PDA

View Full Version : [vid]Old school jdm drag racing reality tv series



Babalouie
08-07-07, 12:26 AM
Found this, and thought it was pretty cool:

It's a TV series from around 1990, www.double-clutch.net takes up the story:

Japanese TV star Tokoro George presents "Kuruma-wa Erai". This TV program featured many modified cars every week and sometimes held a 0-200m drag competition that was featuring cult cars. In this Youtube movie, you can see Mazda Chantez with rotary turbo charged engine that was built by Amemiya Racing, B210 Van from famous Sunny street racing team MFP works and SA22C RX-7 that was driven by great RE shop Okada Engineering. These cars were already famous in underground street racing scene these days, but had never been introduced for public until this TV was broadcasted.

Lots of tuner demo cars, even an F40! But my fave are the Elvis fanbois at the end....rockandroll....rockandroll :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-Rt3BQvGW4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSUIn3ukHCw


As for the Mazda Chantez mentioned above, here's the episode below. A Chantez is a little kei-car type thing, which was then stuffed full of turbo 12A goodness as a street drag racer for Re Amemiya:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/MX5_Dorifto/Rotary/m_chante.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn10aUzhi-o

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/MX5_Dorifto/Rotary/chante_b_eng.jpg

So all these drag racing reality shows on Discovery Channel have a JDM ancestor!

xero
08-07-07, 12:42 AM
hey didnt ama-san used to race that thing on the wangan, blowing away things like skylines and supras and the like?

Babalouie
08-07-07, 01:43 AM
No idea...that vid is the first I ever saw of it.

SHOGUNOVDDRK
08-07-07, 01:54 AM
lol that is a old show :shock: but is the shit :)

id love to see that come to dvd :lol: