I never knew the Skyline GC10 was targeted at cowboys:
I must say that the cowboy has taste: the black hood (plus two white stripes) on a yellow skyline looks like an excellent combination. I wonder why everybody chooses that ubiquitous dull silver-grey color…
You can clearly see it is a KPGC10-version from its rear arches:
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.
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
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! 🙂
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?
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