I have always enjoyed looking at vintage car commercials and advertisements, as they allow one to travel back to the time when today's classics were brand new. Not only do they act as a time capsule for the vehicles , but the commercials themselves stand as reminders of days gone by.
With the Skyline being one of Japan's most long lived nameplates, it is interesting to watch the car's TV commercials change over time. Thanks to YouTube, I found a pair of interesting Japanese Skyline Commercials, or CM's as the Japanese like to call them. Interestingly, in Japan the C110 Skylines are known as "Ken Marys" because of the young couple that was shown in the car's commercials. The C210 Skyline is known as a "Japan" because of the car's advertising.
This ad for the early C10 series, shows the nature of the Japanese auto market as it grew in the postwar years. If you have seen American car commericals from the 50's you will notice many similarities.
Here is a commercial for the R30 Skyline from the early 80's. The ad features Paul Newman driving the Formula Silhouette R30 at Daytona. The commercial is pure 80's, done at a time when Japan's economy was growing into the famous "bubble". Newman did a number of ads for this car, and there was even a Paul Newman edition DR30 sold in Japan.
There are tons of cool old car ads on YouTube, I thought these two were worth sharing.