Irian Jaya: Mandala Motor

August 7, 2011 in irian jaya

This photos was taken from the bus somewhere outside Jayapura when we passed Mandala Motor. I already spotted them a few times and they had a vast number of wheelporn in their workshop.
Mandala Motor
Mandala Motor

The convertible appears to be a VW bug that was modified with a Celica Z10 nose by Lipu…

Random: Going to paint my wheels tonight!

January 28, 2010 in random

This is about the coolest wheel pic I’ve seen this month:

">Glow in the dark rims!
Glow in the dark rims!
The only problem is that you need to shine some light on it first… So, where can I get some of that paint to accentuate my 15 inch Celica XX rims?

Found at Jasonsgrainofsalt

Japanese BBS wheels

November 5, 2009 in japanese

This video kind of surprised me:


This video from 1993 clearly shows (some) BBS wheels are produced in Japan. A bit weird for someone living next to Germany expecting a German wheel manufacturer to actually produce them in Germany!

A little research learned that the Japanese company Washibeam produces the BBS F1 Magnesium wheel and all one piece Aluminum racing wheels. They sell those wheels back to BBS Kraftfahrzeugtechnik AG and vice versa for the other wheels. In this way the production of the wheels can continue even if either BBS or Washibeam go bankrupt.

What rims to choose for the Carina?

October 19, 2007 in rims

I thought I finally made up my mind, but unfortunately I’m doubting again…

The story started when I just bought my TA60 Carina and The Doctor (user on AEU86) offered me some retro 13 inch OZ wheels. They looked fantastic, however when I put them under the Carina I noticed that the only way they would look nice would be if I lowered the car at least 5cm…
13inch retro OZ rims
Then I spotted some advert on Markplaats offering 15 inch Zenki (early type) Celica Supra wheels. These wheels are 6J with an offset of 20 and would nicely fit under the Carina. However Robokill (another user on AEU86) was in need of 15 inch Celica Supra wheels because his 14 inch don’t fit around the RX7 FC calipers he’s going to use on his AE86 racer.
15 inch Celica Supra rims
Now Joe sells 3 sets (3 sets!!!) of Wantanabes!
14inch Wantanabe
If I only had the money… :( :( :(

Perhaps selling the Celica Supra rims to some Japanese ricer will make enough money. ;)