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 →
February 14, 2017 in brochures
Today I received this package in the mailbox! It is a stack of brochures I won via a CataWiki auction. Most of them are 90s era Nissan Maxima and Bluebird brochures, but it also included a JDM Nissan Bluebird 910 and Laurel Spirit brochure.
So I was really happy winning this 5 euro bargain!
Let the unboxing begin: 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 →
December 16, 2016 in what did i watch this week
Welcome to What Did I Watch This Week episode 2!
In this video we have six videos that I watched during the past week, where the highlights are the mint Nissan Silvia S13, some engine revving music and the Impulse AE86 N2 track car going around Suzuka circuit in 2:23!
Watch the video below: 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 →