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!

Watch the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Video: 1988 Mitsubishi Mirage cup race

February 13, 2014 in video

Regular readers know I have a weakness for the third generation Mitsubishi Mirage (which is also known as the Mitsubishi Colt outside Japan) because it was my first car. I guess everybody has the same thing with his/her first car… So of course I was very excited to watch this ’87 Mitsubishi Mirage cup race taken from an 1988 Best Motoring video (posted on Youtube by Rocketpencil):
1987 Mitsubishi Mirage cup
Of course my Colt wasn’t as quick as this the ones zooming over the circuit (mine actually featured the slowest 1.3 SOHC carb-ed engine) so I can only dream of what performance must have come out of the 4G61T powered Mirages. The specs on Wikipedia speak about the range of 200hp, so not bad for a 1.6 litre Twin Cam Turbo engine. 😉

Anyway, here is the video: Read the rest of this entry →

Old Footage: touge drifting in 1996

January 20, 2014 in old footage

If you think you are having a deja-vu you are entirely correct! I posted largely the same video five years ago: Old Footage: touge drifting in 1996
Old footage: touge drifting in 1996
This video has been posted in the past but AE86Lan polished up the video and it looks much cleaner now and there is even a two minute bonus with in car video of a Nissan Laurel C33 with a RB20DET and a Nismo R200 LSD!

You can watch the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Merry Chistmas and a happy New Year!

December 24, 2013 in christmas

It almost became a unwritten tradition to post a picture of a certain Toyota Carina with my X-mas wishes and last year was a bit sad. So I decided not to get as corny as my neighbor who sends me a Christmas card including her and her dogs and decided to post this photo I took of a Silvia instead:
Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
So merry Chistmas and a happy New Year!

WW Kick-off 2013: it started to snow

April 6, 2013 in event, Events, wangan warriors

I’ll continue where I left off: right at this Honda Civic.

For some unknown reason the whole meeting was overcrowded by Civics and for another unknown reason the roads around the meetup were clogged up with high revving VTECs. Once is funny, a couple of time is nice, but after several hours it just gets plain annoying.
Wangan Warriors: Honda Civic EF
Anyway, let’s talk a bit about this Civic: I think the IKEA background suits this Civic. This Civic does not seem to have a clear theme and is a bit of various popular parts together. Take a bra / nose protector, ground scrapingly low coilover set, wide steelies and you are done with it.

Of course that summary is very harsh and I actually did like the car as a whole and took several more pictures of it… many more pictures on the next page

Wrecked: Iketani’s Nissan Silvia S13

August 31, 2012 in wrecked

Not sure if anyone of these guys is called Iketani, but I thought it would be a nice fit since it looks exactly the same as the Silvia S13 Koichiro Iketani from Initial D was driving:
Wrecked Nissan Silvia S13
It is also unsure if they wrecked the roof of the car manually after the accident or if it rolled over a couple of times…

And a picture says more than a thousand words: Read the rest of this entry →