Remembering Japanese cars from the past

Tag: Fairlady Z Z31

Japanse Autosport Festival: the classics

I think many of you have waited for this: the classics at the Japanse Autosport Festival!

The best classic on the terrain was this original Dutch 1977 Honda Civic SB parked in the parkinglot:
Honda Civic SB
As you can see it is in perfect condition and I could not find a spec of rust on it. It also has been fitted with a set of periodically correct vintage alloys.

The only comment I can give is that it was missing one small thing: Continue reading

DOTS: 1985 Nissan 300ZX Z31

I did post up a Nissan 300ZX before, but that was the Z32. Last week I happened to take a shortcut through town and found this almost-like-new 1985 Z31 parked in a narrow street:
1985 Nissan 300ZX Z31
1985 Nissan 300ZX Z31

The car has been imported a year ago into the Netherlands and presumably it was hauled all the way from Switzerland. At least that’s where most Dutch classics are imported from nowadays…

Personally I’d say this 300ZX is almost the ideal car for me:
1985 Nissan 300ZX Z31
1985 Nissan 300ZX Z31

It has a powerful enough engine, 80s lines and a T-Bar roof. Only problem I have with it is that it is currently seriously overpriced…

Car chases: Special Criminal Investigation Fairlady Z

This time a police series that actually was never broadcasted on television: Special Criminal Investigation (1989) was a game by Taito and was the successor of Chase HQ and succeeded by Chase HQ 2 (2006). The game itself was much inspired upon the infamous Abunai Deka car chases and featured two cops chasing criminals in a Nissan Fairlady Z Z31:
Taito S.C.I. Fairlady Z Z31 poster
Taito S.C.I. Fairlady Z Z31 poster

I can still remember playing the English version in the arcade halls back in the early nineties!

In case you are curious where the chases are, well here is a (two part) walkthough:

In other words: the heroes drive Japanese cars and the criminals drive foreign cars! :D

Found through: [R31 House @ Minkara]

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