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Puzzle: how did they get there with this Toyota S800?

September 21, 2014 in puzzle by banpei

Once again I was just aimlessly browsing through photos and bookmarks I made and I encountered this photo of two girls, a guy and a Toyota S800:

So it puzzled me: how did the three get there with that Toyota S800? I saw one in real life and that made me aware of the fact that fitting two average persons in a Toyota S800 is a real challenge, let alone three!

Well, when I looked futher on the Flickr page I found the answer: Read the rest of this entry →

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Ebay Treasures: 1967 Mazda Bongo lost in Hungary

September 16, 2014 in ebay treasures by banpei

It has been a while since I shared a worthy treasure from the classifieds/auction sites. Today I found actually two treasures, but this right hand drive 1967 Mazda Bongo that got lost in Hungary was the best one:
Ebay Treasures: Mazda Bongo in Hungary
Judging from the “Painter & Wallpaperer” and phone number on the side of the van it feels like this Mazda Bongo had an earlier life outside Hungary.

As I mentioned before, this Bongo is actually right hand drive: Read the rest of this entry →

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Let’s make this happen: Initial D legos

September 15, 2014 in brilliant by banpei

Yesterday I received an email (sent to AEU86) from Denil Oh if we could run his Initial D legos box proposal on our forums. Of course we could, and even better: we’ll promote the heck out of it as it needs 10000 supporters to get it to reality and that sounds like it would be doable!
Initial D Legos idea
The Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 complete with Takumi Fujiwara and the Fujiwara Tofu Shop the box would be an excellent starter for both kids and adults: adults (like me) remembering the series and buying the box for their kids to enjoy! ;)

This legos box proposal is so brilliant, the car is a really simple yet stunning design: Read the rest of this entry →

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Family Album Treasures: the Shakotan Boogie photo album

September 12, 2014 in Family Album Treasures by banpei

Today’s Family Album Treasure is literally someone’s family album:
Family Album Treasures: Kaido Racer photo album
In the video below Hattoriworks is going through his 1987 Fuji Grand Championship photo album. Read the rest of this entry →

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Picture of the week: Honda RA272 cutaway drawing

September 11, 2014 in picture of the week by banpei

This Honda RA272 cutaway drawing by Yoshihiro Inomoto is even more beautiful than the Nissan R382 cutaway drawing by Makoto Ouchi:
Honda-ra272 Cutaway Drawing Yoshihiro Inomoto linedrawing
Look at all the finer details he made, small case studies on the various parts, cockpit and complete car to get the end result just right. And this is just the original line drawing he made, not even the finished end product!

This is what it looks like after painting it: Read the rest of this entry →