Nissan Skyline Van VBC110, Pigsbutt Laurel, Toyota AE86 update [Banpei Weekly episode 10]

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!
Nissan Skyline Van VBC110 - Datsun 200L - Banpei Weekly Episode 10
Yes that’s a whole lot of things! But wait, there is also the channel update!

Channel update

Last week, shortly after posting the Banpei Weekly episode 9, the banpei.net channel on Youtube reached 500 subscribers!
500 subscribers for the banpei.net channel on Youtube!
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 →

JDM Treasure: Nissan Bluebird 910 and Laurel Spirit brochures

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.
JDM Jackpot: Nissan Bluebird 910 brochure!
So I was really happy winning this 5 euro bargain!

Unboxing

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Auction cars, Gamera, E-AE86, Tsuchiya drives a Levin [Episode 4]

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!
What did I watch this week Episode 4

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Mint S13 Silvia, revving music and AE86 N2 track car [Episode 2]

December 16, 2016 in what did i watch this week

Welcome to What Did I Watch This Week episode 2!
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!

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Family Album Treasures: Bell-bottoms Nissan Laurel C130

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.
Family Album Treasures: Nissan Laurel C130
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.

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Friday Video: cartoonish Nissan Laurel C130 chase

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:
Friday Video: Cartoonish Nissan Laurel C130 car chase
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 →