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Family Album Treasures: the Shakotan Boogie photo album

September 12, 2014 in Family Album Treasures by banpei

Today’s Family Album Treasure is literally someone’s family album:
Family Album Treasures: Kaido Racer photo album
In the video below Hattoriworks is going through his 1987 Fuji Grand Championship photo album. Read the rest of this entry →

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Picture of the week: Honda RA272 cutaway drawing

September 11, 2014 in picture of the week by banpei

This Honda RA272 cutaway drawing by Yoshihiro Inomoto is even more beautiful than the Nissan R382 cutaway drawing by Makoto Ouchi:
Honda-ra272 Cutaway Drawing Yoshihiro Inomoto linedrawing
Look at all the finer details he made, small case studies on the various parts, cockpit and complete car to get the end result just right. And this is just the original line drawing he made, not even the finished end product!

This is what it looks like after painting it: Read the rest of this entry →

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My Carina: Carina AA63 double headlights assembly part 1

September 10, 2014 in my carina by banpei

After being silent on the subject of my Carina for a while I’ve finally made some more progress: I’m assembling the Carina AA63 double headlights (after stripping and repairing them first):
Carina AA63 Double headlights assembly
This is only the right side assembly and unfortunately the left side has to wait a bit. And yes I know: it is definitely not the most beautiful glassfibre repair, but it will be hidden behind the grille anyway.

Why? Well it is waiting for the respray of some new old stock headlight surroundings: Read the rest of this entry →

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Hilarious: Butaketsu Laurel C130 backing up

September 9, 2014 in hilarious, WTF by banpei

Fake or not: this video of a Nissan Laurel C130 pigsbutt (butaketsu Laurel) backing up against the dude helping reverse parking is very funny:
Nissan Laurel C130 Pigsbutt
I really wonder what will happen…

Watch the video below for the unpredictable outcome: Read the rest of this entry →

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Down on the Street: 1978 Mitsubishi Sapporo GSR

September 7, 2014 in dots by banpei

Last Thursday when I encountered this 1978 Mitsubishi Sapporo 2000 GS/R I thought I was very lucky to find it! I never found one parked on the side of the street before! However when I checked my bag for the compact camera I usually carry around it wasn’t there. Neither was there any charge left in my smartphone so apparently my luck balanced out and I had to take pictures with my Nokia C2 dumbphone. In the end they turned out better than I expected but certainly they don’t meet my personal baseline.
Down on the Street: Mistubishi Sapporo 2000 GS/R
As you can see at the bottom of the driver door this Mitsubishi Sapporo suffers from the well known tin-worm: the very same that killed many before.

From the rear it is visible it also attacked the boot lid and it has been replaced by one in a slightly different shade of grey/silver: Read the rest of this entry →