Time For Tea? San Francisco Skyline


You know the score with these videos from across the pond now; beautiful photography, some slightly over-earnest discussion of emotional bonding with cars and a bit of moody, reflective music in the background.

This latest instalment from Depth Of Speed/Petrolicious man Josh Clason returns to a subject matter he's touched on before - namely old-school Nissan Skylines - and is a welcome education on the subject given that on this side of the pond anything pre-R32 is generally little-known. As mentioned in the video, American servicemen based in Japan back in the day grew to know and love the GT-R, explaining the Stateside awareness while we Europeans remained ignorant. Until Nissan started chasing 'ring laps later in the GT-R's life.

The weather wasn't on their side for the shoot but you still get an impression for how cool the cars are and how amazing they sound. Not quite as amazing as the Hakosuka GT-R we Time For Tea'd a little while back but still pretty special. And if you're in the mood for a bit more classic GT-R indulgence this story on Speedhunters has a beautiful selection of pics too.

 



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  • rb26 03 Jan 2013

    PZR said:
    It's not a KPGC110, it's a KGC110 modified ( externally ) to look like a KPGC110.

    Same situation as with the white car; It's a KGC10 modified to look like a KPGC10.

    Neither car is a genuine GT-R.
    Firstly sorry to everyone about bumping this dead thread. I just wanted to ask PZR a question about KPGC10's and as I can't PM him I chose a thread with little activity and were he's more likely to see my comment.

    Anyway to the question, PZR I was wondering if you have any advise on suitable reading material in relation to the KPGC10 skylines. I just want to learn more about them and the history that goes with them. Preferably one with a translation to English as my Japanese isn't up to scratch! Anyway would be grateful for any recommendations.

    Cheers,

    Cameron

  • Cable 21 Dec 2012

    nosuchuser said:
    I'll just leave this here for anyone who hasn't seen it http://depthofspeed.com/track-day/

    Edited by nosuchuser on Wednesday 19th December 19:09
    I don't know whether I should thank you or hate you for sharing that clip wink

  • Cable 21 Dec 2012

    Fantastic! As mentioned by others, it's a shame they never made it over here.

    It'd be a toss up between one of these and a '69 Camaro if I had this sort of dosh.

  • PZR 21 Dec 2012

    weez123 said:
    Just awful. Rocky Auto turned it into a jukebox....

  • weez123 21 Dec 2012

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