Remembering Japanese cars from the past

Category: old footage

Old footage: when different things were sexy!

This dated footage of the 24 hours Tokachi International Speedway reveals more than once that back in 1995 different things were considered sexy:

No it doesn’t end with the car lineup (mostly Skyline R33s) but fast forward to 5:33 for some ladies, to 6:03 for Keiichi’s glasses and 6:27 for some 80s gran tourers in some two wheel action!

Old footage: Touge drifting in 1992

I posted some old footage of touge drifting in 1996 before, but now found some more vintage videos from the early 90s. This was years before Shuichi Shigeno even moved his pencil enough to create Initial D!

The drifting looks very skilled for those days. Even though we are used to much higher speeds 17 years later it still looks quite fast drifting for an AE86 drifting uphill! The music kind of reminds me of the terrible music they used for all anime openings early 90s! Somehow I’m glad they did not use this type of music for Initial D. :D

The second video has a better taste in music:

In the second video they are drifting uphill again. That brings me to another thing: why are they drifting uphill? Isn’t it much better to drift downhill?

Apart from drifting uphill: I see some very nice drifts and some other cars than the AE86: a B310, a TE71 and a KP61. Ah, can’t we just go back to the 90s when the amount of horsepower didn’t matter that much?

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