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Family Album Treasures: I sense a pattern here

July 25, 2012 in Family Album Treasures by banpei

I have this habit of browsing through Japanese blogs/pages/minkara searching for a specific term. In this case I was looking for a Nissan Bluebird 910 and ended up finding this gem:
Family Album Treasure: Nissan Bluebird wagon 910
A real Family Album Treasure!

But browsing through the owners blog I started to see a pattern: Read the rest of this entry →

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Carina Sightings: Hungarian GA62

July 25, 2012 in carina sightings by banpei

A few weeks back I found a video of a Carina TA62 on Youtube where it stated that it had received a 1G-E swap so I got interested in the project, especially as it is an Hungarian project.
1G-E powered Carina GA60
So I commented on the video and received an email from the owner with links to these photos.

For the record this is the video and it is a bit hard to see: Read the rest of this entry →

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ITT2012: loose ends

July 24, 2012 in Events by banpei

My final ITT 2012 post and after that I’m done with the interesting photos from this great festival. 😉

So first of all there was a large German delegation from the Toyota Oldies site where the owner brought his rare Toyota Tercel Snow 4WD (AL25):
ITT: Toyota Tercel Snow 4WD

I just love the snow branding on the Tercel: Read the rest of this entry →

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ITT2012: Shakotan Corolla KE20

July 23, 2012 in Events by banpei

One of the cars at the Internationaal Toyota Treffen has been my favorite for a long time now:
ITT: Toyota KE20 with 2T-G
Thomas’ (aka The Doctor) Corolla KE20 started out as a Belgian rally modified Corolla KE20 and after blowing up his engine twice he decided to take it off the road and rebuild it from the ground up again!

The work and effort he put into the project can really be seen: Read the rest of this entry →

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ITT2012: Bunta and Takumi

July 22, 2012 in Events by banpei

The Dutch Toyota importer Louwman has been neglecting their heritage and clubs for the past decade. With the launch of the Toyota GT86 (aka Toyota 86 and Scion FR-S) they decided to change that and asked the TACN if they could join in and put the Toyota GT86 on display during the festival. They also has some sort of social media contest (which IMO was rubbish and did not do) where you could “win” 4 rounds on the Midlands circuit in Lelystad. It was still a nice gesture.

Near the end of the day one of the AEU86 members went home and parked his kouki panda red Corolla GT AE86 next to its siblings:
ITT: Father and son
I immediately walked over and shot a couple of pictures of father and son next to each other. 😉

Quickly popped in my 28mm lens to make the angle wider: Read the rest of this entry →

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ITT2012: the swapped Lexi!

July 21, 2012 in Events by banpei

A little bit different than the previous nostalgic posts is todays post. At the festival I found two Lexus IS200s where the engine was swapped in favor of some other engine. The (sorry to day this) lesser one was this IS200 with genuine JDM Altezza grille:
ITT: Lexus IS200 with 1JZ-GTE
It has been imported to the Netherlands less than a year ago as an IS200 but on papers it already had a 2.5 litre engine. I think you can already guess what engine it had…

Indeed! A second generation 1JZ-GTE: Read the rest of this entry →