Archive for March, 2010

Got weird?

It’s for sale even.  Listed under “Toyota Stout” …  Check it out for yourself!


Not Good Enough?

March 5, 2010

Recently put out a request for people to e-mail in pictures of their Skylines for a “Skyline Week” they were doing, March 1 thru 6.  (March being the 3rd Month, eg. 3-1 (R31), 3-2 (R32), etc.)  There was a comment made in the post that if you were fortunate enough to own a classic Skyline, you were welcome to send through a picture of that too and that would be posted on the day of the R31.  I figured, hell, I wonder if they’d bother posting mine up.  So I threw together an email and fired it off.  The days went by, no reply, but I figured that normal given the amount of mail they likely receive.  I informed Ed (Orion) of the request for Reader’s Cars too and he also decided to fire an email off.  So we waited.  Then, the first came and went, being America is a day behind us, it wasn’t until the next that the March 1st offerings were posted.  Good news!  Ed’s two DR30′s made it in.  My S21 and C110 however, did not.   I can’t help but wonder whether it was because when  I sent my email I linked to my site in it and a post on the front-page at that time was this one,

Perhaps they took offence or perhaps my e-mail just got lost in the sea of e-mails.  However seeing as they didn’t post them up, I might as well even though you chaps are likely to have seen it all before.

1963 Prince Skyline Super (S21D-4)

1973 Datsun 240K (Nissan Skyline) (KHGC110)



March 4, 2010

Fancy a Toyopet Crown?

2.625mil JPY, Bargain!

Perhaps a Toyota Celica?

Work Completed, Just Drive.

You need to check out the stock at EAST CAR. They have some epic machinery.

OS Nats, on Film!

March 2, 2010

Developed the roll of film that I took at the OS Nats today. Can’t get much more oldschool than 35mm, yo!

OS Nats 2010 film negs (by decypher the code)

excuse the scanned quality...

Unfortunately I need a proper scanner – the hp multifunction I got for Xmas doesn’t do a very good job at scanning negatives, even after converting to black and white and a bit of touching up in the GIMP. But it’s nice to know my 1981 Olympus Trip 35 camera is still going strong.

In the meantime the most elegant solution will be to convert the negs straight to digital, or at the very least have some prints made.

Hey Alistair, I think these guys stole your thunder!

1986 Toyota Century VG40, start price $12,000

I’m finding more and more ’80s Japanese sportscars and other rarities on tardme every week. The fact that most of them are listed at ridiculous prices has its advantages and disadvantages (as I’ve complained about bitterly in the past); though I suppose if prices stay artificially inflated there’s a chance I might get a tiny bit more than the “asking price” I had envisioned for the KDR30 if I ever decide to pass it on. We shall see.

But it’s amusing to see the sort of price disparities that exist between the auctions in Japan and the yards over here (even after taking shipping and compliance into effect) – which might be the subject of another blog entry one day if I ever get my USS login back.

Anyway, back to liberty8… this must be the yard mentioned in an earlier blog post, because in addition to the aforementioned Century… look – there’s that Soarer, that AW11 MR2, and that Fairlady 200ZR!