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Down on the Street: Fast and Furious Toyota MR2 SW20

March 31, 2014 in dots by banpei

I’m currently in not so sunny California for a conference and just spotted this Fast and Furious inspired Toyota MR2 SW20 near a Wallmart:
Down on the Street: TFNF Toyota MR2 SW20
Of course I had to stop and take pictures! ;)

From the rear it doesn’t look that radical but the front end has been modified extensively: Read the rest of this entry →

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My Carina: new goodies arrived!

March 29, 2014 in my carina by banpei

Yesterday I received some goodies from the US for my Toyota Carina TA60:
Toyota Carina camber plates
A set of camberplates and a full set of Prothane AE86 poly bushes.
I’ll trial fit the poly bushes to see which ones match and which ones don’t. I’ll probably end up with half the set used and some that don’t fit at all but at least this way I know which ones to hunt for somewhere else.

The camber plates are Toyota Corolla KE70/TE71 items: Read the rest of this entry →

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Carina Sightings: Speedhunting a RC Toyota Carina AA63

March 28, 2014 in carina sightings by banpei

At Speedhunters Dino Dalle Carbonare made three jaw dropping posts about the RC scene in Japan and I was quite surprised a remote controlled Toyota Carina AA63 was featured in two of those posts!
Carina Sightings: Carina AA63 RC speedhunters
First of all the last photo of the second post was this drifting Carina. What a way to end the post! :)

Then the third post featured a side shot from the Carina: Read the rest of this entry →

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Brilliant: the Honda Civic Type R Concept

March 4, 2014 in brilliant by banpei

Today the new Honda Civic Type R concept got revealed at the Geneva Motor Show and I really regret buying the Honda Civic Sport now…
Honda Civic Type R concept
It is brilliant: just look how the rear spoiler incorporates the tail lights! IMO it looks better than any Type R so far!

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

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Japanese Rustoseums: Toyota Celica 2000GT RA25

March 1, 2014 in rustoseums by banpei

A few days ago I asked Daniel O’Grady a similar question: why do the Japanese cars in Japan rust from the top down while they rust from the bottom up on the European soil?
Japanese Rustoseums Toyota Celica 2000 GT RA25
It is funny because I can explain the European bottom up rust: we simply put salt on our roads during wintertime to fight ice and snow. However why the cars in Japan tend to rust from the top is a mystery to me…

Anyway, this beautifully crusty brown (photographed in black and white) Toyota Celica 2000GT RA25 is a good example of the top down rust:
Japanese Rustoseums Toyota Celica 2000 GT RA25
Anyone got the answer to my question?

Found at Gagaga7310