Rusty AE86 pair, Mazda 929, GT86 spotted and random brochure/magazine pick revealed! [episode 6]

February 11, 2017 in what did i watch this week

Welcome to another Banpei Weekly video! Today we are at the sixth episode already and we feature a rusty AE86 pair, Mazda 929, GT86 spotted and more! Also the random brochure/magazine pick gets revealed, and be prepared for a big surprise!
Banpei Weekly [episode 6]
As you may have noticed, the format got renamed. Last time I asked if anyone could come up with a good name for the newer format, as it started to get bigger than just what did I watch this week. AE86 Standard came up with the Banpei Weekly and I liked it a lot! Thanks again, AE86 Standard!

I also added a little down on the street in here. I spotted a Toyota GT86 (aka 86 / FR-S) in the parkinglot at Fosdem. I didn’t want to disturb the owner (he was calling someone on his phone) and I returned later to take a few pics and videos.

Watch the entire Banpei Weekly video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Commercial time: Rotary Turbo

June 30, 2012 in Commerical time

The Mazda Cosmo HB always has been one of my favorite eighties cars:
Mazda Cosmo HB Rotary Turbo
As a young kid I kept looking through the Mazda brochures my dad once got at the dealership when he was looking for a wagon and regretted he walked out of the showroom without asking for testdrive in the new Mazda 929, the piston version of the Mazda Cosmo HB.

Of course the Japanese version of the car was featuring a lot more than the 929 spinoff we got: Read the rest of this entry →

Wangan Warriors meeting 10: the oldskool

November 25, 2011 in wangan warriors

Not only hard tuned cars were present on the Wangan Warriors meeting, but also a lot of oldskool cars from the 80s and early 90s.
I already posted the decals of this original Suzuki Swift GTi before, but here it is in full glory:
Suzuki Swift GTi

Also this original Skyline GT-R R32 can nowadays almost be considered as a classic: Read the rest of this entry →

Ryu wannabe wrecks Kia Sepia

June 13, 2009 in toyota celsior

Most of you have played at least one of the Street Fighter games in the past. Of course I did also had my share of it even though I was a bit more fan of the Mortal Kombat series…

Well, some people just played it too much, like this Ryu wannabe in the US:

As you can see the guy succeeds to wreck the car about as much as Ryu in Street Fighter II.

Compare that guy to Ryu in this bonus stage in Street Fighter II:

Like a proper bosozoku Ryu manages to wreck this new Toyota Celsior/Lexus LS400 lookalike!

However keep in mind that this IRL Ryu wrecks a Kia Sepia and not a first generation Toyota Celsior! So, is this guy as tough as Ryu? Don’t think so! The Celsior was built to last while the Spia was built to wreck. Maybe he should have wrecked that Mazda 929 in one of the background piles! That would be a bit more like the size of the Celsior!

Most probably this is a viral movie because they really had to express that it was shot with a certain Korean camcorder. So Korean camcoder records mutilation of Korean car… I understand why they didn’t take the Celsior or the 929! 😛

Found at [Jalopnik]