Shortly after meetings people post up tons of pictures (and videos) and you always see photos where you think: WTF!? Same happened to me when browsing the HaCHiRoCk 2012 with the ones I’m posting up!
First of all I was a bit confused by this black (fake carbon) sticker on the headlights:
Here in Europe we are familiar with these stickers as we do occasionally cross the channel to the UK and our cars have to carry these stickers to prevent us from blinding the Brits. Obviously the same applies to the Brits when they set foot on continental soil.
So why would a hachi in Japan be carrying these stickers? Are they from Okinawa? Can’t be as the Levin AE86 has been produced after 1978…
The answer actually came to me spotting the HaCHiRoCK coverage on Speedhunters about the rally cars. One of them features HID headlights and of course the original Levin headlights were never intended to do this: they scatter the light into a certain areas and they probably blind others, hence the stickers on these headlights.
Another WTF was the wideness of this hachi: Read the rest of this entry →