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Retrospective on 2011

December 31, 2011 in banpei by banpei

Just had a quick recap on 2011 and here are some of the highlights:
Move to WordPress
The decision to ditch Drupal in favor of WordPress took me almost a year, while the switch itself was only a matter of converting the content to the new format. I must say that WordPress is a lot easier to post with, but Drupal was more flexible in just creating any content.

I went to a couple of meetings, made some pictures and met some people around…
April: Drift&Charity event @ Infineon Raceway (US)
May: JAF2011 (Japans Auto Festival) @ Zandvoort (NL)
July: JCS2011 (Japanese Classic Sunday) @ Gemert (NL)
November: Wangan Warriors 10 @ Oosterhout (NL)

The event at Infineon Raceway was just mind blowing, especially because it was such a unique chance going there. I enjoyed JAF, JCS and Wangan Warriors meeting more because I meet some of you guys at those meeting and had a good opportunity to make pictures.

Apart from a couple of meetings I also went to Bali and Irian Jaya / Jayapura where I saw what the difference in climate actually means: higher rate of survival. 😉
Toyota KE70 in Bali

Most popular page top 3
1. Fuck the 86: this is the real deal!
2. Ebay treasures: Almost new red panda Levin AE86!
3. Carina Sightings: Carina Firevan at Hellaflush FISCO
1987 red panda Toyota Corolla Levin AE86
As you can see AE86 content is still immensely popular and I’m quite happy a Carina (the Firevan) made it to the top 3 as well!

Most commented page top 3
1. Wangan Warriors meeting 10: the oldskool
2. Ebay treasures: Almost new red panda Levin AE86!
3. WTF: Hotwheels Skyline KPGC110 GT-R Christmas bargain
oldskool Suzuki Swift

Thank you all for visiting this year and hopefully I’ll see you again sometime next year!

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WTF: Careless driver wrecks a Toyota Century!

December 30, 2011 in WTF by banpei

Such a shame: driving through dense traffic near the Yaesu line in Tokyo and giving priority to this old Toyota Century when it suddenly makes a wrong move!
Careless driver wrecks this Toyota Century
The driver receives a well earned baka from the driver in the video after the jump. Read the rest of this entry →

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Auto Holiday: the V8 Zee

December 27, 2011 in auto holiday magazine by banpei

In june 1980 Auto Holiday Magazine had this hot girl on its cover:
Auto Holiday Magazine
Or would that Racing Forg rim she is sitting on be much hotter?

Anyway, this issue of the magazine for car and leasure for youngs had something even hotter on the inside: Read the rest of this entry →

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Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

December 23, 2011 in christmas by banpei

With yesterdays Soarer centercaps I can only do the wishes in this proper way!
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

I’m obviously also going to celebrate these events, so I’m not too sure when I’ll be back for my next posting.

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Chirstmas: spot the difference!

December 22, 2011 in christmas by banpei

It may be a bit hard to see, but just try to find what is different within this picture!
my Carina with Soarer z10 centercaps
The answer is on the next page/down here… Read the rest of this entry →

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Carina Sightings: 3T powered TA42 coupe

December 21, 2011 in carina sightings by banpei

I found a video of this beautiful Carina TA42 coupe from Sevastopol (Ukraine) on Youtube some time ago:

According to the title it is 3T-EU powered.

Another (blurry) night video of it: Read the rest of this entry →