do against the police Mitsubishis. Lucky enough Shou Kuramoto (chief Daimon in Seibu Keisatsu) kills off the rocket launcher. Unfortunately two perfectly good Nissan Gazelle S110s get killed instantly and the Cedric manages to survive a good 8 minutes. So the Mitsubishis prevail over the Nissans. Nissan versus Mitsubishi, 0 : 1.
November 7, 2009 in Nissan
Last week I wrote about the Nissan brochure from 1965. I mentioned the test track at the Oppama plant (????) in Yokosuka. I was a bit curious about it and tried to find pictures and videos of the track.
I did find two videos on Youtube. The first one is a video by Nissan to promote the track:
It mentions everything about the track and shows all different testing methods by Nissan. You can see the V35 Skyline being tested on the track. A bit of a shame the GT-R wasn’t available yet when this video was made…
The other video is one of a touringcar driving the track:
It is about the dullest touringcar ride I’ve ever seen! The driver must have thought that driving a bus on a circuit in the rain is very dangerous and kept himself to a maximum of 30 km/h! Ah well, at least you can enjoy the view this way.