Friday Video: Rotary vs Skyline by Best Motoring

June 20, 2014 in video

Back in the early 70s Mazda and Nissan fought for the grand championships with their rotaries (RX-2 and RX-3) and their Skyline GT-Rs (KPGC10 and PGC10) and Best Motoring is reliving those fierce battles with a bit more modern machines in Hot Version 52 (Rotary vs Skyline):
Friday Video: Rotary vs Skyline
Unfortunately by the time Group 5 races emerged in Japan this meant the cars used never were the actual production cars anymore. So what Best Motoring did was to line up cars that never battled with each other and they range from early 80s till early noughties.

My personal favorite is the battle between the Mazda RX7 SA22C (tuned by REOS) and the Nissan Skyline RS Turbo DR30 (tuned by Escort) and you can watch this battle in the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

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I can imagine people thinking the first generation RX7 (SA22 and FB) looks outdated.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 →