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Mary and her sisters in the Kenmeri Skyline C110 – Family Album Treasures

Mary and her sisters are sitting in the back of a Kenmeri Skyline. At least, that’s what I thought when I saw this photograph for the first time. But who are they? I saved it for later and fast forward a couple of years and decided to run the photo through Google Bard. That turned out to be a nice surprise!

The Candies (キャンディーズ) in the back of a Nissan Skyline C110 coupé
The Candies (キャンディーズ) in the back of a Nissan Skyline C110 coupé

Google Bard identified the three women as Ran, Sue and Miki from the Japanese idol group the Candies (キャンディーズ). Here’s a photo of them in reverse order:

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Friday Video: cartoonish Nissan Laurel C130 chase

When I watched this Seibu Keisatsu video by AE86Lan I thought I was watching a Tom and Jerry cartoon instead of a Nissan Datsun Truck chasing a Nissan Laurel C130 sedan. Chief Daimon’s men borrow a Nissan Datsun Truck (aka the Datsun 720 crew cab) over a couple of hills into the docks:
Friday Video: Cartoonish Nissan Laurel C130 car chase
Especially the cartoonish chase between the stacks of pallets is hilarious! You know the sort of chase: going in on side and getting out from the other. It’s something like that!

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Amazing: your plumber drives a Kenmeri Skyline GT-R!

A plumber driving a Kenmeri Skyline GT-R? Well, not entirely true: Huminori Watanabe is a plumber and he drives a Nissan Skyline KGC110 GT-R imitation.

Plumber drives Nissan Skyline GT-R replica

Plumber drives Nissan Skyline GT-R replica

Okay the title may be a bit click-baity and this plumber doesn’t come to your house in his Kenmeri Skyline. But the fact remains that this plumber actually owns a Nissan Skyline GT-R C110 replica! It looks and feels the same, but if you listen well you will notice the engine sound isn’t exactly the same…

And if you look careful enough you will notice this Kenmeri Skyline GT-R has a SOHC L20A or L24 inline six and not the DOHC S20 that featured in the GT-R. In other words: it’s a KGC110 and not a KPGC110. Still a very cool car to do your plumbing in! :D :D

Link to video: 御意見無用の情熱ジン

Family Album Treasures: Unbelievably long haired Skyline GTX owner

Suppose you are an American, work for the airforce and (of course) move to a base in Japan somewhere in 1979, what car would you drive then?
A Nissan Skyline C110 of course!
Long haired Nissan Skyline KGC110
Long haired Nissan Skyline KGC110

This long blonde haired American owned a 1974 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX complete with a set of periodically correct Hart Racing rims back in 1982.
Found here: Pasttimes in Okinawa

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