My name is Kenny and I'm happy I found this forum! I love the various Japanese cars of the 80's, especially performance Nissan's and Datsun's, especially the "forbidden fruit" Nissan Skyline (I live in Southern California and I know about what went to down with MotoRex and why Skylines are for all intents and purposes are illegal, which is stupid but I digress......)
Anyhow, my automotive enthusiasm is many; my dad raised my on the old school American Muscle cars of the 60's and 70's and I still have much love for such classic muscle. However I do prefer the Japanese Import performance cars as they do many things much better then muscle cars and are more realistic daily drivers. I also like police package vehicles.... yes, kind of an odd one, but you can thank the Blues Brothers and their '74 Dodge Monaco 440 for that one, plus I just like the idea of car that looks like grandma's car that has the durability and stamina to catch the baddies and really is a performance car at heart.... such as the mid 90's Chevrolet Caprice 9C1, while whale sized can exceed 140 MPH or the '69 Dodge Polara, a car so fierce that it's main purpose in life was to catch big block muscle cars and even on tires of the era, could roar up to 147 MPH thanks to it's 440 Magnum.
I'm here mainly though because I do love building Tamiya and Fujimi scale models of classics such as old school GT-R's, Silvias, different variations of Skylines, AE86's, Fairlady Z's and all the odd ball stuff that would never see the light of day in the USA. Plus I'm curious about the police cars of the Japanese police, you just can't find any info or specifics on police Nissan Cedrics and Toyota Crowns. Also, I know this probably cliche but here eventually I do want to own a real Skyline, I was thinking along the lines of a C211 Skyline, since it would be a car older the 25 years and I shouldn't have any problems legality wise and it would be a very different car here in my neck of the woods, but I want to discuss this and talk about this with people who know so it doesn't become a headache like I've seen with people and the newer Skyline GT-R's.
Again though, thanks for having me and keep up the good work, nothing is more satisfying then having a perfectly good car saved from the crusher and showing it love.