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Nissan Skyline Van VBC110, Pigsbutt Laurel, Toyota AE86 update [Banpei Weekly episode 10]

March 17, 2017 in banpei weekly, video by banpei

This week in the Banpei Weekly we have a Nissan Skyline Van VBC110, Datsun 200L (aka the butaketsu / pigsbutt Laurel in Japan) and an update on the Toyota AE86!
Nissan Skyline Van VBC110 - Datsun 200L - Banpei Weekly Episode 10
Yes that’s a whole lot of things! But wait, there is also the channel update!

Channel update

Last week, shortly after posting the Banpei Weekly episode 9, the banpei.net channel on Youtube reached 500 subscribers!
500 subscribers for the banpei.net channel on Youtube!
Many thanks to all of you subscribing! This really is a milestone for the channel!

Now if you wish to know more about it, watch the full episode below: Read the rest of this entry →

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AE86 jet fighters, Motocompos, Mount Haruna and Osaka Kanjo Racers [Episode 1]

December 9, 2016 in video, what did i watch this week by banpei

What did I watch this week? This week’s What Did I Watch This Week is all about AE86 jet fighters, Motocompos, Mount Haruna and Osaka Kanjo Racers!
What did I watch this week - Episode 1
This video is something new that I’m trying out: a weekly vlog on the videos I watched earlier that week and what I liked or disliked about them. See it as my new way to do my regular blog posts in a vlog. 😉

Watch the first episode below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Walk around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

May 20, 2016 in video by banpei

Last week we drove to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and this week we will walk around the track a bit.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
The Laguna Seca Raceway was originally built in 1957 near Monterey, California. In 1988 the track was heavily modified and the inner field has been added between turn 2 and 5 of today’s circuit. In 2001 Mazda became the major sponsor for this circuit and the track got renamed to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry →

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Timelapse drive to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

May 15, 2016 in video by banpei

Welcome to this timelapse video of my drive from Santa Cruz to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Timelapse drive to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
The timelapse drive will start at my hotel in Santa Cruz, drive down highway number 1, stop at Monterey and then drive down highway 68 to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Laguna Seca Raceway is famous for its corkscrew corner which is considered to be one of the most difficult corners on any circuit in the world. The corner has a steep drop in the shape of a corkscrew. The circuit also has been made famous by Gran Turismo. Read the rest of this entry →

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Mudflaps from Auctions Yahoo [unboxing]

April 15, 2016 in video by banpei

It is birthday time! And a present (for myself) has arrived yesterday!
Mudflaps from Auctions Yahoo
So let’s start unboxing a package from Auctions Yahoo containing an incomplete set of Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 mudflaps! Read the rest of this entry →

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Toyota Carina Sports Graphic ’83 [unboxing]

March 23, 2016 in video by banpei

Today I received a package from Japan so I thought it would be awesome to do an unboxing video for once.
Toyota Carina Sports Graphic '83 unboxing

So what was in the package?
– J’S Tipo from 1993 with a Toyota Carina GT TA62 vs Toyota Celica GT-R AA63
– Carina Sports Graphic ’83 brochure Read the rest of this entry →