When is a C110 Skyline not a C110?

January 24th, 2014

Answer: When it's a 1989 R32 Skyline.

Those resto-mod experts over at Rocky Auto Japan have taken a 1989 Skyline and made it look like a 1973 Skyline GTR.

It was on display at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon, right next to a real C110 Skyline and the Carbon GTR C10 Skyline.

Details are scarce, but what they have done is removed the R32 panels and fitted custom FRP C110 style body panels molded from a C110, along with lights, bumpers and glass. They can build you one, apparently prices start at 79.8 million Yen!

Spot the doppelganger.

Dare to be Different - Datsun 240Z

October 15th, 2013

Petrolicious video of Los Angeles resident Dave Scholzís Datsun 240Z.



Rust in pieces :(

April 10th, 2013

Always sad to see classics in such a poor state.
( source: minkara.carview.co.jp )




Japans Retro Car Kings

March 21st, 2013

A unique look inside the shops, hearts and minds of five of Japan's most talented classic car tuners, restorers and re-imaginers; Japan's Retro Car Kings. A 45 minute journey through some of Japan's most influential and trend setting automotive culture, an inspiration for preservation, restoration and restomodding classic Japanese automobiles like the influential S30 Z-cars and KGC10 Skylines.

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The old Six is back on the road

April 2nd, 2012

My old Datsun Super Six is now back on the road. Dean sent me a txt to let me know it had passed inspection.

Here's a few more recent photos.