Lisbon AE86, winning Paris Dakar Carina found, read Japanese using your phone, Toyota Soarer! [episode 8]

March 8, 2017 in banpei weekly, toyota ae86, toyota carina

Welcome to the eight episode of the Banpei Weekly!
This week we have a Toyota AE86 in Lisbon, the Paris-Dakar Carina found in someones back yard, learn how to read Japanese using your phone, a Toyota Soarer Super Gran Turismo MZ10 and many more things about the AE86!
Lisbon AE86, Paris-Dakar Carina - Banpei Weekly episode 8
As I visited Lisbon for work I was also able to meet up with Luis. Luis registered on AEU86 as Pack a few years ago and owns a black Toyota Corolla AE86 that got a Trueno makeover. Since it is black it also is made in honor of the Black Limited theme.

Watch all about it in the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Friday Video: Okayama R30 meeting

April 13, 2012 in video

Meeting videos are always fun to watch, especially if the meeting is a Skyline R30 meeting!
Okayama R30 meeting
Starting from 0:30 onwards a complete lineup of all Skylines present starts and I love how you can see all the small differences between all the similar cars: some have Hoshino Impul rims, other deep dished ones and another transformed his Skyline into a track monster!

And a R30 meeting would not be complete if there wasn’t another amazing car present: Read the rest of this entry →

Hilarious: AE86 surrounded by R30s

February 4, 2012 in hilarious

Now this is obviously not the best spot to show off your kouki Corolla Levin AE86 at the JCCA New Year Meeting 2012:
kouki Levin AE86 surrounded by R30s
Completely surrounded by seven Skyline R30s!

Found at Minkara

Skyline R30 pre production models

December 10, 2011 in nissan skyline r30

I was watching some old Skyline documentaries and stumbled upon this little piece of footage where Shinichiro Sakurai sits inside a wooden pre production model of the Skyline R30:

You can see the lines of the coupe emerging into the real prototypes and from the prototypes to the Skyline RS Formula Silhouette. Nice!

The question is: what is that BMW 7 series doing on the test track??

Direct link to video: スカイラインの父 櫻井眞一郎

Family Album Treasures: Seibu Keisatsu’s Machine RS-2

October 7, 2011 in Family Album Treasures, seibu keisatsu

As a true loyal and faithful Seibu Keisatsu fan you obviously have to visit the 2003 Seibu Keisatsu spring exhibition. Naturally you have your wife take a picture of you and your children in front of Machine RS-2:
Seibu Keisatsu's Machine RS-2
A true family album treasure!

Found at Western Police ER34