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Long-time readers of JNC need no introduction to the cars of Seibu Keisatsu. Japan’s most popular cop show, which aired form 1979-1984, was sponsored by Nissan and starred several customized law enforcement vehicles that are as instantly recognizable to Japanese … Continue reading
Driving through Japan in a red-on-black DR30 Skyline festooned with emergency lights is akin to prowling rural Georgia in an orange ’69 Dodge Charger. Or Miami in a white Testarossa. Or Los Angeles in a black ’82 Firebird with a … Continue reading
It’s been a long while since we’ve seen a car chase from the most famous Japanese cop show of all time, Seibu Keisatsu. The plot is simple — actually, who needs plot? This funk-era free-for-all is all about C210 Skyline Turbo … Continue reading
We just got done watching the North American premiere of Fast Five in Los Angeles, and yes, there is a hakosuka in it. No, it’s not this airborne one with the rally lights and giant roof rack. It’s hard to … Continue reading
A black police-spec Cedric 230 on steelies sure looks like a mean machine. Too bad it, along with several other rarities, bites the dust in yet another car chase in Seibu Keisatsu. Video below the fold.
Heh heh, whoops! I guess the Monday holiday threw us off. Here’s your belated Friday Videos, a pair of behind the scenes looks at the making of Seibu Keisatsu. These videos have embedding disabled, so clicky click on the screenshots … Continue reading
Sgt. Daimon manning a Nissan Patrol-mounted water cannon leads to a flipped Datsun 620 pickup (on Enkei Bajas – SK was sponsored by Enkei) and senseless wagon destruction. Have a good weekend!
We went with high art and how-to for the last two Friday Videos but this week is a return to the roots – more Seibu Keisatsu madness. The video appears to be clips from two episodes spliced together. In the … Continue reading
Hmm, it seems that the last Friday Video, Keishichou Satsujinka, failed to generate the type of enthusiasm among Subaru and Toyota fans that Seibu Keisatsu clips instill among Nissan nuts. How about the unlikely combination of Seibu‘s cast and Toyotas? … Continue reading
If there was one video, one single clip, with the Skyline Japan Machine-X, the 280ZX Super-Z, and not one but three DR30 Skyline Machine-RS pursuit cars in it, would Youtube… nay, would the fabric of the internet itself be able … Continue reading
Ready for some Detroit vs. Japan action? A C210 Skyline chasing down a 1970 Mercury Cougar, perhaps? In fact, it’s the episode of Seibu Keisatsu in which the chief adds a new car to the fleet, the Super Machine-X Skyline … Continue reading
Here is your Friday video. But it’s Thursday, you say? Yes, there will be no Friday post this week because I’ll be on a plane to Japan! Hopefully the forthcoming pictures will make up for it. This clip is once … Continue reading
Whew, it’s 2:30 AM and we just got back from a ridiculously long but productive day writing articles, scoring a free desk on craigslist for the JNC office, and attending important meetings about ad sales. Just one more day until … Continue reading
Just for all you Seibu Keisatsu fans out there, here’s a follow-up to our earlier articles (here and here) on everyone’s favourite 70s Japanese TV cop show. We’ve found some older pics of the crazy modified cars that they used … Continue reading
Just another bunch of clips from Seibu Keisatsu.
Before we were old enough to drive, two things fueled our childhood lust for the automobile: diecast cars and crime dramas. We’d patiently sit through 45 minutes of predictable plot lines and commercial breaks timed to instill maximum agony like … Continue reading
Kev nicely covered this badass Japanese cop show back here, but this week Hirst from oldjapanesecar.com unearthed the first two episodes, as well as a few clips from episode 38. I thought American cop shows from the 70s and 80s … Continue reading
In the 1970s it must have been awfully tough to be a criminal. In the 1970s, cops had flared pants, suits with wide lapels, big guns and equally big hair. In the 1970s cops could not walk out onto the … Continue reading
Like a Boss: Show them who’s boss, like Tommy Lee Jones in this Seibu Keisatsu parody.
Dark blue on white weatherproof vinyl. 3 inches in diameter. Guaranteed not to fade for 5 years outdoors. Continue reading
The arrival last week of the Seibu Keisatsu cars at Nissan’s Zama warehouse got us thinking about cheesy 80s TV shows and their vehicular stars. Perhaps the most famous of these was Knight Rider, a “shadowy flight into the dangerous world … Continue reading