Vintage Japanese Drag Racing at Fuji Speedway


Old School Japanese Drag Cars

Break out the earplugs before watching this footage of vintage Japanese iron doing the Zero-Yon (0-400m, approximately a quarter-mile), circa 1986. Unlike the nostalgia drag racers of the US, these cars sport canister mufflers and big fat turbos instead of superchargers and open headers. This setup probably favors trap speed over low E/Ts, but the ear-splitting echoes in the mountains of Fuji Speedway sound incredible all the same. The majority of cars in this video are radically modified Datsun Fairlady Zs, but some Toyotas and Mazdas appear at the 3:00 mark. Thanks to Daron for the tip!

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8 Responses to Vintage Japanese Drag Racing at Fuji Speedway

  1. Sr-FairladyZ said:

    WOoo-HOoo! Got to wait for the wife to go out so I can shatter some windows with this.

  2. Sr-FairladyZ said:

    GAh! Twin Turbo w/ OS giken DOHC head!! -sorry.

  3. J.Ramirez (zetozeto99) said:

    Awesome footage!

  4. COL1N said:

    never liked drag racing until now!

  5. coupeZ600 said:

    Oh Man, Excellent!!! What was that last one? Killer!!!

  6. Ben said:

    last one was a Toyota Starlet with one stiff rear!

  7. kimico said:

    KOOOL! That is a piece of history. I like the Mazda and Toyota Starlet.

  8. zulu said:

    drag starlet is so badazz! that z with the dohc head was sweet to.