January 8, 2016 in video by banpei
The new year has started, so let’s make something good out of my New Year’s resolutions!
I decided to shoot the update video while driving to the dentist, which limited me not to go into too many details and get distracted too much like last time…
The update video is only a short one this time as my dentist is only on the other side of town: Read the rest of this entry →
November 17, 2015 in video by banpei
I intended to paste this short clip about the status of the Celica and the lockup into the October update. Unfortunately I had over one and a half hours of raw footage for the update alone so I skipped the lockup update. I just re-watched this clip and thought it did need to be sent to the public out there. 😉
If you have more information on the TVR Chimaera, for instance what that second “shift knob” is about, please let me know in the comments below!
View the update video below: Read the rest of this entry →
October 31, 2015 in video by banpei
This is my October 2015 update video. The video is shot while driving the Toyota Carina for, probably, the very last time in 2015 as winter is coming soon. I went to pick up some tools and driving back home and yakking while driving.
So are we going to offroad in the Toyota Carina?
No we are not: Read the rest of this entry →
July 24, 2015 in video by banpei
We all know that Keiichi Tsuchiya loves his kouki Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 drift car, but did you know he owned a couple of other legendary cars before that? For instance this Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10?
In this Best Motoring video Keiichi Tsuchiya explains what cars he used privately to tear up the touges: a Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10, a Nissan Sunny 1200 GX5 B110, a Toyota Starlet S KP61 and a Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-V AE86.
The first short clip is covering the Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10: Read the rest of this entry →
June 26, 2015 in video by banpei
Mr Yumio at Youtube just uploaded his private drift videos from 1990 till 1993. Half of the content takes place at local drift events but the other half is shot on various touges. You really can see how things evolved since this early 90s drifting!
It is interesting to observe in this video that most cars at the touge are old “disposable” cars. For instance the Nissan Skyline R30 and Toyota Corolla Levin/Sprinter Trueno AE86 are popular cars. At the circuit a lot of new cars can be seen: Mazda RX7 FC, Nissan Silvia S13, Nissan 180SX, Eunos Roadster and a Toyota Soarer Z30. Still the AE86 is ubiquitous at the circuit as well.
Other extraordinary cars seen at the touge are: Nissan Skyline GT-R PGC10, Isuzu Piazza, Isuzu Gemini PF60 and a hot Nissan Sunny B310. At the circuit the most odd thing is a second generation Honda CRX SiR drifting in reverse!
I bet you can’t wait to spend the remainder of your Friday afternoon watching this video: Read the rest of this entry →
May 13, 2015 in video by banpei
The video displaying this Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 cutaway model was made by Daniel O’Grady from Wasabi Cars and I must say it looks awesome!
Its builder, Mr Junji Sawada, created something way cooler than an ordinary cutaway drawing: a cutaway scale model in 1/24 size and it is based upon a standard Tamiya model. You can see through most of the parts and if you look through the trunklid (or bootlid) you can see the special GT-R fueltank and spare wheel. The last two parts have been handcrafted as they were not part of the original.
Look for more details in the video below: Read the rest of this entry →