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Drive on the Shuto expressway Shinjuku route (1993 versus 2024) – Friday Video

My favourite Showa-nostalgic Youtube channel Kamepo posted another video: the Shuto Expressway on the Shunjuku route. This time you get a comparison between 1993 and 2024 and there are a lot of interesting cars to spot!

Shuto Expressway Shinjuku route 1993 versus 2024 - Suzuki Jimny
Shuto Expressway Shinjuku route 1993 versus 2024 – Suzuki Jimny


The highlights of this video are a Mazda RX7 FD on a flatbed, a French Citroën BX GTi 8v, two Toyota Prius-es (or Priora in Latin) XW50 and XW60, a Subaru BRZ ZD8, an Autozam Revue and also a Honda Integra coupé DA5.

Mazda RX7 FD on a flatbed

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Drive on the Shuto expressway K1 and K5 (1989 versus 2024) – Friday Video

I’ve featured Kamepo‘s amazing side-by-side videos a few times before, but never have I seen one that amazed me more than this one! It’s taking a drive on the Shuto expressway K1 and K5. This is a drive from Ota to Daikoku Futo and then over the Yokohama Bay bridge. If that wasn’t wild enough, the 1989 footage was shot early morning on the first of January. In Tokyo it’s a custom to watch the first sunset and the Yokohama Bay bridge is plastered with cars of people watching this!


Here are some of the highlights I found in this video: Daikoku Futo, USS Yokohama, a Nissan Skyline 2000GT C10, six Toyota Carina ED T160, a hotrod Mitsubishi Debonair, a Corona coupé T140 and a yellow Mazda RX-7 FD3S.

Daikoku Futo

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Friday Video: breathtaking stunts of Shuto Kosoku Trial 5: Final Battle

The Shuto Kosoku Trials (also known as Megalopolis Expressway Trials) is one of the best Japanese car related movie series from the late 1980s until the late 1990s. Unsurprisingly they closely collaborated together with Keiichi Tsuchiya to make the racing action more realistic. This video that I found is a VHS tape transfer of the making of the stunts used in Shuto Kosuku Trial 5: the Final Battle. This movie was shot in 1992 and you see this reflected in the use of a brand new red Mazda RX-7 FD! It’s also amazing to see how much care is taken into making these stunts!

Shuto Kosoku using old school film cameras

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