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Family Album Treasures: Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE47 and Isuzu 117

Family Album Treasures generally come with one or multiple persons standing in front of one single car. This Family Album Treasure comes with two: a Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE47 and a Isuzu 117!
Family Album Treasures: Isuzu 117 and Trueno TE47
In contrary to the Toyota in-house designed Trueno TE47 the Isuzu 117 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Trueno TE47 is one of my all time favorite cars, however with pain in my heart I have to admit the 117 is looking a lot sleeker than the Trueno. Still the Trueno TE47 is higher on my want-list than the 117. 😉
The Trueno in the photo also features the well-known Japanese beginner driver mark, so I guess all three are late teens, early twenties. By now this photo should already be in their family album for well over thirty years!

Found at: Vitz Colors Futa

Japanese rustoseums (part thirteen)

Time for a few more rustoseums!

Some time ago I proved that it could get worse than just a few sports cars rusting away: a bunch of Skyline C10s is about the worst thing I could find. The second worst rustoseum is absolutely the Mazda Cosmo and this Nissan Skyline 2000 GTE KGC111 is a good third I guess:
Japanese rustoseum: Nissan Skyline 2000 GTE KGC111
Japanese rustoseum: Nissan Skyline 2000 GTE KGC111

The 2000 GT-E KGC111 was the Hardtop version of the C110 range with a fuel injected L20. It superseded the carbed 2000 GT KGC110 and to distinguish the difference between the two the type designation was inceased with one. This Skyline GT-E is definitely beyond repair…

And fourth place would definitely be this Isuzu 117 Coupe:
Japanese rustoseum: Isuzu 117 Coupe
Japanese rustoseum: Isuzu 117 Coupe

The Isuzu 117 Coupe is one of the most beautiful Japanese cars. Since it has been designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro it shares a lot of design cues with the first Audi 100 (coupe) and IMO that is one of the few beautiful Audis! However this example certainly isn’t the most beautiful 117 anymore… But at least, with some love and care, it looks repairable. 😉

Car chases: Abunai Deka episode 51

I love the good old Friday video action on JNC blog, especially because most videos are the old cop series with big car chases. One of them is Abunai Deka which is about the most exaggerated show you can think of: both cops drive in a Nissan Leopard F31 (earlier episodes it were several Skyline R31s) and they love to put it sideways! For instance: they are still going easy on how they stop this poor Mark II GX61:

And what about stopping a boat? Just keep on shooting!

Even if the boat is out of range: keep on firing your gun… You never know: maybe you eventually hit the crook!

(Notice all the old J-tin in the background! At 2:06 a white Carina AA60!)

Now how about this big finale? An Isuzu 117 coupe versus a brand new Suzuki motorcycle! I know: it is against all odds! 😉
Notice more old J-tin here: Carina A40, Corolla KE70 and Crown MS110 wagon at 1:46. And at the end the Isuzu 117 coupe is left behind. Now that’s even better than catching a ghost, isn’t it?

Keep tuned for more car chases! 🙂

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