Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cars Spotting In Brunei - Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR33) NISMO LeMans Edition

Yes throw back again to the early 2000s.  Spotted this rare beauty at SHHProshop in Gadong.  There are a few BNR GTR33 running around in Brunei that are officially imported by then T.C.Y Nissan but none of them will be able to beat this rare edition imported used from Japan.  

 I first knew about this car way back in 1999 when it was freshly imported to Brunei.  I actually when to the owner house to chit chat about it.  This car has since changed a few hands and surprising it's still alive and well.  It is currently looking for a new owner for a price of BND$59K++

From Wikipedia
"There were several limited editions of the BCNR33 produced by NISMO - Nissan's Motorsport division. The first, the LM version, was released in May 1996 to celebrate Nissan's participation in the 24-hours of Le Mans. The only body colour available for the R33 LM was Champion Blue. The car had a hood-splitter lip to direct air to the upper front aperture, and a carbon-fibre rear wing with Gurney flap. There were carbon-fibre inserts on the rear wing fins with a GT-R badge on the inserts. The "GT-R Skyline" logo under the checkered flag was placed on the C-pillars. Most of the LM's were based on the standard model but a few were based on the V-Spec. Nissan released just 98 of this model to the Japanese market and only 14 of these were V-Spec's. Nissan entered two R33 GT-R cars in the 1995 Le Mans 24 hour race where the number 22 car finished tenth overall. This was remarkable considering it was essentially running the same RB26 motor and going up against supercars of that era like the mighty Mclaren F1 GTR."

Limited Edition Factory fitted extras
  • Championship Blue (code BT2).
  • Carbon Fibre Rear Wing Blade.
  • N1 Front Brake Cooling Ducts.
  • N1 Bonnet Lip.
  • NISMO Wheels
  • Commemorative GT-R Decals on C-Pillars.
 Sorry about the blur pictures as these were taken using my then NOKIA phone. LOL

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New Car In Brunei - Honda Civic Type R (FK2)


This is the 2nd unit that landed in Brunei wearing the classic Honda "Championship white"!  I like this white more than the red one I posted a few months ago.  You see this is why I despise our local Honda dealer.  Two Honda Civic Type R has already landed in the past few months and both are imported by two different used car dealers.  For crying out loud Honda!!! Get your act together and officially import this model!!! I am pretty sure you guys can beat the used car price!  Oh by the way this one is going for around BND80K.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

1st Borneo Kustom Show 2016 - Part 5 : Ultra-Rare Rides!

No, I didn't get to see these rare and beautiful beasts. These cars belong to a cool Royal Prince of our beloved Sultan.  As you can see this is the ultra-rare and ultra expensive Ferrari LaFerrari!  I am not sure this particular one is the same as the one I posted last year.  If it isn't then there are four LaFerrari located in Brunei!

Eleanor also showed up at the Borneo Kustom Show!!  Yes I also missed seeing this model.  This is the one and only Eleanor from "Gone In 60 Secs" imported to Brunei.

*All photos screen-shots from my mobile phone
*Credit to the original photo owners

 Last but not least the ultra rare Shelby Cobra!!!  I always want to see this up close and damn I missed it again as this car turn-up a few hours after I left!

This will be the last post for Borneo Kustom Show 2016.  I strongly believe this event has potential for bigger and better future event.  This is by far one of the best event organized to date.  I wish next year we will see more JDM, American, Supercars and others. 

There are many nice and soup-up rides on the two days show so not all rides were posted in our blog.  In the future I hope the organiser will provide a proper shades for people to walk under the hot scorching sun.  The indoor display was quite organised whereas the outdoor is quite a different story.  I don't know which way to walk to check out the cars.  As I am bringing my kids I also don't want them to accidentally scratch other people rides while they are holding their umbrella.  Hopefully organiser will look into this little flaw.  

I really look forward to Borneo Kustom Show 2017!!!


Sunday, March 27, 2016

1st Borneo Kustom Show 2016 - Part 4 : JDM! JDM! JDM!

The main attraction of the show is obviously the JDMs from both the past and present!  They occupy half the indoor floor and almost all of the outdoor displays.

I am sure a lot of you are familiar with all the cars in this post.  Here are some I chose that I think is worth to mention here.

Mazda RE-Amemiya FD3S.

Easily steal the show for this event..IMO

Another FD with VERTEX bodykit

I always wanted a FD but sadly having sat in one it is safe to say I am too damn tall for this car!

Mazda RX-7 FC, another RE-AMEMIYA creation

Custom widebody Datsun 270z w/RB26DETT!!!

Owner also swapped a R32 dashboard into this Z 

Look at that stance.  Liking the blue!

The rarest Honda Civic of the world!!! 1 of 300 units worldwide, Mugen RR

Toyota MR-2 (SW20).  This model is hard to come by nowadays

I am surprised there is no 2-door coupe Nissan Skyline ER34 at the show.  Here is a 4 door Nissan Skyline wanting to be a GT-R.  Subjective color choices

I probably should bring my two coupes for future event.....

What Lambo doors?

Very good looking Suzuki SX-4

D2 Air suspension on a Honda Odyessy.  Yes they are the official dealer if you are interested

I don't know what to say about this car but oh my gosh.  My wife called it the "Disco car".  This ride is obviously not from Brunei.  I am pretty sure this will be a hot car for the man in blue.

Lots of awards won!

I cannot imagine if the airbag goes off and those gauges come flying to your face


A blast to the past old skool JDM pre-90s!

Nissan Skyline R31

This is probably not local car but it is a good looking 70s Nissan Skyline

Bright yellow! I like it.

Those speakers though...every 80s must have in-car entertainment!

Very rare Nissan Skyline wagon

Old skool Japan police car wannabe

Nissan Laurel
Very clean engine bay..... can never have too many honks!!!!! LOL

Here are some outdoor displays, I only manage to take so much because it was scortching hot and my two kids cannot tahan anymore.  Enjoy!