December 1, 2013 in Family Album Treasures by banpei
I really do love the Family Album Treasures I find on sites like Minkara:
The owners stand out in front of their greatest pride. You can really see the love they have for it and sometimes they even put half their life’s worth of salary in it.
Last week I found this video by Toyota about their Toyota Heart Project that consists entirely out of Family Album Treasure photos: Read the rest of this entry →
September 17, 2013 in Family Album Treasures by banpei
Nissan opened up a website called Drive where they created a questionnaire for Skyline owners to share their thoughts, ideas, pictures or anything related to their Skylines. They called it My Life, My Skyline. If you have a few minutes (or rather more hours) to spare you can browse all the comments by all these proud Skyline owners and sometimes you can even find a rare gem between them, like this Family Album Treasure:
True Carboy style with your friends somewhere in the mid eighties. Don Johnson is playing Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice in a white suit and pink shirt. The pictures description by its uploader is “Together youth…” and there is not a better fitting description I guess.
Found at: My life, My Skyline
February 4, 2013 in Family Album Treasures by banpei
It has been a while since I posted a Family Album Treasure and to be honest, this one does not meet my own definition of one (owner needs to be on the picture as well) but if you look at the picture it actually is:
A photo taken of a photo of a car should meet the requirements, right?
Anyway, this TA63 Toyota Carina GT-TR coupe has been modified a bit somewhere in the 90s. It sits on a pair of dished Hayashi Street rims up front, a pair of (what looks like) dished 3 piece SSR mesh and at the front it received a lip from an AE86 or AE92. Also something odd is to be seen with the front bumper, but that could have been damage that has been repaired.
At the rear a small spoiler has been added: see the picture on the next page
September 29, 2012 in Family Album Treasures by banpei
Or at least, that’s how this proud owner would have called his latest acquisition in the early 70s:
Otousan (father) is making sure the SGX badge of his Laurel C130 is just as clearly visible on the photo as his daughter. You could almost say the Laurel is part of the family!
Also okaasan (mother) makes sure her dress matches the Laurel’s tail lights: Read the rest of this entry →
September 10, 2012 in Family Album Treasures by banpei
Scenic rocks? Check!
Pose in front of the camera? Check!
I guess this panoramic picture is the perfect photo for the family album!
It is so perfect that it has to be repeated once more with the wife: Read the rest of this entry →