Video: The very first Best Motoring Hot Version

February 17, 2014 in video

Last week I discovered Ka Ko (via Rocketpencil) who posts Best Motoring videos on an almost daily basis! :)
One of the gems he posted last week is the very first edition of Best Motoring Hot Version:
Video Best Motoring Hot Version first volume
As you can see there is a thrilling battle in this episode: the infamous Keiichi Tsuchiya battles with an (almost stock) Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 the (back then) brand new Toyota Corolla Levin GT Apex AE101 featuring the new 20 valve Silvertop 4AGE. The battle is very very close even though the AE101 has a lot more power under the bonnet!

What else can you expect from Best Motoring Hot Version Volume 1?
– Toyota Levin GT Apex AE101 vs Toyota Trueno GT-Z AE101 vs Honda Civic EF
– Toyota Levin GT Apex AE101 (superstrut) vs Toyota Levin GT Apex AE101 (non-superstrut)
– Toyota Levin GT Apex AE101 (superstrut) vs Toyota Levin AE86
– RX7 Drift vs Grip
– Group A Nissan Skyline GT-R cup with Keiichi Tsuchiya drifting his Taisan GT-R R32 on a wet Fuji Speedway!

So I collected all four videos and composed a playlist out of it:
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Japanese Rustoseums (part thirtyseven)

June 7, 2012 in rustoseums

Now imagine you are about to enter a town called Koyaguchi Nogami and you see some car wrecks hidden in the foliage:
Japanese Rustoseums Nissan Skyline KPGC110

You get a bit closer and see this: Read the rest of this entry →

WTF: LEGO Nissan Skyline KPGC10!

June 5, 2012 in WTF

Just found this amazing LEGO build by ylan (Dylan Denton) where he built a 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 from scratch:
1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Just amaze yourself about all the little details in this build: it has the black overfenders, GT-R front lip, recessed hood with the round headlights, fender mirrors and the little black spoiler at the rear.

And even from behind he made square tail lights: Read the rest of this entry →

Family Album Treasures: Slot-magged Hakosuka Skyline

May 12, 2012 in Family Album Treasures

Back in 1975 when I was only seven months old and had great difficulty breaking out of the playpen this guy had his picture taken next to his pride an joy:
Slot-magged Hakosuka Skyline KPGC10
Apart from the coolness factor of the sweater, Slot-mags and the sea in the background, me posing next to a Hakosuka Skyline KPGC10 would definitely end up in the Family Album!

Found at Kanazawa19

Family Album Treasures: GT-R and flares

March 12, 2012 in Family Album Treasures

In the early 70s you needed two things to be BIG in Japan: flared jeans and flared Skyline!
Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC110
As this picture was taken on a sulky day in June 1980 we’ll forgive this guy for not wearing flared jeans. ;)

Found at Minkara