Vintage Japanese Drag Racing at Fuji Speedway

Old School Japanese Drag Cars

Break out the earplugs before watching this footage of vintage Japanese iron doing the Zero-Yon (0-400m, approximately a quarter-mile), circa 1986. Unlike the nostalgia drag racers of the US, these cars sport canister mufflers and big fat turbos instead of superchargers and open headers. This setup probably favors trap speed over low E/Ts, but the ear-splitting echoes in the mountains of Fuji Speedway sound incredible all the same. The majority of cars in this video are radically modified Datsun Fairlady Zs, but some Toyotas and Mazdas appear at the 3:00 mark. Thanks to Daron for the tip!

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8 Responses to Vintage Japanese Drag Racing at Fuji Speedway

  1. Sr-FairladyZ says:

    WOoo-HOoo! Got to wait for the wife to go out so I can shatter some windows with this.

  2. Sr-FairladyZ says:

    GAh! Twin Turbo w/ OS giken DOHC head!! -sorry.

  3. J.Ramirez (zetozeto99) says:

    Awesome footage!

  4. COL1N says:

    never liked drag racing until now!

  5. coupeZ600 says:

    Oh Man, Excellent!!! What was that last one? Killer!!!

  6. Ben says:

    last one was a Toyota Starlet with one stiff rear!

  7. kimico says:

    KOOOL! That is a piece of history. I like the Mazda and Toyota Starlet.

  8. zulu says:

    drag starlet is so badazz! that z with the dohc head was sweet to.

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