October 3, 2014 in video by banpei
One of the Nissan Skyline C110s in this Seibu Keisatsu car chase ends up taking a dive into a pool:
Not only the pool dive, but the whole scene is hilarious: it all starts out with a bad guy leading two black Nissan Skyline C110 police cars to their hideout, setting off the bad guys fleeing in a Nissan Patrol. This kicks off the big chase including Nissan Cedric 430s and ending the chase for the Nissan Skyline C110 above in the pool
See below for the whole scene and guess how it ends: Read the rest of this entry →
October 1, 2014 in dots by banpei
If you would have asked me if I would post a Toyota Celica GTi AT160 on my blog I probably would have given you a definite no. But as five years have past since I did the first Down on the Street a lot has changed: cars have become older and some models even have gone almost extinct, just like the Celica T160 series:
Even if the car is the first front wheel drive Toyota Celica it certainly aged very beautifully.
According to the Dutch car register this originally Dutch Celica is a GTi model and is powered by a 1587cc engine, so it must be the 4A-GE powered AT160 model as we only got the 4A-GE powered Toyota Celica GT AT160 and the 3S-GE powered Toyota Celica GT/GT-four ST162. Read the rest of this entry →
September 29, 2014 in count by banpei
Just take a deep breath and count the number of Nissan Skyline R31s in this photo:
I must admit I stopped counting after the fifth row of Nissan Skyline R31s…
These three photos were taken at the R31 House junkyard. Read the rest of this entry →
September 21, 2014 in puzzle by banpei
Once again I was just aimlessly browsing through photos and bookmarks I made and I encountered this photo of two girls, a guy and a Toyota S800:
So it puzzled me: how did the three get there with that Toyota S800? I saw one in real life and that made me aware of the fact that fitting two average persons in a Toyota S800 is a real challenge, let alone three!
Well, when I looked futher on the Flickr page I found the answer: Read the rest of this entry →
September 16, 2014 in ebay treasures by banpei
It has been a while since I shared a worthy treasure from the classifieds/auction sites. Today I found actually two treasures, but this right hand drive 1967 Mazda Bongo that got lost in Hungary was the best one:
Judging from the “Painter & Wallpaperer” and phone number on the side of the van it feels like this Mazda Bongo had an earlier life outside Hungary.
As I mentioned before, this Bongo is actually right hand drive: Read the rest of this entry →