JDM Trivia #7: Kaido Racer part swaps

January 15, 2016 in JDM Trivia

JDM Trivia #7

The feedback I got from the picture I posted was great! Some people suffer from Pareidolia just like me. Pareidolia is when you see faces in everything and some of you saw angry and happy faces in the photo. But what I actually was aiming for were the swapped tail lights on the kaido racer in this photo. Some of the commenters already uncovered me as the person behind the Bosozoku Style blog and yes that’s me.
JDM Trivia #7: Kaido Racer part swaps
In the kaido racers scene swapping parts between various cars is a highly valued modification, especially if it something original.

Kaido Racer part swaps

I haven’t done any statistics on this but I can say the most swapped parts are the tail lights of a Nissan Cherry X-1R and most of them end up on either a Skyline C110 or C210.

Second most swapped parts are the banana tail lights of the first generation JDM Toyota Celica liftback and it is unbelievable how well they look on Glorias, Fairladies, Skylines and Laurels. It is almost like the Nissan owners are jealous of this magnificent Toyota design. Read the rest of this entry →

Familiy Album Treasures: take off with your daughter

November 15, 2010 in Familiy Album Treasures

If you thought family album treasures were a typical thing from the 60s/70s/80s you are wrong: it is quite common for proud owners and/or family members to pose in front of their cars. Just like this daughter does for his proud daddy:
Take off with your daughter in the Soarer
Take off with your daughter in the Soarer

That’s something I hope my son would be proud of if I owned a first generation Soarer with rollcage, bucket seats and deep dish wheels!

Take off with your daughter in the Soarer
Take off with your daughter in the Soarer

Or even pose and show the victory sign sitting shotgun! Definitely something to keep in the family album!

Found at [Buddha’s face punching bag]

Count the Soarers!

April 29, 2010 in Toyota Soarer

It was a long time ago I posted a count the cars picture, so how about counting some Soarers?
How many Soarers did you count?
How many Soarers did you count?

I stopped counting after 25. How many did you count? 😛

Japanese rustoseums (part eight)

March 11, 2010 in rustoseums

I found this stack of old rusty J-tin on another rustoseum blog. It features a bunch of Toyota X60s, a Soarer Z10 and a Nissan Leopard F30:
Stack of rusty J-tin
Stack of rusty J-tin

Also visible next to the Soarer is the Laurel C34, Gloria Y31 and a blue 2 door Corolla Levin AE86 coupe.

Rusty Toyota Soarer Z10
Rusty Toyota Soarer Z10

Zoom in on the Soarer. It appears to have been either a racing car or a Kaidou Racer. I presume the latter. 😉

Carina tuning: 1JZ-GTE twin turbo

July 23, 2008 in Carina tuning

Found this Carina with a 1JZ-GTE engine (JDM Supra MkIII/Soarer MkII) in it:

From what I can see on the grille this is a ST model, so it either featured a 1S or 3A originally.

Too bad there is not more footage of this engine swap. Would have been very interesting in what they actually had to change for this!