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Picture of the week: Honda CRX marshall car

November 30, 2013 in picture of the week by banpei

It is one of these things: a car manufacturer likes to boast their car is used as the official marshall car at a very well known circuit. Back in the 90s Honda did not make an exception by promoting the Honda CRX as the official Suzuka marshall car:
Honda CRX Marshall car Suzuka
Honda added a bodykit and a set of Work Meisters.

But it gets even better when you actually find a photo taken up close in 19941992:
Honda CRX Marshall car Suzuka

Found at: Minkara

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Picture of the week: Honda City Turbo II race car

October 27, 2013 in picture of the week by banpei

Just a random picture I encountered browsing this week: a Honda City Turbo II at the Suzuka Circuit collection hall!
Random picture: Honda City Turbo II race car
It reminds me of some Youtube movie I posted a long time ago about a Honda City Turbo cup race but the video has been removed now. If only I could watch it again and search for the car above…
Anyone seen a Honda City Turbo cup race posted on Youtube lately? :P

Via Minkara

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Picture of the Week: Paul Newman new Nissan Skyline

October 18, 2013 in picture of the week by banpei

I just happened to stumble accross this 1980 or 1981 Nissan Skyline advertisement:
new Nissan Skyline with Paul Newman
It includes Paul Newman who was involved heavily with the New Skyline advertisements by Nissan. What puzzles me is why they put this fake Super Silhouette R30 in the picture while the Hasemi Skyline KDR30 was actually more impressive than this rendering…

Via Nissan Ultima poster

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Picture of the week: Cutaway Toyota Soarer MZ12

January 23, 2013 in picture of the week by banpei

Straight from a Toyota Soarer Super Gran Turismo MZ12 brochure this cutaway picture was scanned in a very high quality:
Toyota Soarer MZ12 cutaway picture
What I really like about this picture is the details in the 3 litre twin cam 6M-GE engine. Even though it was sold midst of Toyota’s twincam era it only featured two valves per cylinder. If you look close enough you can really see it clearly.

You can find the full size picture here: Toyota Soarer Super Gran Turismo MZ12 cutaway picture

Via MZ12GT

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TAS 2013: Life sized Choro Q Toyota 86

January 14, 2013 in picture of the week by banpei

Tokyo Auto Salon always has the great or weird things at display. I already read from several sources that if there is one thing that has been dominating the Auto Salon this year it has to be the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ. (or Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S)
Life sized Toyota TRD 86 at Tokyo Auto Salon 2013
I guess this life sized Choro Q Toyota TRD 86 is no exception to this rule. ;)

Via Minkara