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Video: Initial D Fifth Stage episode 2

November 22, 2012 in video by banpei

Last weekend Episode 2 of Initial D Fifth Stage has been broadcasted in Japan. Obviously it was fansubbed just within a couple of days!
Initial D Fifth Stage Episode 2
This episode focusses on the battle between Keisuke in his RX7 and Kobayakawa in his LanEvo VII.

A bit different this time is that I actually managed to embed the video: Read the rest of this entry →

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Carina Sightings: Team Zlay’s Yello Mello Carina

November 21, 2012 in carina sightings by banpei

Thanks to GRED for the excellent tip on Team Zlay as the owner of this Mello Yello Carina GT-R AA63!
Team Zlay Carina AA63 GT-R Yello Mello
I’ve been browsing through their timeline and boy did I see some awesome pictures in there! I’ll post some excellent material on later this week!

So enjoy this gallery with all pictures I could find of the Yello Mello:

I will add more when I find additional pictures on their timeline. 🙂

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Nissan R382 with a 60s vibe!

November 20, 2012 in video by banpei

Another interesting video by IKnowSkyline is this video of the Nissan R382 preparing for the 1969 Japanese Grand Prix:
Japanese Grand Prix 1969

You can see that Nissan put three R382s at the starting grid and they had almost to no competition from the Toyota 7s and Porsche 917s and started all three from pole position: Read the rest of this entry →

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Hayai! The new Nissan R380A-II!

November 19, 2012 in video by banpei

I posted a video of the Prince R380 breaking the landspeed record at the Yatabe test course over three years ago and now IKnowSkyline posted up another one of the Nissan R380A-II:
Nissan R380A-II
Not only did Nissan use this Prince developed race monster: Read the rest of this entry →

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Down on the Street: many many historic Fiats!

November 18, 2012 in down on the street, Uncategorized by banpei

Yesterday in a blink of an eye I spotted some old cars parked in what looked like an old dealership. So I parked the car around the block and headed back, and this is what I spotted:
DOTS: Fiat Dealership

A lot of old historic Fiats were all parked inside an old Fiat dealership. The cars I spotted were: a Fiat visitor bus designed by Bertone, Fiat 128 Coupe, Fiat Dino coupe 2400, Fiat Dino spider, Fiat 130, Fiat 125 and in the back many many more: Read the rest of this entry →

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Carina Sightings: the yellow zokusha!

November 17, 2012 in carina sightings by banpei

People knowing me well enough also know I love kaido racers/zokushas and all sorts of other bizarre creation from Japan. So I actually was quite happy to see this in one of the kaido racer videos:
Yellow Carina AA63 zokusha
Yes, that is indeed a yellow Carina AA63 with (fake?) oil cooiler up front and lowered on a set of SSR Mk II rims (or are those Techno Shadows? Can’t see it too clearly!). 🙂

It even gives a good welcome when arriving at the spot by doing a bit of revving: Read the rest of this entry →