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Familiy Album Treasures: Mad camber on a Carina TA17

February 8, 2011 in Familiy Album Treasures by banpei

I liked the Carina hardtop coupe TA17 in last treasure so much that I found another one:
Hayashi Streets with mad camber
Hayashi Streets with mad camber

Clearly a picture taken from someones 70s photo album: a nice Carina TA17 hardtop coupe sitting on a set of 13 inch Hayashi Streets with baloon tires and even the front wheels have some camber. (would be demon camber in those days!)

Found at [Evo golfers @ Minkara]

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Familiy Album Treasures: take off with your daughter

November 15, 2010 in Familiy Album Treasures by banpei

If you thought family album treasures were a typical thing from the 60s/70s/80s you are wrong: it is quite common for proud owners and/or family members to pose in front of their cars. Just like this daughter does for his proud daddy:
Take off with your daughter in the Soarer
Take off with your daughter in the Soarer

That’s something I hope my son would be proud of if I owned a first generation Soarer with rollcage, bucket seats and deep dish wheels!

Take off with your daughter in the Soarer
Take off with your daughter in the Soarer

Or even pose and show the victory sign sitting shotgun! Definitely something to keep in the family album!

Found at [Buddha’s face punching bag]

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Familiy Album Treasures: the Sapporo Squat duo

October 28, 2010 in Familiy Album Treasures by banpei

Okay, they might never have known that the Galant Lambda was sold as the Sapporo in some countries abroad but nevertheless they make an excellent squatting duo:
Sapporo Squat duo
Sapporo Squat duo

Judging from the flares on their pants these two friends decided to buy in the late 70s early 80s, against its unpopularity, two Mitsubishi Galant Lambdas. Personally I fully agree with them: the Galant Lambda is a great looking car with an amazing engine! Now if only people would have recognized that back in the 70s and 80s!

Found here

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Familiy Album Treasures: crash your Celica XX in 1987

August 28, 2010 in Familiy Album Treasures by banpei

Back in 1987, when I was still in highschool and my dad still drove the Carina wagon this guy crashed his Celica XX into a red car while being chased by the police and drove through a red light.
Crashed Celica XX in 1987
Crashed Celica XX in 1987

Of course that is something you should be proud of if you are member of the LawBreak Family…

Found at LawBreak Family

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Familiy Album Treasures: Meet the Dorikin!

August 21, 2010 in Familiy Album Treasures by banpei

This is one of the snaps from the Rotary specialist RE-Sugiyama’s family album: Apex’s eldest son together with competitor Keiichi Tsuchiya!
Dorikin with RE-Sugiyama
Dorikin with RE-Sugiyama

Now that is true sportmanship!

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Familiy Album Treasures: Hakosuka towing a caravan

August 14, 2010 in Familiy Album Treasures by banpei

A picture of a Nissan 2000GT towing a caravan is nice, but having a Nissan 2400GT following it is EPIC!
Nissan 2000GT towing a caravan
Nissan 2000GT towing a caravan

The picture was sent to me by Dutchman Frans-Jan Petrij. I found him a year ago through a topic on ZCars forum where he said he used to own several Nissan 2400GTs and 2000GTs (only 59 were delivered in Holland!). I wrote to him several emails and he sent me some pictures of the cars he used to own.

This picture was shot at the Kandersteg pass in Switzerland. He and his family used both the 2000GT and 2400GT to haul the whole family to Switzerland and both the 2000GT and 2400GT took turns to pull the caravan. Of course both cars didn’t have to put any effort in it to do their jobs! 😉