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Are Japanese Nostalgic Car fans the 5th craziest fans?

Yesterdays Jalopnik’s question of the day was Who are the craziest car fans? and their list noted the Japanese Nostalgic Car fans to be the 5th craziest of them all:
JNC fans craziest according to Jalopnik?
If you think that new Honda owners are obsessed, you haven’t seen the crews that restore and modify classic Japanese iron. In the States and Southeast Asia they are vigilant. In Japan, they are downright unhinged.
Hey guys, what about the J-tin fans in Europe? I think us, especially the ones on the islands, are equally unhinged as our Japanese counterparts. 😉

Honda fans made it to the sixth place and go to Jalopnik to see the full list.

Nostalgic 2 days pictures


As B-San already commented: pictures of the Nostalgic 2 days already were available in the past days. I searched on Minkara and picked out the nicest I could find:
Nostalgic 2 days: cleanest DR30 ever!
Nostalgic 2 days: cleanest DR30 ever!

Yes, a genuine pre facelift Nissan Skyline RS Turbo DR30 and it is the cleanest example I’ve seen so far!

For Orion and Kyteler:
Nostalgic 2 days: cleanest FJ20-ET ever!
Nostalgic 2 days: cleanest FJ20-ET ever!

It also got the cleanest FJ20-ET ever! At least: apart from when these cars left the factory of course! 😀

To prove that the Australians did something right with their own Skylines:
Nostalgic 2 days: Fairlady 240Z with 30RB
Nostalgic 2 days: Fairlady 240Z with 30RB

The Japanese love the 30RB for its increased displacement, so pairing this engine with a set of carbs only sounds like a sane thing when you drop it into a Fairlady 240Z.

Nostalgic 2 days: genuine Nissan Skyline GTR KPGC110
Nostalgic 2 days: genuine Nissan Skyline GTR KPGC110

How about this genuine Nissan Skyline GTR? One out of 197 produced, ever! That’s almost as rare as unobtainium!

Nostalgic 2 days: Nissan Sunny B110 race car
Nostalgic 2 days: Nissan Sunny B110 race car

And such an event is nothing without the occasional nostalgic race cars:

Nostalgic 2 days: Nissan LZ16 DOHC engine
Nostalgic 2 days: Nissan LZ16 DOHC engine

This Sunny B110 race car had a rare DOHC LZ16 race engine in its engine bay!

Now that may be a bit too much Nissan overkill, so here is a Toyota:
Nostalgic 2 days: Toyota Mark II GX61
Nostalgic 2 days: Toyota Mark II GX61

A shakotan Toyota Mark II GX61! 🙂

You can find more pictures here:
?????? @ Minkara
RB26???? @ Minkara

Mindblowing: Japanese Classic Car Club meeting by Zeppann

Monday moring RSS reading gave me these beautiful videos by Zeppann containing various old Japanese (and European/American) cars at a Classic Car Club meeting held July 19th in Kuroishi:

Japanese cars spotted at quick glance (after 6:30 minutes) were almost the entire nostalgic lineup of Japan: (in no particular order)
Honda S800, Honda S600, Honda Beat, Nissan Cedric C210, Nissan Laurel C130, Nissan Skyline C110, Nissan Fairlady S30 280Z, Nissan Skyline C10, Mitsubishi Galant Lambda, Hino Contessa Coupe?, Nissan Fairlady S30 240ZG, Mazda Cosmo, Nissan Silvia CSP311, Mazda 360, Nissan Sunny B10, Honda N360, Nissan Skyline C210, Nissan Cedric C330, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Starion, Soarer Z20, Toyota Corolla AE86, Nissan Cedric Y30 hardtop, Nissan Laurel C31 hardtop, Nissan Skyline DR30 ironmask, Nissan Bluebird 510, Prince Gloria, Nissan Cedric C130 (early), Toyota Crown MS110, Mitsubishi Minica (first generation) and Isuzu Bellet.
Then I got bored and stopped identifying them. [???]

And then there was a second video:

With a Subaru 360, Daihatsu Max, Mitsubishi Galant GTO, Mitsubishi Lancer, Toyota Publica and many many many many (did I already say many?) more Japanese nostalics! ?(´?`)/

IMO worth watching and not a even a second of that video was wasted time!

Direct link to videos: 2009 クラシックカークラブ青森ミーティングINこみせ 1/2, 2009 クラシックカークラブ青森ミーティングINこみせ 2/2

Japanese rustoseums (part one)

Japanese Nostalgic Car blog found another blog full of rotting J-tin. [???]

Most of these blogs have pictures of rusted cars in both wild and urban areas! It appears like it is a national hobby in Japan to keep your old car outside your house if you have the space for it and otherwise park it in a yard (aka rustoseum) with some other rusty friends.

Just have a look at some cars featured on the blog JNC-blog found:
1967 or 1968 Nissan Cedric C130
1967 or 1968 Nissan Cedric C130

A rare Nissan Cedric C130 Mark 2 from 1967 or 1968 without a windscreen. Windscreen missing == rotten interior! Not good! ?(?`???)?

Nissan Skyline GC10 2 door hardtop coupe
Nissan Skyline GC10 2 door hardtop coupe

A Nissan Skyline C10 2 door hardtop coupe, in other words a KGC10 (GT-X) or a KPGC10 (GT-R). But actually there is no hardtop anymore! Hopefully another GC10 hardtop coupe is happy with its new top…

Nissan Skyline C210 1600ti
Nissan Skyline C210 1600ti

Nissan Skyline C210 1600ti: the lowest spec of the C210 Skyline. A mere L16T inline 4 with double carb setup powered this Skyline. I would still love to own this car though: it would be a lot faster than my Carina! (???)

If you ever wondered what the Skyline C210 without round taillights looks like, have a look at this picture:
Nissan Skyline C210 1600ti rear
Nissan Skyline C210 1600ti rear

Not too bad, isn’t it?

On the same dump there was also this super clean car:
Very clean Toyota Carina GT-TR TA63
Very clean Toyota Carina GT-TR TA63

A Carina GT-TR TA63!! (???)
I have no idea what it was doing there: I could not find a rusty spot on it. Even better: not even a spec of dust! According to the blogger the car was for sale!

Stay tuned for more pictures from Japanese rustoseums!

I missed Seibu Keisatsu last Friday

I kind of miss Seibu Keisatsu on Friday when Japanese Nostalgic Car Blog doesn’t post it in the Friday Video. This weeks My Lucky Stars was a good substitute, but it clearly missed the brutality of Seibu Keisatsu!

Lucky enough I browsed some pages on images.google.com last friday and found a site among the links which actually has a every episode listed in them, and not only that: it also features the complete car list of the Police! 🙂
Seibu Keisatsu Cedric C330s used by the Police
Seibu Keisatsu Cedric C330s used by the Police

It also features a lot of background information, like in the case of the C330s above it states that this generation of Cedrics mainly were used as police cars to be blown up or crash by the bad guys during the chases. What a bad fate for these beautiful cars!

Anyway, you can find the site here:
http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/dandy-arata4/

If you’re only interested in the cars, you can find the car listing here:
http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/dandy-arata4/cars.html

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