Today I’m sharing one of my vices: reading Manga and spotting cars in the background! Yes, it’s really something odd that I can’t let go and sometimes you really find nice treasures: like the Nissan Skyline R30 that made me buy this book!
The Walking Man by Jiro Tanaguchi
The Manga I’m reading here is called The Walking Man by Jiro Tanaguchi. If you wish to obtain this book yourself, you can find it here: The Walking Man by Jiro Tanaguchi @ Amazon
In this first episode I’ll introduce this new concept, before jumping into each and every car I could find. I just counted them and the grand total is 23 cars, plus one surprise car that magically changes when you flip the page!
You can find the video and the high resolution scans of the panels containing manga cars below: Continue reading
We all know that Keiichi Tsuchiya loves his kouki Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 drift car, but did you know he owned a couple of other legendary cars before that? For instance this Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10?
In this Best Motoring video Keiichi Tsuchiya explains what cars he used privately to tear up the touges: a Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10, a Nissan Sunny 1200 GX5 B110, a Toyota Starlet S KP61 and a Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-V AE86.
Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10
The first part is covering the Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10: Continue reading
Lately the Toyota Starlet EP71 is making its comeback to the streets fast! Gone are all the wellfare moms who drove the Starlet P7 for years without maintenance. Gone are all the grandpas and grandmas who drove the Starlet P7 and wrote down every liter of fuel consumed in a small booklet. Gone are all the 18 year old new driver girls who drove the Starlet P7 because it was the only affordable car.
Welcome to all enthusiasts that want to buy a (almost) classic car with go-kart experience on a shoestring budget! And I see more and more of them lately.
Yes, if you would like to buy an affordable classic this is definitely the car to buy. You can mod it without major cost involved as shock and spring upgrades, tires, aftermarket exhaust and engine upgrades are cheap for this car: Continue reading
Being one of the early bloggers about kaido racers (aka bosozoku style) I don’t get a high brow often, but this JTTC Calsonic Nissan Skyline R31 race car replica in the shape of a kaido racer really gave me a WTF:
This video features a couple of Showa cars that are either kept (in mint) bone stock or modified to a great extend, including this Nissan Skyline R31 GTS-R. Now the interesting part is why the owner chose to hacksaw a big hole in the floorpan where the passenger seat used to be and routed the exhaust to the side of the car (through the sill) and not chose to do it directly through the sill from the . Or even welded something around the exhaust pipes to keep the noise levels a bit down. On the other hand, this makes the modification more obvious for the eye…
Apart from this Skyline there are the following cars: Toyota Celica GT-R AA63 (unmodified), Dual-Factory green Toyota Publica Starlet KP40, Body-Make Nissan Bluebird 810 coupe kaido racer, kyusha kai pigsbutt Nissan Laurel C130 on Hayashi Sakura rims, kyusha kai Nissan Skyline GT C110 on Racing Hart rims, Toyota Crown MS80 kaido racer, orange Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 and a white G-Nose Nissan Fairlady 240Z S30.
You can watch the whole video below: Continue reading
It’s Friday so here is another video to enjoy: Nomuken drifting a Honda City Turbo II!
You can actually drift a Honda City Turbo II then? I thought they were front wheel drive!
Well yes you can: with a little bit of help from the handbrake and a Toyota Starlet Glanza V EP91 Turbo engine. The Honda City Turbo II also got the nickname bulldog, so does the Chihuahua refer back to the Toyota Starlet? Like a fancy dressed up hairless skinny bulldog?
Judge for yourself in the video: Continue reading
Enroute to the Wangan Warriors 2013 season kick-off I already encountered a group of sports cars (Skyline R32, Silvia S12 and a Subaru WRX) but when I came near to the meeting grounds the sports and performance cars were literally swarming from all directions!
This Nissan 200SX S13 was parked next to the entrance was remained glued to my retina for the remainder of the meeting:
So if this is his mum’s car…his car should be even messier? 😛
The interior looks serious though… Continue reading