November 23, 2013 in Carina sightings by banpei
Sorry to share it this late, but I only just spotted the Flipfront hood Carina AA63 for sale and the auction ends in the next 18 hours! So be quick!
Even though it now features deep dished RS Watanabe rims instead of the even more rare Work Excel rims it is the same. Also the cancellation of the rear door handles makes it clear they are the same!
This photo really gives a good view on how the flipfront hood has been mounted: Read the rest of this entry →
November 18, 2013 in down on the street by banpei
I know I featured this Toyota Crown MS85 Super Saloon a good year ago, but it appears in front of the office now and then:
And it looks so damn great I can’t leave it be.
The Crown really looks a bit gangster with its colors and high springs: Read the rest of this entry →
November 2, 2013 in hachi rock by banpei
This is the last of the HaCHiRoCK Festa 2013 postings. Not that there is not more to show, but actually there is so much to show that I could continue for a good two weeks.
Anyway, the last highlight is this kouki Levin AE86 by Mekaru:
When I saw the picture above it hit me like a bomb! Bam!
For some reason quad headlights never made it on Toyotas after 1983 and as the E80 family arrived in 1983 Toyota probably wanted to show it was all modern with the one-piece headlights. But what is there not to like about this quad headlight setup? Read the rest of this entry →
October 31, 2013 in hachi rock by banpei
In the category of the reverse fetishes: Japanese nowadays love the USDM look and this Illest Trueno on HaCHiRoCK Festa 2013 proves it:
The whole car breathes Illest, Fatlace, hellaflush and any other style that emerged from the United States.
On the left side deep dished bright green RS Watanabe (rear) rims: Read the rest of this entry →
October 30, 2013 in hachi rock by banpei
When you start browsing several galleries with many many of the 250 hachi rokus present at the HaCHiRoCK Festa 2013 you start to see patterns evolving. Take for instance this perfect Black Limited:
It is bone stock apart from the TE37v rims.
When you look at the kouki two door Trueno AE86 parked next to it: Read the rest of this entry →