Lisbon AE86, winning Paris Dakar Carina found, read Japanese using your phone, Toyota Soarer! [episode 8]

March 8, 2017 in banpei weekly, toyota ae86, toyota carina

Welcome to the eight episode of the Banpei Weekly!
This week we have a Toyota AE86 in Lisbon, the Paris-Dakar Carina found in someones back yard, learn how to read Japanese using your phone, a Toyota Soarer Super Gran Turismo MZ10 and many more things about the AE86!
Lisbon AE86, Paris-Dakar Carina - Banpei Weekly episode 8
As I visited Lisbon for work I was also able to meet up with Luis. Luis registered on AEU86 as Pack a few years ago and owns a black Toyota Corolla AE86 that got a Trueno makeover. Since it is black it also is made in honor of the Black Limited theme.

Watch all about it in the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Shakotan: How low can a Nissan Skyline DR30 go?

October 10, 2013 in shakotan

It has been a while since this link entered my linkdump, but it kept popping up now and then. Basically during a Skyline meetup this Skyline owner took a couple of pictures of this lowered Tekkamen Nissan Skyline DR30:
Shakotan Nissan Skyline R30
Shakotan is generally connected with zokusha and mad camber cars but actually it means low car

And this DR30 is certainly LOW: Read the rest of this entry →

Ugly duckling to swan (Skyline HR30)

June 24, 2011 in nissan skyline r30


It is always nice to see how a car progresses in time, especially if the car transforms from an ugly duckling to a swan like this Skyline R30 owned by Zeki did back in the mid nineties:
From Skyline HR30 to RS Turbo
From Skyline HR30 to RS Turbo

You’d probably say it is nothing special and just a bone stock RS Turbo on a set of SSR Hiro V1-R wheels.

Well, consider that the car started out as this bone stock Skyline HR30:
From Skyline HR30 to RS Turbo
From Skyline HR30 to RS Turbo

After six months a Skyline RS grille, a set of RS Watanabe rims and a PMCS sticker were added:
From Skyline HR30 to RS Turbo
From Skyline HR30 to RS Turbo

After four more months the Watanabes were swapped for a set of Work E-WIng Fin rims, a boot spoiler and a set of smoked DR30 tail lights:
From Skyline HR30 to RS Turbo
From Skyline HR30 to RS Turbo

He also added a Recaro seat and a pair of yellow fog lights at the same time…

Followed by a pair of white foglights, a set of Hiro V1-R rims and a RS Turbo sticker on the rear door:
From Skyline HR30 to RS Turbo
From Skyline HR30 to RS Turbo

And finally the iron mask was applied:
From Skyline HR30 to RS Turbo
From Skyline HR30 to RS Turbo

The only differences with a RS Turbo are the L engine under the hood and the missing rear window wiper.
The ugly duckling became a real swan!

Found at [Zeki]

WTF: Thoroughbred Skyline 2000GT Turbo

June 18, 2011 in WTF


When I think of a high performance Skyline R30 I alway picture either the louvre grille DR30 or the tekkamen (Iron Mask) DR30, but not this thoroughbred 2000GT Turbo:
Thoroughbred Skyline 2000GT Turbo
Thoroughbred Skyline 2000GT Turbo

Thoroughbred in Skyline terms means it is at least having a L20 engine under its hood:
Thoroughbred Skyline 2000GT Turbo
Thoroughbred Skyline 2000GT Turbo

And normally a thoroughbred L20ET should have a bit more oomph than its predecessor but in this case Nissan kept the entire L20ET the same as in the C211. Perhaps they thought it meant that the shell was thoroughbred and its engine were the strong genes remaining from its predecessor?

Japanese rustoseums (part twentynine)

June 3, 2011 in rustoseums


Imagine getting a tip to collect two unused 80s Nissan Skylines and when arriving at the spot you find this to be parked between the bushes:
Nissan Skyline R30 drag racer rustoseum
Nissan Skyline R30 drag racer rustoseum

An 90s drag race monster based upon a Skyline DR30!

The hood is a lightweight FRP bonnet by Rebic, headlights have been replaced for dummy items and the front wheels are a set of lightweight Wats.
Nissan Skyline R30 drag racer rustoseum
Nissan Skyline R30 drag racer rustoseum

At the rear two big ass wheels plus tires, a wide (center) exhaust that would make my drainpipe die of envy. 😉

And what about the other Skyline?
Nissan Skyline DR30 widebody
Nissan Skyline DR30 widebody

Oh, nothing special: just a widebody Ironmask… w(°0°)w

Found at [Diary of a sign maker]

Carina Sightings: Ironmask’s worst enemy

November 24, 2010 in carina sightings


The person who shot the pictures of this Carina AA63 GT-R is actually a Skyline DR30 fan. He went out to take a look at, as he calls it, the Iron Mask’s worst enemy:
Iron Mask enemy: Carina AA63 GT-R
Iron Mask enemy: Carina AA63 GT-R

It does make sense in some way… Sure the Carina GT-R does looks (about as) intimidating, was produced in the same era, has roughly the same dimensions but it never came with power output near what the FJ20ET produced (the Carina TA63 GT-TR came nearer).

I must say that the metal surrounding on the headlights look very nice on the Carina!

The Hayashi Streets sure look great on this Carina:
Iron Mask enemy: Carina AA63 GT-R
Iron Mask enemy: Carina AA63 GT-R

Iron Mask enemy: Carina AA63 GT-R
Iron Mask enemy: Carina AA63 GT-R

And am I seeing this right? Someone made the R in GT-R red? 😀

Found at [Godsigma]