Remembering Japanese cars from the past

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Random: Nissan Skyline coupe spy photos

They are not new but actually rather 40 years old spy photos of the Skyline KPGC10 coupe:
Nissan Skyline KGC10 spy photo
Nissan Skyline KPGC10 spy photo

Back in the late 1969 and early 1970 Nissan was already developing the coupe version of the Nissan Skyline. Presumably these pictures were taken at the Nissan Granddrive test circuit.

You can clearly see it is a KPGC10-version from its rear arches:
Nissan Skyline KPGC10 spy photo
Nissan Skyline KPGC10 spy photo

Nice to see automotive manufacturers were just as paranoid back then about a new car leaking to the public as nowadays.

Found at [Spirit of Skyline]

Family Album Treasures: Fuji Speedway 30 degree bank

One of the most famous parts of the old Fuji International Speedway was the 30 degree banking. Due to the track layout changes made in the middle of the construction the banking was actually the wrong way around. At the end of the straight cars would dive into a banked corner which suddenly ended. This resulted in one of the most dangerous corners ever made and had many casualties over its 19 years use.

When in 1986 the the Group 5 era ended and also the infamous banked corner was closed down on Fuji International Speedway, but never actually demolished. There is still a large piece left of the banking and apparently this Group 5 fan wished to say goodbye to the 30 degree bank:
Fuji International Speedway 30 degree bank
Fuji International Speedway 30 degree bank

I would certainly love to have such a picture in my family album! Whenever I visit Fuji International Speedway I’ll certainly make a similar picture! 🙂

Found at [Feel the beat @ Livedoor blog]

Commercial time: I love (Skyline) Japan

I did post all the Skyline Japan commercials a year ago, but that users videos were removed (due to copyright infringement). Lucky enough I found another account who posted up a max-and-match version of it (perhaps official Nissan material?) with the official I love Japan song:

Somehow these videos don’t look that old anymore. May it has to do with the fashion nowadays?

Found at [IKnowSkyline @ Youtube through Retro Classics[

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