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Hilarious: the Japanese way of praising new drift products! (part 2)

April 30, 2010 in hilarious by banpei

I found another video of some Japanese gravure idols praising Drift products
(may be considered NSFW in some countries!):

How about this Super Single girlclutch? And some Bee?R (rims) with that? Or do you need to upgrade your (drive) shaft for that girl? Or is your firehose empty already? Oh man, this stuff cracks me up! What a bunch of bad jokes! :D :D

You can find part here:
Hilarious: the Japanese way of praising new drift products! (part 1)

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Count the Soarers!

April 29, 2010 in Toyota Soarer by banpei

It was a long time ago I posted a count the cars picture, so how about counting some Soarers?
How many Soarers did you count?
How many Soarers did you count?

I stopped counting after 25. How many did you count? :P

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Carina Sightings: Toyota Carina TA40 DL

April 28, 2010 in carina sightings by banpei


This week not a drifting Carina, not a JDM model, nor an A60 series Carina but rather an older model: a TA40 Carina. Why? Well, just because I kind of liked it:
Toyota Carina TA40 DL
Toyota Carina TA40 DL

This bumperless chicken fenced Carina looked kind of awesome to me. It reminded me of the old school tuning from some ten years ago where everybody was just doing DIY tuning.
The rims are a very nice finishing touch. :)

Toyota Carina TA40 DL
Toyota Carina TA40 DL

Also the towhook is a nice touch. If you remove the bumper, just keep the towhook to avoid parking damage. ;)

Toyota Carina TA40 DL
Toyota Carina TA40 DL

The interior looks great: just as it came from the factory back in 1979.

Toyota Carina TA40 DL
Toyota Carina TA40 DL

And this is the biggest surprise: the DL (or rather DLX) should actually have a 2T engine and not the double carbed 2TB like the ST used to have. I think the previous owner thought the same as I did: cheap 10hp power increase! ;)

You can find the car for sale here:
Toyota Carina DL TA40 on Marktplaats

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Commercial time: all JDM Skyline commercials on DVD!

April 27, 2010 in commercial time by banpei

I saw this amazing video containing all Japanese Nissan Skyline commercials being announced a few weeks back on a Minkara blog:
Nissan Skyline Japanese commercials collection
Nissan Skyline Japanese commercials collection

This DVD covers almost all models: from the second generation (S50), third generation (C10 aka hakosuka), fourth (C110 aka Kenmeri) and up to the tenth generation (R34)!

I was able to find the DVD on Amazon Japan (?????? CM?????? [DVD]), but I haven’t seen it for sale elsewhere… Now if only the shipping costs from Japan weren’t that steep… :(

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DOTS: beaten up 1993 Suzuki Swift GTi

April 25, 2010 in dots by banpei


This trashed 1993 black Suzuki Swift GTi has been standing near the office for quite some time and I wondered who would leave this car behind…
Black 1993 Suzuki Swift GTi
Black 1993 Suzuki Swift GTi

Apart from not having any MOT for the past six months it has been beaten up severely: mirrors are broken loose, front fender shows some big dents, scratches along the side of the car…

Black 1993 Suzuki Swift GTi
Black 1993 Suzuki Swift GTi

Rear wiper gone…

Black 1993 Suzuki Swift GTi
Black 1993 Suzuki Swift GTi

Mirror on this side broken loose as well and even more dents on the car…

Of course for most of the Dutch population this car will recall the 2009 Queensday attack where the attacker used a black Suzuki Swift and killed eight people before missing his target and crashing into some monument… I still remember seeing the footage of that attack and thought from now on any black Suzuki Swift will be a very impopular car to own/drive… Next Friday that will be one year ago exactly and I like to express my deepest respects to the victims of this madman.