February 4, 2013 in Family Album Treasures
It has been a while since I posted a Family Album Treasure and to be honest, this one does not meet my own definition of one (owner needs to be on the picture as well) but if you look at the picture it actually is:
A photo taken of a photo of a car should meet the requirements, right?
Anyway, this TA63 Toyota Carina GT-TR coupe has been modified a bit somewhere in the 90s. It sits on a pair of dished Hayashi Street rims up front, a pair of (what looks like) dished 3 piece SSR mesh and at the front it received a lip from an AE86 or AE92. Also something odd is to be seen with the front bumper, but that could have been damage that has been repaired.
At the rear a small spoiler has been added: see the picture on the next page
September 29, 2012 in Family Album Treasures
Or at least, that’s how this proud owner would have called his latest acquisition in the early 70s:
Otousan (father) is making sure the SGX badge of his Laurel C130 is just as clearly visible on the photo as his daughter. You could almost say the Laurel is part of the family!
Also okaasan (mother) makes sure her dress matches the Laurel’s tail lights: Read the rest of this entry →
September 10, 2012 in Family Album Treasures
Scenic rocks? Check!
Pose in front of the camera? Check!
I guess this panoramic picture is the perfect photo for the family album!
It is so perfect that it has to be repeated once more with the wife: Read the rest of this entry →
September 1, 2012 in Family Album Treasures
Back in the early 80s when the Japanese Super Silhouette series were at its alltime high in popularity Kazuyoshi Hoshino drove his iconic Nissan Silvia S110 silhouette racer to many victories.
Kazuyoshi Hoshino was a smart man: apart from founding the Hoshino Racing he also founded the Hoshino Impul company which produced the Impul D-01 wheels as their first product. By mounting these wheels on his silhouette racer he had the best advertising possible and many of these wheels were sold to his (young) followers.
Also this guy fell for them and mounted them on his Nissan Gazelle S110, just like his hero Hoshino. Definitely a keepsake for the family album!
Found at: Minkara
August 24, 2012 in Family Album Treasures
Posing in front of your beloved Carina ST A40 with a huge glass bottle (presumably sake) made someone decide to draw whiskers on the owners face to mimic a cat:
Or maybe it is a Japanese habit to make someone unrecognizable on the web.
Anyway this picture is certainly something to keep in your family album for future generations!
Found at Minkara