It is always nice if new footage of a Tomica Skyline RS Turbo pops up. However this time it is not the Super Silhouette Formula car but the Group C car!
It is driven in the Fuji 500km race in the 1983 Japan Endurance Championship: (video on the next page) (more…)by banpei with 3 comments
According to the poster somewhere in 1981 at the Fuji Grand Championship these photos were shot outside in the parkinglot. Now thirtyone years later they emerge on Youtube as a video with suitable late 70s/early 80s disco track underneath it!
Looking at the Celica XX makes me believe either a brand new one was treated the kaido racer style or it should rather have been a bit later in the 80s.
Anyway, that doesn’t stop us from having fun with the video: (video on the next page!) (more…)by banpei with 2 comments
I found this great video of the #23 Nissan Silvia Turbo Super Silhouette today. These Super Silhouette formula races were held as introduction to the Grand Championship races. During the 80s these cars inspired a lot of people to copy its style and created the Granchan style! According to sources this particular race was attended by 35600 people, so there should be at least a couple of these spectators who owned a Granchan car copy back then! 🙂
This particular footage is located at the Fuji Speedway Grand Championship and shows the victory of Kazuyoshi Hoshino: the driver of #23.
I really love that period music, 80s haircuts and those old original Impul Hoshino deep dished rims! 🙂