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Attending the Wangan Warriors meeting

I’m going to attend the Wangan Warriors meeting tomorrow in Oosterhout and I’m already excited to see all those cars parked out there.
Wangan Warriors meeting
In case you are interested in coming as well, you can find the location here:
Google Maps

If you want to find me: just look for the all familiar white Carina TA60 (soon to be 4AGE-ed) or a tall guy with long brown hair.

Video: Historix Japan 2011

The Historix Japan 2011 meeting was already a few weeks ago and the 2010 meeting even longer… Nevertheless this 2010 compilation video is a very video to watch:

Lots of drag races and meeting pictures!
Whenever I’ll find a good compilation video of the 2011 I’ll post that one up as well!

Rediculously cool Skyline sunset

This is one of the most brilliant photos I’ve seen so far this year: a sunset with the most beautiful Skyline lineup you can imagine! Obviously it now sits on the background of my desktop. :)
Third old car meeting in Hiroshima
Third old car meeting in Hiroshima

The photo was taken by Mikuni Auto at the third Hiroshima old car meeting. The meeting itself was, obviously, a charity event for the Japanese Red Cross.

Found at [Mikuni Auto]

JAF2011: First impression and a purple beams AE86!

The first impressions on the Japans Autosport Festival were that there were waaaaaay too many Skylines in the Netherlands. I think I saw more than 100 R32/R33/R34s and most of them were riced out. On the other hand there were some really nice examples as well!

What was most interesting was this purple hachi I spotted three and a half years ago in someones garage without an engine in it.
Purple Corolla Levin AE86 with 3S-GE Beams blacktop
Purple Corolla Levin AE86 with 3S-GE Beams blacktop

The owner sold me his 15 inch Celica-Supra rims and just casually told me he owned a couple of Celicas, a Starlet EP70 with a 3SGTE in it and an AE86 as well. So of course I got very interested to see the AE86 and the Starlet. The AE86 looked already as great as the photo above but only lacked its engine…

Shortyly before the JAF the project finally met its end and its 4AGE made way for a different engine. At first the owner planned a 1JZ-swap, but changed his plans and went for a 3SGE Beams blacktop mated to a W58 supra gearbox by a JDM 1S Carina bellhousing!

As you can see the 3SGE blacktop is a tight fit for the AE86:
Purple Corolla Levin AE86 with 3S-GE Beams blacktop
Purple Corolla Levin AE86 with 3S-GE Beams blacktop

He told me he had to modify the bellhousing because the starter engine was on the wrong side, so he tool the bellhousing of the 4A and had the starter position welded on the other side. You can’t tell unless you look up close and look really well. Very nice to see such a project getting a good ending!

The funny thing was that I would have expected it to be a very loud engine but he used a bone stock muffler of a Hyundai Scoupe and it just sounded like a stock 4AGE! So literally you have a wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing!

More pictures of the festival will follow when I’ve developed the films from my camera. :)

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