by banpei

Brilliant: longest car name on a Nissan Leopard GF31

November 18, 2014 in brilliant by banpei

Previously I thought the Nissan Cedric Y30 V3.0 Turbo Brougham VIP was supposed to be the longest name given to a car ever, but I stand corrected with this Nissan Leopard 870 Ultima GF31 3.0 V6 Twin Cam (intelligent adult coupe):
Brilliant: Nissan Leopard 870 Ultima
The Nissan Leopard GF31 is a typical mid 80s luxurious grand tourer and continuously improved with the latest and greatest technical gadgets like any Japanese car manufacturer did by the end of the 80s. Oh I love the 80s and Japanese cars from the bubble era!

The question is: what is an intelligent adult coupe?

Found at: High-Top-Fade

by banpei

Let’s make this happen: Initial D legos

September 15, 2014 in brilliant by banpei

Yesterday I received an email (sent to AEU86) from Denil Oh if we could run his Initial D legos box proposal on our forums. Of course we could, and even better: we’ll promote the heck out of it as it needs 10000 supporters to get it to reality and that sounds like it would be doable!
Initial D Legos idea
The Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 complete with Takumi Fujiwara and the Fujiwara Tofu Shop the box would be an excellent starter for both kids and adults: adults (like me) remembering the series and buying the box for their kids to enjoy! ;)

This legos box proposal is so brilliant, the car is a really simple yet stunning design: Read the rest of this entry →

by banpei

Brilliant: Toyota Carina A60 timeline

May 3, 2014 in brilliant by banpei

I did post a couple of Toyota Carina A60 timelines in the past but now I found a nice tool to visualize this even better:

The data is based upon the Carina Chronology I posted in the past and added some titles and photos.
I tried to make it a bit funny by adding some rustoseum photos of the Carina models that got discontinued. ;)

by banpei

Brilliant: the Honda Civic Type R Concept

March 4, 2014 in brilliant by banpei

Today the new Honda Civic Type R concept got revealed at the Geneva Motor Show and I really regret buying the Honda Civic Sport now…
Honda Civic Type R concept
It is brilliant: just look how the rear spoiler incorporates the tail lights! IMO it looks better than any Type R so far!

You can watch a video teaser below: Read the rest of this entry →

by banpei

Brilliant: Honda Museum in Google Streetview

October 17, 2013 in brilliant by banpei

A couple of days ago I read on Jalopnik that the Honda Museum in Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture) in Japan is now available on Google Streetview. Of course you can’t read all the fine details on the exhibits but you surely can get a good impression of the museum and if I ever go to Japan I’ll certainly will visit the museum!

Next to the entrance this Honda RA271 formula one car welcomes you:
Honda Museum on Google Streetview
Next to it is a pristine S600 convertible.

Upstairs you will find even more formula one cars, like the world championship winning RA272: Read the rest of this entry →