Happy New Year!

January 1, 2013 in brilliant

Happy New Year with live and direct fireworks from the Netherlands!
Happy New Year!
Yes, that’s amateurs firing off professional fireworks and it is perfectly “legal” to blow off your hands on this very day. ;)

Anyway, let’s hope 2012 will only bring goodness to you!

Merry Christmas and a rustfree New Year!

December 23, 2012 in my carina

Yes, that is no typo:
Merry Christmas and a rustfree New Year!
Merry Christmas and a rustfree New Year!

My automotive year ended quite badly. What turned out to be a very tiny hole in the rear inner fender on both sides proved to be a true nightmare: the tinworm struck again, ate its way through and instead of a white Christmas I’m actually seeing quite reddish now…
Lucky enough this is the only rust on the whole floorpan of the Carina as it has been creeping from inside out and not the other way around. So to prevent my Carina from becoming a rustoseum I’m having this fixed shortly after New Year and let’s hope it is a rustfree year for everyone! :)

Retrospective on 2011

December 31, 2011 in banpei

Just had a quick recap on 2011 and here are some of the highlights:
Move to WordPress
The decision to ditch Drupal in favor of WordPress took me almost a year, while the switch itself was only a matter of converting the content to the new format. I must say that WordPress is a lot easier to post with, but Drupal was more flexible in just creating any content.

Meetings
I went to a couple of meetings, made some pictures and met some people around…
April: Drift&Charity event @ Infineon Raceway (US)
May: JAF2011 (Japans Auto Festival) @ Zandvoort (NL)
July: JCS2011 (Japanese Classic Sunday) @ Gemert (NL)
November: Wangan Warriors 10 @ Oosterhout (NL)

The event at Infineon Raceway was just mind blowing, especially because it was such a unique chance going there. I enjoyed JAF, JCS and Wangan Warriors meeting more because I meet some of you guys at those meeting and had a good opportunity to make pictures.

Holiday
Apart from a couple of meetings I also went to Bali and Irian Jaya / Jayapura where I saw what the difference in climate actually means: higher rate of survival. ;)
Toyota KE70 in Bali

Most popular page top 3
1. Fuck the 86: this is the real deal!
2. Ebay treasures: Almost new red panda Levin AE86!
3. Carina Sightings: Carina Firevan at Hellaflush FISCO
1987 red panda Toyota Corolla Levin AE86
As you can see AE86 content is still immensely popular and I’m quite happy a Carina (the Firevan) made it to the top 3 as well!

Most commented page top 3
1. Wangan Warriors meeting 10: the oldskool
2. Ebay treasures: Almost new red panda Levin AE86!
3. WTF: Hotwheels Skyline KPGC110 GT-R Christmas bargain
oldskool Suzuki Swift

Thank you all for visiting this year and hopefully I’ll see you again sometime next year!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

December 23, 2011 in christmas

With yesterdays Soarer centercaps I can only do the wishes in this proper way!
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

I’m obviously also going to celebrate these events, so I’m not too sure when I’ll be back for my next posting.

Happy new year!

January 1, 2008 in Aazuma Trading

Happy new year!

Another year passed by and a lot happened this year:
– Finally restarted blogging on my site
– Became father of my son OlivĂ©r
– Bought the Carina
– etc.

Thankfully this year already started out great! I see that the front parts are already ready for delivery: they have already cleared customs yesterday, so I think they will arrive somewhere this week!