WTF: New body panels for the AE86!

March 26, 2013 in WTF

This is excellent news for the three door (aka hatchback) AE86 owners: Impulse AE86 started manufacturing new back panels for the three door AE86!
Impulse AE86 new 3 door back panel
Just imagine the work and effort they put into this product to reverse engineer a 30 year old complex panel like this and make it 100% identical!

In this video you can watch the actual pressing of the new panels: video on the next page

WTF: Fujiwara Tofu Shop Nissan Sunny RZ-1

January 24, 2013 in WTF

I’ve seen many Fujiwara Tofu Shop (private) inspired vehicles so far, but this Nissan Sunny RZ-1 B12 is done in such perfection that if the original was a Levin you had to look twice to see the difference.
Initial D Nissan Sunny RZ-1 B12
Of course it does help that the Nissan Sunny RZ-1 B12 and the (kouki) Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 share the same silhouette and have a similar headlights/grill. Nevertheless I can’t recall ever seeing pictures of a panda Sunny B12.

Found at RCW Malaysia

WTF: Hello Kitty Bus II (the revenge)

January 15, 2013 in WTF

About a year ago I posted a Hello Kitty bus spotted at the JCCA NYM 2012, but that Hello Kitty bus is nothing compared to this pink monster:
Hello Kitty bus
This bus has been spotted at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 by Car heal space

WTF: Animated tail lights?

October 26, 2012 in WTF

Jalopnik posted today a very simplistic idea/how-to about turning netbooks into animated tail lights and guess what they used as an example?
Jalopnik's tail light to tail screen
Indeed: a US/kouki Corolla GT-S AE86 tail light! I actually liked the idea that they picked Nyan Cat as the animation! :D

Is this going to be the next automotive craze? And if so, as Jalopnik states, sequential animated tail lights are legal: so why not?

Are Japanese Nostalgic Car fans the 5th craziest fans?

October 12, 2012 in WTF

Yesterdays Jalopnik’s question of the day was Who are the craziest car fans? and their list noted the Japanese Nostalgic Car fans to be the 5th craziest of them all:
JNC fans craziest according to Jalopnik?
If you think that new Honda owners are obsessed, you haven’t seen the crews that restore and modify classic Japanese iron. In the States and Southeast Asia they are vigilant. In Japan, they are downright unhinged.
Hey guys, what about the J-tin fans in Europe? I think us, especially the ones on the islands, are equally unhinged as our Japanese counterparts. ;)

Honda fans made it to the sixth place and go to Jalopnik to see the full list.