June 30, 2012 in Commerical time by banpei
The Mazda Cosmo HB always has been one of my favorite eighties cars:
As a young kid I kept looking through the Mazda brochures my dad once got at the dealership when he was looking for a wagon and regretted he walked out of the showroom without asking for testdrive in the new Mazda 929, the piston version of the Mazda Cosmo HB.
Of course the Japanese version of the car was featuring a lot more than the 929 spinoff we got: Read the rest of this entry →
June 29, 2012 in video by banpei
On August 11th this year the R31House Wonder Festival 2012 will take place at the Fuji Speedway.
R31House will, obviously, organize the festival again this year and this is their announcement video: Read the rest of this entry →
June 28, 2012 in WTF by banpei
In 1971 at the Tokyo Motor Show Toyota revealed the Toyota RV-1:
It clearly is based upon the (back then) new Celica TA22 and got is rear extended with the gullwing windows.
At the same time the bumper, engine hood and headlights look a bit familiar: Read the rest of this entry →
June 27, 2012 in carina sightings by banpei
Two weeks ago I already treated you on a KA67v drifting on Suzuka circuit and this week I found an AA63 sedan doing a fast grip-style lap on a very famous circuit:
The video looks a bit wobbly but I guess that’s due to the anti-shock software in the camera.
See the video for a better impression: Read the rest of this entry →
June 26, 2012 in Family Album Treasures by banpei
On what snapshot in your family album would you be at your best?
If you love drag racing Fairladies this has to be it: getting your hands dirty on that L28 engine swap!
Found at 0-4factory
June 25, 2012 in brilliant by banpei
Back in 1976 Mazda happily provided Fuji International Speedway a new official pace car for their Grand Championships:
The Cosmo RE-130AP replaced a Nissan Fairlady 260Z (as seen on the right) and held the crown for a couple of years. I think it is one of the most beautiful pace cars ever!
The initial version had rims that looked like (Bridgestone) Zona Spoke 10 rims but then with four spokes. The the later type in this picture featured the Zona FIN-2 rims. This is a picture of the four spoke design:
Anyone familiar with the Zona Spoke rims and recognizes the four spoke design?
Found at X208’s Mazda Cosmo page (@ Minkara)