Video: The very first Best Motoring Hot Version

February 17, 2014 in video

Last week I discovered Ka Ko (via Rocketpencil) who posts Best Motoring videos on an almost daily basis! :)
One of the gems he posted last week is the very first edition of Best Motoring Hot Version:
Video Best Motoring Hot Version first volume
As you can see there is a thrilling battle in this episode: the infamous Keiichi Tsuchiya battles with an (almost stock) Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 the (back then) brand new Toyota Corolla Levin GT Apex AE101 featuring the new 20 valve Silvertop 4AGE. The battle is very very close even though the AE101 has a lot more power under the bonnet!

What else can you expect from Best Motoring Hot Version Volume 1?
– Toyota Levin GT Apex AE101 vs Toyota Trueno GT-Z AE101 vs Honda Civic EF
– Toyota Levin GT Apex AE101 (superstrut) vs Toyota Levin GT Apex AE101 (non-superstrut)
– Toyota Levin GT Apex AE101 (superstrut) vs Toyota Levin AE86
– RX7 Drift vs Grip
– Group A Nissan Skyline GT-R cup with Keiichi Tsuchiya drifting his Taisan GT-R R32 on a wet Fuji Speedway!

So I collected all four videos and composed a playlist out of it:
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Old Footage: touge drifting in 1996

January 20, 2014 in old footage

If you think you are having a deja-vu you are entirely correct! I posted largely the same video five years ago: Old Footage: touge drifting in 1996
Old footage: touge drifting in 1996
This video has been posted in the past but AE86Lan polished up the video and it looks much cleaner now and there is even a two minute bonus with in car video of a Nissan Laurel C33 with a RB20DET and a Nismo R200 LSD!

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

Carina Sightings: Hokkaido 4A-GE goodness!

September 7, 2011 in carina sightings

On the 23rd of August a couple of 4A-GE powered AE86s, a KE70 and a AA63 were attacking the track in Chitose, Hokkaido. Enjoy this 7 minutes of 4A-GE goodness!

The Carina AA63 is presumable the same as the one winning D1SL North two years ago.

DOTS: 1990 Nissan 200SX drifter

August 28, 2011 in dots


It doesn’t happen very often anymore that I encounter interesting cars down on the streets. Finding a interesting Japanese sportscar like this Nissan 200SX RS13 is quite rare and what is even rarer: it is used as a grassroots drift car!
Nissan 180SX RS13 drifter
Nissan 180SX RS13 drifter

Judging from the side this car has seen some action already. And what was more surprising: the 200SX passed me a couple of days later and the driver turned out to be a girl.

The rear of the car was empty and a strutbrace was placed between the two rear towers to give the body more stiffness.
Nissan 180SX RS13 drifter
Nissan 180SX RS13 drifter

Extra gauges are placed in the A pilar:
Nissan 180SX RS13 drifter
Nissan 180SX RS13 drifter

The body had a matte respray not too long ago and I must admit the matte finish makes this car stand out even more!

Family Album Treasures: daytime daddy, nighttime drifter

November 22, 2010 in Family Album Treasures

How cool can your daddy be? Well if he drives a heavily modified S13 in 1997 he can surely drive his daughter around town during daytime:
Silvia S13: Daytime daddy
Silvia S13: Daytime daddy

And drift down narrow touges with his mates at night:
Silvia S13: Nighttime drifter
Silvia S13: Nighttime drifter