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Down on the Street: HellaHi Civic EG in the rain

August 17, 2015 in down on the street by banpei

Today was a rainy day and it kind of ruined my schedule this morning to take a small video clip of some car I’d like to feature in Down on the Street with a video. Nevertheless in the afternoon I spotted this HellaHi Civic EG when I wanted to pick up my son:
HellaHi Honda Civic EG
Of course I left the GoPro at home and I have no real dashcam. So the phonecam had to do all the work. It was a shame I could not take more pictures as the whole line of cars started to move and after the railway crossing I had to take a left turn. Too many things to do at the same time and otherwise it would have been dangerous.

I followed the EG for two or three streets as it was going in the same direction, but there were no other opportunities to take photos. This Honda Civic EG was done nicely with white rims with stretched tires that were nicely tucked underneath the fenders. Stickers were a set of HellaHi/Fatlace/Illest and the car wasn’t really HellaFlush at all, so therefore I called it the HellaHi Civic EG. 😉

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My Carina: today I bought myself a JDM Toyota Carina GT bumper!

August 13, 2015 in my carina by banpei

With this video report on me buying a JDM Toyota Carina GT bumper I will start to do things a bit different from now onwards.
JDM Carina GT bumper
The aim is not so much to shift the blogging to vlogging, but try to make things a bit more interesting this way. What I really liked is that this way I could give a bit more background info on the bumper, the area (people from Drenthe: don’t kill me for this. 😉 ) and also how I obtained it. But there is still a lot of ground to cover and improvements I can make. Let’s say it will be a steep learning curve.

Anyway, enjoy the video report: Read the rest of this entry →

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Picture of the Week: 1983 Toyota Corona GT-TR TT142 ad

August 6, 2015 in picture of the week by banpei

Two weeks ago Irvin requested a large scan of the Toyota Corona GT-TR TT142 ad I featured some time ago. I only posted a small portion of the ad because it featured some sort of Bond-girl hugging a 3T-GTE engine. Yes that was a real WTF. 😉

Anyway, here is the full scan of the Corona ad:
Toyota Corona GT-TR TT140 ad with Roger Moore
Now is that a real Bond-car or not? 😛

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Breaking the Celica AA63: the big move

July 30, 2015 in wrenching by banpei

This happened today:
Moving the Celica AA63
I moved the Toyota Celica AA63 to another place that is only 12 minutes away from my home. Much saner than the 1 hour 20 minutes it was now. 😉

I was surprised the 4AGE fired up immediately after not being used for almost a year. Usually when I start the Carina after a month not using it takes a few starts, but then again the Celica AA63 has a fuelpump and injectors while the Carina has a mechanical pump and is carbed. Read the rest of this entry →

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Friday Video: Keiichi Tsuchiyas old drift cars

July 24, 2015 in video by banpei

We all know that Keiichi Tsuchiya loves his kouki Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 drift car, but did you know he owned a couple of other legendary cars before that? For instance this Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10?
Keiichi Tsuchiya's Nissan Skyline GT GC10
In this Best Motoring video Keiichi Tsuchiya explains what cars he used privately to tear up the touges: a Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10, a Nissan Sunny 1200 GX5 B110, a Toyota Starlet S KP61 and a Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-V AE86.

The first short clip is covering the Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10: Read the rest of this entry →