Friday Video: two hours non-stop 90s drifting

June 26, 2015 in video

Mr Yumio at Youtube just uploaded his private drift videos from 1990 till 1993. Half of the content takes place at local drift events but the other half is shot on various touges. You really can see how things evolved since this early 90s drifting!
Friday Video: non-stop 90s drifting
It is interesting to observe in this video that most cars at the touge are old “disposable” cars. For instance the Nissan Skyline R30 and Toyota Corolla Levin/Sprinter Trueno AE86 are popular cars. At the circuit a lot of new cars can be seen: Mazda RX7 FC, Nissan Silvia S13, Nissan 180SX, Eunos Roadster and a Toyota Soarer Z30. Still the AE86 is ubiquitous at the circuit as well.

Other extraordinary cars seen at the touge are: Nissan Skyline GT-R PGC10, Isuzu Piazza, Isuzu Gemini PF60 and a hot Nissan Sunny B310. At the circuit the most odd thing is a second generation Honda CRX SiR drifting in reverse!

I bet you can’t wait to spend the remainder of your Friday afternoon watching this video: Read the rest of this entry →

Video Option: Motoharu Kurosawa tests the Leopard F31

September 24, 2012 in video

Long before Keiichi Tsuchiya earned his stripes in racing Motoharu Kurosawa dominated the Japanese GP in his hakosuka Skyline GT-R. The same happened with reviewing cars for Video Option magazine: long before we became familiar with Keiichi pushing any Japanese sports/racing/tuned car to the limit on a touge run Motoharu Kurosawa was doing the same:
Motoharu Kurosawa tests the Leopard F31 for Video Option

Looking at this September 1988 review of the Nissan Leopard F31 it becomes clear a lot has changed in the past 24 years, for instance the tests that mattered: Read the rest of this entry →

Family Album Treasures: Turbo Skylining

January 14, 2012 in Family Album Treasures

This guy must have been passing by this beautiful skyline of a lake next to the touge and thought it would be nice to stand between the two skylines! 😉
Skyline RS Turbo R30
This scene also reminds me a bit of the end scene of the first Shuto Kousoku Trial, but I guess that must be the Skyline plus the typical 80s fashion.

Found at Minkara

Video: Chichibu touge videos from 1990

February 13, 2011 in video

I found ae86lan adding these videos to his favorites on Youtube. The three videos are footage of touge runs in May 1990 with mainly AE86s, AE82s and Starlets. I must warn that there is hardly any drifting involved in these videos: most cars car grip driving up and down the touges around Chichibu.

The Skyline lookalike tail lights in the beginning of the clip are from a Nissan Langley. You can also spot around 4:00 a Celica AA63 and around 5:00 a Carina AA63.

Here is another video from that very same night:

And last but not least, another one from a different night going up and downhill:

Found at [murasakisyohu @ Youtube]

Another Hakone AE86 drift video

March 25, 2010 in video

Over one year ago I posted a series of drift videos on the Hakone mountain pass, shot somewhere in 1995. In this video the same mountain pass, about 3 years earlier and this time only a zenki Corolla Levin AE86 is doing its drifts:

This guy is a very skilled drifter, he drifts both up and downhill. At the same time he manages to keep the car within the lines of the outer lanes through the whole corner!

Video: Nissan Skyline C110 development

February 13, 2010 in video

I found an early 70s documentary about the development of the Nissan Skyline C110! It starts with the Prince R380 video I posted some time ago and continues with a C110 driving through Tokyo at 2:44:

The only touges we saw in the past were nicely paved mountain passes with screaming twin cams drifting in a downhill battle. Nice to see there were actually rough touges in the 70s!

The end of the first and second video continue on the design and testing of the C110:

The test track is, of course, the Oppama Grandrive. Funny to see they already covered the looks of the testcars/prototypes with black cloth as well back then!

The end of the second video and almost all of the third video concentrate on the Prince R380 and Skyline C10 racing history:

Some very famous races can be watched in these videos!

The end of the third video and the beginning of the fourth video show the crash testing of the C110:

The amount of vintage J-tin in that crash test wreck yard is heartbreaking! 🙁

I must say this is one of the nicest vintage videos I’ve seen in ages!