Friday, April 30, 2010

Heaven looks like this

I stumbled across these on Photozou last week. Color-coordinated DR30 meeting.

Looking at these shots is making me want to watch the first Shuto Kosoku Trial movie.

The sedans are definitely my favorite.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Hero

Daijiro Inada had visited the builder of this...thing (who's driving) back in volume 112, but I'd never seen this follow-up.

It's a UCF11 Celsior under there somewhere, but it looks more like a spaceship. I particularly like the limo "boomerang" antennas and the astro-turf step behind the panel.

I guess this is a "Cel-Truck"?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Nostalgia for Sale

I caught THIS listing on Club4AG late last week.

I don't know the seller, but it's a very nice MX32. The takeyari looks a bit out of place and the car deserves nicer wheels, but all told it's a (seemingly) very well restored car for $7k. If I lived near it, I'd probably own it already.

Most MX32's I see are piles, so it's nice to see one that's been restored. If I ever trade my MX73, it'll probably be for a '32. I love the lines, particularly the headlights and the crease down the first 3/4 of side of the car.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

JDM Photosafari - 2

More content today from Colin Chu's trip to Japan. These are all from Akihabara, aside from the Yamamote Line watch picture.

I might post as many as six of these over time, as Blogger limits my number of images per post. I know this isn't what I normally post here, but I thought he had some really nice shots.

Big FFXIII billboard on the top left!

The Yamamote line famously plays a different tune for arrival and departure at each stop, and this watch both replicates the sign for your favorite stop, whatever it happens to be, and then also plays the appropriate jingle.

I will delve further into my Japanese train obsessions in another post. Suffice it to say that I have every Y-line jingle saved as mp3 files and the Shinjuku station chime is my current iPhone ringer.

The arcade games are Gundam P.O.D. (Panoramic Optical Display)

Check out the funny instructional video below.

Mousepad LOL

Ever walk along the sidewalk and suddenly feel a burning need to buy CAT5 cable? Now you can!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Old Dogs

Okayama International Circuit Race Day 2010 (April 11th)

This is a fun way to kill ten minutes. It starts out as stills, but it gets to the good stuff around 0:43

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Two of a Kind

I love the A31 Cefiro, and so I was really happy to get these big photos from Masato of his and his friend's car. Don't miss the video at the bottom.

Check out his Minkara blog HERE

Thanks for the submission!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

JDM PhotoSafari - 1

Colin Chu recently visited Japan with his former employer, Bulletproof Automotive.

I profiled some of the shops he visited on Canibeat, but I thought I'd post some of the more random shots here. I actually like these the best, and I will probably post more as time goes on. These are from Toyota Mega Web.

Thanks Colin!

The magazine selection in Japan is so much better. Three different HiAce magazines!


There is a restoration shop inside Mega Web:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Isn't it Ironic

Many thanks to Matej for the stickers.

Visit Oh The Irony every day.

Friday, April 16, 2010

March On

This isn't my usual cup of tea, but I think that's why I like it. It has a VW-centric style about it, but I've certainly never seen a Nissan March slammed on BBS RS before.

I have no idea what suspension this is riding on, but it certainly looks correct. I have more shots, but they're all tiny.

Check out Shota's Minkara HERE

This was a slow week for me, didn't get much posted. Hopefully I can pick up the pace the next couple weeks.

EDIT: I posted this on Canibeat immediately after, so I replaced this shot with the CiB watermarked one.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

DR30 Revival

I ran across this on Carview ages ago, but I thought it was neat. I've seen R35's with Prince badges, but this guy went to the lengths of painting his R34 to look like a DR30 RS Turbo.

Pictures are sub-par, but you get the idea.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Four Door Mayhem

These images of the 2009 Nikko Circuit Sun Festival were kindly submitted by Ai from Spirant.

I particularly like the C33 with the huge overfenders and wing of doom. I could do without the wonky flames though.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Best Unboxing Ever

I've never seen an unboxing video for a vintage device before, let alone with such high production values. I used to own a PC Engine GT, which is the Japanese version of the Turbo Express, and it is indeed a choice bit of hardware.

This video seems a bit much with the music and all, and "Memento" is misspelled (allegedly intentional), but the cinematography is really good. Even if you really don't care about old NEC portables, let it load and just skip around a bit to see the eye candy.

Check out other vids and content on

Monday, April 5, 2010

TRA/6666 Customs S13

Everyone's seen this aero on the shop car, but I've been following this other build on Carview.

If anyone knows a photographer in Japan, shoot me an email so I can try to put together a shoot. Car is still in progress, and it's going to be nasty when it's done.

Wheel fitment could go a lot farther though.

I wish these pics were larger (and the same size), but cie la vie.

Friday, April 2, 2010


It's that time again in DC. My wife snapped a whole series of these great shots for me.

Happy Friday!

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