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

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

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 →

Shabby Infiniti G20 [Down on the Street]

September 8, 2016 in dots

I found this shabby Infiniti G20 parked next to my hotel in San Mateo, California.
Shabby Infiniti G20
Its paint has eroded by the Californian sun and the interior looked quite worn. Not only was the paint peeling off, someone did a very dodgy job covering this up by adding a black layer of matte paint. Basically converting it to a two-tone scheme. The G20 was covered in pine needles, indicating that it has been standing there for some time. Well, at least after September 2015 according to Google Streetview. Read the rest of this entry →

Unmolested Nissan 240SX [Down on the Street]

May 6, 2016 in dots

Welcome to another Down on the Street video!

Unmolested 240SX

I found this unmolested Nissan 240SX in Santa Cruz while driving towards the beach. I stopped and jumped out of the my rental car and shot a short video. Unfortunately nobody was around and I couldn’t make any inquiries about it.
Unmolested Nissan 240SX [Down on the Street]

Drift car

With unmolested I obviously mean it has not been converted into a drift car. It is even rarer to find a bone stock S13 than a tuned or lowered one. Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: wrapped Toyota FJ Cruiser

October 4, 2015 in dots

When I spotted a Toyota FJ Cruiser in the centre of Amsterdam I immediately thought of Mr. Regular‘s review of the FJ Cruiser. I think it was his most intellectual review so far and he starts yakking about simulation and simulacra.
Down on the Street: Wrapped Toyota FJ Cruiser
The general idea is that the Toyota FJ Cruiser is the car that was made as an hommage to the original short wheelbase Land Cruiser but kind of failed as it turned out to be a suburban beast. I kind of agree and disagree on his view: the FJ Cruiser *could* be also used properly in offroad conditions but as it has ordinary tires mounted it generally sucks at that.

Long story short, watch the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: Honda Prelude Mk4

September 10, 2015 in dots

I spotted this fourth generation Honda Prelude in the parking lot of my previous employer. The Prelude itself is the European 2.3i model with 4 wheel steering and is rapidly becoming a rarity.
Down on the Street: Honda Prelude MK4
Even though it looks stock there have been a couple of modifications on this car: the tail lights have been replaced by Lexus-look items and a tow hook has been added. I really wonder who thought a tow hook would look great on a car? Well, given the engine has 209Nm torque it should not be a big problem to haul a caravan with this car…

I did change the format of the Down on the Street video since last time a bit: Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: a JDM Eunos Roadster!

September 4, 2015 in dots

During my weekly Saturday shopping I spotted a Eunos Roadster parked in a busy shopping street. Naturally I stopped and checked it out!
Down on the Street: Eunos Roadster
The Eunos Roadster is a rarity on the European continental soil as it is right hand drive and we had more than enough of the “normal” Mazda MX5 supply.

I decided try something different and make a down on the street video of the Eunos Roadster this time: Read the rest of this entry →