WTF: Exhaust pipe routed through Calsonic Nissan Skyline R31

January 11, 2015 in WTF

Being one of the early bloggers about kaido racers (aka bosozoku style) I don’t get a high brow often, but this JTTC Calsonic Nissan Skyline R31 race car replica in the shape of a kaido racer really gave me a WTF:
WTF Exhaust through NIssan Skyline R31
This video features a couple of Showa cars that are either kept (in mint) bone stock or modified to a great extend, including this Nissan Skyline R31 GTS-R. Now the interesting part is why the owner chose to hacksaw a big hole in the floorpan where the passenger seat used to be and routed the exhaust to the side of the car (through the sill) and not chose to do it directly through the sill from the . Or even welded something around the exhaust pipes to keep the noise levels a bit down. On the other hand, this makes the modification more obvious for the eye…

Apart from this Skyline there are the following cars: Toyota Celica GT-R AA63 (unmodified), Dual-Factory green Toyota Publica Starlet KP40, Body-Make Nissan Bluebird 810 coupe kaido racer, kyusha kai pigsbutt Nissan Laurel C130 on Hayashi Sakura rims, kyusha kai Nissan Skyline GT C110 on Racing Hart rims, Toyota Crown MS80 kaido racer, orange Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 and a white G-Nose Nissan Fairlady 240Z S30.

You can watch the whole video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Japanese Rustoseums: two stacked Nissan Skyline KPGC10 GT-Rs

December 15, 2014 in rustoseums

It doesn’t happen often to find a pair of stacked Nissan Skyline KPGC10 GT-Rs in a junkyard, let alone one of them chopped in half. A half rusted Skyline in a junkyard and half overgrown is obviously a great subject for photography. That’s why I found it not odd to find the same stacked (half) Nissan Skyline KPGC10 GT-R twice on the interwebs:
Japanese Rustoseums: Two stacked Nissan Skyline KPGC10 GT-Rs
First stack is a Nissan Skyline KPGC10 on top of a Nissan Skyline C210. The Mazda Savanna (RX-7) in front of these two Skylines still appears as if it could just drive off and fence off its (rusty) fate.

Getting a bit closer made me suspect that the top Skyline actually only exists out of the rear part: Read the rest of this entry →

Family Album Treasures: the Shakotan Boogie photo album

September 12, 2014 in Family Album Treasures

Today’s Family Album Treasure is literally someone’s family album:
Family Album Treasures: Kaido Racer photo album
In the video below Hattoriworks is going through his 1987 Fuji Grand Championship photo album. 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