Remembering Japanese cars from the past

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Drive on the Shuto expressway K1 and K5 (1989 versus 2024) – Friday Video

I’ve featured Kamepo‘s amazing side-by-side videos a few times before, but never have I seen one that amazed me more than this one! It’s taking a drive on the Shuto expressway K1 and K5. This is a drive from Ota to Daikoku Futo and then over the Yokohama Bay bridge. If that wasn’t wild enough, the 1989 footage was shot early morning on the first of January. In Tokyo it’s a custom to watch the first sunset and the Yokohama Bay bridge is plastered with cars of people watching this!


Here are some of the highlights I found in this video: Daikoku Futo, USS Yokohama, a Nissan Skyline 2000GT C10, six Toyota Carina ED T160, a hotrod Mitsubishi Debonair, a Corona coupé T140 and a yellow Mazda RX-7 FD3S.

Daikoku Futo

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Hilarious: Nissan Roox! Room to the Max!

Two days ago Nissan launched their new Kei car called the Roox. Basically it is the same old story of a shoebox size car on wheels. You may wonder how do they would actually sell such a thing! Well, this is the way to sell such a car in Japan:

Just show how big the car is by having a couple of kids (and a rabbit) dance inside it!

Damn catchy tune! I’ve already got it in my head after watching the commercial only three times! So if you still haven’t got enough of that tune and want to learn the dancing routine, watch this:

Both the car, the tune and the dancing reminds me a bit of all those daikoku futo dancers… Maybe that is the public they want to attract with this car. Somehow I can picture a Roox filled up with a bunch of speakers, neon and smoke machine! :D

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