Generations at play
Check out this video from JDM Clips at the recent Skyline Festival. Old school power.
Mr.Kurosawa (nickname Gan-san) drives a racing Hakosuka!
– Name: Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (Hakosuka)
– Model Year: 1971
– Model: KPGC10
– Class winner of 1973 Japanese Granprix (Fuji 1,000km race)
– Driver: Yoshikuni Masatani
– Width: 4,330 x 1,665 x 1,370mm
– Wheelbase: 2,570mm
– Weight: 950kg
– Engine: S20 (Straight-6)
– Displacement: 1,989cc
– Horsepower: 250ps/8,400rpm
– Torque: 21.5kgm/6,800rpm
– Suspension: front Strut / rear Semi-trailing Arm
– Wheels: front 8.5 / rear 11 inch
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On my way back from LA tonight my friend Adolfo hit me up and told me to cruise by his house; he was installing his Tomei camshafts and wanted some company. We’re driving down to San Diego tomorrow (errr, today, it’s 3:31AM) to get it tuned, and wanted everything ready before the morning. I know that’s a random introduction to the second part of my Nisei coverage, but it’s also my excuse for it being late. If this post gets pretty boring halfway though, let me apologize ahead of time. It’s late, I should be in bed already, and have a lot of pictures to post. I’ll start off with this gorgeous S2000 that was part of The Chronicles GENERATIONS line-up. Joe has some great coverage of it up already so be sure to check out his site. Click past the break for more.
Before I continue the coverage of the Skyline Festival, I figured I’d post up a walk around of the visitor’s lot, so you can get an idea of the caliber of the cars that weren’t in the actual show area. As usual, you can find some pretty cool stuff in these lots, as most enthusiasts pour their hearts into their own personal cars. You’ll see too, that even people who don’t own a Nissan can still appreciate the Skyline and what it has brought to the motorsports scene across the world. Click past the break for more.
Throughout the year, ノスタルジックカーショー (Nostalgic Car Show), hosts a series of events for classic makes of cars – included in this series is the beloved Nissan Skyline. Every year hundreds of Skyline owners and tuners gather to share each others passion for the Skyline. These one make car shows are great for getting an in-depth look at the history of the model, as well as capturing the individual creativity of each owner. Fuji Speedway was host to the event this year, and as usual, the owners had the opportunity to take their cars out on track. Click past the break for coverage.