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Top Gear missed it’s chance with the Toyota Comfort GT-Z!

July 8, 2013 in video by banpei

Today I watched the second episode of the new Top Gear season (season 20 already!) where Hammond organized a Taxi race. In this race he featured taxis from various countries like Russia, India, South Africa but for some reason he left out Japan. Now this is a missed chance as Japan would have an adequate contentder:
Toyota Comfort GT-Z Supercharged SXS10
Okay, the supercharged 3S-FE may not be the most powerful of the whole bunch, but with its tweaked suspension it probably would have beaten the competition in half a lap… Or could it be that they were actually frightened?

See the full video of the Comfort GT-Z here: Read the rest of this entry →

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Friday video: Tire stretch on a Work Equip 01

January 11, 2013 in video by banpei

In the past ae86lan already proved to be the master of tire stretch by stretching to tires at the same time using the explosion method.
Tire Stretch Work Equip 01
This time he shows how to stretch tires on a set of one piece Work Equip 01 using a bead blaster.
Video can be found on the next page

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Thrilling Celica RA40 at Bathurst in 1980

January 9, 2013 in video by banpei

Just saw this video being posted on Facebook by Thomas Delien on the TACN Facebook page and it is a thrilling 5 minutes of footage from Peter Williamson’s Celica in the 1980 Bathurst race:
Celica RA40 at Bathurst in 1980
Peter Williamson was doing live footage for the Australian Channel 7.

Video can be found on the next page…

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Video: Initial D Fifth Stage episode 2

November 22, 2012 in video by banpei

Last weekend Episode 2 of Initial D Fifth Stage has been broadcasted in Japan. Obviously it was fansubbed just within a couple of days!
Initial D Fifth Stage Episode 2
This episode focusses on the battle between Keisuke in his RX7 and Kobayakawa in his LanEvo VII.

A bit different this time is that I actually managed to embed the video: Read the rest of this entry →

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Nissan R382 with a 60s vibe!

November 20, 2012 in video by banpei

Another interesting video by IKnowSkyline is this video of the Nissan R382 preparing for the 1969 Japanese Grand Prix:
Japanese Grand Prix 1969

You can see that Nissan put three R382s at the starting grid and they had almost to no competition from the Toyota 7s and Porsche 917s and started all three from pole position: Read the rest of this entry →