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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 →

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Hayai! The new Nissan R380A-II!

November 19, 2012 in video by banpei

I posted a video of the Prince R380 breaking the landspeed record at the Yatabe test course over three years ago and now IKnowSkyline posted up another one of the Nissan R380A-II:
Nissan R380A-II
Not only did Nissan use this Prince developed race monster: Read the rest of this entry →

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Commercial time: Grand Theft 86!

November 16, 2012 in video by banpei

Yesterday Jalopnik posted that two people deferred British advertisement for the Toyota GT86 (aka the Toyota 86 or Scion FR-S) because it contained wild driving. What? Just two people complaining can stop an advertisment being broadcasted?

Jalopnik called it Brazil like and that is somewhat true if you have watched Terry Gilliam’s movie…
Toyota Grand Theft 86
…however I do think Toyota was aiming for a much more pressing world: the world of Grand Theft Auto! Read the rest of this entry →