April 10, 2014 in hilarious by banpei
At the Tokyo Auto Salon this year the Nihon Automobile College (NATS) made a couple of cars based upon another car. This Prius has been modified into a Celica Super Silhouette racer:
Just imagine this Prius Super Silhouette going down the Fuji International Speedway in the Group 5 competition with a whopping 180 km/h with flames spitting out of th exhaust pipes right under the front doors!
The front mimics a Celica Super Silhouette racer and at the rear it shows some more Toyota Celica RA25 inspiration with the banana tail lights: Read the rest of this entry →
April 9, 2014 in carina sightings by banpei
I have no idea what has gotten into Dino Dalle Carbonare but lately he seems to be very much into the Toyota Carina AA63! He proved this by posting the N-Style Carina earlier this week on Speedhunters:
The N-Style Carina certainly has seen an overhaul since the last time I posted about it: two tone paintscheme, wilder camber and deeper dish!
I certainly like the new two tone paint scheme! Read the rest of this entry →
April 7, 2014 in only in Japan, rustoseums by banpei
Only in Japan you can find a rusty Lamborghini Silhouette P300 rotting away:
It is 1 out of 12 RHD built cars and the total production run was 52 cars!
Behind it you can also spot an Alfa Romeo Zagato RZ. Madness!
Found at: Med-i
April 2, 2014 in down on the street by banpei
What are the chances of spotting a Toyota Corolla AE86 twice in one single day?
While enroute on the highway to Hasselgren Racing in Berkley I got passed by this Toyota Corolla AE86. The car is presumably a SR5 model and it had steel wheels mounted with the old Toyota T style center caps.
The car was in just as bad shape as the AE86 I posted yesterday that I spotted in the Walmart parkinglot after visiting Hasselgren. As this SR5 actually was still entirely original it had a more ghetto like look. It is also funny to see how unattractive a car can get after almost 30 years left in original factory trim.
April 1, 2014 in dots by banpei
As I said earlier today (I’m in a different timezone): if I encounter more nice cars I’ll definitely post them. So how about a well used Toyota Corolla AE86 GT-S in the Milpitas Wallmart parkinglot?
While I was taking this photo the owner returned (hence this photo turned out not entirely sharp) and I had a short chat with him. He told me he is on the verge of buying a Scion FR-S as he is tired of continuously repairing an old and tired car. He offered me the car for sale but I friendly declined the offer. It will simply not fit in my suitcase and I guess my wife will kill me if I returned home and explained I just paid a fortune to ship a car to Europe.
From every angle you can see that the sunny weather in California isn’t doing any good to the car: Read the rest of this entry →