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Toyota Celica ZZT231 bass player [Car spotting]

May 16, 2017 in dots, down on the street by banpei

On my way walking to the hospital I encountered this parked Toyota Celica ZZT231. From the rear it stood out with that big fat exhaust pipe and the bass player sticker indicates what the driver does for a hobby. 😉
Toyota Celica ZZT231 bass player car spotting

Toyota Celica ZZT231

The bassplayer is a 2001 Toyota Celica GT-S ZZT231, so that means it is powered by the more desirable 2ZZ-GE engine. The 2ZZ-GE engine is often called the successor of the final generation of the 20 valve 4A-GE (blacktop) where it advances the technology used in the 4A-GE blacktop. The VVTL-i is the successor of the VVT used in the blacktop, where the L denotes the dual camshaft profile.

German Cross

On the inside there was a weird gearshifter knob: it had the shape of a German cross. See it in the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Widebody Honda CRX Mk II ED9 [Down on the Street]

October 9, 2016 in dots by banpei

This widebody Honda CRX Mk II ED9 has been featured two and a half years ago in the down on the street photo series.
Honda Civic Mk2 Widebody second time
Back then it looked like the build was relatively new and I shot a few photos of it. I even made an attempt to shoot a video Wasabi Cars style, but as it was winter the lack of ambient light made it look horrible. And then it disappeared and probably went back to Poland.

Reunited

You can imagine how happy I was to see the CRX again, and this time even closer to my home. Read the rest of this entry →

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Shabby Infiniti G20 [Down on the Street]

September 8, 2016 in dots by banpei

I found this shabby Infiniti G20 parked next to my hotel in San Mateo, California.
Shabby Infiniti G20
Its paint has eroded by the Californian sun and the interior looked quite worn. Not only was the paint peeling off, someone did a very dodgy job covering this up by adding a black layer of matte paint. Basically converting it to a two-tone scheme. The G20 was covered in pine needles, indicating that it has been standing there for some time. Well, at least after September 2015 according to Google Streetview. Read the rest of this entry →

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Unmolested Nissan 240SX [Down on the Street]

May 6, 2016 in dots by banpei

Welcome to another Down on the Street video!

Unmolested 240SX

I found this unmolested Nissan 240SX in Santa Cruz while driving towards the beach. I stopped and jumped out of the my rental car and shot a short video. Unfortunately nobody was around and I couldn’t make any inquiries about it.
Unmolested Nissan 240SX [Down on the Street]

Drift car

With unmolested I obviously mean it has not been converted into a drift car. It is even rarer to find a bone stock S13 than a tuned or lowered one. Read the rest of this entry →

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Down on the Street: insane Nissan Sunny GTI-R

November 14, 2015 in dots by banpei

Everything about this Nissan Sunny GTi-R is insane and I’m not only referring to the specifications of the car! I covered this GTI-R a few years ago with a couple of photos but back then I was ignorant of its importance. As I had to pass this car every other day I decided to collect some more footage this time:
Down on the Street: Nissan Sunny GTI-R
On the Dutch licence registration page the information told me it had been registered officially as a Sunny 2.0 GTI-R van. Wait a minute: someone was able to register a Nissan Sunny GTI-R as a van in 1993?

The video

Enjoy my homage to the Nissan Sunny GTI-R below that I created using the footage I collected during some five to six times passing by: Read the rest of this entry →

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Down on the Street: Suzuki Alto SS40

October 18, 2015 in dots by banpei

Last week on Friday I picked up my son from school. Since it was such nice warm autumn (or fall) afternoon and he was playing happily with some of the other kids at school I took a short hike in the street of my son’s school. Then I spotted this well used Suzuki Alto SS40:
Down on the Street: Suzuki Alto SS40
Actually Wikipedia refers to it as the SS80 and I only read this later after I made this video.

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