December 2, 2013 in down on the street
This Nissan Micra K11 was literally down on my street: it was parked on the parkinglot across the street!
My first reaction was: what the f*#K is that bodykit?
Then I realized it looked very familiar… A bit like a Mitsuoka or maybe a Riley or Wolseley? But later on I found out the grille is exactly the same shape as the one of a Glas Gogomobile TS250 Coupe!
From the rear the car is a normal Micra: Read the rest of this entry →
November 18, 2013 in down on the street
I know I featured this Toyota Crown MS85 Super Saloon a good year ago, but it appears in front of the office now and then:
And it looks so damn great I can’t leave it be.
The Crown really looks a bit gangster with its colors and high springs: Read the rest of this entry →
October 22, 2013 in down on the street
About one year ago I spotted this Mitsubishi FTO in my rear view mirror and when I drove home from work after picking up my brand new Civic I spotted the little red FTO parked on the side of a street:
Of course I could not let it pass, parked my car alongside and started taking snapshots. The old guy in the photo was not related to the car and had no idea to who it belonged nor was he impressed when I told it the car was actually quite special.
Even though the FTO is the little FWD brother of the Mitsubishi GTO/3000GT it is a design of its own: Read the rest of this entry →
October 13, 2013 in down on the street
Now for something more refreshing after all those Hungarian Honda Civics: a JDM Toyota Altezza SXE10!
Last Wednesday I was enroute (by bike) to pick up my son from school when in a blink of an eye I spotted something wrong with the “Lexus IS200″ on the other side of the street. I quickly grabbed my phone and took the picture above.
There was indeed something odd and it wasn’t only being RHD, nor the JDM Altezza grille and after market bumper: Read the rest of this entry →
October 6, 2013 in down on the street
This actually isn’t the last of the Honda Civics I spotted in Hungary, but it will be the last one I’ll share. Maybe it has been some sort of foreboding spotting that many Civics? Anyway, the others were, I guess, less interesting… Now this Honda Civic EK is interesting:
As you might have spotted it features ATS Cup rims and double exhaust pipes which are obviously not very JDMish. Correct: it actually is very Veedubbish (or VWish) and most of the tuned cars in Hungrary are done in this style. I even spotted and photographed a flushed Civic EG that made me think Honda could actually have been originating from Germany, but not worth sharing as the car was a WIP.
So what if the rims actually belong to a Golf? To be honest: the whole BBS style rims on JDM cars originated from the BMW scene, so why not a set of ATSes?
So what do you think about these mix and match styles?