August 31, 2012 in wrecked by banpei
Not sure if anyone of these guys is called Iketani, but I thought it would be a nice fit since it looks exactly the same as the Silvia S13 Koichiro Iketani from Initial D was driving:
It is also unsure if they wrecked the roof of the car manually after the accident or if it rolled over a couple of times…
And a picture says more than a thousand words: Read the rest of this entry →
August 30, 2012 in WTF by banpei
I’m still owner/admin of AEU86 where all European hachi owners end up sometime, so I was quite surprised to find this rare beast on my forum:
The car was built by Nakai-san from Rauh Welt Begriff (RWB) where he used the Run-Free kit as a basis for its styling.
It allows the Work Meisters to fit nicely under the wider arches: Read the rest of this entry →
August 29, 2012 in carina sightings by banpei
A couple of days ago I received an email from John Coakley with the subject “My two Carina GT-Rs!” and a link to a topic on ae86irl.com. Of course I immediately opened the link and found these two beautiful Carinas!
So what’s better than owning one GT-R? Owning two GT-Rs!
So let’s kick off with the white one on the left: Read the rest of this entry →
August 27, 2012 in count by banpei
Nori Yaro just posted this awesome video up on Youtube where about 150 AE86-es and Toyota 86-es are mixed together on a two lap parade on Fuji Speedway (FISCO) held on the 6th of August this year.
It is a good thing Alexi put a couple of fast-forwards in the video!
And at the end of the video there is a small Toyota 86 bonus: Read the rest of this entry →
August 26, 2012 in down on the street by banpei
Spotting old J-tin on the streets is a big hobby of mine and most of the time I can see in a split second that there is some old Japanese car lurking around in a parkinglot. Imagine the surprise when I walked out of the office and found this good looking dark grey Toyota Crown Super Saloon parked across the street:
At the same time I was talking to someone on the phone and no other camera on me. So I tried to break off the conversation as quickly as possible and take a few quick snapshots with the phonecam.
Here is another picture where I got up close: Read the rest of this entry →