Unmolested Nissan 240SX [Down on the Street]

May 6, 2016 in dots

Welcome to another Down on the Street video!

Unmolested 240SX

I found this unmolested Nissan 240SX in Santa Cruz while driving towards the beach. I stopped and jumped out of the my rental car and shot a short video. Unfortunately nobody was around and I couldn’t make any inquiries about it.
Unmolested Nissan 240SX [Down on the Street]

Drift car

With unmolested I obviously mean it has not been converted into a drift car. It is even rarer to find a bone stock S13 than a tuned or lowered one. Read the rest of this entry →

Japanse Autosport Festival: Traffic jams and parking lot

April 30, 2012 in jaf2012

As promised: lots of pictures are coming up!

The day started early somewhere in Hilversum where we met up at Jack’s place at 7:30. I was perfectly on time for a change, but stupidly enough I forgot to bring along my tickets and had to go home and print them out another time. Then after 45 minutes of driving we arrived in Zandvoort and encountered this near the gate of the circuit:
There is a long line of cars...
It took us another 45 minutes to actually reach the gates. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

This also meant one of the cars in our group ran into a little bit of trouble when its radiator hose snapped: Read the rest of this entry →

SF Bay area: went to a drift event (part 2)

April 30, 2011 in sf bay area

I finally developed all films I took with my analogue SLR (Zenit-E with Weltblick 135mm at full lens opening) at the Infineon raceway drift exhibition. I never took photos of moving objects at night so most photos were taken with a very wild guess: the light meter on the camera did not show anything at all, the Sixtomat lightmeter I use as a backup was stretched to its 1600 iso maximum and then calculated back with 5 stops since my camera had a black and white 100 iso film in it. To my surprise a lot of them actually worked out fine for some of the pictures!

Take for instance this photo of a competing AE86:
Competing Corolla GT-S AE86
Competing Corolla GT-S AE86

I must say: not bad at all for a first time!

Also the Techno Toy Tuning 510 is still recognizable:
Techno Toy Tuning Datsun 510
Techno Toy Tuning Datsun 510

Could have been better if I would have had a flash with me, but nothing whatsoever in my camera bag… Next time I’ll definitely bring along a strong one!

Here is another Corolla GT-S AE86:
Corolla GT-S AE86 going sideways
Corolla GT-S AE86 going sideways

The picture is quite nice, but I’m not really getting the feeling it is going sideways. I should have either used a different angle or extended the timing a bit.

Perhaps a bit more like thiis Nissan 240SX S13 (with Silvia nosejob):
Nissan 240SX (Silvia S13 conversion) going sideways
Nissan 240SX (Silvia S13 conversion) going sideways

Now I really get the feeling this car is going sideways. With a freezing flash it would have been a perfect shot!

And last but not least, a long exposure shot:
Long exposure shot
Long exposure shot

Not the best angle for these kind of pictures, but nevertheless still content with the result.

Take note that these are scans of the negatives (with a proper negative scanner) so I’ll definitely develop these five as proper photos and see if I can stretch their quality a bit more! Also next time I’ll include the next roll of film which was a 400 iso color film.

Commerical time: Nissan rollercoasters

January 22, 2011 in Commerical time


Reich967 uploaded this 1990 US Nissan 240sx commercial (a pink 240sx!?) I thought I saw it somewhere before…

Perhaps this 1979 US Datsun 200sx commercial?

Yep, that’s the one! (ยด??)

DOTS: 1990 Nissan 240SX RHS13

July 11, 2010 in dots


Yesterday I was driving behind this 1990 Nissan 240SX and remembered I already shot some pictures of it about 10 months ago. I dug in the archive and decided it would be nice to post it as DOTS today!
Nissan 240SX RHS13
Nissan 240SX RHS13

When shot these pictures I was just on my way to the Nissan 200SX S14 rustoseum which is parked about 300 meter further down the road. The reason I shot pictures of the 240SX was because it looked 100% stock and was still clean as a whistle! That is kind of rare for every S13 in the Netherlands!

From this side you can see there is absolutely no rust at all:
Nissan 240SX RHS13
Nissan 240SX RHS13

Immaculate! ๐Ÿ˜‰

When I saw the car yesterday I took note of the driver as well: it was an elderly gentleman who drove it like it was made of glass. In other words: a bit too careful. In that pace the car will certainly remain immaculate! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nissan 240SX RHS13
Nissan 240SX RHS13

The car looks a bit skewed due to the wobbly road and he really needs to change the springs: the car is leaning a bit to much to the back.

And if you even paid more attention you could have figured this spot is almost the same as the one where I took a picture of my Carina with the newly installed foglights.