WW Kick-off 2013: Nissan Cima Grand Touring

April 15, 2013 in event, Events, wangan warriors

It is a shame Nissan’s competitor of the Toyota Celsior (Lexus LS series) never made it to anywhere else than Japan and the US. Of course this Nissan Cima Y33 escaped Japan and fled to Europe, but it will always be an alien around here…
Wangan Warriors: Nissan Cima
I’m happy it was a Cima that escaped and not an Infinity Q45 as the Cima is much better looking than its USDM twin-sister. If you squint your eyes you can even see it as a bigger Toyota Chaser JZX100 that was from the exact same era.

Of course the Chaser never met the luxury of the Cima, let alone the Grand Touring package: more photos on the next page

WW Kick-off 2013: Shuttle love!

April 14, 2013 in event, Events, wangan warriors

Walking together with the group we slowly approached this white Shuttle. I already had seen it but still the chanting of “shuttle-shuttle-shuttle” surprised me. Yes I had joined a group of Honda enthusiasts. ;)
Wangan Warriors: Honda Civic Shuttle
The shuttle itself was basically bone-stock, apart from (oversized) rims.

I also took a picture up front: more pictures on the next page

WW Kick-off 2013: the ubiquitous Nissan Skylines

April 9, 2013 in event, Events, wangan warriors

I remember meetings where once a Nissan Skyline entered the place it immediately drew all attention because seeing one was so rare! Nowadays it is actually the opposite: nobody turns their heads anymore and “exotics” like a Silvia S15 tend to gather crowds of people.

It is actually a bit of a shame as this Skyline was rather interesting:
Wangan Warriors: Nissan Skyline BNCR33 by Hasemi
It looks like your average Skyline R33 GTST with a ridiculously oversized intercooler, but if you get closer…

…you will spot this interesting tuner badge: more skylines on the next page!

WW Kick-off 2013: Rusty Reborn!

April 9, 2013 in event, Events, wangan warriors

This incredible project was parked on the other side of the road of the meetup (used as the parking lot) and created by an ex-MX5 owner. It is, obviously, heavily inspired by Mike Burroughs’ Rusty ratty 5 series beemer.
Wangan Warriors: the new Rusty 5 series
I must say he did an excellent job on lowering the car. It may not look as low as the original, but believe me it can’t be lowered more than this unless the exhaust gets modified.
Even though this E28 is only a 520i the owner promised me something bigger/beefier will get swapped in. :)

A nice detail was this ill-fitted 80s radio antenna. photo on the next page

WW Kick-off 2013: Dual FWD Honda Civic EP

April 8, 2013 in event, Events, wangan warriors

Wangan Warriors: Honda Civic EP
Dual FWD, or at least that’s what popped into my mind when I saw this Honda Civic EP Type-R.