Japanse Autosport Festival: the classics

May 4, 2012 in jaf2012

I think many of you have waited for this: the classics at the Japanse Autosport Festival!

The best classic on the terrain was this original Dutch 1977 Honda Civic SB parked in the parkinglot:
Honda Civic SB
As you can see it is in perfect condition and I could not find a spec of rust on it. It also has been fitted with a set of periodically correct vintage alloys.

The only comment I can give is that it was missing one small thing: Read the rest of this entry →

Family Album Treasures: Trackday Savanna

March 1, 2012 in Family Album Treasures

I realize I don’t post that many rotaries. Especially the first generation RX-7 is one of the least posted on my blog. So time to change all that with this nice trackday Mazda Savanna SA22C:
Trackday Savanna SA22C
The whole picture just screams S63 (Showa 63 = 1988) and remind me of the later Shuto Kousoku movies.

Definitely a photo to keep in your family album!

Ebay treasures: yellow RexSeven

October 27, 2011 in ebay treasures

I can imagine people thinking the first generation RX7 (SA22 and FB) looks outdated. So obviously you want to update the looks of it and just model it after some newer model… Well, this little SA22 (for sale on Marktplaats) does have some updated looks!
yellow rx7 for sale on Marktplaats
First of all: the tail lights are clearly influenced by the Ferrari 575. But if you look closer to the design you can spot they are actually Opel GT tail lights.

Then we move to the front of the car: Read the rest of this entry →