December 2, 2013 in down on the street by banpei
This Nissan Micra K11 was literally down on my street: it was parked on the parkinglot across the street!
My first reaction was: what the f*#K is that bodykit?
Then I realized it looked very familiar… A bit like a Mitsuoka or maybe a Riley or Wolseley? But later on I found out the grille is exactly the same shape as the one of a Glas Gogomobile TS250 Coupe!
From the rear the car is a normal Micra: Read the rest of this entry →
December 1, 2013 in Family Album Treasures by banpei
I really do love the Family Album Treasures I find on sites like Minkara:
The owners stand out in front of their greatest pride. You can really see the love they have for it and sometimes they even put half their life’s worth of salary in it.
Last week I found this video by Toyota about their Toyota Heart Project that consists entirely out of Family Album Treasure photos: Read the rest of this entry →
November 30, 2013 in picture of the week by banpei
It is one of these things: a car manufacturer likes to boast their car is used as the official marshall car at a very well known circuit. Back in the 90s Honda did not make an exception by promoting the Honda CRX as the official Suzuka marshall car:
Honda added a bodykit and a set of Work Meisters.
But it gets even better when you actually find a photo taken up close in
Found at: Minkara
November 27, 2013 in rustoseums by banpei
After Nissan’s success with the BE-1, the Pao and the Figaro Nissan must have smelled money. So next up for them was retro styling a SUV on top of the Sunny B14 platform and they called it the Nissan Rasheen and sold the car from 1994 to 2000.
For some reason it looks very similar to the Wartburg 353 built in East Germany (DDR) but I don’t think they did that on purpose. I can’t imagine they would do that only that short after the Fall.
Anyway, BANKAKUEMIKO uploaded a video of this marvel at his local junkyard in Japan: Read the rest of this entry →
November 23, 2013 in Carina sightings by banpei
Sorry to share it this late, but I only just spotted the Flipfront hood Carina AA63 for sale and the auction ends in the next 18 hours! So be quick!
Even though it now features deep dished RS Watanabe rims instead of the even more rare Work Excel rims it is the same. Also the cancellation of the rear door handles makes it clear they are the same!
This photo really gives a good view on how the flipfront hood has been mounted: Read the rest of this entry →