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DOTS: Nissan Fairlady 350Z

October 31, 2010 in dots by banpei

This Nissan 350Z may not be a classic Japanese car yet but it surely will be, just like its older sisters, within 20 years!
Nissan Fairlady 350Z
Nissan Fairlady 350Z

Found it creeping around the corner while having a stroll with my son through the neighborhood.

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Commerical time: Toyota Corona 2000GT DOHC

October 30, 2010 in Commerical time by banpei

I wonder what would rock more, a Corona RT132 or a Carina RA45? In this commercial the Corona is looking just as great as the Carina!


No wonder they merged them together in the next generation!

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Hilarious: Nomuken teaches pronunciation

October 29, 2010 in hilarious by banpei

I took this small clip from the Video Option Drift Heaven vol. 15 where Nomuken teaches his pupil how to pronounce L.S.D. (Limited Slip Differential). All I can make of it is Ludesocksedaiski.


Now how would you pronounce that? :P

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Familiy Album Treasures: the Sapporo Squat duo

October 28, 2010 in Familiy Album Treasures by banpei

Okay, they might never have known that the Galant Lambda was sold as the Sapporo in some countries abroad but nevertheless they make an excellent squatting duo:
Sapporo Squat duo
Sapporo Squat duo

Judging from the flares on their pants these two friends decided to buy in the late 70s early 80s, against its unpopularity, two Mitsubishi Galant Lambdas. Personally I fully agree with them: the Galant Lambda is a great looking car with an amazing engine! Now if only people would have recognized that back in the 70s and 80s!

Found here

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Carina Sightings: Tucked away Carina GT-R

October 27, 2010 in carina sightings by banpei

From the same place where I found the rustoseums earlier this week a red Carina AA63 GT-R tucked away in some shed:
Tucked away GT-R
Tucked away GT-R

It has late type taillights and panda rear bumper, so it is definitely a kouki model.

Found here