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Toyota AE86 paperwork arrived from Japan

May 13, 2017 in unboxing by banpei

Today I received this package from Japan containing the paperwork for the Toyota AE86. Apart from the usual AE86 paperwork there were a couple of very nice surprises!
Toyota AE86 paperwork and peko-chan

Milky candy

First of all there was a package of Japanese candy included! The candy is called Milky and produced by Fujiya. Milky candy is one of the most famous and well-loved sweets in Japan, so that was an awesome surprise included in the package! Peko-chan is their famous mascot and you can find her about anywhere nowadays. Thanks Derek!

Then there was the paperwork: Read the rest of this entry →

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Amazing auction find: a Toyota Celica Supra MA61 wall clock

May 12, 2017 in collections by banpei

Oh my. I posted this Celica Supra MA61 wall clock video already two months ago on Youtube! Time to do some catching up again!
genuine toyota celica supra ma61 wall clock

My Carina Digital Dashboard wallclock

I have covered this Carina digital dashboard clock in a video some time ago. It is an amazingly rare item that you hardly ever come by, and it took me six long years before I found another one!

What about a Celica Supra Digital Dashboard wallclock?

Since Toyota has made a clock for the Carina, naturally you would expect Toyota to have made similar items for other models. And of course they did: I found this Toyota Celica XX (also known as the Toyota Celica Supra MA61 outside Japan) wall clock for sale on Yahoo Auctions for the mere price of 28000 yen! (about 250 US dollars!) See the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Nissan Skyline Van VBC110, Pigsbutt Laurel, Toyota AE86 update [Banpei Weekly episode 10]

March 17, 2017 in banpei weekly, video by banpei

This week in the Banpei Weekly we have a Nissan Skyline Van VBC110, Datsun 200L (aka the butaketsu / pigsbutt Laurel in Japan) and an update on the Toyota AE86!
Nissan Skyline Van VBC110 - Datsun 200L - Banpei Weekly Episode 10
Yes that’s a whole lot of things! But wait, there is also the channel update!

Channel update

Last week, shortly after posting the Banpei Weekly episode 9, the banpei.net channel on Youtube reached 500 subscribers!
500 subscribers for the banpei.net channel on Youtube!
Many thanks to all of you subscribing! This really is a milestone for the channel!

Now if you wish to know more about it, watch the full episode below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Unboxing Toyota AE86 goodies

March 8, 2017 in toyota ae86, unboxing by banpei

In this video I will unbox all the goodies that I received for the Toyota AE86 today! It was a bit exciting as I didn’t know 100% for sure if it would be all for the AE86, but luckily it did!
Unboxing Toyota AE86 goodies

You can watch the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Initial Ka: 10hp for this worn Initial D sticker! [Found on the Street]

March 8, 2017 in down on the street, Initial D by banpei

In this video we have an Initial D sticker applied to a Ford Ka. Would this make it an Initial Ka?
Initial Ka: initial d sticker plus Ford Ka
Sunday is always a special day. That’s the day when you go out, take a long hike in the woods and eventually end up where most people go to after a long day out: a small local restaurant. Last Sunday I ended up doing exactly what I just described.

In the parking lot of the restaurant a small sticker drew my attention: an Initial D sticker! The sticker looked old and worn, but unmistakably it was an Initial D sticker! What was worse: it had been attached on the bootlid of a Ford Ka, delivering at least an additional 10 horses!

Watch my interpretation below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Lisbon AE86, winning Paris Dakar Carina found, read Japanese using your phone, Toyota Soarer! [episode 8]

March 8, 2017 in banpei weekly, toyota ae86, toyota carina by banpei

Welcome to the eight episode of the Banpei Weekly!
This week we have a Toyota AE86 in Lisbon, the Paris-Dakar Carina found in someones back yard, learn how to read Japanese using your phone, a Toyota Soarer Super Gran Turismo MZ10 and many more things about the AE86!
Lisbon AE86, Paris-Dakar Carina - Banpei Weekly episode 8
As I visited Lisbon for work I was also able to meet up with Luis. Luis registered on AEU86 as Pack a few years ago and owns a black Toyota Corolla AE86 that got a Trueno makeover. Since it is black it also is made in honor of the Black Limited theme.

Watch all about it in the video below: Read the rest of this entry →