Lisbon AE86, winning Paris Dakar Carina found, read Japanese using your phone, Toyota Soarer! [episode 8]

March 8, 2017 in banpei weekly, toyota ae86, toyota carina

Welcome to the eight episode of the Banpei Weekly!
This week we have a Toyota AE86 in Lisbon, the Paris-Dakar Carina found in someones back yard, learn how to read Japanese using your phone, a Toyota Soarer Super Gran Turismo MZ10 and many more things about the AE86!
Lisbon AE86, Paris-Dakar Carina - Banpei Weekly episode 8
As I visited Lisbon for work I was also able to meet up with Luis. Luis registered on AEU86 as Pack a few years ago and owns a black Toyota Corolla AE86 that got a Trueno makeover. Since it is black it also is made in honor of the Black Limited theme.

Watch all about it in the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Shakotan: How low can a Nissan Skyline DR30 go?

October 10, 2013 in shakotan

It has been a while since this link entered my linkdump, but it kept popping up now and then. Basically during a Skyline meetup this Skyline owner took a couple of pictures of this lowered Tekkamen Nissan Skyline DR30:
Shakotan Nissan Skyline R30
Shakotan is generally connected with zokusha and mad camber cars but actually it means low car

And this DR30 is certainly LOW: Read the rest of this entry →

WTF: Thoroughbred Skyline 2000GT Turbo

June 18, 2011 in WTF


When I think of a high performance Skyline R30 I alway picture either the louvre grille DR30 or the tekkamen (Iron Mask) DR30, but not this thoroughbred 2000GT Turbo:
Thoroughbred Skyline 2000GT Turbo
Thoroughbred Skyline 2000GT Turbo

Thoroughbred in Skyline terms means it is at least having a L20 engine under its hood:
Thoroughbred Skyline 2000GT Turbo
Thoroughbred Skyline 2000GT Turbo

And normally a thoroughbred L20ET should have a bit more oomph than its predecessor but in this case Nissan kept the entire L20ET the same as in the C211. Perhaps they thought it meant that the shell was thoroughbred and its engine were the strong genes remaining from its predecessor?