The Skyline’s Crushed, Pizza Boy

The history of the Nissan Skyline in the United States is a dark one, filled with tales of black market activity and government intervention. The latest bit of controversy involves the “Big Bird” R33 that was featured in the original The Fast and the Furious movie.

A couple years ago after the car’s registration was improperly handled in the state of Wisconsin, the state’s DMV caught wind and seized the car, along with another imported GT-R. Despite numerous attempts by the car’s owner to straighten out the situation, both Skylines are due to be crushed today.

We don’t like to get political, but it’s a shame to see the government putting so much effort into ridding the country of a couple imported Nissans when there are so many bigger, actually important issues out there.

We’ll miss you, Big Bird.

-Mike Garrett

Source: Insideline

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1

thats total horsesh*t. 

2

i guess stop major drug cartels isn't top priority 

3

Are you kidding? Where are the logical people.... I mean, really... God it stresses me out how many dumb people are in charge of shit.

4

You know the big issue here is that the cars where brought in under a loop hole in the kit car law. That has now been dealt with but yet so many cars are floating around and Florida seems to be the only place to get a VIN now. So is this all just to get to the people behind this??  Its funny though that the GTR is the only car they have gone after. Just a few short years ago they acquired all the GTR registrations that where not done by Motorex and have gone after every car with the same result in the end.  Yet if you want a Silvia you can have that as long as you bolt on the US bumpers and other crap.  
 
So what is going to happen when in three years you can legally import a Skyline 32???  I bet we see them change the law before that happens. 

5

Evil, evil people. A skyline might produce as much smog as a city bus but you don't see them scrapping turbo diesel trucks! They're just as bad..

6

wtf, thats some wack sheit

7

#mericuh.
 

8

damn, this stuff pisses me off.  I agree, put more time, money and effort into significant stuff

9

Nooooo!!

10

They crushed the ONLY good car in that whole movie... Wow. And this was SO much more important than finding where shipments of drugs, illegal weapons, or illegal immigrants were going. How about taking the resources you fucking wasted to ruin this guy's life and put them towards enriching the lives of others? Put that money into a fucking school or something. Shit, I don't know...

11

Only in America, let's not sell it off as an export let smash it to show those import tuners that in america we only sell pieces of *********.
Some of the dumbest politics I've ever heard/seen.

12

You're not allowed to have fun in America...unless you're ridiculously rich and/or in politics.
I had a friend who had his R32 seized and crushed as well. Stupid waste of government resources.
Another one bites the dust.

13
HooyahWaffles

That thing did need to be lowered but crushed god damn.
 

14

A true sob story. I will dream of that car for ever.
 
PS. I love all the fast and furious I don't care how bad some think they are.
PPS. I love crappy movies!

15

WTF!!!! is this dum world going into 

16

Damn, that car has been on my wall for years.

17

Fuck that they got to catch my ass first, id drive it till they pull me out the window.

18

Whats wrong with having a GT-R in the states??
 
RIP

19

hate hate hate ! Why?
 

20

That state could have converted them into cop cars. I would totally be down to get pulled over by a Skyline!

21

That's Bulls***! What about all the other Skyline's in the US? Hell what about all the other Right Side Drive cars in the US? Are they going to be seized and crushed too?

22

send them up to canada we will keep em safe until you can drive them legally. what a shame honestley. we can have all kinds of jdm cars in canada and our roads are just as safe.

23

 @bigmac69 Yeap. Canada has the benefit of only a 15 year rule...In the states we have to suffer for an extra 10 years. But starting in 2014, R32's from 1989 will be legal...and so on each year after. If you're in Canada, I'd recommend stocking up on old R32's since I know they're cheap up there; you'll be able to resell them to people in the states easily soon.

24

 @ToneDiez  @bigmac69 Except for the fact that the US rule isnt rolling.
 

25

They are trying to kept the drivers 'safe' aka the gov is deep in the auto companies pockets.

26

 @MattisBlack Prove it. Sure go to jail over a car... OMGBBQ

27

WTF people! Cant catch drug dealers, pedofiles and rapist but quick to go after a car. Too much damn time on your hands!

28

 @KietaPhillips Yup a few cars and a BFD...Honestly I wouldnt think a ton of these would be on the streets. Maybe a few thousand, in reality..

29

 @Aaron Oh Just doesn't make sense, you can own a Porsche, Lambo, Aston Martin and many others on the streets in the US, but what is their beef with the Skyline?! When most cars nowadays have almost the same setup or power, this pisses me off so bad!!!

30

 @KietaPhillips All about crash testing and EPA my friend. Not to mention the fact that the business that attempted to do it lied to the gov about it so they now have a bad taste in their mouth about the skyline.

31

 @Aaron Oh And the same thing happens to any of those others when the hit something even doing 50mph. I remember that whole mix up a while back and still smh at how the gov't is taking it.

32

Fucked up, like you said, too many more important issues to deal with besides some harmless 6 cyl nissans. Hellion the case of an accident, the driver is more likely to be hurt than the other car. So why does it matter? This whole skyline thing has always really confused me.

33

Fucked up, like you said, too many more important issues to deal with besides some harmless 6 cyl nissans. Hellion the case of an accident, the driver is more likely to be hurt than the other car. So why does it matter? This whole skyline thing has always really confused me.

34

Fucked up, like you said, too many more important issues to deal with besides some harmless 6 cyl nissans. Hellion the case of an accident, the driver is more likely to be hurt than the other car. So why does it matter? This whole skyline thing has always really confused me.

35

I agree completely!

36

I agree completely!

37

I agree completely!

38

Man i literally shed a man tear, i absolutely love skylines, they are one of my favorite cars, and the fact that the government is being car racist and putting so much effort into getting rid of them is ridiculous, i mean they may not be car people but have they ever thought about how it would feel or be like if they modified their own cars and then it's getting junked because of some stupid government thing? There are more BIGGER problems out there.

39

Man i literally shed a man tear, i absolutely love skylines, they are one of my favorite cars, and the fact that the government is being car racist and putting so much effort into getting rid of them is ridiculous, i mean they may not be car people but have they ever thought about how it would feel or be like if they modified their own cars and then it's getting junked because of some stupid government thing? There are more BIGGER problems out there.

40

Man i literally shed a man tear, i absolutely love skylines, they are one of my favorite cars, and the fact that the government is being car racist and putting so much effort into getting rid of them is ridiculous, i mean they may not be car people but have they ever thought about how it would feel or be like if they modified their own cars and then it's getting junked because of some stupid government thing? There are more BIGGER problems out there.

41

It seems everyone but the government is on the same page here.  It makes no sense to me why the government is so insistent on crushing any car they dont approve of when they could be doing things that would actually benefit the country rather than split it up and cause MORE problems.  But aside from that, why would they CRUSH the cars?  Just because they were "registered" illegally?  Seems just a tad bit overboard to completely destroy a $100,000 car rather than just export it back to Japan, while pedophiles and rapists get "punished" by being relocated to a house in a small town where they can roam free and continue raping kids.  This kinda stuff has made me furious and confused about our government since I can remember and I'm really tempted to just move out of the country.  Were getting nowhere nitpicking at this petty bullshit...if they really cared about the people of this country why not make cigarettes illegal or just kill rapists immediately after convicted?  Just my 2 cents...

42

It seems everyone but the government is on the same page here.  It makes no sense to me why the government is so insistent on crushing any car they dont approve of when they could be doing things that would actually benefit the country rather than split it up and cause MORE problems.  But aside from that, why would they CRUSH the cars?  Just because they were "registered" illegally?  Seems just a tad bit overboard to completely destroy a $100,000 car rather than just export it back to Japan, while pedophiles and rapists get "punished" by being relocated to a house in a small town where they can roam free and continue raping kids.  This kinda stuff has made me furious and confused about our government since I can remember and I'm really tempted to just move out of the country.  Were getting nowhere nitpicking at this petty bullshit...if they really cared about the people of this country why not make cigarettes illegal or just kill rapists immediately after convicted?  Just my 2 cents...

43

It seems everyone but the government is on the same page here.  It makes no sense to me why the government is so insistent on crushing any car they dont approve of when they could be doing things that would actually benefit the country rather than split it up and cause MORE problems.  But aside from that, why would they CRUSH the cars?  Just because they were "registered" illegally?  Seems just a tad bit overboard to completely destroy a $100,000 car rather than just export it back to Japan, while pedophiles and rapists get "punished" by being relocated to a house in a small town where they can roam free and continue raping kids.  This kinda stuff has made me furious and confused about our government since I can remember and I'm really tempted to just move out of the country.  Were getting nowhere nitpicking at this petty bullshit...if they really cared about the people of this country why not make cigarettes illegal or just kill rapists immediately after convicted?  Just my 2 cents...

44

Agreed

45

Agreed

46

Agreed

47

 @KietaPhillips  @Aaron Oh Same here dude, seriously a modified 6 cyl GTR is still harmless, and i mean i like all cars, but the fragging supersnake shelby 2012 has 800HP wtf?

48

 @KietaPhillips  @Aaron Oh Same here dude, seriously a modified 6 cyl GTR is still harmless, and i mean i like all cars, but the fragging supersnake shelby 2012 has 800HP wtf?

49

 @KietaPhillips  @Aaron Oh Same here dude, seriously a modified 6 cyl GTR is still harmless, and i mean i like all cars, but the fragging supersnake shelby 2012 has 800HP wtf?

50

 @bigmac69 I'm buying a place in canada so i can have a bunch of cars there.

51

 @bigmac69 I'm buying a place in canada so i can have a bunch of cars there.

52

 @bigmac69 I'm buying a place in canada so i can have a bunch of cars there.

53

 @CobraGabe  @KietaPhillips Its not about HP levels. Its about the structure of the vehicle, occupant safety and the pollutants it creates.

54

 @CobraGabe  @KietaPhillips Its not about HP levels. Its about the structure of the vehicle, occupant safety and the pollutants it creates.

55

 @CobraGabe  @KietaPhillips Its not about HP levels. Its about the structure of the vehicle, occupant safety and the pollutants it creates.

56

I am not a hater but honestly, fuck the government.  Really its all a scheme, they go after tuners, shops, etc for what reason?  Honestly, one less GTR on the streets is going to make what difference in the quality of life?  Instead of focusing on important shit such as drug dealers selling crack to high schoolers, they rather racial profile and take down minuscule offenders so they can say they "helped the state".  If the SWAT team and police are the biggest mafia out there, why cant they put an end to drugs or take down the big drug lords? hmm, probably because they have an inside with them and use it to bring in more money.  Pardon my language, but in the end these faggot ass cops and government officials do not give a fuck about anyone but themselves and their family.  That is why we all suffer, life will never be equal if we keep treating each other like shit.  I personally know a friend that was convicted of a DUI, yes he was in the wrong, but he was 22 years old, first offender, one semester of graduating college and go onto medical school.  His parents were low lives and could not help him, therefore he had loans for all his college expenses, but because of that  he could not afford an attorney.  He sold his beloved first car that he inherited from his older brother to pay for the upcoming fines, withdrew from his last semester of college because he would not be able to afford it after taking alcohol awareness classes, and what did the judge sentence him?  2 years prison, $5k in fines.  Mind you he did not harm anyone or contribute to a crash. Sadly he ended his life with all the stress and misfortune,  I miss him till this day. regardless of his struggles and efforts to do well, he could never catch a break.  I blame the state and government for taking ones future away so simply, I wonder how it would of turned out if it were one of their kids who broke the law.  The world lost a great person who dreamed of saving lives, just to be taken by those who could care less.

57

I am not a hater but honestly, fuck the government.  Really its all a scheme, they go after tuners, shops, etc for what reason?  Honestly, one less GTR on the streets is going to make what difference in the quality of life?  Instead of focusing on important shit such as drug dealers selling crack to high schoolers, they rather racial profile and take down minuscule offenders so they can say they "helped the state".  If the SWAT team and police are the biggest mafia out there, why cant they put an end to drugs or take down the big drug lords? hmm, probably because they have an inside with them and use it to bring in more money.  Pardon my language, but in the end these faggot ass cops and government officials do not give a fuck about anyone but themselves and their family.  That is why we all suffer, life will never be equal if we keep treating each other like shit.  I personally know a friend that was convicted of a DUI, yes he was in the wrong, but he was 22 years old, first offender, one semester of graduating college and go onto medical school.  His parents were low lives and could not help him, therefore he had loans for all his college expenses, but because of that  he could not afford an attorney.  He sold his beloved first car that he inherited from his older brother to pay for the upcoming fines, withdrew from his last semester of college because he would not be able to afford it after taking alcohol awareness classes, and what did the judge sentence him?  2 years prison, $5k in fines.  Mind you he did not harm anyone or contribute to a crash. Sadly he ended his life with all the stress and misfortune,  I miss him till this day. regardless of his struggles and efforts to do well, he could never catch a break.  I blame the state and government for taking ones future away so simply, I wonder how it would of turned out if it were one of their kids who broke the law.  The world lost a great person who dreamed of saving lives, just to be taken by those who could care less.

58

I am not a hater but honestly, fuck the government.  Really its all a scheme, they go after tuners, shops, etc for what reason?  Honestly, one less GTR on the streets is going to make what difference in the quality of life?  Instead of focusing on important shit such as drug dealers selling crack to high schoolers, they rather racial profile and take down minuscule offenders so they can say they "helped the state".  If the SWAT team and police are the biggest mafia out there, why cant they put an end to drugs or take down the big drug lords? hmm, probably because they have an inside with them and use it to bring in more money.  Pardon my language, but in the end these faggot ass cops and government officials do not give a fuck about anyone but themselves and their family.  That is why we all suffer, life will never be equal if we keep treating each other like shit.  I personally know a friend that was convicted of a DUI, yes he was in the wrong, but he was 22 years old, first offender, one semester of graduating college and go onto medical school.  His parents were low lives and could not help him, therefore he had loans for all his college expenses, but because of that  he could not afford an attorney.  He sold his beloved first car that he inherited from his older brother to pay for the upcoming fines, withdrew from his last semester of college because he would not be able to afford it after taking alcohol awareness classes, and what did the judge sentence him?  2 years prison, $5k in fines.  Mind you he did not harm anyone or contribute to a crash. Sadly he ended his life with all the stress and misfortune,  I miss him till this day. regardless of his struggles and efforts to do well, he could never catch a break.  I blame the state and government for taking ones future away so simply, I wonder how it would of turned out if it were one of their kids who broke the law.  The world lost a great person who dreamed of saving lives, just to be taken by those who could care less.

59

They're crushing them? Why not sell them overseas to make up for the bread they spent on seizing them?
That's just fucking stupid.

60

They're crushing them? Why not sell them overseas to make up for the bread they spent on seizing them?
That's just fucking stupid.

61

They're crushing them? Why not sell them overseas to make up for the bread they spent on seizing them?
That's just fucking stupid.

62

Cusss you already paid for it with taxes.

63

Cusss you already paid for it with taxes.

64

Cusss you already paid for it with taxes.

65

Why does it have to be crushed? The owner can keep it on private terrain, can't he? I mean, you are allowed to have cars with no license plates in your own yard, or what?

66

Why does it have to be crushed? The owner can keep it on private terrain, can't he? I mean, you are allowed to have cars with no license plates in your own yard, or what?

67

Why does it have to be crushed? The owner can keep it on private terrain, can't he? I mean, you are allowed to have cars with no license plates in your own yard, or what?

68

 @Aaron Oh  @KietaPhillips I know but i have a passion for all cars so regardless of that, i would still love GTRs no matter what, and no one else would be in the car but me mostly a track car at most, and it would be caged up and such so yea, just me though.

69

 @Aaron Oh  @KietaPhillips I know but i have a passion for all cars so regardless of that, i would still love GTRs no matter what, and no one else would be in the car but me mostly a track car at most, and it would be caged up and such so yea, just me though.

70

 @Aaron Oh  @KietaPhillips I know but i have a passion for all cars so regardless of that, i would still love GTRs no matter what, and no one else would be in the car but me mostly a track car at most, and it would be caged up and such so yea, just me though.

71

stupid. why not auction it? rip.

72

wtf! this sucks massively, what a waste of a beautiful car...
 

73

fuck, you serious about this shit?
 
why the... 
 
 
I can't even put words on this I mean, what the hell are they doing.

74

'Land of the free'?? 

75
Codykafhe2nufo

@JonMallinson http://t.co/qM6I6ewW

77

So it can't be registered? Whats the big deal no need for them to crush it!

78

@SPEEDHUNTERS Are you kidding me?! I'd love to see their cars crushed next time.

79

This sort of thing happens in the UK too, I don't understand why they don't sell it and use the money for things like repairing roads and funding the police, etc. A real shame.

80
PongthumSukkamol

why!!! Skyline GTR is one of my dream car. They did this to proof what? R.I.P to one of the best nice GTR ever!!!

81

I just fund out through a documentary that you Americans also crushed the EV1 electrical cars.

82

Someone needs to put together another petition and get another Bill together...
 
"Because of the unavailability in America of certain vehicle models, a grey market arose in the late 1970s. This provided an alternate, legal method to acquire vehicles only sold overseas.The success of the grey market, however, ate into the business of Mercedes-Benz of North America Inc., which launched a successful congressional lobbying effort to eliminate this alternative for consumers in 1988 , despite the lack of any evidence suggesting grey-market vehicles were less safe than those built to comply with U.S. regulations."

83

as if they wouldnt just allow them to keep them, and just not allow them to be registered 

84

Christ on a bike that thing needs dropped

85

Be strong Big Bird, we're going to miss you!

86
loverofallcarsjapanese

omg i dont eaven have word for this... at the very least throw this thing in a museam this thing is an icon that started a movement and their can only ever be one original one.. i real shame

87

Poor GT-R :( 2 more RB26 out there :/
 
But hey, what do you expect from fat dumb politicans? Atleast they could take the car from the owner and sell it, to get some money and make someone else happy (As it is here in Germany, as much as I know)

88

Ahh... 2 LESS RB26 out there***

89

I'm not from the US, and don't know much about its workings, but if I can hazard an observation. The US seems to like to keep everything within the country. Be it manufacturing and the money that's made from it. That's a natural need for any country. But never before have I seen such dogged perseverance, and not just from the automotive industry. It's like there's some sort of overarching directive that no one's talking about? All the way from military propaganda through movies to covert ad campaigns.

90

NOOOOO! PLEASE THROW ME IN THE CRUSHER, SAVE BIG BIRD! ITS AN ICON!!!!! 

91

 @TomHoward Fat, dumb people in the goverment.... Need more?

92

was that "Who Killed the Electric Car"? i believe i watched that, i dont understand 'merica's government, i love living in canada!

93

 @Aaron Oh  @CobraGabe  @KietaPhillips Since when does America care about Emissions etc.? :D
If you compare with europe I mean... I think this 20-30 year old RB26 is still more friendly to the environment, than the new 5-6l V8's they have :D

94

We have no real freedom in this country when the government can take YOUR belongings and destroy them.  This is a worldwide epidemic of laws and regulation that is getting to the point where people don't realize the freedom that is being taken from them.

95
MariusEngenSkinnes

Wow.. I didnt know there was a country that is worse than Norway when it comes to registering  JDM cars.. :-/ 

96

RIP GT-R

97

R.I.P :(

98

They could just sell it, and put the money they get for the car to good use, like I'm sure it could be used. Crushing the car just seems so silly.

99

A true shame to see it gone :(

100

what a waste.  doesn't the government have more important things to worry about?

101

seems a little drastic to say the least!!

102

There's hardly anything political about it, when you think about it. This has more to do with the greed of Mercedes Benz and them wanting to sell Americans their entry level scrap back in the '80s. They didn't like people gray marketing the new faster cars they were selling in Europe, so they lobbied congress, giving us the overboard 25 year rule that we have today.

103

I don't understand how they can crush it? If it's kept on private property and not driven on public roads, who's the victim? 

104

@Frogzeee A tragic waste

105

@SPEEDHUNTERS @frogzeee Indeed. What's even more pathetic is that they were previously checked and confirmed to be legal.

106

Sad to have these kind of things happen. The car did no wrong.

107

@ResGoEasy yea, I know about this. There was a petition to have it stopped but the govt don't care.

108

@ResGoEasy Same way, the company that was importing them is at fault. Charged people thousands due to cost of registration and never did

109

@PampaLayLay yea. I wonder if they're gonna start crack down on imported vehicles now

110
letsgomurphysletsgo

I don't understand has the owner done something wrong why cant they just keep it unregistered and track it? God damn government 

111

@ResGoEasy this was known long time. The company that used to import them was shut down because they were frauds.

112
ILoveDrifting19

WHY!!!!!!??? That was my favorite car! UGH! this is stupid! how can they do that!? wow poor r32. these are the reasons why the government wonders why people...

113

@ResGoEasy the problem with this car is to do with the laws governing the State it ended up in now

114

@PampaLayLay Oh, but do u have to go thru the same registration & processes if you're importing just an engine that was never sold in USA ?

115

@ResGoEasy no, don't think so. Just the cars because 1. They were over a certain age and 2. They were not built to US safety standards

116

@PampaLayLay oh ok. yea

117

 @ILoveDrifting19 It's your favorite car? Yet you say it's an R32? Bro. This guy.

118

 @mmhmmm thats horrible man..

119

quote from F&F : street closed pizza boy find another way home ~  GTR you shall be missed

120

We have our own lobby. Make a point to join the SEMA Action Network to get informed. They only way to beat politicians is to buy them or out spend them.

121

There's a good article in 0-60 magazine regarding MotoRex

122

There's a good article in 0-60 magazine regarding MotoRex

123

There's a good article in 0-60 magazine regarding MotoRex

127

Yeah but the drunk assholes down my street who have sideswiped both me and my friends prjoect cars havent been imprisoned yet.... Lets worry about thuings that matter. Not what people drive. This is a shame.

128

Yeah but the drunk assholes down my street who have sideswiped both me and my friends prjoect cars havent been imprisoned yet.... Lets worry about thuings that matter. Not what people drive. This is a shame.

129

Yeah but the drunk assholes down my street who have sideswiped both me and my friends prjoect cars havent been imprisoned yet.... Lets worry about thuings that matter. Not what people drive. This is a shame.

130
Function over form

Terrible our tax dollars are being put too use to destroy these awesome vehicles!
Well buy a gun and hope that our Government doesn't get any more ideas of taking our freedoms!!!!!

131
Function over form

Terrible our tax dollars are being put too use to destroy these awesome vehicles!
Well buy a gun and hope that our Government doesn't get any more ideas of taking our freedoms!!!!!

132
Function over form

Terrible our tax dollars are being put too use to destroy these awesome vehicles!
Well buy a gun and hope that our Government doesn't get any more ideas of taking our freedoms!!!!!

133

@ResGoEasy @PampaLayLay @RobinTRD That's not cool

134

@ResGoEasy @PampaLayLay @RobinTRD That's not cool

135

@ResGoEasy @PampaLayLay @RobinTRD That's not cool

136

Civics Lesson: The Legislative branch writes the laws, but the Executive branch is responsible for enforcing those laws, and more importantly choosing which laws they don't want to enforce.
Insideline.Com says the car was seized in 2010.  The same time that our current Executive Officer brought us Cash-for-Clunkers, did away with Hummer and Pontiac, and decided we were all going to be driving around in battery powered golf carts.
We can all pray that this time, those of you who voted for Hope and Change, will realize that the Change part included doing away with gasoline powered automobiles, and Nissan Skylines.

137

Civics Lesson: The Legislative branch writes the laws, but the Executive branch is responsible for enforcing those laws, and more importantly choosing which laws they don't want to enforce.
Insideline.Com says the car was seized in 2010.  The same time that our current Executive Officer brought us Cash-for-Clunkers, did away with Hummer and Pontiac, and decided we were all going to be driving around in battery powered golf carts.
We can all pray that this time, those of you who voted for Hope and Change, will realize that the Change part included doing away with gasoline powered automobiles, and Nissan Skylines.

138

Civics Lesson: The Legislative branch writes the laws, but the Executive branch is responsible for enforcing those laws, and more importantly choosing which laws they don't want to enforce.
Insideline.Com says the car was seized in 2010.  The same time that our current Executive Officer brought us Cash-for-Clunkers, did away with Hummer and Pontiac, and decided we were all going to be driving around in battery powered golf carts.
We can all pray that this time, those of you who voted for Hope and Change, will realize that the Change part included doing away with gasoline powered automobiles, and Nissan Skylines.

139

 @Olaf16 I have the actual magazine but here's a scan someone did 
 
http://skylinegt-r.wikidot.com/0-60mrex

140

 @Olaf16 I have the actual magazine but here's a scan someone did 
 
http://skylinegt-r.wikidot.com/0-60mrex

141

 @Olaf16 I have the actual magazine but here's a scan someone did 
 
http://skylinegt-r.wikidot.com/0-60mrex

142

Its a shame this car will be crushed, I went to motorex 10 years ago and saw this car in the back corner of the warehouse in pieces and boxes on top of it. I always wondered what happen to the car. This sucks!!! 

143

Its a shame this car will be crushed, I went to motorex 10 years ago and saw this car in the back corner of the warehouse in pieces and boxes on top of it. I always wondered what happen to the car. This sucks!!! 

144

Its a shame this car will be crushed, I went to motorex 10 years ago and saw this car in the back corner of the warehouse in pieces and boxes on top of it. I always wondered what happen to the car. This sucks!!! 

145

America sucks. Cased closed.

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America sucks. Cased closed.

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America sucks. Cased closed.

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l remember Leon saying "street closed pizza boy, find another way home" what a shame of a car

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l remember Leon saying "street closed pizza boy, find another way home" what a shame of a car

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l remember Leon saying "street closed pizza boy, find another way home" what a shame of a car

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 @Olaf16  @Aaron Oh  @CobraGabe Seriously? todays V8 engines aren't exactly friendly to the planet (note gas guzzler tax on those cars) and besides cars these days fall apart after one accident unless you reenforce it somehow,

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 @Olaf16  @Aaron Oh  @CobraGabe Seriously? todays V8 engines aren't exactly friendly to the planet (note gas guzzler tax on those cars) and besides cars these days fall apart after one accident unless you reenforce it somehow,

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 @Olaf16  @Aaron Oh  @CobraGabe Seriously? todays V8 engines aren't exactly friendly to the planet (note gas guzzler tax on those cars) and besides cars these days fall apart after one accident unless you reenforce it somehow,

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Motorex is proof that bureaucracy does not prevent crime, it causes corruption.
Motorex was a Registered Importer.  One of a very few companies, authorized to import and modify cars to meet US standards.  After the cost of the car, the shipping, the fees, the taxes, and all the paperwork, a Registered Importer gets an additional $5,000+ for the task of installing bumper beams, an airbag, LHD headlamps, a MPH speedometer, and scribing the passenger side view mirror with the phrase "cars in mirror may be farther than they appear".
Any car enthusiast who knows how to hold a wrench, works on his own cars, and wants to import a vehicle, is qualified to perform these simple tasks, and more motivated to do the job correctly, probably with a level of detail and excellence that surpasses the original factory assembly.  Some minimum wage slave at a RI is motivated to crank through as many jobs as fast as possible, and cares next to nothing about the car, the money invested in the car, or the safety of the occupants of the car.
And surprise of surprises, they caught Motorex faking the documents and sending out cars without US spec bumpers, airbags, headlamps, speedometers, mirrors, etc.
Instead of creating a system of authorized RIs, the government should have trained a group of inspectors who would examine and verify that the work was done by the vehicle owner, or whoever the vehicle owner hired to do the work.
But that wouldn't have been expensive or complicated enough, and wouldn't have provided steady income from RI license renewal fees.

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"We don’t like to get political, but it’s a shame to see the government putting so much effort into ridding the country of a couple imported Nissans when there are so many bigger, actually important issues out there."
Well said. Then the American government wonders why young people are so "reckless" now a days. We find an escape with things like our passion for cars, and they walk all over that. What does importing cars do to American life? Nothing. So why do they feel the need to stop things like this. Where's the freedom to express our selves.
Sorry. Things like this seriously tick me off. The moral to this is basically: Fuck America. I'm moving Japan.

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R.I.P. (rust in piece) Big Bird... makes me sad to see it go, but on a positive note, every scrapped or thrashed GTR make mine go up in value! Plenty of GTR's/Skyline's here in Australia. The laws around modifying here are a pain, but overall at least we can get our hands on good JDM stuff. 

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Why should owners have to do any "work" on their vehicles so "inspectors" will approve it. Why is it anybodys business including the governments what bumpers, airbags, speedometer, and mirror you have? 
 
And in case you weren't aware, "US spec" SUCKS. You are worsening the car by converting it to US spec.

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Even if it IS driven on public roads, who's the victim?

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 @Olaf16  @Aaron Oh  @CobraGabe  @KietaPhillips  Olaf youre an idiot. Spend 30 seconds looking into emissions laws before spewing your uninformed ignorance.

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_kyle_simmons

You're right on everything but manufacturing. It's not the same as it was a century ago. Home-made in the U.S.A. is kinda rare these days, all because of greed.

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as much as i hate "pass the buck"  guilt assignment, you are right. the Fools at Motorex F'd it up for all Skyline R32-R34 lovers, but it probably would not have gotten so out of hand and been such a big cluster if the US GOV didn't have such ridiculous regulations and mile deep bureaucracy. 
 
if it wasn't for the idiots at Motorex trying to scam their owners by filing a false police report over the 5 cars they stole from the shop themselves, they would have just went out of business and nobody but those who gave them money would be the wiser.
 
another thing that contributes to the US GOV acting like we as citizens can't even breath without the help of GOV regulation, is the fact that everyone in the US is so F'ing litigation happy! we sue over EVERYTHING, and most of the time it was our own stupidity that caused the problem in the 1st place.

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i agree with the fact that US spec sucks but unfortunately there are emission laws as well as safety regulations and while those little fixes are true, the gtr also needed strengthening because the roof would crumple in if you rolled it and a completely new exhaust to meet "smog" laws ... still no excuse for the exorbitant price or the beaurocratic bull**** though 
 
Also ... i just don't get why the car couldn't be donated to nissan or holywood for that matter ... it's stupid ass politicians that focus on small bullshit because some person in their town (who probably worked hard to earn it) drove around with a loud exhaust and they decided that was "evil" ... it's in the same category as exhaust noise regulations (which we have here in NY) ... excuse me now, i need to go cry in the corner for the loss of this incredible specimen of art and engineering

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Absolutely stupid... so much for a free country..

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rip big bird <3 one of the cars that got me into jdm-ism ;)

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Thank you thank you thank you everyone! For not letting this fall apart into a stupid debate of any sort. I enjoyed everyone's comments, I agree big bird will be missed, and I do hope the laws change for the future. Granted 25 years will be up for the first r32 in a few years :D.

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Thank you thank you thank you everyone! For not letting this fall apart into a stupid debate of any sort. I enjoyed everyone's comments, I agree big bird will be missed, and I do hope the laws change for the future. Granted 25 years will be up for the first r32 in a few years :D.

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Thank you thank you thank you everyone! For not letting this fall apart into a stupid debate of any sort. I enjoyed everyone's comments, I agree big bird will be missed, and I do hope the laws change for the future. Granted 25 years will be up for the first r32 in a few years :D.

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Thank you thank you thank you everyone! For not letting this fall apart into a stupid debate of any sort. I enjoyed everyone's comments, I agree big bird will be missed, and I do hope the laws change for the future. Granted 25 years will be up for the first r32 in a few years :D.

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That's so sad in two points. In one point it's sad that the USA cares about stuff like this when there is big shit going on in their country. In another point it's sad because this car is somehow a kind of legend :(
 

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That's so sad in two points. In one point it's sad that the USA cares about stuff like this when there is big shit going on in their country. In another point it's sad because this car is somehow a kind of legend :(
 

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That's so sad in two points. In one point it's sad that the USA cares about stuff like this when there is big shit going on in their country. In another point it's sad because this car is somehow a kind of legend :(
 

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That's so sad in two points. In one point it's sad that the USA cares about stuff like this when there is big shit going on in their country. In another point it's sad because this car is somehow a kind of legend :(
 

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@TheyCallMeRambo RIP big bird :(

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That sounds a whole lot like the rules in Norway too, impossible to get a RHD car registered now and the few skylines that are registered cost a fortune. If you want to import ant kind of car they charge you atleast twice the cars price to even get it registered. It is just easier to get money out of it instead of using money to care of the problem.

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What a waste.  They should have just deported them back to where they came from.  (Or sent them to Canada.)

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What a waste.  They should have just deported them back to where they came from.  (Or sent them to Canada.)

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What a waste.  They should have just deported them back to where they came from.  (Or sent them to Canada.)

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What a waste.  They should have just deported them back to where they came from.  (Or sent them to Canada.)

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What a waste.  They should have just deported them back to where they came from.  (Or sent them to Canada.)

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What a waste.  They should have just deported them back to where they came from.  (Or sent them to Canada.)

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What a waste.  They should have just deported them back to where they came from.  (Or sent them to Canada.)

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What a waste.  They should have just deported them back to where they came from.  (Or sent them to Canada.)

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    .     .     .    talk about misplaced priorities.  Not surprising though, as Governor Walker has the state of Wisconsin in such a mess that he is facing a recall vote!

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I guess the owner will have to *puts on sunglasses* find another way home...
 
 
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

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 @Dekro Don't the the door hit you on the ass on the way out.  Yep, go ahead, turn your back on your country because of a some dumb administrators.  We don't need you here.

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So they couldn't just kill the registration and say don't drive it on the street? What the point in destroying a work of art? It should go in a movie museum or something. Who is calling the shots at Wisconsin's DMV? Hitler???

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I thought the R33 was legal in the USA?

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Manuel Compaan

The USA sucks. I hope you will read this, stupid fags @ the US government.
Not just because of this car. No, you already sucked a long time ago, already since America was discovered in 1492.

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Manuel Compaan

The USA sucks. I hope you will read this, stupid fags @ the US government.
Not just because of this car. No, you already sucked a long time ago, already since America was discovered in 1492.

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Manuel Compaan

The USA sucks. I hope you will read this, stupid fags @ the US government.
Not just because of this car. No, you already sucked a long time ago, already since America was discovered in 1492.

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That's pathetic. Really really is. Just because the police are jealous they can't get Skylines.

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 @Dekro Good luck trying to move to Japan. Because they want to control overpopulation, unless you have Japanese ancestry, you won't even be considered as an applicant to the homeland. 

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man governments all over cracking down on the import tuner generation, over here in nz they crushd there first c33 laurel cuz it hookd a few O's in public.
sad to see any turbo nissan go

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Any time I see this I cry... I wish we can put a bomb on their houses.

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Come to Florida. No one cares about smog testing or where the car came from. They're only concerned with speeding, parking meters and the HOV lane lol and did you know the "pizza boy" was actually the director of the movie? Thought that was funny.

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@Jelffy N No skyline less than 25 years old is legal. If it is at least 25 years it is allowed and labeled as a "classic car" if I'm not mistaken.

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i meant r33 bro

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Free country does not equal no laws. You break a law, you get punished.

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PeterMurray I feel so much better after that......wow...

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