March 8, 2017 in banpei weekly, toyota ae86
Welcome to the seventh episode of the Banpei Weekly!
This week I have a burning AE86, tire stretching, suspicious Carina and Abunai Deka Leopard F31 for you!
First of all a short update on the AE86: it is scheduled to leave Japan on the 25th of February and arrive early April!
See all about it in the video below: Read the rest of this entry →
January 27, 2016 in JDM Trivia
JDM Trivia number eight!
I expected people to jump on the Fujiwara Tofu livery of the Corolla E80 sedan and I was right about that. Actually I wasn’t aiming for the Initial D inspired sticker but rather for the panda AE86 paint scheme applied to it. Why? Well because the two tone panda paint scheme of the AE86 is actually quite subtle and it is easy to make mistakes in it.
Panda AE86 paint scheme
To get started, and sorry if you already know this, but there are two types of the hachi roku: the Toyota Corolla Levin and the Toyota Sprinter Trueno. The former has fixed square head lights while the latter has 70s and 80s style popup head lights. Both of them featured in two body styles: 3 door hatch back and 2 door sedan. People also refer both as a coupe as they have been marketed as a coupe in various regions. However according to the Toyota firewall ID plates the real coupe is the 3 door hatchback and the 2 door sedan is called a hardtop. But enough about introducing even more confusion… Read the rest of this entry →
September 7, 2012 in brilliant
About ten years ago it was very hard to find a panda white Sprinter Trueno AE86 at all and nowadays it is more or less a challenge to find one that was originally delivered in panda white!
The owner of this panda red Levin AE86 must have thought his car was just the opposite of the panda white Trueno:
The writing says Maeda Tomato Shop (private) and what is the opposite of tofu-white panda? Right: tomato red panda!
Found at Morningcoffee
January 15, 2012 in down on the street
It took only 13 days to arrive from Japan to my desk: the BOSS Coffee Sprinter Trueno car mouse!
The tail lights really do work, the indicator lights do shine a bit (light comes from the optical led) and the shape is okayish to work with, especially since my hands are above average Dutch size and absolutely non-Japanese sized nor shaped. So currently I’m kind of drifting my AE86 mouse on my desk at work and work as a BOSS! 😉
Big thanks to 7Tune for offering them for sale and the “Like a BOSS” heart! I hope you guys enjoyed drinking the Coffee first or did you just empty it into the sink?