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Old 08-28-2012, 09:29 AM
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Such a stunning car and pics! The wheels look great too. The coupes look sooooo nice!
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I'm in love with this photo.
Thanks! Nothing makes a photographer happier than someone liking their work... Neko.


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Old 08-31-2012, 12:20 PM
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You do take nice photos but I'd prefer looking at a lower ride height (some day)...
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:17 AM
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You do take nice photos but I'd prefer looking at a lower ride height (some day)...
Me too!
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nice to see you on this board as well. can never look at your car enough man.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:55 AM
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nice to see you on this board as well. can never look at your car enough man.
More gratuitous S800M pics then...







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Old 09-07-2012, 05:05 AM
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I'll try not to drool on your wheels.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:40 AM
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I'll try not to drool on your wheels.
Ha! I am rather pleased with them too! Really suit the gray body color, and yes I know the ride height needs adjusting - I am still trying to get the torsion bar adjusters undone... Neko.

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...and yes I know the ride height needs adjusting...
Nah. You're just set up for rally!
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:35 PM
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Very, nice Neko. Found your post
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beautiful car!!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:16 AM
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Nah. You're just set up for rally!
Jinja rally!

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Old 10-19-2012, 06:04 AM
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This is what I found when searching for Jinja Rally


Awesome!
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:35 PM
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Love the black and white photo.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:28 PM
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Nah. You're just set up for rally!
It's true! I hadn't thought of that. However, my rally experience with our roadster would argue against trying anything competitive. I took it in just one national event when it was almost a new car. In those days I drove better than today but the lack of power and torque were an insurmountable barrier to a good finish. Even today the car is unsuitable for a North American touring rally because it has to work so hard to keep highway speeds.

About 35 years ago I drove a Mazda RX2 in something like the event in SSS's video link and it was almost the most fun I've had in a car. It was run on a long sand oval used for training race horses. We made quite a mess of the surface but the opportunity for drifting was great!
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:27 AM
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^That's awesome! I want to drive in a targa-type road rally like that someday, even if it's in something slow.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:59 AM
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Awesome car, and keep up with the awesome photos!
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:38 AM
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This is what I found when searching for Jinja Rally
Ha! Jinja in this case being my local shrine, but I like the idea of getting dirty as well. Furniture shopping isn't high on my list of weekend pursuits, so when I agreed to stop and look at some Meiji-era side tables, I figured I could get out of there fast, as no way the Coupe could accommodate furniture and the load of Sunday shopping already on board. Wrong. Even the shop assistant was impressed...

'We could have bought the bigger one', was the statement as we drove off. Neko.

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Great to see everyday use! Our roadster is mostly used for errands too, though not as often as it should be I imagine side tables made before the Meiji period would be rare? Is this a valuable antique in Japan, or just used furniture?
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I imagine side tables made before the Meiji period would be rare? Is this a valuable antique in Japan, or just used furniture?
Eh yah... The one we bought was likely Showa, not Meiji (reminds self to check Japanese era before posting), but some surprisingly old furniture can be had for decent prices in a Japan. Certainly early Showa, some Taisho, and probably Meiji too based on my limited knowledge of the style guesses. The shop above in particular has a lot of stuff that looks like it belonged in a building like this:



And keeping on topic, none of which would have likely fitted in the Coupe. Neko.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:25 AM
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Dang, this makes me want to visit Japan. Not that I didn't before. So much cool stuff!
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:21 PM
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Outside the big cities it's a pretty countryside with lots to see. I've never driven there though, let alone in a nice sports car. My rule of thumb for car rental is that I have to be able to read "Bridge Washed Out" in whatever the native language is
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:34 AM
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My rule of thumb for car rental is that I have to be able to read "Bridge Washed Out" in whatever the native language is
Coming around a corner on Sunday, I thought of your comment when presented with this view...



You should be OK, at least for Japan now? See ya! Neko.
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I may or may not have a new desktop background from this thread.... just sayin
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:39 PM
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^ Ha! Thanks, and I'll have to try harder then... Neko.

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