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SF Bay area: went to a drift event (part 2)

April 30, 2011 in sf bay area by banpei

I finally developed all films I took with my analogue SLR (Zenit-E with Weltblick 135mm at full lens opening) at the Infineon raceway drift exhibition. I never took photos of moving objects at night so most photos were taken with a very wild guess: the light meter on the camera did not show anything at all, the Sixtomat lightmeter I use as a backup was stretched to its 1600 iso maximum and then calculated back with 5 stops since my camera had a black and white 100 iso film in it. To my surprise a lot of them actually worked out fine for some of the pictures!

Take for instance this photo of a competing AE86:
Competing Corolla GT-S AE86
Competing Corolla GT-S AE86

I must say: not bad at all for a first time!

Also the Techno Toy Tuning 510 is still recognizable:
Techno Toy Tuning Datsun 510
Techno Toy Tuning Datsun 510

Could have been better if I would have had a flash with me, but nothing whatsoever in my camera bag… Next time I’ll definitely bring along a strong one!

Here is another Corolla GT-S AE86:
Corolla GT-S AE86 going sideways
Corolla GT-S AE86 going sideways

The picture is quite nice, but I’m not really getting the feeling it is going sideways. I should have either used a different angle or extended the timing a bit.

Perhaps a bit more like thiis Nissan 240SX S13 (with Silvia nosejob):
Nissan 240SX (Silvia S13 conversion) going sideways
Nissan 240SX (Silvia S13 conversion) going sideways

Now I really get the feeling this car is going sideways. With a freezing flash it would have been a perfect shot!

And last but not least, a long exposure shot:
Long exposure shot
Long exposure shot

Not the best angle for these kind of pictures, but nevertheless still content with the result.

Take note that these are scans of the negatives (with a proper negative scanner) so I’ll definitely develop these five as proper photos and see if I can stretch their quality a bit more! Also next time I’ll include the next roll of film which was a 400 iso color film.

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DOTS: Toyota Celica GT liftback RA64

April 29, 2011 in dots by banpei

At the day of my arrival in the SF Bay area I went to the Santa Clara mall and parked at the top. I immediately noticed this Celica GT Liftback parked so I parked right next to it and took a few snapshots (including some B/W following later).
Down at the mall: Toyota Celica GT RA64
Down at the mall: Toyota Celica GT RA64

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I suspect it is the 22R powered RA64 model since no other US models are marketed as a GT (or GT-S).

The paintjob on this Celica has seen better days, just like a lot of other 15+ year old cars I spotted. I now understand why cars in California need a new paintjob regularly. ;)

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Hilarious: Giant remote controlled Lowrider truck

April 29, 2011 in hilarious by banpei

A big bad remote controlled lowrider truck almost going amok on the crowd!

Now that’s a real toy for big boys!

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Video: driving shotgun in an Isuzu Bellett GT-R

April 28, 2011 in video by banpei

Ever wondered what an Isuzu Bellett GT-R looked and sounded like from the inside?

It is a shame they don’t rev that 1600cc DOHC all the way up to its redline… Then again: this car is so rare it would be a shame to damage it…

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Carina Sightings: big spoilered and scooped Carina GT-R

April 27, 2011 in carina sightings by banpei

Even though this Carina GT-R has the biggest spoiler I’ve seen so far (apart from the GT spoilers) and a ridiculous scoop on its bonnet it is still looking great. Must be the periodically correct wheels that match up with the spoiler and scoop.
Carina AA63 with big spoiler and hood scoop
Carina AA63 with big spoiler and hood scoop

Unfortunately the picture is too blurry to make out what these rims actually are. They look a bit like SSR Mk III rims but at the same time they could very well be SSR Star Formula or Work Excel rims…

Found at [masa_GT-B]