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.
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:
Lucky enough I found a blog post at Autominded where they also found the photos half a year ago and did the remaining research for me. 🙂
The footage was meant to feature in the Daytona International Speedway ads but was never used. There are a couple of other ads which feature the same car but they have been filmed in California and New York.
You can watch the Daytona International Speedway ads below:
And for completeness here are all Paul Newman Skyline R30 ads: