Practical Classics: British cars versus Japanese cars

January 24, 2014 in Magazines

I’m a subscriber to the Practical Classics Magazine and I just noticed their March 2014 cover:
Practical Classics Magazine March 2014
British versus Japan?
Kujira Crown coupe versus Ford Capri?
Triumph 1300 versus Corona?
Allegro versus Compagno?
Marina versus Bluebird?
Cavalier versus Accord?
I think only the Kujira Crown is going to lose in this battle! 😉
Oh boy, I can’t wait till it drops on my doorstep!

Family Album Treasures: I sense a pattern here

July 25, 2012 in Family Album Treasures

I have this habit of browsing through Japanese blogs/pages/minkara searching for a specific term. In this case I was looking for a Nissan Bluebird 910 and ended up finding this gem:
Family Album Treasure: Nissan Bluebird wagon 910
A real Family Album Treasure!

But browsing through the owners blog I started to see a pattern: Read the rest of this entry →

Japanese Autosport Festival: the bombs!

May 2, 2012 in jaf2012

There are lovers and haters of the stickerbomb style and I happen to be somewhere in between. If applied in a good fashion I like it a lot, if done in a wrong way I definitely hate it. Given this phenomenon popped up one and a half to two years ago I think we’re currently at the high of the trend, so there is hope for the haters. 😉

Anyway, here is a selection of cars I found on the Japanese Autosport Festival with stickerbombs!
Stickerbombed Mazda Miata
First of all the Miata of which I posted up a bombed flip up light before. All round this car was applied with various stickers, but the bombs were concentrated around the flip up lights. I love it this way: it is easily reversible and not overdone.

Speaking of flip up lights, this is a closeup of the other light: Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: Palo Alto Honda Accord CB

April 29, 2012 in down on the street

Also this photo of a Honda Accord CB was taken in the United States when I was visiting for the MySQL conference. We visited the Wallmart Superstore in Palo Alto as we were a bit disappointed last year by size of the normal Wallmart in Milpitas. We didn’t know there was such a thing as the Wallmart Superstore… They best way to describe it to my fellow Europeans: it is about as big as an Ikea! Yes, that huge!

Anyway, this Accord was parked in the parkinglot and I took three photos in total:
Down on the Street: Honda Accord CB
This photo is the only one that actually made it, the other two as pitch black (yes, so also around that black Accord! 😉 )as the camera was being defunct again. Anyway, that problem should be solved now! 🙂

Magazines: Honda Accord in Rozsdakupac

January 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

Don’t laugh, but this magazine was actually the Christmas present from my wife!
Rozsdakupac magazine cover
When I was in Hungary during the holidays my wife bought this magazine in the Tesco because she knows I like old rusty cars. Especially the name of the magazine is an Hungarian pun and would roughly translate into rustpile. She thought of it as a joke and so did I…

Until I opened up the magazine halfway and found this feature of an immaculate second generation Honda Accord coupe:
Honda Accord coupe in Rozsdakupac
Nice, huh? It reminded me of this Honda Accord coupe near my son’s school.

Even nicer was this picture: Read the rest of this entry →

DOTS: 1983 Honda Accord DX

October 16, 2011 in down on the street

I saw this three door Accord hatchback a few weeks ago while biking my son to school. I only saw it once and last Friday I finally saw it a second time. I managed to take a quick snap with the phonecam and after I dropped off my son and came back for some decent photos it had gone. So I only have one half decent photo to share:
1983 silver Honda Accord DX
According to the Dutch license registration the Accord was first registered in May 1983, has the 1.6 liter engine converted to LPG and it was imported to the Netherlands in 2008.

It is a bit hard to see from this angle, but given the size and lines of the car it must have been a competitor for the Carina A60 coupe in the early 80s.