Banpei Weekly [ep.12] – Nissan-Datsun Rally & Race Digest

May 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

Welcome to the 12th episode of the Banpei Weekly! This week we have the channel & ae86 update, the random brochure/magazine featuring the Nissan-Datsun Rally & Race digest and the videos that I watched this week!
Banpei Weekly Episode 12 Nissan Datsun Rally Digest

You can watch the full episode below: Read the rest of this entry →

WTF: Hey! Paula Nissan Langley?

October 8, 2014 in WTF

The first thing that came into my mind when I saw the photo of the cassette below was: did Paul Newman sing a Nissan Langley song?.
WTF Nissan Image Song Graffiti
Fortunately not!

This B-side of a Paul Newman cassette called Skyline Image Song Graffiti is called Hey! Paula and was a great hit by Paul and Paula. Nissan used it for their 1982 Nissan Langley commercial: 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 →

Picture of the Week: Paul Newman new Nissan Skyline

October 18, 2013 in picture of the week

I just happened to stumble accross this 1980 or 1981 Nissan Skyline advertisement:
new Nissan Skyline with Paul Newman
It includes Paul Newman who was involved heavily with the New Skyline advertisements by Nissan. What puzzles me is why they put this fake Super Silhouette R30 in the picture while the Hasemi Skyline KDR30 was actually more impressive than this rendering…

Via Nissan Ultima poster

Three generations of Nissan Skyline music

October 16, 2010 in nissan skyline


Music from commercials always have been successful if the product caught on. This was especially the case for the Nissan Skyline in Japan: apparently there were many vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs sold with the music of the Skyline commercials.

Kayou is a collector of these items and put pictures of them on Minkara:
Nissan Skyline Turbo vinyl record
Nissan Skyline Turbo vinyl record

Click here if you are curious how the Nissan Skyline Turbo sounds,

And what would a collection be without the full Paul Newman cassette collection?
Nissan Skyline Paul Newman cassettes
Nissan Skyline Paul Newman cassettes

See here for some of the different Paul Newman commercials.

And let’s not forget the most important one:
Nissan Skyline Ken & Mary CD
Nissan Skyline Ken & Mary CD

Ken and Mary! You can find their commercials here.

I really envy Kayou: gems like this swap hands for loads of money on Auctions Yahoo nowadays…

WTF: Paul Newman sticker

January 18, 2010 in WTF

Half of me said WTF?! while the other half of me said Brilliant!
Paul Newman sticker
Paul Newman sticker

Yes, the Skyline R30 is terrific!

I found the sticker here at zeki’s blog @ minkara. Another four stickers can be found there as well!