Video: JDM Legends Skyline GTR Hits The Track

By | May 10, 2012

We knew local videographer extraordinaire Josh Clason was up to something when he tweeted a picture of a classic Skyline. It is also a pretty safe bet that when there is a classic Skyline, JDM Legends is involved. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

This latest JDM Legends creation began life way back in 1970 as a Skyline 2000 GT. Once the JDM maestros got it across the pond and into their magic-making shops, it was transformed into a lusty GTR. That transformation wasn’t easy, requiring extensive engine, drive train, exterior and interior restoration and upgrades.

Josh was invited by Eric and Ryan of JDM Legends to document the project’s final shakedown before the customer took delivery. Josh artfully captures the reborn GTR as it screams around Miller Motorsports Park. He had this to say about the experience:

“…the sound of this car is worthy of its looks and is a sound I won’t soon forget.

He’s right. The sound this car makes literally caused us all to have a “crisis”. We can’t stop watching it! We need to stop though, because we’re running out of clean undewears!

Check out more of Josh’s work at You’ll definitely be glad you did. Also, if you’re in the market for some vintage Japanese metal, visit our friends at JDM Legends. Tell them the Daily Derbi sent you.

[Brandon Christiansen]


Chance Hales on May 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm.

That is a friggin’ sweet car! I saw they had one out there a while back ago on MMP’s FB page

Chad Waite on May 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm.

….Don’t they have a green classic Skyline they’ve restored as well? I’ve seen that car before, but not this redish one. Both sexy cars.

Utah Car Czar on May 10, 2012 at 11:09 pm.

They have a green one as well as a Toyota Starlet. Nice little lineup

Brandon Christiansen on May 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm.

The green one is my buddies, a truly awesome car.

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