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80’s 


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Oh! Really?

That was the reaction of a friend when he saw what’s under the hood. 

Before introducing the next DDJ machine let’s take a look at the old DDJ drive. 

This Nissan March 1997 used to drive me everywhere. Although, for Japanese standards, it’s a pretty old car, it was such a special car that I feel obligated to pay a tribute to such an iconic vehicle. Since I first drove it I knew this car had a lot of potential and indeed it does. 

  
    
    
    
    
   

A little bit of rust and some scratches  here and there but it was definitely a fun car to drive. 

Result of driving over black ice without snow tyres. 

Last mileage. 
Rest in peace old friend!! 

The kids went out for a drive…

Over the last holidays was surreal. I had my first ever go, as a passenger, on a super sports car. After the ride, it took me some time to come back to this world.

おしょがつにとてもすばらしことおこりました!!!!!

A good friend came over to invite me to take some pictures of his carsss and I wouldn’t miss this chance for nothing. He lined up all the cars and ask our kids, ”which do you want to ride?” our son said, ”well as I’ve already rode on the blue Lotus, the gray one is fine.” And off they went. They were all smiles!!

After that he took me for a drive, unforgettable. I don’t think that it could ever have this experience in Brazil unless I was a millionaire.  Enjoy the pictures.

おともだちが車をならべるから写真とりましょ。やった!!!!!わたしたちの子ども2回目乗れさせて子どもがとてもよろこびました。

わたしも乗せてもらてTHANK YOU!!!!! そのけいけんわすられない。

 

 

A piece of history on your shelf

For this kind of collection there should be no age or prejudice. Having a selection of die cast models is just the same as having books that  tell you about the automotive history though having the delightful experience of putting your own hands on a piece of art. 

  
We have achieved the time of lesser peace, die cast models are always selling at stores. In times of war, iron was scarce so a lot of the resource was destined for building jets, tanks, guns and supplies for soldiers to fight at the battle fields. 

  

This attractive selection (1/3? scale) belongs so someone that we, together with some other folks, spend hours talking about one model , cars and more and it’s so intriguing how much they know about this fascinating history of car racing. Thank you for letting me post here these pictures. 

  

Nowadays, I’m not so sure about the resource of iron but having die cast models seem a very eco friendly and peaceful way of collecting cars. This is a much more exciting and thrilling part of history. Encouraging kids and car lovers to purchase these historical items seems much more wisely and a better purpose for the usage of our natural resources. 

I have always been a great fan of 1/61 scale models and have already started my collection.

Stay tuned and think ecologically  

Happy set! Coffee and car!

The first time I ever had can coffee was in Japan. Recently, I discovered that they sell these sets of two coffee cans with a giveaway toy. 

  
I’m not very fond of can coffee, especially black coffee but I really wanted the giveaway series of Nissan GtR. You can’t find them in stores like the Tomica or Hotwheels.  

 
I asked the clock if it was possible to buy a milk pack so that I could add to the coffee. She said yes and gave it to me. Japanese people are so kind. 

  

This is the whole collection. You gotta be extremely quick to get the best of the series. 

  This is the best I could still get. The Nismo R34GT-R  Z-tune. 

A friend that works for a convince store will let me know as soon as some other series are out. 

Stay tuned for more.

England

This kind and f weather reminds the early mornings in England heading to the construction side with my godfather.

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He is a typical English dude and has taught me a lot.

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Then a Jag. Another British classic.

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Then, if it wasn’t for driving on the wrong side of the road and the kanji on the truck, feels like if being in America. Love the diversity of taste in Japan.