Tag Archives: nissan skyline

More Vintage Wheel Ads: Techno, Yayoi, Etc.

We posted some vintage Japanese wheel ads a while back. Here’s some more spotted on Riverside. Many have a similar theme: modified OG J-ride, night time shot, the wheel in question and a glimpse of asphalt lit dramatically. The message … Continue reading


Friday Video: Tokusou Saizensen Intros

This week’s video shows the collected opening sequences for Tokusou Saizensen, which translates (we think) to “Special Investigation Frontline”. The long running Japanese police drama aired from 1977 to 1987, but the intro had to be re-shot each time Nissan … Continue reading


Shako Hako

Shakotan means simply “low-down” in Japanese, but this shako hako is a superlative example. There is such a thing as going too far though. Suffice it to say, you won’t be seeing this on the JNC project car. [via KaZato … Continue reading


Friday Video: Seibu Keisatsu Nissan Carnage

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


Shizuoka 70s Street Fighters

Picture it: you’re cruising along in the Shiz behind the wheel of a rented kei car, minding your own business in the slow lane. It starts as a faint buzz. Within moments, the sound multiplies into a chorus of side … Continue reading


JNC Issue 4 Sneak Peek

John Oshima’s absolutely sinister 1977 Nissan Skyline.  See more of this car in Japanese Nostalgic Car: Issue 4!  Subscribe now to ensure you don’t miss out on the next issue!


Friday Video: Mitsubishi Kei Car vs. Mustang II

Perhaps the Skyline vs. Cougar video from two weeks ago was a bit too much excitement for your delicate sensibilities. If so, this week’s video is another Japan vs. Detroit matchup that flexes considerably less muscle. In 1985’s My Lucky … Continue reading


Daikoku by Day

You’ve all heard of the stories of Daikoku Parking Area. On weekends, it serves as the gathering area for a multitude of Japan’s outrageous car cultures, from hashiriya street racers to bosozoku bikers to crazy vanners with more fiberglass than … Continue reading


Seibu Keisatsu's Skyline vs. Mercury Cougar

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


Nos2Days Day 1 Sneak Peek

So this is why I’m in Japan and posting Friday videos on Thursday – the first ever Nos2Days show in Yokohama. As you might have guessed it lasts two days and is sponsored by the best selling Japanese classic car … Continue reading


Billet Aluminium Hakosuka Skyline

For those of you who are looking to upgrade from Choro-Qs…here’s your chance! It’s a billet alloy KPGC10 Skyline.  And if you have to ask, no you can’t afford it.  Details after the jump.


Footage of Nissan, Mazda and Toyota Nostalgics

For your weekend viewing here’s some drool-inducing footage of vintage Nissan Skylines. Hakosukas, kenmeris, japans, you’ve got it all. Click through for another video with Z-cars, Celicas and the stray 810 Bluebird, Mazda Familia, Luce, RX-7 and Toyota Chaser. Thanks … Continue reading


Weird and Wild at the Tokyo Auto Salon

It’s Tokyo Auto Salon time again, and you know what that means. All the weird and wacky custom cars of Japan come to Makuhari Messe in Chiba to show their stuff. Reports are filtering in all over the web, but … Continue reading


This is How the Bosozoku Roll

They say that the goose-step, ridiculous and inefficient as it may seem, became the march of choice for dictatorships around the world specifically because of its silly appearance. After all, only a terrifying madman could force thousands of able-bodied soldiers … Continue reading