• OTHER: Welcome to Sabine’s world of Toyota classics

    Remember when i bought a Micro-fiche reader on a local auction website and when picking it up realized that the owner was a lady who also happended to have an incredible toyota classics collection? I didn’t have much time back then so ever since, i wanted to return with more time and a camera and have a chat. Luckily that finally happened the last weekend. Turns out that Sabine, the owner, is an absolutely lovely person with an absolute passion for old toyotas. She’s a former toyota mechanic and ever since then got bit by the Toyotaku bug. She’s got an excellent taste and knowledge when it comes to old…

  • FRIENDS: Kris’ S30 twin turbo & Patricks RX-8 builds

    Most People who modify their cars in switzerland do it to pose on the streets, at the local gas station waterhole or at the meets and shows. The goal there is to be as much recognizable as possible. I prefer the opposite. People with real passion for techonoligy and maybe a bit of history. People who don’t want to show off, but instead learn something during the process, and build something just for themselves. Especially when the project is crazy. I’ve told you about Krisztian and his friends a few times. This saturday i had to return a few carboy magazines, which he friendly gave me on loan and a…

  • 240Z & FRIENDS: Parts shipment from Japan

    This all started with a friend who was asking for my help to import some strut tower braces for an MX-5 for one of his friends. So i made an offer. Then he decided to add some small pieces for himself for his Kenmeri Skyline build. And when i realized i had to order bits and pieces from shops like rubber-soul, M-Speed, RS-Start and Revive Jalopy, i decided it couldn’t be wrong to add a few bits and pieces for my own 240Z project. That’s when another friend of ours stepped in and was asking for some Parts for his Hakosuka build. So today i finally got the big order…

  • FRIENDS: The Big Honda S2000 Parts delivery

    Yesterday i posted this picture about a big Parts delivery from Japan for a friend with a Honda S2000. Since the interest was quite high, i guess you guys want to know what’s inside the boxes? Let’s start off with a set of beautiful Autobacs ASM /IS design vented FRP Fenders: and for the rear some Voltex suzuka Polyurethane overfenders: Staying at the rear end aerodynamics, we got a beautifully crafted J’s racing Carbon rear under diffusor: which will sadly cover part of the lovely Mugen Power exhaust system: Following the exhaust system a bit further front, we end up at the TODA Racing exhaust manifold for the F-series engine.…

  • FRIENDS: Stefans Yonmeri C110 Project update

    My buddy Stefan recently finished his Laurel C30 Project, so work on his highly awaited C110 “Yonmeri” skyline four-door sedan project started. Check out regular updates on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KyushaK/ Here a little summary of the recent updates: First the car got stripped completely: Tar mats and sound deadening stuff got removed using the classic dry-ice method. Compared to my rusty shell this car looks quite solid: And then he put it in the rotisserie to remove the final bolts and bits. This makes me happy. He once built the rotisserie for my Z-Project and this piece of metal is the reason we know each other and i guess…

  • ATENZA / FRIENDS: Emblems / Stickers / Wheel parts delivery

    I always thought the Japanese “Atenza” name is way cooler than the european “Mazda 6” So when making the big datsun order in Japan a few weeks ago i decided to throw in the JDM badge as well πŸ™‚ And since i plan to update the car with some simple mazdaspeed parts whenever funds allow me i decided to throw in a bunch of mazdaspeed stickers as well, since they are not available here: and then i helped a buddy of mine who bought a set of RAYS wheels from japan for his project (more on that soon i guess) with some brand new Volk racing parts to refurbish his…

  • FRIENDS: Stef’s Datsun 1800 / Laurel C30 finished!

    About five years ago i posted in the JNC Forums that i was looking for someone to Weld a Rotisserie for my Z. A buddy named Stev sent me a PN and offered free help. I was more then happy and when i met up at his place a few weeks later he just started a restoration of a genuine swiss Market Datsun 1800 aka the Laurel C30. That’s what i saw inΒ  his garage then: This project began just as a “quick rebuild” for a new daily driver… But as with any project of this kind it became quite big and ended up taking five years of work. In…

  • 240Z / FRIENDS: a visit to Speed-Industries & new FS5W71C Transmission

    Yesterday after Work i hopped into my car and after i spent some time in the Traffic jam i finally found the Speed-Industries Workshop. Speed industries is a Car-lovers allround business. Tobi and his crew import Cars and parts from Japan and install the parts, organize drift and trackdays in and around switzerland and they do some drift-shows as well. Their workshop is full of goodness, like this AE86 Corolla Levin Hatchback: The only Non-japanese steel at their shop was this BMW. I’m not sure but i guess it’s used for some drifting πŸ™‚ Keen-eyed readers can see Tw S13’s in this picture. one of them also known as the…

  • FRIENDS: A visit to R-Performance Switzerland

    Last week i went to visit Marco and his crew at R-Performance. Mainly to pick up my repaired Trunk spoiler (See a few posts down the page), but while there i sneaked around a bit with my camera πŸ™‚ First he showed me their current TimeAttack Racecar which runs in the swiss / german unlimited FWD class and is pretty hardcore: Honestly there is not much left from the original Integra DC2 shell, since most has been replaced by lightweight stuff… What i really like about the R-Performance team is the laidback “Backyard” attitude. Compared to some of their competitors they don’t own a super modern clinically clean workshop with…

  • FRIENDS: The Swiss JDM Front-End Integra DC2

    Swapping out the Dual-circular headlights from the EU-spec DC2 Honda Integra to the JDM-front end is quite common in USA and other parts of the world. But due to regulations in switzerland not many people have done it so far. Alltough i’ve seen a genuine JDM DC2 in switzerland before, i’ve never seen one with a swapped front end. If i had the time and money for another project, this would be very high on my bucket list. Some time ago a buddy i know from my old Honda-days contacted me and sent me a few pics of his 1999 Integra with exactly that front-end swap.:D The car is not…