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Car chases: Seibu Keisatsu carnage mix!

October 31, 2011 in Car chases by banpei

Get ready for the most gruesome carnage from Seibu Keisatsu! (Western Police)
Disclaimer: the two videos are not suitable for fainthearted J-tin enthusiasts!

In part 2 even more oldskool Nissans will be killed. Be prepared for tens of Glorias/Cedrics to be killed in a useless five minute slowmotion fight against a dirt truck in a mine field! Read the rest of this entry →

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DOTS: Subaru Impreza WRX dumpster

October 30, 2011 in down on the street by banpei

I can imagine a Subaru Impreza WRX GD wagon makes a perfect family car for the wannabe street racer, but utilizing it as a dumpster??
Subaru Impreza GD WRX wagon
Well dumpster may be a bit exaggerated, but it was used yesterday to haul stuff in a trailer to the local dump. And even worse: it is owned by a posh looking bloke.
Then again: I used my almost-classic-Carina in a similar fashion. ;)

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Friday video: enjoy a ride in this Mazda Cosmo HB

October 28, 2011 in video by banpei

Compared to yesterdays RX7 this bone stock Cosmo may look a bit dull. Outside Japan it was sold as the Mazda 929 with a 2 liter piston engine and the 929s from Germany and Switzerland are currently flooding the Netherlands, and this Cosmo HB does feature the Rotary Turbo!

You can also enjoy a Japanese cover of France Gall’s Poupee de cire, Poupee de son (actually Serge Gainsbourg wrote that for her) and imagine you are driving through the Japanese landscape yourself. A added benefit is that the whining rotary actually makes the song even more enjoyable! ;)

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Ebay treasures: yellow RexSeven

October 27, 2011 in ebay treasures by banpei

I can imagine people thinking the first generation RX7 (SA22 and FB) looks outdated. So obviously you want to update the looks of it and just model it after some newer model… Well, this little SA22 (for sale on Marktplaats) does have some updated looks!
yellow rx7 for sale on Marktplaats
First of all: the tail lights are clearly influenced by the Ferrari 575. But if you look closer to the design you can spot they are actually Opel GT tail lights.

Then we move to the front of the car: Read the rest of this entry →

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Carina Sightings: 1G twin turbo Carina in Jordan

October 26, 2011 in carina sightings by banpei

The second video is a bit over exposed, but at least by listening to the sound of it you will loooove this 1G-GTE powered Carina!

As you can see the 1G is a tight fit.

The 1G-GTE produced at maximum a mere 210hp, but the 275 Nm makes it all worth! Read the rest of this entry →