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Friday video: Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 “Next One” campaign

January 30, 2015 in video by banpei

Just hot from the press: Toyota released three mini movies (3 minutes each) called The World Is One in their Next One campaign featuring the Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 in three continents: Japan, Africa (South Africa) and Australia.
Toyota Corolla Levin AE86
The movie really feels like following the Initial D vibe: two high school students, the nerdy one falls in love with a girl, works his ass of to get a license and a car and then buys a kouki zenki Toyota Corolla Levin AE86. They both go for a ride in the AE86: drifting/hooning off and then cruising along the shores. There the girl is found with another guy and see for yourselves the ending in all three parts. It is really well made!

Japan: Read the rest of this entry →

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Friday Video: Nissan Skyline GT-R PGC10 history

January 23, 2015 in video by banpei

There are many many many videos to be found on the Nissan Skyline GT-R PGC10 and I have seen most of them by now and most of them focus singularly on the racing history of the GT-R and/or coupe alone. That’s why I really like this particular video better than most of the others: it focuses on some of the developments done by Prince prior to the GT-R in the first part.
Friday Video Nissan Skyline GT-R
Mostly the development of the S20 engine contributed to the success of the Nissan Skyline GT-R PGC10 and its engine was a development effort of the Prince 380

And in the second part it also focuses on the other mechanical parts that made the Nissan Skyline GT-R an awesome car: Read the rest of this entry →

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Friday Video: Honda City Turbo II drifted by Nomuken

January 9, 2015 in video by banpei

It’s Friday so here is another video to enjoy: Nomuken drifting a Honda City Turbo II!
Friday Video: Nomuken drifting a Honda City Turbo II
You can actually drift a Honda City Turbo II then? I thought they were front wheel drive!

Well yes you can: with a little bit of help from the handbrake and a Toyota Starlet Glanza V EP91 Turbo engine. The Honda City Turbo II also got the nickname bulldog, so does the Chihuahua refer back to the Toyota Starlet? Like a fancy dressed up hairless skinny bulldog?

Judge for yourself in the video: Read the rest of this entry →

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Friday Video: Honda City Turbo II races!

December 19, 2014 in video by banpei

Over a year ago I posted a picture of a Honda City Turbo II racecar. Today I have a couple of videos for you where these little bulldogs get in close combat on the circuit!
Honda City Turbo II races

First of all this great video of the John Player Special Honda City Turbo II trophy race: Read the rest of this entry →

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Friday Video: Grand Theft Seibu Keisatsu

December 12, 2014 in video by banpei

The storyline of this episode of Seibu Keisatsu is simple: some bad guys stole a bunch of cars (a Nissan Fairlady Z S30 and a pigsbutt Nissan Laurel C130) and Chief Daimon and his men are chasing the truck they are loaded on.
Grand Theft Seibu Keisatsu
The Machine RS-1 (Nissan Skyline DR30) seems to have gotten an upgrade with blazingly new computers that can follow a transceiver (note the misspelling at 0:31) and lead them to the bad guys. Chief Daimon joins the chase with his Nissan Fairlady Z 200Z-T. Other notable cars are the civilian Nissan 260Z 2+2 and a Nissan Gloria 230 sedan (no hardtop) crashing with a Nissan Bluebird-U.

Of course in the end, as always, the bad guys get away before they can be caught.

You can watch the full clip below:

And I posted the big finale some time ago and you can find it here.

Direct link to video: 昔 カーアクション 昭和 旧車 古き良き時代 R30 日産 S130Z