Kurosawa Behind the Wheel Again at Fuji Speedway

One last video for the weekend. Here’s an old Best Motoring clip of Nissan factory racing legend Motoharu “Gan-san” Kurosawa tearing around Fuji Speedway in a GC spec hakosuka GT-R. The engine sounds are pure auditory sex, and it’s interesting to hear the then-63-year-old Gan-san bemoan how modern tires don’t suit this car because of their high grip.

Its also heartwarming to hear him speak about “the good old days” and how he has no regrets because he “already did everything back then.” Reader banpei found exactly what Gan-san was talking about:

Here’s some more vintage Fuji Speedway action of Skylines in the pouring rain and for the Toyota fans, some mean green Celicas.


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3 Responses to Kurosawa Behind the Wheel Again at Fuji Speedway

  1. burabuda says:

    the old fisco track … man that would’ve been something exciting to be a spectator then

  2. Ben says:

    Wouldn’t it? The sound of that engine is so pure it makes me want to cry. No microchips, just unfiltered mechanics and physics.

  3. banpei says:

    Great to see you noticed my reply on Jalopnik! 🙂
    Apparently I missed that video in May of the Skylines in the rain… It’s a great vid, how could i have missed that??

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