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Brilliant: Bassie en Adriaan still not retired!

May 31, 2012 in brilliant by banpei

I’ve featured the Dutch circus duo Bassie en Adriaan a couple of times now, but this new footage is too great not to share!
Bassie en Adriaan get a Honda Civic for free!
Apparently Honda managed to get the two together again to perform a new social media campaign to promote the new European Honda Civc while the two of them should, according to the Dutch media, actually have a healthy brotherly war.

Money talks and perhaps their pensions went up in smoke during the credit crunch. Also both of them look a bit aged now: Adriaan (acrobat) can’t hardly hide his belly and wrinkles while Bassie (clown) looks a bit worked out after all that diy.

In the video you can see the duo travelling to the Honda dealer in their 80s red/yellow polkadot Honda Prelude and caravan: Read the rest of this entry →

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Wrecked: Nissan Skyline GTS-t HCR32

May 31, 2012 in wrecked by banpei

Even though it states GT-R on the back of this Nissan Skyline it actually is a lower grade GTS-t HCR32 that was wrecked here.
Wrecked Nissan Skyline HCR32
Judging from the triumphant stance it was not considered a great loss by the bystanders. Personally I would be devastated if such a thing would happen near me involving a R35.

Found at Minkara

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Carina Sightings: the only Carina in Brazil!

May 30, 2012 in carina sightings by banpei

Last week Tulio Inoue contacted me that he found the only Carina in Brazil. Of course I was anxious, opened the link and found this beautiful Carina Van SG:
Carina van SG diesel in Brazil
This Carina only travelled 120000 kilometers so far and is almost like new!

Tulio told me this is most probably the only Carina in Brazil as up till the 90s import cars were forbidden unless you were a diplomat and imported the car yourself. Probably a Japanese diplomat imported this car, perhaps as a vehicle for the embassy?

The interior still looks immaculate after 26 years: Read the rest of this entry →

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Car Chases: Seibu Kesatsu in San Andreas

May 29, 2012 in Car chases by banpei

When I watched this collaborated GTA San Andreas movie I somehow wondered if Gred would have been involved. Anyway, this video shows you lots and lots JDM tin carnage without any real cars being blown to smithereens!

Of course most of the cars are Nissans, but an occasional Toyota AE86 can be spotted a few times.

Also if you are wondering what that intermezzo at 3:15 is all about: it is a commercial break for featuring this Nissan Silvia advertisement: Read the rest of this entry →

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Down on the Street: another Nissan GTR

May 27, 2012 in down on the street by banpei

While driving through town and getting caught in a smallish traffic jam I spotted a familiar shape down the road, grabbed my camera and shot this photo:
Nissan GTR
Can you already make out what it is?

Indeed: another GTR! Read the rest of this entry →

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Only in Japan: Beat and Countach gathers dust

May 26, 2012 in only in Japan by banpei

Obviously only in Japan this could have happened:

How can you just leave your Honda Beat gather dust like this, let alone that poor Countach… Lucky enough the Countach is just a replica. 😉

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