The Skyline contingent, they’re a popular car globally (now) though this is really only a recent thing when you compare it to the length of time that the Skyline range has been about (over 50 years, by the way.)  In Japan however, the Skyline has been popular for as long as it’s been produced though a lot of that is to do with it’s foray into racing and subsequent successes with the S54 and C10 series of cars.   This entry is dedicated to the Skyline range on show at the Nagoya event.

Army Green C110 Yonmeri

With C10 Racing Lamp Covers & Rear Spoiler, C130 indicators and C110 GT-R flares this Yonmeri has a clearly recognisable presence.  I recognised it from another picture I have kicking about somewhere of it on a sodden race track, battling a yellow Celica.  I’ll try dig that up.

C210 and C10

The appearance of the C10 going part way to replicating that of the first Nissan Skyline GT-R race car with the C210 to it’s right (your left) doing it’s best to join in on the race look with front lip, over-fenders and wide SSR MkII’s to fill them.  The C210 being another (beside the C110) that missed out on dedicated track time.


Here’s a neat little video of Shaun’s new KHR31 Skyline being driven through the streets of Nagoya to the dropoff point at the container yard, where it will be sent on its merry way to NZ. This clip was thrown together by my friend Nik who took Ewan’s original 1GB (45 minute) file, edited it down to 9 mins via Premiere and then chucked it onto Youtube for better accessibility.

A couple of surprises: Nagoya isn’t as heavily built up or crowded as you’d think, the pavements are strangely devoid of pedestrians (lots of bicycles though) and 100 octane petrol isn’t actually that expensive. Ewan’s running commentary is a nice touch for any aspiring tourists, myself included.

The wonders of modern tech… would you believe this was filmed entirely on an iPhone?

The original full-length Shockwave file is here.

Not long to go before the container leaves (you catch a glimpse of it right at the end of the vid). A word of thanks to Scott from Ellery Freight for liaising with Ewan and getting all this sorted for a very sharp price. If this mission goes well it’s a distinct possibility that more containers will arrive after this one at more frequent intervals.

Thanks go out to Ewan ( for many, many things.  This time though it’s for taking a good whack of photos whilst he’s out and about at various events or otherwise.  In this instance he took the recently acquired KHR31 GTS-X that he attained on behalf of Shaun (Mettler) after this atrocity to the Nagoya Classic Car Show, the results as you will see momentarily are beyond awesome.  As you’ll see from the small share of photos this time around, the focus is on the larger Japanese sedans that were present.

Mitsubishi Debonair - Pure Class

Nissan Gloria (A30) - Stacklamp Wonderment


There’s something incredibly captivating about the stance of this KDR30, almost like a tiger ready to pounce.

I can almost forgive the uglyfront in this regard.

maybe it’s just the angle, or the tightly cropped focus, or even the way the front wheels are turned… but whatever the reason, it just exudes this aggressively cool aura!

photo courtesy of minkara

With the latest addition I mentioned the other day, my new rear spoiler, I am left with only a replica 110GT-R grille to get.  My modified standard grille makes do for the time being but as with the previous rear spoiler, the differences between the actual look and something “close” are quite large.   Given I have all these bits (aside from the grille) I figured on the weekend just been that I would move the crap around in the garage and take a photo or two of my YAJ acquired parts coupled with the 14″ XR4′s and see what the overall look was, this was the heart warming result;

Body Part Accumulation, 90% Complete

Just getting to this point would have been impossible without the help of a few people so now is as good of a time as any to just say a quick thanks to my friend Richard, for his help in retrieving the Longchamps after I bought them from the other end of New Zealand via as well as constant support in the matter, Ewan ( who was instrumental in the purchase of most of the Japanese Market parts I have for my C110, everyone else who has offered support and assistance.  I’ll try to not let you down with the end result when I can finally get around to it.  Then I guess I’ll have to do the same with the S21!