1971, The Tomei Maruzen-Technica Cedric 230.
This photo was taken at the Stock Car Fuji 200 mile Race at Fuji Speedway Japan.
The day this photo was taken was the debut race for this Tomei Maruzen-Technica Cedric 230. Seiichi Suzuki finished 3rd in this race event and that 3rd placing gave Seiichi Suzuki the championship title. It would make Seiichi Suzuki his 3rd consecutive championship title win.
This Race Car was powered by the Nissan H30 inline 6 engine.
It’s hard to tell from the top photo, but the regulations was very simple back then for this race category. Simple as in the safety standards was not that high. When you consider that the classic Fuji Speedway track was classed as one of the fastest tracks of it’s time, makes it even more frightening to think about it. The speeds that these cars can get up to on the straight and the weight of them too!
Here is a video from the following year. A different race series but it gives you the idea of how things looked back then. The classic Fuji Speedway.
– 1968 – No. 84 Cedric
– 1970 – No. 84 Cedric 130
– 1971 – No. 84 Tomei Maruzen-Technica Cedric 230
– 1974 – All Japan Formula Junior 1300 Championship
– 1981-1982 – Nissan Silvia S110 S12 Part 1
– 1981-1984 – Nissan Silvia S110 S12 Part 2
– 1982 – Nissan Silvia Turbo Gr.5 Model
– 2001 – Tomei BNR34 GTR Drag Car in Sendai