June 27, 2014 in ebay treasures by banpei
It is always sad to see an abandoned project for sale, especially if it may be a well known Nissan Silvia S12 Grand prix widebody:
According to the ad the Nissan Silvia S12 Grand Prix has been stripped to bare metal and all rust has been resolved and a cage has been welded in.
Everything has been properly coated except for the hatch and bonnet: Read the rest of this entry →
June 25, 2014 in brochures by banpei
Even before Suzuki released the Suzuki Fronte Coupe they already made the existing (facelifted) Suzuki Fronte LC10 II (as known as the Stingray) look more sporty with this sports kit:
I must say this Sukuki Fronte LC10 SSS really looks bad ass!
As the SSS already had a very potent 36hp engine (not bad for a 360cc air cooled engine!) so the sports kit only included exterior and interior upgrades: Read the rest of this entry →
June 23, 2014 in picture of the week by banpei
Just like last Subaru FF-1 1300G Super Touring cutaway drawing this Nissan R382 cutaway drawing is drawn by Makoto Ouchi:
Well, at least this pencil drawing is the basis for it…
Because this is what the drawing looks like after being paint brushed: Read the rest of this entry →
June 21, 2014 in webmining by banpei
One of my favorite tools to find new things is Google Images. I was searching for photos of a Paul Newman Skyline but bumped into a set of photos of Paul Newman with a red Nissan Skyline GT-ES Turbo at the Floria Memory site taken in May 1982 around the Fort Gates Ferry in Floria.
This obviously triggered my curiosity and I started digging into the subject.
I suspected at first this was just footage for one of the famous New-man Skyline ads from 1982, but for some reason I could not remember seeing this ferry in any of them: Read the rest of this entry →
June 20, 2014 in video by banpei
Back in the early 70s Mazda and Nissan fought for the grand championships with their rotaries (RX-2 and RX-3) and their Skyline GT-Rs (KPGC10 and PGC10) and Best Motoring is reliving those fierce battles with a bit more modern machines in Hot Version 52 (Rotary vs Skyline):
Unfortunately by the time Group 5 races emerged in Japan this meant the cars used never were the actual production cars anymore. So what Best Motoring did was to line up cars that never battled with each other and they range from early 80s till early noughties.
My personal favorite is the battle between the Mazda RX7 SA22C (tuned by REOS) and the Nissan Skyline RS Turbo DR30 (tuned by Escort) and you can watch this battle in the video below: Read the rest of this entry →