Just found a new mind boggling term: Minipato (ミニパト).
Basically I was searching around for the Suzuki Cervo SS20 and stumbled upon a page about the Suzuki Cervo used in the Mechadoc manga and anime. It was referred to as the Minipato. So what is a Minipato then? Simple: a mini patrol car!
Now how awesome is that?
I also found when searching for the phrase Minipato lots and lots of pictures of kei patrol cars used by the Japanese police. Another famous one is, obviously, the Honda Today driven by Natsumi and Miyuki in Taiho Shichauzo (You’re under arrest!): Read the rest of this entry →
Now that was a bit confusing: no car chase and it is even unsure if this Nissan Cedric 430 is indeed originally used in the Seibu Keisatsu series…
It does state that this Cedric 430 has been fully restored in the Western Police liverage including the obvious slotmag alloys. Well at least it looks like it could be involved in a huge police car carnage anytime! 😉
When looking through a bunch of Minkara accounts when searching for Tokyo Auto Salon pictures I found this small photo regarding a very green Police car:
It is a Honda Insight used by the Tokyo Police. Apparently they are changing their mindset to green.
WTF?! Some 80s guy riding his BMX bike is getting chased by a Dekotora truck and a Nissan Laurel C32 policecar?
It is actually a videoclip by Cadillac for the song ????????NO! NO! NO! shot in 1987. I think it is supposed to look like some 80s teen series with the obvious hero, the school and the bad guys (Dekotora truck driver and the police woman). And of course the Nissan Sunny B210 going sideways (a different sideways than drifting 😉 ) brings the comical factor in this clip!