Down on the Street: Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec BNR33

December 14, 2014 in dots, down on the street

Yesterday was a great day for spotting Nissan Skylines: during the morning I tried to find a shortcut through my home town as I was in a hurry and BAM! I spotted this white Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec BNR33!

Later that day my wife phoned me while I was driving, so I pulled over and spoke to her on the phone. Whist doing that I heard this deep growl and before I knew what was happening a dark red Nissan Skyline R32 passed me! (followed by a lowered Honda Civic EK) In both occasions I did not have the time (or means) to take a photo…

I kind of gave up on the idea of taking a photo of the R32, but today I returned to where I spotted the white BNR33 and to my relief it was still there: Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: Static Monkey Honda Civic EP1

October 12, 2014 in dots

I could not resist capturing this Static Monkey Honda Civic EP1 parked in the Ikea parking garage today:

Yes, of all days I had to visit the Ikea on a Sunday when it is overcrowded. On the other hand: otherwise I wouldn’t have seen this little Honda Civic EP1 sport. It is an EP1 as, according to the Dutch car register, it features a 1.4 litre engine. So basically similar to mine, but then nine years older.

Now about the Static Monkeys part: Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: Toyota Celica GTi AT160

October 1, 2014 in dots

If you would have asked me if I would post a Toyota Celica GTi AT160 on my blog I probably would have given you a definite no. But as five years have past since I did the first Down on the Street a lot has changed: cars have become older and some models even have gone almost extinct, just like the Celica T160 series:

Even if the car is the first front wheel drive Toyota Celica it certainly aged very beautifully.

According to the Dutch car register this originally Dutch Celica is a GTi model and is powered by a 1587cc engine, so it must be the 4A-GE powered AT160 model as we only got the 4A-GE powered Toyota Celica GT AT160 and the 3S-GE powered Toyota Celica GT/GT-four ST162. Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: 1978 Mitsubishi Sapporo GSR

September 7, 2014 in dots

Last Thursday when I encountered this 1978 Mitsubishi Sapporo 2000 GS/R I thought I was very lucky to find it! I never found one parked on the side of the street before! However when I checked my bag for the compact camera I usually carry around it wasn’t there. Neither was there any charge left in my smartphone so apparently my luck balanced out and I had to take pictures with my Nokia C2 dumbphone. In the end they turned out better than I expected but certainly they don’t meet my personal baseline.
Down on the Street: Mistubishi Sapporo 2000 GS/R
As you can see at the bottom of the driver door this Mitsubishi Sapporo suffers from the well known tin-worm: the very same that killed many before.

From the rear it is visible it also attacked the boot lid and it has been replaced by one in a slightly different shade of grey/silver: Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: Toyota MR2 SW20

July 2, 2014 in dots

I have no idea how many times I passed this Toyota MR2 SW20 in the past years. Every time I wash my car I pass it and think I should take a couple of quick snapshots but every time I ended up driving past it on my way back. That is until two weeks ago:

I had to wash the Carina for an upcoming car meet and had to wait for the soap to soak in, so I hiked back to the MR2 and took a few snapshots.

I tried to find the bodykit of this Toyota MR2 SW20, but only the front bumper/airdam seems to be a popular Duraflex Type B item: Read the rest of this entry →