JAF 2013: Eagle white MR2 AW11

June 3, 2013 in event, Events, jaf2013

This eagle white MR2 AW11 is not Allard van Grafhorst’s old AW11 but another white one:
JAF2013: Toyota MR2 AW11
It looks equally great and certainly drew my attention.

At the rear you can clearly see the car is in perfect condition: Read the rest of this entry →

JAF 2013: the Mitsubishi Cordia barn find

June 1, 2013 in barn find, event, Events, jaf2013

At the JAF this note on a 1983 Mitsubishi Cordia drew my attention:
JAF 2013: Mitsubishi Cordia barnfind
For the non-Dutchies: it states the car has been in a barn for 28 years and now after 29 years and 5 months it had 2 MOTs and 3500 kilometers on the odometer! Yes, that’s for real!

This is what the car looks like: Read the rest of this entry →

Contact form fixed!

May 27, 2013 in event, Events, jaf2013

Apparently the contact form was broken for a while and I only found out because someone mailed me directly.
Fix has been performed and it works now.

To make it up to you I’d like to post this nice ratlook Alto SS40 I spotted at the Japanse Autosport Festival:
JAF 2013: BosoRat Suzuki Alto SS40

WW Kick-off 2013: Nissan Cima Grand Touring

April 15, 2013 in event, Events, wangan warriors

It is a shame Nissan’s competitor of the Toyota Celsior (Lexus LS series) never made it to anywhere else than Japan and the US. Of course this Nissan Cima Y33 escaped Japan and fled to Europe, but it will always be an alien around here…
Wangan Warriors: Nissan Cima
I’m happy it was a Cima that escaped and not an Infinity Q45 as the Cima is much better looking than its USDM twin-sister. If you squint your eyes you can even see it as a bigger Toyota Chaser JZX100 that was from the exact same era.

Of course the Chaser never met the luxury of the Cima, let alone the Grand Touring package: more photos on the next page

WW Kick-off 2013: Shuttle love!

April 14, 2013 in event, Events, wangan warriors

Walking together with the group we slowly approached this white Shuttle. I already had seen it but still the chanting of “shuttle-shuttle-shuttle” surprised me. Yes I had joined a group of Honda enthusiasts. 😉
Wangan Warriors: Honda Civic Shuttle
The shuttle itself was basically bone-stock, apart from (oversized) rims.

I also took a picture up front: more pictures on the next page

WW Kick-off 2013: the ubiquitous Nissan Skylines

April 9, 2013 in event, Events, wangan warriors

I remember meetings where once a Nissan Skyline entered the place it immediately drew all attention because seeing one was so rare! Nowadays it is actually the opposite: nobody turns their heads anymore and “exotics” like a Silvia S15 tend to gather crowds of people.

It is actually a bit of a shame as this Skyline was rather interesting:
Wangan Warriors: Nissan Skyline BNCR33 by Hasemi
It looks like your average Skyline R33 GTST with a ridiculously oversized intercooler, but if you get closer…

…you will spot this interesting tuner badge: more skylines on the next page!