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Hilarious: RX-4 Wolf in sheep’s clothing

October 31, 2008 in hilarious by banpei

JNC posted this as a Halloween greeting:
Mazda RX4 Wolf in sheep's clothing

I think it is really hilarious: the RX-4 was already a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but now it is really a sheep in wolf’s clothing! ;)

Nice photoshopping btw! It took me a few seconds to find the flaws. :P

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Carina sightings: Carina GT-R AA63 in Peru

October 29, 2008 in carina sightings by banpei

Some time ago I already blogged about a Carina GT-R in Peru. I probably now found the sales adverts for it:

http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.pe/MPE-4685754-vendo-gtr1985-_JM

http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.pe/MPE-4685639-vendo-toyota-carina-gtr-_JM

This is how the car looked:
Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 for sale in Peru, front side view
Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 for sale in Peru, side view
Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 for sale in Peru, original rim (Celica Supra rim)

It states that the Carina GT-R was located in Lima and that it only drove 9000 and 10000 kilometers. Looking at the engine, diff, interior and the state of the car I doubt that the last fact could be true. Should rather be 190000 and 200000 kilometers. ;)

As you can see the diff housing is leaking:
Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 for sale in Peru, diff leaking

And the engine is quite used and dirty:
Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 for sale in Peru, engine is dirty

And the steering wheel looks shabby, so it is quite used
Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 for sale in Peru, dash is dirty and steering wheel worn

According to the translation of this advertisement it is supposed to be owned by the 80 year old grandpa of the seller. Yeah right… ;)

Anyway, they asked 3999 (I assume Peru Nuevos Soles) for it which is roughly 1000 euros. Not bad! I would have bought it for that price!!

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Initial D: Initial B Bicycle Drift

October 28, 2008 in Initial D by banpei

If you thought the drifting in Initial D was radical: hold your breath for this!

Initial B: Bicycle drifting!

Apparently under the influence of Initial D some Chinese fans started to perform drifts on their bicycles:
The rules are pretty straight forward you just need to perform an aw inspiring right hand drift, either with the aid of brakes or without.

The drift performed in the picture looks awesome and drifting with a racing bike sounds like much fun to me! :)

Lucky enough I live in Holland, use my (1920s) bike for daily transportation and it is autumn. Leafs are on the streets, perhaps I’ll try to perform some drifts on my way to work now and then. ;)

You can read more about it here:
Article about bicylce drifting on chinamtb.com

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Second Japanese national A60 & T140 meeting

October 27, 2008 in toyota carina by banpei

I already posted some pics about this event some time ago, but on the 1st of June 2008 the second national A60 & T140 meeting was held at Mount Fuji. I just found a webpage with a large gallery of this great event! :)

To give another impression of the meeting:
Overview of the second national Toyota Carina A60 & Corona T140 meeting on mount Fuji
Great to see so many Toyota Carina/Celica A60s and Corona T140s. Somehow I get the impression that white was a very popular color in the early 80s. ;)

Of course my favorite Carina SA60 Firevan was present:
Carina SA60 firevan on second national Toyota Carina A60 & Corona T140 meeting on mount Fuji
Carina SA60 firevan on second national Toyota Carina A60 & Corona T140 meeting on mount Fuji

And this yellow TA63 Carina sedan is also one of my favorites:
Yellow Carina TA63 sedan on second national Toyota Carina A60 & Corona T140 meeting on mount Fuji
Yellow Carina TA63 sedan on second national Toyota Carina A60 & Corona T140 meeting on mount Fuji

See more pictures here:

http://www.geocities.jp/dai63butai/index-005.html

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Toyota Soarer Z1 rims

October 26, 2008 in rims by banpei

On a Celica Supra forum I found a topic about a Japanese Celica XX Meeting. For those who don’t know the Celica XX: outside Japan it got sold as the Celica Supra MK2, also known as the MA6x and the GA6x. So it shares the same platform as the Celica and Carina A6.

I this topic I found a picture of one Celica XX wearing Toyota Soarer MK1 rims:
JDM Toyota Soarer MK1 Z1 rims, same as Celica Supra rims but with different centercaps

Normally I would have called them “Celica Supra rims”, just like I did with my rims on the Carina. Technically they aren’t Celica Supra rims since they featured on the Celica, Carina and Soarer as well.

Anyway, as you can see the Soarer rims have the Soarer logo (a griffin) on the centercaps instead of the Toyota logo on the normal rims. Of course I love to have these centercaps on my rims as well! Anyone got a set of those centercaps lying around?? ;)