March 17, 2017 in banpei weekly, video
This week in the Banpei Weekly we have a Nissan Skyline Van VBC110, Datsun 200L (aka the butaketsu / pigsbutt Laurel in Japan) and an update on the Toyota AE86!
Yes that’s a whole lot of things! But wait, there is also the channel update!
Last week, shortly after posting the Banpei Weekly episode 9, the banpei.net channel on Youtube reached 500 subscribers!
Many thanks to all of you subscribing! This really is a milestone for the channel!
Now if you wish to know more about it, watch the full episode below: Read the rest of this entry →
January 28, 2017 in what did i watch this week
We’re already at the fourth episode of What Did I Watch This Week! This week we have seven videos in total: Auction cars, Gamera, electric AE86 and Keiichi Tsuchiya drives a Levin!
Watch my commentary below: Read the rest of this entry →
January 15, 2016 in JDM Trivia
JDM Trivia #7
The feedback I got from the picture I posted was great! Some people suffer from Pareidolia just like me. Pareidolia is when you see faces in everything and some of you saw angry and happy faces in the photo. But what I actually was aiming for were the swapped tail lights on the kaido racer in this photo. Some of the commenters already uncovered me as the person behind the Bosozoku Style blog and yes that’s me.
In the kaido racers scene swapping parts between various cars is a highly valued modification, especially if it something original.
Kaido Racer part swaps
I haven’t done any statistics on this but I can say the most swapped parts are the tail lights of a Nissan Cherry X-1R and most of them end up on either a Skyline C110 or C210.
Second most swapped parts are the banana tail lights of the first generation JDM Toyota Celica liftback and it is unbelievable how well they look on Glorias, Fairladies, Skylines and Laurels. It is almost like the Nissan owners are jealous of this magnificent Toyota design. Read the rest of this entry →
February 8, 2015 in Family Album Treasures
Bell-bottoms were a big fashion craze throughout the early 70s and the same applied to coke-bottle styling, like on this Nissan Laurel C130, on cars.
The owner Willchan first owned a Nissan Cherry X-1R and then upgraded to this Nissan Laurel 2000GL 6 cylinder KHC130 coupe. The butaketsu (pigsbutt) Laurel looks great with the added fog lights integrated in the grille surrounding.
Given the shape and (less) flare of his bell-bottoms I’d reckon this photo must have been taken late 70s when slowly but surely the bell-bottoms were on its way out. Just like the coke-bottle styling got replaced by the squared off and ruler car designs.
February 6, 2015 in video
When I watched this Seibu Keisatsu video by AE86Lan I thought I was watching a Tom and Jerry cartoon instead of a Nissan Datsun Truck chasing a Nissan Laurel C130 sedan. Chief Daimon’s men borrow a Nissan Datsun Truck (aka the Datsun 720 crew cab) over a couple of hills into the docks:
Especially the cartoonish chase between the stacks of pallets is hilarious! You know the sort of chase: going in on side and getting out from the other. It’s something like that!
Watch the video below for the big finale involving a Nissan Skyline KGC110: Read the rest of this entry →