Retro Videos

Here’s a quick little half assed video just taken with my old SONY-H2 camera of the F5000′s doing some practice on the Friday.


With a few blips of the throttle thrown in for good measure… I should really invest in a better microphone. Either that, or not record stuff to my iPod :D

Love the little ‘burble’ in the exhaust note, Michael once described it as sounding “like the car was underwater”. L20ETs have a similar sound if you listen closely.

not long to go before I begin the big boost build…

Continue for Part 2 & 3 (more…)

Here we have a cheesy 1982 promotional video for the R30 Skyline… it’s the BEST WAY to your heart!

Features appearances by the late greats Sakurai-san and Paul Newman, plus interesting footage of the design stage, clay models, and early test vehicles. The RS sneaks in towards the end as well.

I shouldn’t need to say much more than that – just take a look for yourself.

The music track is The Best Way To Your Heart, by Maxine Dixon, which played in the background of the original R30 television ads. Given the lyrics I wonder if Nissan commissioned this song especially? And ironically enough, the majority of the “cruising around” scenes were shot in the United States – one market where the car was never sold.

with credit to the original Youtube uploader (IKnowSkyline) – check out his other awesome Skyline-related promotional and informational videos here, including another video featuring Paul Newman set to the Butch Cassidy version of Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head… see what they did there?

An early PNV decal design?

YouTube – IKnowSkyline’s Channel »