December 27, 2015 in WTF by banpei
I bumped into this Toyota Sprinter Trueno Black Limited BP Kraft lookalike while I was doing research on the Black Limited for the rediculously long car names where it took third place. I guess lovers going to love, haters going to hate…
The most obvious change are the Lambo-style doors and the change of the pop-up headlights for the integrated ones that were featured on the BP Kraft Sprinter Trueno.
Here you can see a picture of the car that inspired the car above: Read the rest of this entry →
October 2, 2015 in WTF by banpei
After hoarding AE86 parts for over 20 years AE86Lan decided he needed a clean up his garage:
An entire kei-truck is loaded with various AE86 parts like T50 transmissions, complete subframes, complete 4AGE engine blocks, valve covers, cams, camgear covers and many smaller bits and pieces. What a bloody waste: I think many of the AE86 enthusiasts could probably have used some of it…
See the video below: Read the rest of this entry →
September 17, 2015 in WTF by banpei
What would be your first thought when you would drive a 1992 Suzuki Alto?
The two girls in this ad go visit some aquarium, look at the octopus and immediately head off to the nearest takoyaki food cart around the corner. Weird!
Takoyaki is a Japanese dish which roughly translates into octopus dumplings: Read the rest of this entry →
May 29, 2015 in WTF by banpei
How easy is it to remember a URL that contains DR30 and FJ20ET? The Nissan Skyline DR30 below features a FJ20ET so naturally for any JDM car nut it is easy to remember:
It was not really visible when I first spotted this photo of the first FJ20ET Friends meeting at Tsururingu, but there was a whole “short” and “easy” url on the spoiler of the DR30.
It is a pity that WordPress does allow me to do quotes around the easy part as the first part of the url is, at least for a non Japanese person, difficult to remember. See for yourself: Read the rest of this entry →
January 21, 2015 in WTF by banpei
I scanned this picture of a girl hugging a Toyota 3T-GTE engine from a Toyota Corona TT142 brochure. The borchure was inside one of the Kaikki Karina magazines I bought recently:
I’m not entirely sure I should call it hugging… It is more a bit like she cherishes the engine, or feeling a great affection to it and she also caresses the intake with her left hand. Now I that engine must have
It is a bit less odd if you take into account that the Toyota Corona T140 series got promoted heavily by Roger Moore who was back in 1982 still the actor that played James Bond.
Looking at this photo 33 years later makes the girl look a bit silly, or even a bit sexist photo on how to sell your high performance engines. Then again: James Bond likes classy stuff and the 3T-GTE was certainly a classy engine in the early 80s!
January 11, 2015 in WTF by banpei
Being one of the early bloggers about kaido racers (aka bosozoku style) I don’t get a high brow often, but this JTTC Calsonic Nissan Skyline R31 race car replica in the shape of a kaido racer really gave me a WTF:
This video features a couple of Showa cars that are either kept (in mint) bone stock or modified to a great extend, including this Nissan Skyline R31 GTS-R. Now the interesting part is why the owner chose to hacksaw a big hole in the floorpan where the passenger seat used to be and routed the exhaust to the side of the car (through the sill) and not chose to do it directly through the sill from the . Or even welded something around the exhaust pipes to keep the noise levels a bit down. On the other hand, this makes the modification more obvious for the eye…
Apart from this Skyline there are the following cars: Toyota Celica GT-R AA63 (unmodified), Dual-Factory green Toyota Publica Starlet KP40, Body-Make Nissan Bluebird 810 coupe kaido racer, kyusha kai pigsbutt Nissan Laurel C130 on Hayashi Sakura rims, kyusha kai Nissan Skyline GT C110 on Racing Hart rims, Toyota Crown MS80 kaido racer, orange Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 and a white G-Nose Nissan Fairlady 240Z S30.
You can watch the whole video below: Read the rest of this entry →