Friday Video: Winners and Sinners and a Massive J-Tin Pileup

Here’s another one of those wacky Hong Kong movies involving ridiculously implausible car chases and copious amounts of J-tin genocide. Although main players in this car chase from 1983’s Winners and Sinners are a Triumph Spitfire versus, uh, Jackie Chan on roller skates, there’s plenty of nostalgics whizzing by in the background and sacrificed for a colossal pileup. We’re talkin’ Celicas, Corollas, Nissan Violets, a Mazda 808 wagon, Mitsubishi Lancer, Galant, and even a Honda 145 Coupe! A Honda 145 Coupe! A Honda 145 Coupe! We just hope that the Starlet rolling on what appears to be Hayashi Command 800s at 1:41 wasn’t involved.

Hat tip to banpei.

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19 Responses to Friday Video: Winners and Sinners and a Massive J-Tin Pileup

  1. Nigel says:

    If you wish you could sort through the wreckage, raise your hand. (It looked like the Starlet @ 1:41 s. made it by).

  2. cycletech says:

    Cool video. They had more than one take-the Triumph had already been hit in the rear once @ 3:05. The RD250 he’s riding is closer linked to the RZ350 we got in the states. The US RD250 is a much different animal.

  3. bert says:

    So that’s why all the old J-tin is so rare!

  4. bert says:

    Jackie Chan is one of my favorite actors, better than Bruce Lee!

  5. burabuda says:

    honda 1300 at the end … ouch

  6. PFG says:

    Ironically, the slowest vehicle in this scene would most likely have been the 1500 Spit (and yes, I am aware that there’s a VW Beetle in there.)

  7. RX7X2 says:

    Hey, Watch what you say about the Spitfire. I happen to have a 1500 Spitfire and it’s not that much slower than the Beetle. (but it’s a lot more fun) I bet it could edge out the trailer truck though.

  8. What, did the director just finish watching Blues Brothers when he made this?

  9. gus says:

    There was a blue Daihatsu Charade at the beginning too!

  10. Sr-FairladyZ says:

    Holy flying Jtin madness!

  11. banpei says:

    Glad you liked the tip! 😀
    During the chase I also spotted multiple Nissan S110 Gazelles and a Carina. 😉

  12. 1977ra29 says:

    Man, that breaks my heart!

  13. Brad D. (TSiSS350) says:

    Looks like the same starlet at 0:50 in as well.

  14. Lincoln Stax says:

    Trying to use the shift pedal and rear brake lever while wearing roller skates would be nearly impossible. I noticed an Austin Maxi did a big barrel roll. I owned one of those when I lived in England. It was surprisingly roomy, and a decently fun car to drive.

  15. rob says:

    just before the red convertible gets hit up the arse 3:05 it already had rear end damage they must have had to re-shoot that crash.

  16. 2ndGenGuy says:

    Oh yeah! Green 1g Accord Sedan he’s holding on to at 1:47 right before he grabs onto the Mazda hatchback that takes off. At least that didn’t get wrecked. Shame about those 145s though! 🙁

  17. Sarcasmo says:

    I noticed the 1st gen 626 parked next to the TE72 Corolla. Ah yes, 2 of my former J-tins. 🙂

  18. Sarcasmo says:

    Alotta those J-tin had nice JDM rims and a few had fender mirrors.. I wouldn’t change a thing. lol

  19. Bob says:

    I actually just watched this on Saturday. It’s actually a pretty entertaining/funny movie, although there’s pieces that don’t make much sense. Recommended film for sure.

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