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Ghetto cherry: Nissan Skyline KPGC10

November 30, 2010 in ghetto cherry by banpei

Between your local karate school, skateboard shop, and a crackhouse,, you see this little cherry popping out:
Nissan Skyline KPGC10
Nissan Skyline KPGC10

Can’t agree more with RA64Freddy! :D
Edit: Found at RA64Freddy, trough JNC and c72c

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Commerical time: Girls dig the Corolla FX!

November 30, 2010 in Commerical time by banpei

Even though the AE86 was the most wanted Corolla during the last two decades, the AE82 was even more wanted in the decade before that: girls just loooooved them:


Now how many girls can you stuff in your hachi-roku? I only managed to get to three. ;)

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DOTS: doing it wrong with a Sunny N14!

November 28, 2010 in dots by banpei


This Nissan Sunny N14 was parked right next to my house and immediately caught my attention. Made a small U-turn (I was on my bike) and took a few pictures. Can you guess what is wrong with this Nissan Sunny?
DOTS: Nissan Sunny N14
DOTS: Nissan Sunny N14

Take good notice of the position of the steering wheel (yes, LHD).

And then compare it with this close-up picture:
DOTS: Nissan Sunny N14
DOTS: Nissan Sunny N14

You probably already guessed it: there is a Recaro seat in that Sunny and it is on the passenger side!
WTF?! You are doing it wrong! The driver should sit in the Recaro and the passenger on the normal seat! :D

BTW: both pictures were shot with my Helios 44-2 lens on f2.8, hence the big amount of bokeh.

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DOTS: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSi

November 27, 2010 in dots by banpei

Found this 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse mk2 parked a few blocks away a few weeks ago:
Down on the Street: Mitsubishi Eclipse mk2
Down on the Street: Mitsubishi Eclipse mk2

This Eclipse is a late type Eclipse and, as you can see, a bit tuned up. The wheels are Nissan GT-R Nismo lookalikes Work Emotions and just a tiny bit too small for the car but that doesn’t ruint the looks at all…

And at the rear it features a very small spoiler (edit: OEM spoiler) as well:
Down on the Street: Mitsubishi Eclipse mk2
Down on the Street: Mitsubishi Eclipse mk2

I must say that, apart from the wheels, the whole style looks well balanced.

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The sound of the 4T-GTE

November 27, 2010 in video by banpei

The AE86 and the FT-86 aren’t the only cars by Toyota that actually had the 86 designation in them: the Toyota 86C was a Group C racer by TOM’s featuring the infamous 4T-GTE engine (also to be found on the TA64 Toyota Celica rally car!).

This one lap of video is driven by Masanori Sekiya on the Fuji International Speedway in 1986:


I love the sound of the big ass turbo and the blow off valve! Amazing!