March 8, 2017 in down on the street, Initial D by banpei
In this video we have an Initial D sticker applied to a Ford Ka. Would this make it an Initial Ka?
Sunday is always a special day. That’s the day when you go out, take a long hike in the woods and eventually end up where most people go to after a long day out: a small local restaurant. Last Sunday I ended up doing exactly what I just described.
In the parking lot of the restaurant a small sticker drew my attention: an Initial D sticker! The sticker looked old and worn, but unmistakably it was an Initial D sticker! What was worse: it had been attached on the bootlid of a Ford Ka, delivering at least an additional 10 horses!
Watch my interpretation below: Read the rest of this entry →
April 4, 2016 in down on the street by banpei
Welcome to another Down on the Street video!
Mazda MX5 NB
Today’s car spot is a Mazda MX5 NB with a very interesting body kit. I found it parked on the market square in my home town in front of the cinema. From a far distance I spotted the little MX5 and the closer I got the more interesting it became. I noticed the twin exhaust pipes and the wide flared fenders and decided it was definitely worth making a video of this car.
I.L. Motorsport bodykit
It took me a while to find the manufacturer of the bodykit and I only managed to find this picture of it. The bodykit has been developed by I.L. Motorsport in Germany somewhere in 2003 and thirteen years later there is nothing more I can find out about it.
Sex Spec Styling
The styling of the bodykit has aged a bit and it leans against what Marty and Moog from Mighty Car Mods call sex spec styling. Read the rest of this entry →
March 8, 2016 in down on the street by banpei
Mazda MX5 NB Super Bird
The Mazda MX5 NB is the second generation of the Mazda MX5. Just like the NA it is small, lightweight and nimble and it is just an awesome car! Someone has made this NB just a little bit more awesome…
At first I thought this was another one of those stickerbombed Mazda MX5s but as I got closer I noticed there was a whole different painting on the fender. I have no idea what it is supposed to be but it looks like someone painted a lot of birds on it.
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August 17, 2015 in down on the street by banpei
Today was a rainy day and it kind of ruined my schedule this morning to take a small video clip of some car I’d like to feature in Down on the Street with a video. Nevertheless in the afternoon I spotted this HellaHi Civic EG when I wanted to pick up my son:
Of course I left the GoPro at home and I have no real dashcam. So the phonecam had to do all the work. It was a shame I could not take more pictures as the whole line of cars started to move and after the railway crossing I had to take a left turn. Too many things to do at the same time and otherwise it would have been dangerous.
I followed the EG for two or three streets as it was going in the same direction, but there were no other opportunities to take photos. This Honda Civic EG was done nicely with white rims with stretched tires that were nicely tucked underneath the fenders. Stickers were a set of HellaHi/Fatlace/Illest and the car wasn’t really HellaFlush at all, so therefore I called it the HellaHi Civic EG. 😉
June 18, 2015 in down on the street by banpei
This morning I was driving from my son’s school to work and took a wrong turn as people were digging up in one of the streets. That happened to be a lucky break as I passed this great looking blue Honda Civic Mk1:
The little car looked awesome, especially in the early morning light.
The tenth owner must really love its little Honda as the car got treated on a bucket seat (with beads!) for the driver: Read the rest of this entry →
March 30, 2015 in down on the street by banpei
Remember this Honda Prelude mk5 I shared two months ago?
Back then I stated that it must be owned by someone who appreciates JDM.
Well I spotted it again this morning during my daily bike ride to work:
And it looks a bit different as the owner updated the Prelude to a new level!
As you can see a bit closer up the front fenders have been swapped for a set of vented FRP fenders: Read the rest of this entry →