March 4, 2014 in brilliant by banpei
Today the new Honda Civic Type R concept got revealed at the Geneva Motor Show and I really regret buying the Honda Civic Sport now…
It is brilliant: just look how the rear spoiler incorporates the tail lights! IMO it looks better than any Type R so far!
You can watch a video teaser below: Read the rest of this entry →
March 1, 2014 in rustoseums by banpei
A few days ago I asked Daniel O’Grady a similar question: why do the Japanese cars in Japan rust from the top down while they rust from the bottom up on the European soil?
It is funny because I can explain the European bottom up rust: we simply put salt on our roads during wintertime to fight ice and snow. However why the cars in Japan tend to rust from the top is a mystery to me…
Anyway, this beautifully crusty brown (photographed in black and white) Toyota Celica 2000GT RA25 is a good example of the top down rust:
Anyone got the answer to my question?
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February 28, 2014 in Commerical time by banpei
What does the SSS stand for in the name of the Nissan Bluebird SSS Turbo? Super Sports Sedan?
According to this 1981 JDM commercial it is Super Star! (Sedan?)
You can watch the advertisement below: Read the rest of this entry →
February 25, 2014 in dots by banpei
A few years ago I stumbled upon a Honda CRX mk2 (EG2/4/6) on about every street corner, but stumbling upon one nowadays is actually quite rare. So imagine how happy I was stumbling upon this one:
A Honda CRX mk2 with massively widened body work and deep dished Gotti rims!
Attached to the hatch there is the ubiquitous CRX spoiler you see on everyone of them but with the widened bodywork it doesn’t hurt at all: Read the rest of this entry →
February 18, 2014 in brochures by banpei
After one and a half years I finally solved a puzzle regarding a JDM Mitsubishi Galant Eterna on French license plates in the Spanish Pyrenees! Today I found a couple more pieces of this puzzle:
Not the same Galant Eterna but a white 2000GSR GT Turbo model also on French plates in the pit lane of, most probably, the Le Mans circuit in France including a Japanese celebrity called Ken Takakura (高倉健) born as Goichi Oda.
Then the same guy with a dog stand in front of a big ship with the same car with Japanese license plates: Read the rest of this entry →