Half of me said WTF?! while the other half of me said Brilliant!
Paul Newman sticker
Yes, the Skyline R30 is terrific!
I found the sticker here at zeki’s blog @ minkara. Another four stickers can be found there as well!
I read on the Impulse blog that they are going to attend for the first time the Optionland Exciting Car Showdown on 4th and 5th of April 2009.
Optionland Exciting Car Showdown is indeed organized by Option Video and is a yearly carshow held in the first weekend of April in Nagoya:
Daijiro Inada and Tsuchiya opening the 2008 Optionland showdown
I immediately went to the Optionland Showdown page and looked through the pictures of 2008 and I surely did find a lot of great looking cars:
Great looking Trueno GT (2 door) from icode
And of course this N2 Levin AE86:
Beautiful N2 Levin AE86
Also this nicely tuned Nissan Crew, probably with a highly tuned RB26DETT engine:
Tuned Nissan Crew with RB26DETT
The Nissan Crew is the counterpart of the Toyota Comfort GT-Z, however it has got a bit more
And what about classic racers like this Corolla Levin TE27?
Corolla Levin TE27 racer
The Impulse hachis are in my opinion a great addition to the Optionland Exciting Car Showdown! If 2008 was already that good I can’t wait till 4th of April to see this years showdown!
I read the news yesterday and Japanese Nostalgic Car blogged about this as well: Paul Newman passed away.
Apart from many good movies he made he was also quite close to Nissan: he raced several Datsuns during the 60s and 70s and in the early 80s he even got a special edition Nissan Skyline R30 with his name on it (rebadged GT-EX) and featured the ads for them:
Another small detail: the last Skyline R30 in the ads features the Plasma FJ engine which I blogged about in May this year:
Therefore it should be a Skyline RS in the ad.
I think there was no greater tribute in his life than this. 😉