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Toyota Carina Sports Graphic ’83 [unboxing]

March 23, 2016 in video by banpei

Today I received a package from Japan so I thought it would be awesome to do an unboxing video for once.
Toyota Carina Sports Graphic '83 unboxing

So what was in the package?
– J’S Tipo from 1993 with a Toyota Carina GT TA62 vs Toyota Celica GT-R AA63
– Carina Sports Graphic ’83 brochure Read the rest of this entry →

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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 →