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Mudflaps from Auctions Yahoo [unboxing]

April 15, 2016 in video by banpei

It is birthday time! And a present (for myself) has arrived yesterday!
Mudflaps from Auctions Yahoo
So let’s start unboxing a package from Auctions Yahoo containing an incomplete set of Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 mudflaps! Read the rest of this entry →

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Mazda MX5 NB by I.L. Motorsport [Down on the Street]

April 4, 2016 in down on the street by banpei

Welcome to another Down on the Street video!

Mazda MX5 NB

Today’s car spot is a Mazda MX5 NB with a very interesting body kit. I found it parked on the market square in my home town in front of the cinema. From a far distance I spotted the little MX5 and the closer I got the more interesting it became. I noticed the twin exhaust pipes and the wide flared fenders and decided it was definitely worth making a video of this car.
Mazda MX5 NB I.L. Motorsport [Down on the Street]

I.L. Motorsport bodykit

It took me a while to find the manufacturer of the bodykit and I only managed to find this picture of it. The bodykit has been developed by I.L. Motorsport in Germany somewhere in 2003 and thirteen years later there is nothing more I can find out about it.

Sex Spec Styling

The styling of the bodykit has aged a bit and it leans against what Marty and Moog from Mighty Car Mods call sex spec styling. Read the rest of this entry →

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Toyota Carina Sports Graphic ’83 [unboxing]

March 23, 2016 in video by banpei

Today I received a package from Japan so I thought it would be awesome to do an unboxing video for once.
Toyota Carina Sports Graphic '83 unboxing

So what was in the package?
– J’S Tipo from 1993 with a Toyota Carina GT TA62 vs Toyota Celica GT-R AA63
– Carina Sports Graphic ’83 brochure Read the rest of this entry →

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Toyota Carina wind deflectors [Yahoo Auctions]

March 19, 2016 in auctions yahoo by banpei

Earlier this week I spotted a set of original Toyota Carina wind deflectors for sale in an auction:
Toyota Carina wind deflectors
They are interesting for me as these deflectors change the airflow around the windows and if you open your windows only an inch the air will be sucked from your car instead of having a big turbulence creating a racket of noise.

The deflectors weren’t entirely new and one of the rear deflectors even had a part missing: Read the rest of this entry →

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Nissan Cima Y31 Mirror Wipers [JDM Trivia #11]

March 11, 2016 in JDM Trivia by banpei

JDM Trivia #11: Nissan Cima Y31 Mirror Wipers

When I thought the Japanese chindogu Side Wipers were the strangest thing that once used to be an accessory on a car I ran into this:
JDM Trivia #11: Nissan Cima Y31 Mirror Wipers
Mirror wipers!

Will that fit on my Honda?

At first I thought that this was another chindogu, in other words: a useless innovation. However a few days later I found my car in foggy weather and the fog created lots of small water droplets on my mirrors. Even the mirror heating option did not resolve this. Then I realized I was wrong: I need a set of these amazing mirror wipers on my Honda! Read the rest of this entry →

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Mazda MX5 NB Super Bird [Down on the Street]

March 8, 2016 in down on the street by banpei

Mazda MX5 NB Super Bird

The Mazda MX5 NB is the second generation of the Mazda MX5. Just like the NA it is small, lightweight and nimble and it is just an awesome car! Someone has made this NB just a little bit more awesome…
Down on the street: Mazda MX5 NA Super Bird
At first I thought this was another one of those stickerbombed Mazda MX5s but as I got closer I noticed there was a whole different painting on the fender. I have no idea what it is supposed to be but it looks like someone painted a lot of birds on it.

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