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Carina Sightings: immaculate Carina GT Turbo TA63

November 30, 2011 in carina sightings by banpei

Okay the owner/uploader’s name might be a bit confusing, but skyline2000gtexturbo is really enjoying his Carina GT Turbo very much. So much he posted a couple of videos to Youtube!

First of all, the introduction of the Carina:

What else could you add to a zenki Carina GT Turbo TA63 than a set of RS Watanabe rims? Well, they are only up front and unfortunately the rear features a set of the well known Toyota Snowflakes.

So how does it drive then? Read the rest of this entry →

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Car feature: Bulgarian Galant Sigma Hardtop CS Extra

November 29, 2011 in car feature by banpei

Dido posted a comment under a post I wrote about the Mitsubishi Galant Sigma that he owns one. So I followed the links and found his Facebook page which is scattered with images of his pride and joy:
Bulgarian Misubishi Galant Sigma Hardtop CS Extra
Naturally it is an import, but it is actually no one else than the Japanese Ambassador who brought it to Bulgaria! But the previous owners thought it was junk and did no maintenance on it and left it for four years in a field. That’s when Dido bought the car.

It is just amazing how much switchgear you can mount in a car: Read the rest of this entry →

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Hilarious: Bassie en Adriaan movie trailer

November 28, 2011 in hilarious by banpei

In yesterdays post I touched the subject Bassie en Adriaan already a bit and while searching through all intros to find the correct Prelude (in which I failed) I stumbled upon this alternative movie trailer for the Bassie en Adriaan en de verdwenen kroon (Bassie and Adriaan and the disappeared crown) which is brilliantly done!

No it is not a Toyota Crown that disappears, but actually a genuine crown. ;)
In this trailer you will see the bad guys drive a Lancia Thema, the Dutch police pull a Volvo 340 sideways (yes, they really drove them in the 80s!) and see Adriaan do a batman like U-turn in the Honda Prelude!

Direct link to the video: Bassie & Adriaan movie trailer

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Bassie en Adriaan Prelude replica not an replica!

November 28, 2011 in hilarious by banpei

Over a year ago I found an advertisement of someone selling the Honda Prelude used in the Dutch childrens series Bassie en Adriaan. It is all about this car (including caravan):
Bassie en Adriaan Prelude
Back then I doubted if the car would actually be the genuine car since the intro movies featured a different Prelude. Yesterday I received the ANWB Magazine (Dutch JAF equivalent) and it featured an article on movie cars including the Bassie en Adriaan Prelude. I now have clarity on the subject: it is genuine!

This is a phonecam shot of a part of the article: Read the rest of this entry →

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Down on the Street: first generation Honda Prelude

November 27, 2011 in down on the street by banpei

Yesterday was a very fortunate day for me: I walked through my old neighborhood and spotted a Honda Prelude, a special Nissan Vanette, Honda S2000 and a Skyline ER33 GT-S only within ten minutes time! Obviously I did take pictures of all of them, so here is the first generation Prelude:
Honda Prelude mk1
The funny thing is that around when I moved houses this Prelude appeared in the parkinglot four houses away from me. Apparently the owner still lives there. ;)