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Wangan Warriors meeting 10: the oldskool

November 25, 2011 in wangan warriors by banpei

Not only hard tuned cars were present on the Wangan Warriors meeting, but also a lot of oldskool cars from the 80s and early 90s.
I already posted the decals of this original Suzuki Swift GTi before, but here it is in full glory:
Suzuki Swift GTi

Also this original Skyline GT-R R32 can nowadays almost be considered as a classic: Read the rest of this entry →

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Wangan Warriors meeting 10: it was a bit misty

November 24, 2011 in wangan warriors by banpei

As said in the first impressions posting: it was misty…
To give you an impression, it was this misty:
It is quite misty out there!
On the positive side it could theoretically be beneficial for taking photos at a smaller diaphragm without losing the depth of field. Unfortunately mist also means there is less light, so I had great difficulty to go higher than 5.6 on one of my lenses…

But this photo of a white Sil80 is a good example of that effect: Read the rest of this entry →

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Carina Sightings: Carina DX coupe on Ebay!

November 23, 2011 in Carina sightings by banpei

Yesterday Ricardo sent me a link to Ebay where a Belgian sells this pristine Carina 1.6 DX coupe!
Carina 1.6 DX coupe on Ebay
It appears to be completely rust free and bone stock.

Well it should be since it only covered 62000 kilometers so far! Well you actually can’t tell it did 62K with this spotless interior: Read the rest of this entry →

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Wangan Warriors Meeting 10: drop the bombs!

November 22, 2011 in wangan warriors by banpei

Bombs, bombs and more bombs… WW10 was almost fully covered in stickerbombed cars. Last years latest trend is definitely going strong now!
First of all this Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R wing intrigued me:
When cheap stickerbombs...
Yes, that’s what happens if you use cheap stickers to bomb your GT-R wing. 😉

As a sidenote, it was a GT-R wing stuck to the bootlid of a GTS-25t: Read the rest of this entry →

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Car chases: J-tin lovers eat your heart out!

November 21, 2011 in Car chases by banpei

Another J-tin destruction mix video by 44magnumM29 and this time most definitely not for the fain hearted: in the first half minute a blue hakosuka Skyline is bumpercar-ed into scrap metal. Don’t worry: it is only a short nosed four door GC10. 😉

Also watch out for several Toyota Centuries and kujira Crowns to be blown up!

And a bonus question: can anyone guess the car featured from 1:04 till 1:40?

Direct link to the video: Car chase carnage

BTW: the drama series is not named (44magnumM29 is afraid it gets removed) and stunt work is performed by stuntman Mike and his team.

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Wangan Warrors meeting 10: first impression

November 20, 2011 in wangan warriors by banpei

First impressions are always worth most since they describe the Wangan Warriors meeting in one sentence. In this case I’d say my first impression would be that the meeting was mystifying! And yes, that is also a pun to the weather. 😉
Oldskulls Levin AE86 in the mist
No really it was definitely worth going! Spoke to a lot of people and seen a lot of nice cars!
Stay tuned for several features in the upcoming days.