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Carina Sightings: N-Style Toyota Carina AA63 by Nori Yaro

November 7, 2014 in Uncategorized by banpei

I know I have been slacking again on the blog lately… My job was killing me and last Tuesday I gave a presentation at a MySQL oriented conference in London so hardly any time left for anything else. So I promise to make it up to you with this beautiful photo of the N-Style Toyota Carina AA63 taken by Nori Yaro:
Nori Yaro visits N-Style: Toyota Carina AA63
Alexi Smith (aka Nori Yaro) visited the N-Style garage and took a couple of beautiful photographs of their car lineup, including three of the N-Style Toyota Carina AA63.
So head over to Nori Yaro’s visit to N-Style to see all the other photos!

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Down on the Street: many many historic Fiats!

November 18, 2012 in down on the street, Uncategorized by banpei

Yesterday in a blink of an eye I spotted some old cars parked in what looked like an old dealership. So I parked the car around the block and headed back, and this is what I spotted:
DOTS: Fiat Dealership

A lot of old historic Fiats were all parked inside an old Fiat dealership. The cars I spotted were: a Fiat visitor bus designed by Bertone, Fiat 128 Coupe, Fiat Dino coupe 2400, Fiat Dino spider, Fiat 130, Fiat 125 and in the back many many more: Read the rest of this entry →

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Magazines: Honda Accord in Rozsdakupac

January 31, 2012 in Uncategorized by banpei

Don’t laugh, but this magazine was actually the Christmas present from my wife!
Rozsdakupac magazine cover
When I was in Hungary during the holidays my wife bought this magazine in the Tesco because she knows I like old rusty cars. Especially the name of the magazine is an Hungarian pun and would roughly translate into rustpile. She thought of it as a joke and so did I…

Until I opened up the magazine halfway and found this feature of an immaculate second generation Honda Accord coupe:
Honda Accord coupe in Rozsdakupac
Nice, huh? It reminded me of this Honda Accord coupe near my son’s school.

Even nicer was this picture: Read the rest of this entry →

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Fifteen years ago: yellow Hachiroku

January 24, 2012 in random, Uncategorized by banpei

Fifteen years ago this yellow Sprinter Trueno AE86 GT Apex was king of the mountain and the Honda in front of it king of the desert!
Yellow hachi roku
Now which one would you choose as your daily transportation?


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Google+ Groups

November 8, 2011 in Uncategorized by banpei

Just read the news that Google added groups to Google+.
I’m not a big user of G+ but decided to give it a go and see how it develops. Also added their primitive widget to the menu on the right but I hope it will get replaced soon with the promising Facebookish full widget that was disabled as an option and announced as “coming soon”. 😉

You can find the Group here

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Random: AE86 lips on a KE70 wagon

August 29, 2011 in Uncategorized by banpei

Adding the zenki Levin AE86 bumper and lip were a very good improvement by the owner of this KE70 wagon.

">Corolla KE70 wagon with zenki AE86 bumper+lip
Corolla KE70 wagon with zenki AE86 bumper+lip
Even the original Apex Twin Cam seats and the panda paint scheme seems to be a nice fit! 😛

Found at Diary of sardines with your Hachiroku