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Toyota Carina wind deflectors [Yahoo Auctions]

March 19, 2016 in auctions yahoo by banpei

Earlier this week I spotted a set of original Toyota Carina wind deflectors for sale in an auction:
Toyota Carina wind deflectors
They are interesting for me as these deflectors change the airflow around the windows and if you open your windows only an inch the air will be sucked from your car instead of having a big turbulence creating a racket of noise.

The deflectors weren’t entirely new and one of the rear deflectors even had a part missing: Read the rest of this entry →

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Nissan Cima Y31 Mirror Wipers [JDM Trivia #11]

March 11, 2016 in JDM Trivia by banpei

JDM Trivia #11: Nissan Cima Y31 Mirror Wipers

When I thought the Japanese chindogu Side Wipers were the strangest thing that once used to be an accessory on a car I ran into this:
JDM Trivia #11: Nissan Cima Y31 Mirror Wipers
Mirror wipers!

Will that fit on my Honda?

At first I thought that this was another chindogu, in other words: a useless innovation. However a few days later I found my car in foggy weather and the fog created lots of small water droplets on my mirrors. Even the mirror heating option did not resolve this. Then I realized I was wrong: I need a set of these amazing mirror wipers on my Honda! Read the rest of this entry →

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Mazda MX5 NB Super Bird [Down on the Street]

March 8, 2016 in down on the street by banpei

Mazda MX5 NB Super Bird

The Mazda MX5 NB is the second generation of the Mazda MX5. Just like the NA it is small, lightweight and nimble and it is just an awesome car! Someone has made this NB just a little bit more awesome…
Down on the street: Mazda MX5 NA Super Bird
At first I thought this was another one of those stickerbombed Mazda MX5s but as I got closer I noticed there was a whole different painting on the fender. I have no idea what it is supposed to be but it looks like someone painted a lot of birds on it.

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Toyota Carina, Celica & Camera [March update video]

March 4, 2016 in video by banpei

This is the March 2016 update video for my channel on Youtube!
toyota-carina-celica-camera-march-update
In this video I will update you on the Toyota Carina, Toyota Celica and the new camera I bought recently. Also more news on the Pioneer speakers I have been reviving some time ago.

Enjoy the update below! Read the rest of this entry →

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Rusty pair of Mazda Cosmo 110S [Japanese Rustoseums]

February 27, 2016 in rustoseums by banpei

The sight of a rust Mazda Cosmo 110S is a sad sight, but seeing a pair rust together is even sadder:
Rusty pair of Mazda Cosmo 110S [Japanese Rustoseums]
The better looking one of the pair appears to be the short wheelbase L10A.

The other one seems to be similar in length but I can’t tell for sure if it also is another early type or if it is the more common series II: Read the rest of this entry →

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Japanese car Family Album Treasures: [JDM Trivia #10]

February 26, 2016 in Family Album Treasures, JDM Trivia by banpei

JDM Trivia number 10: Japanese Car Family Album Treasures

As it is the tenth trivia I wanted to do a bit more light weight subject and not dive into the nerdy anorak topics like sidewipers or hachi roku panda paint schemes. Today will be about the photos you see in the background and I call them family album treasures. These photos could be sourced from anyones family album and that’s why I named them this way.
Family Album Treasures: My life, my skyline C210

Japanese car and person

These photos have two things in common: in the photo there is at least one Japanese car and person on it. There could be multiple cars, multiple people, or even whole families! And all of them are proud owners of their cars and like to pose in front of it. Or maybe next to it? Or maybe sitting inside the car? Or maybe sitting on its roof? Or maybe even posing like a hunter after you shot your R32 GTS-t into the guardrail? Read the rest of this entry →