Bonus Vid: JDM Nostalgic Drag Racing

Is the traditional low and wide JDM look too boring for you? How ’bout some JDM funny cars built for the zero-yon (0-400m, about a 1/4 mile) with massive slicks and tubbed bodies? Here’s some footage from an Option video circa 1992 posted by JNCer SR-FairladyZ.

There’s the famous HKS MA70 Supra in action, along with some of the craziest Fairlady Zs, Skylines, and RX-7s on planet earth rocketing down the strip at Kamishihoro.

Also, check out part 2, which boasts draggin’ wagons, some American style funny cars like the ’91 Olds Cutlass (yes, that was a popular platform back then) and, of all things, an Isuzu Piazza

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9 Responses to Bonus Vid: JDM Nostalgic Drag Racing

  1. matt said:

    let’s consider this our father’s day gift? HAPPY FATHER’S DAY DADS!!!

  2. J.Ramirez (zetozeto99) said:

    That’s an 810 Bluebird @1:53! Sweet!

  3. Ben said:

    Yes, Happy Father’s Day everyone!

  4. KCNHO said:

    wow aside from some of the funny cars, its seem as if no one knows how to get those cars to hook up. They are baanging the limiters. it looks like sum of them haave those big drag slicks full of air.

  5. banpei said:

    Great father’s day gift! Thanks! :)
    In both videos they have great microphones! Why don’t they use such microphones anymore nowadays? :D

    I also see two first generation Honda City Turbos (so not the bulldog model) @1:58! :)
    Anyone got a good idea why they would drop a bored up L28 (to 3.1 liter) into a R32? (@1:09 in second vid) IMO the RB26DETT would give them a lot more potential than the L28…

  6. Sr-FairladyZ said:

    banpei,

    The use of the L28ET in the R32 is probably just to be different. Kind of like “look what we can do with a SOHC engine!” Who knows, maybe that team is just more comfortable working with an L28 because it’s older, maybe from a previous race car of theirs?

    Thanks for sharing JNC, I knew these clips were worth the rip!

  7. Ray said:

    Call me wierd but I love the mighty max with the light bar @ 4:26

  8. Gtveloce said:

    What’s up with the beginning with the first video? That is filmed at Macau’s Chapel of Our Lady of Penha. Did they just finished showing the Macau GP or something?? LOL.

    http://www.olamacauguide.com/penhachurch.html

  9. Bob said:

    Cool stuff, but what’s with the multiple shifters/levers in the R32 in the second vid around the 5:10 mark?

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