More Vintage Wheel Ads: Techno, Yayoi, Etc.

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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 is clear, get out there and race, foo! This Techno Phantom-shod RX-7 just beckons.

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The notorious Yayois, or “sakuras” as we Westerners like to call them. We know this ad is old, but let’s get some lower profile tires on those babies! Click on the images to open a full-size pic.

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Here’s a butaketsu Laurel rockin’ a set of gold blossoms. Look at that face-meltingly cool Team Yayoi gear. I wonder how much that stuff is worth nowadays.

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Who doesn’t love Shadows? I’d love that 5-lug version for my Crown. Interestingly, the company name is Devil Japan rather than Techno.

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Here’s the even rarer Mesh version, along with another Pasco-Fame Bilbo ad we missed last time. Once again: S130 Fairlady Z, nighttime, ready to hit the wangan.

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It’s not a typo – forged racing wheels from RacingForg and a pair of Sunnys wearing the team livery.

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And last but not least, a 2+2 Fairlady Z shod with totally 80s style Suzuka Carols.

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18 Responses to More Vintage Wheel Ads: Techno, Yayoi, Etc.

  1. Nigel says:

    I would like to see the Techno Phantoms on GX41 Chaser.

  2. Cool, I’d like to try and replicate the photography in a couple of those.

  3. olskoolae71 says:

    That’s pretty cool. Back when 14″ rims were baller!

    I’m digging the Bilbo “Simple Spokes” in four holes. It’d be nice to score a set of them.

  4. Sr-FairladyZ says:

    Holy Cow! …AND we have a new wallpaper. Thanks guys.

  5. 48IDA says:

    I’m in love with that shot of the RX-7.

    I wonder if naming the Suzukas ‘Carol’ was an attempt to cash in on the fame of Eikichi Yazawa’s band of the same name?

  6. Zeb says:

    Racing Forg is not the brand, they were a model of wheel made by WEDS.

    Also hope GX41 is a typo lol


  7. Sarcasmo says:

    Where, Oh, where are they now?.. the cars AND the rims.

    Great vintage ads. I’ve never heard of GX41.. maybe GX51 or GX61(the earliest).

    • Sarcasmo says:

      Never heard of GX51, either, pal. You guys really need to KNOW your car chassis’ before you post.

      Also, if you posted GX61 is “the earliest”… WHY would you then post GX51??

      Oh, nevermind… 🙄

      • Sarcasmo says:

        OMG!! I just posted to my OLD post. What a newb I was at the time… and a DUMBASS, I am to reply to myself.

        Yeah, forgive me guys… I got issues. 😛

  8. Nigel says:

    Please see…

  9. Nigel says:

    If it was G or an M, does not matter. Pettiness is just sad.

    And we are talking about wheels here (not G’s or M’s).

  10. ProTree says:

    this is why i love JNC

  11. colink says:

    All great stuff thanks for posting

  12. Zeb says:

    Nige, X3/X4 are pre 1G, all Im saying

  13. Nigel says:


    I’m cool with that.

  14. Nick says:

    these would make AWESOME posters

  15. Kevin Truong says:

    They just don’t do em like that anymore. Falken? Maybe it’s time to bring back that vintage stuff! Hehe.

  16. Vic says:

    Anyone looking for Suzuka Carol rims for fairlady. Let me know. I’m selling a complete set of 4rims

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