Remembering Japanese cars from the past

Tag: old school

Why old cameras rule: Nissan Sunny B110

Before I bought my Canon EOS 350D (also called Canon Rebel in the US) I used to shoot all my photos with my trusty Minolta X300. I’m still sorry I sold the camera shortly after I bought the EOS… I probably thought I would eventually get used to the EOS and actually put effort in shooting pictures with that camera. After 4 years I’m still not used to the EOS and still do the click-clack-lets-do-another-ten-and-choose-the-right-one like I did with my first digicam. Damn, I miss analogue photography! :(

Lately I become more and more interested in photography with the good old analogue cams and I was quite happy to see this beautifully shot Nissan Sunny GX B110 at beeoneoneoh’s blog:
Nissan Sunny B110 GX 5 speed
Nissan Sunny B110 GX 5 speed

Now that’s an image you can hardly shoot with a digital camera!

Nissan Sunny B110 GX 5 speed
Nissan Sunny B110 GX 5 speed

Very beautiful shot of the rear of the Sunny. Almost impossible with the sharp and crispy lenses of the new digicams!

Nissan Sunny B110 GX 5 speed
Nissan Sunny B110 GX 5 speed

I love it! :)

These pictures were shot with this vintage camera with a Leica Summilux-M 50/1.4 lens:
Vintage camera with Leica Summilux-M 50/1.4 lens
Vintage camera with Leica Summilux-M 50/1.4 lens

I’ll definitely start looking for a secondhand vintage camera tonight! :)

Old footage: Touge drifting in 1992

I posted some old footage of touge drifting in 1996 before, but now found some more vintage videos from the early 90s. This was years before Shuichi Shigeno even moved his pencil enough to create Initial D!

The drifting looks very skilled for those days. Even though we are used to much higher speeds 17 years later it still looks quite fast drifting for an AE86 drifting uphill! The music kind of reminds me of the terrible music they used for all anime openings early 90s! Somehow I’m glad they did not use this type of music for Initial D. :D

The second video has a better taste in music:

In the second video they are drifting uphill again. That brings me to another thing: why are they drifting uphill? Isn’t it much better to drift downhill?

Apart from drifting uphill: I see some very nice drifts and some other cars than the AE86: a B310, a TE71 and a KP61. Ah, can’t we just go back to the 90s when the amount of horsepower didn’t matter that much?

Old school Japanese police cars

I just happened to stumble upon this nice video of all pre 1984 Japanese police cars:

I think the people loving the Seibu Keisatsu regulars at Japanese Nostalgic Car blog will recognize a lot of the cars in this video.

I did spot a lot of Crows, Glorias and Cedrics. But also rare cars like the Ford Mustang Mach 1 and a 240Z and a 300ZX highway chasers!

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