Q&A Episode 1

May 22, 2017 in Banpei Q&A

Remember I asked you to send in your questions some time ago? Well, this is the first Questions and Answers video!
Banpei Q&A Episode 1
I’ll pick some questions at random and try to answer them in five minutes of time.

Enjoy the Q&A video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2013 in brilliant

Happy New Year with live and direct fireworks from the Netherlands!
Happy New Year!
Yes, that’s amateurs firing off professional fireworks and it is perfectly “legal” to blow off your hands on this very day. 😉

Anyway, let’s hope 2012 will only bring goodness to you!

Retrospective on 2011

December 31, 2011 in 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!


September 3, 2011 in banpei

What\'s this??
What\’s this??

New look and feel

May 8, 2010 in banpei

No, you haven’t arrived on the wrong site!! After two years of using the Alek 2.0 theme I thought it was time to do an extreme makeover: I switched to the 960 Robots theme which gives the page a more fresh look and feel:
New look and feel of
New look and feel of

If you already can’t remember how the old site looked: great! Hope you all like it! 🙂

Banpei City

April 1, 2008 in banpei

I just created my own city, called Banpei City:
Banpei City

As you can see it is quite empty… But it will grow whenever people are visiting the city, so please visit my beautiful city and make it grow: