Now this was a big jaw-dropper: two videos of a Toyota Mark II Grande GX71 literally covered in Showa scale model cars. This must be the largest personal collection of scale model cars I’ve seen!
Now if you look carefully enough you can see that each and every scale model car has its own special paint job (mostly kaido racer, race car livery or kyusha kai) and set of (rare) JDM rims! If you count the number of hours it took to make them look this way alone it already is an amazing job!
Now the list of cars, mainly from the late Showa-era, is going to be a lengthy one, but I’ll try to sum up the most important ones:
- Toyota Mark II Grande GX71 (duh)
- Toyota Soarer GZ10/MZ11/MZ12 (including the Shakotan Boogie Soarer twice)
- Numerous Toyota Celica XX GA61
- Toyota Celica GT RA45
- Toyota Corolla Levin TE27
- Toyota Corolla Levin TE71 four door sedan
- Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 hatchback
- Toyota Corsa AL11
- Numerous Nissan Skylines C10, C110, C210, R30
- Numerous Nissan Cedric/Gloria 230, 330, 430
- Numerous Nissan Fairlady S30
- Nissan EXA
- Hasemi Skyline KDR30 Super Silhouette kaido racer replica
- Nissan Silvia S110 Super Silhouette kaido racer replica
- Isuzu Bellet GT-R
- Mazda RX-3
And the list could go on for another 20 or 30 models that I overlooked…
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Today’s Family Album Treasure is literally someone’s family album:
In the video below Hattoriworks is going through his 1987 Fuji Grand Championship photo album. Continue reading
After yesterdays TOMs Corolla Group 5 I was searching for Group 5 cars and found this Tomica Gazelle.
Wait a minute! Isn’t that supposed to read Tomica Skyline Super Silhouette replica?
No, it isn’t! This is all about the Tomica Nissan Gazelle S12 Super Silhouette replica:
Yes, someone made a replica of the Tomica Skyline Super Silhouette racer in the early 90s but used a Nissan Gazelle S12 body for that. He even included all correct livery… WTF?!
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One of my favorite Minkara feeds is by Restive Horse who owns a very nice Nissan Skyline DR30 and a cute little daughter and likes to post about both of them. Some time ago he posted one about his daughter with the Tomica Skyline Super Silhouette:
If I was able to view the very same car with my son I’d like to have a picture of my Super Silhouette Son as well! 😉
Found at: Restive Horse @ Minkara
There is so much footage of the Hoshino Impul Nissan Silvia KS110 Super Silhouette race car that we tend to forget there was actually another car on the gird that resembled it: the Nissan Gazelle KS110 driven by Haruhito Yanagida!
In the season 1981 Yanagida’s car resembled Hoshino’s car with its bodyshape, but Yanagida’s car wasn’t a Silvia: it was a Gazelle. So you see the difference? 😉
I guess most of the audience also had difficulties and therefore Yanagida changed the bodyshape to the Nissan Bluebird 910 from the 1982 season onwards.
Photo found at: Minkara
At the Tokyo Auto Salon this year the Nihon Automobile College (NATS) made a couple of cars based upon another car. This Prius has been modified into a Celica Super Silhouette racer:
Just imagine this Prius Super Silhouette going down the Fuji International Speedway in the Group 5 competition with a whopping 180 km/h with flames spitting out of th exhaust pipes right under the front doors! 😀
The front mimics a Celica Super Silhouette racer and at the rear it shows some more Toyota Celica RA25 inspiration with the banana tail lights: Continue reading