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Bali: immaculate Corolla KE70 passing by

July 30, 2011 in bali by banpei

Near where I spotted the Longchamped Familia I also saw a Corolla KE70 coming the opposite way. I turned around, followed it for a while hoping it would stop. But I gave up after a couple of kilometers and stopped for a drink. Luck turned and another immaculate Corolla KE70 came my way:
Toyota Corolla KE70 on Bali
Toyota Corolla KE70 on Bali

Since I has stopped I had all the time of the world to take a couple of snapshots of the KE70! :)

Action shot from behind:
Toyota Corolla KE70 on Bali
Toyota Corolla KE70 on Bali

No idea what wheels it is on, but they surely match the oldskool rolla!

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Bali: Ford Laser (Mazda Familia) on Longchamps

July 26, 2011 in bali by banpei

On one of my tours around Bali somewhere between Uluwatu and Kuta I came across this Ford Laser (aka Mazda Familia or Mazda 323) on a set of SSR Longchamp XR4 rims!
Ford Laser / Mazda Familia (323) on Longchamps
Ford Laser / Mazda Familia (323) on Longchamps

So I stopped and made a couple of pictures.
To be honest: this was the very first time I ever saw these babies in real life! They were even more beautiful than seen on pictures. ;)

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Bali: ubiquitous Toyota Kijang KF42

July 25, 2011 in bali by banpei


One of the first things I noticed in Bali were the ubiquitous Toyota Kijang minivans driving around. One small detail of the Kijang drew my attention immediately: the headlights!
Toyota Kijang KF42 with Crown S120 headlights
Toyota Kijang KF42 with Crown S120 headlights

Recognize them already?
Indeed: they are recycled from the Toyota Crown S120 series!

On another one I found this GTV Executive sticker:
Toyota Kijang KF42 with GTV Executive sticker
Toyota Kijang KF42 with GTV Executive sticker

No idea if it is genuine, but if so then this must have been the sporty version of the Kijang…

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WTF: Reused deep dish mesh wheels

July 22, 2011 in WTF by banpei


I have no idea what brand/model these mesh wheels are, but I had a big WTF moment when I spotted them on the beach in Bali:
Deep dished mesh rims reused
Deep dished mesh rims reused

They look like fake BBS knock offs and they are quite clearly FWD rims.

Here is picture that puts them into context:
Deep dished mesh rims reused
Deep dished mesh rims reused

Yes they are indeed used to haul the fishermen’s boats (actually the “fake” fishermen’s tourist boats) to shore!
Nevertheless it is still a very classy to haul your boat with a set of deep dish mesh wheels! :P

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Commerical time: Tokusatsu Tercel

July 19, 2011 in Commerical time by banpei

The fourth generation of the Toyota Tercel was even more dull in its looks than its predecessors, but apparently it was a very very very quick car: even this Kamen Rider lookalike can’t even match its speed!