Rusty AE86 pair, Mazda 929, GT86 spotted and random brochure/magazine pick revealed! [episode 6]

February 11, 2017 in what did i watch this week

Welcome to another Banpei Weekly video! Today we are at the sixth episode already and we feature a rusty AE86 pair, Mazda 929, GT86 spotted and more! Also the random brochure/magazine pick gets revealed, and be prepared for a big surprise!
Banpei Weekly [episode 6]
As you may have noticed, the format got renamed. Last time I asked if anyone could come up with a good name for the newer format, as it started to get bigger than just what did I watch this week. AE86 Standard came up with the Banpei Weekly and I liked it a lot! Thanks again, AE86 Standard!

I also added a little down on the street in here. I spotted a Toyota GT86 (aka 86 / FR-S) in the parkinglot at Fosdem. I didn’t want to disturb the owner (he was calling someone on his phone) and I returned later to take a few pics and videos.

Watch the entire Banpei Weekly video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: the yellow zokusha!

November 17, 2012 in carina sightings

People knowing me well enough also know I love kaido racers/zokushas and all sorts of other bizarre creation from Japan. So I actually was quite happy to see this in one of the kaido racer videos:
Yellow Carina AA63 zokusha
Yes, that is indeed a yellow Carina AA63 with (fake?) oil cooiler up front and lowered on a set of SSR Mk II rims (or are those Techno Shadows? Can’t see it too clearly!). 🙂

It even gives a good welcome when arriving at the spot by doing a bit of revving: Read the rest of this entry →

ITT2012: Shakotan Corolla KE20

July 23, 2012 in Events

One of the cars at the Internationaal Toyota Treffen has been my favorite for a long time now:
ITT: Toyota KE20 with 2T-G
Thomas’ (aka The Doctor) Corolla KE20 started out as a Belgian rally modified Corolla KE20 and after blowing up his engine twice he decided to take it off the road and rebuild it from the ground up again!

The work and effort he put into the project can really be seen: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: GT-TR at Garage Goods

September 29, 2010 in carina sightings


I like to drool over some JDM Carinas from time to time, so when I got that urge I browse the available Carina A60s on Goo-Net. This week I found this excellent Carina GT-TR example for sale at Garage Goods:
Carina GT-TR at Garage Goods
Carina GT-TR at Garage Goods

I love that bosozoku like chin-spoiler: almost cutting up the road like a razorblade!

From the rear the car looks just as great and do notice all the available cars in the background:
Carina GT-TR at Garage Goods
Carina GT-TR at Garage Goods

Several Soarers, a Levin, a Trueno Black Limited, Skylines, Silvias, Glorias. Too many cool cars to count!

The interior of the TA63 has been modified with some gauges:
Carina GT-TR at Garage Goods
Carina GT-TR at Garage Goods

Personally I don’t like gauges and apart from the tach I think they are a bit out of place here…

Last but not least:
Carina GT-TR at Garage Goods
Carina GT-TR at Garage Goods

A set of deep dish SSR Mk IIs!

For a mere 650,000 yen (almost 8,000 US dollars) it can be yours.