VIDEO: Drag racing outside Makuhari Messe circa 1992

Makuhari Messe drag racing 1992

Makuahri Messe is the big convention center in Chiba that hosts events the Tokyo Auto Salon and (before its move to Big Sight) the Tokyo Motor Show. If Tokyo city is at the 11 o’clock position of Tokyo Bay, then Makuhari is at the 1 o’clock position. With such octane-fueled madness going on inside the venue, it was only natural that there’s be octane-fueled madness outside as well. In 1992, Skylines, Supras and Savannas paired off in tests of horsepower.

In these videos, taken in 1992 by Video Japan, the same lensman who brought you the footage of Hakone drifting, cars block traffic on public streets, line up, and take off into the night. It is a glorious snapshot of turbo era Japan. Enjoy.

Source: Video Japan

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4 Responses to VIDEO: Drag racing outside Makuhari Messe circa 1992

  1. sedanlover said:

    I loved seeing and hearing the old S30 Z in the second vid! Very cool.

  2. Nigel said:

    Tokyo Exterme Racer. (The music is in my brain again) !!

  3. Dimitry said:

    Sebun desu nee!

  4. Kuroneko said:

    > Makuahri Messe is the big convention center in Chiba

    It is also where I used to have an office… The roads are great!

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