Category: Scans

Scans 002 (R Seats)


One part of a car build that probably doesn’t get enough attention given to them is seat’s, from a safety stand point and visual too, a seat can make a world of difference. I figured I’d share a set of scans showcasing some seat options from an old Racing On mag (Can’t remember which one, but its from around mid 80’s) plus a few other scans related to Seats/Safety.

R' Seats Feature

Really interesting to see the TRD’s coming in various colours, the grey coloured ones seem to be the only ones you see. Cool to see the range of EVA seats too, the Motul Civic ran a IMSA-R throughout its racing career.

R' Seats Feature Page 3

I really hope I can find some AUTOLOOK catalogs soon, crazy to see how much the prices are jumping on their pedal sets and seats, the seats seem to be regularly listed for over 40k yen and always seem to get bidded on, they do look seriously cool though so it’s understandable.

R' Seats Feature Page 4

Who on earth decided that ASS would be a good name for a automotive tuning company..

R' Seats Feature Page 1

I do love the look of that older blue Sparco and Tom’s seat. Interesting to see what looks like a Quattro Sports seat being sold by Majolca??

R' Seats Feature Page 2

I’ve got a few other sets of images like the ones above that I’ll be sharing soon. Here’s another handful of related Seat/Harness adverts I’ve come across too. I love the simplicity of the TAKATA advert especially.


TAKATA Harness’s Advert 


TAKATA Harness Advert


Recaro Seats Advert


RECARO Seats Advert


EVA Seats Advert 


EVA Seats Advert


BRIDE Seats Advert 


BRIDE Seats Advert


AAR Seats Advert 


AAR Seats Advert


I’m not sure what the next set will be on, potentially a look at CABIN cigarettes and their racing teams.

Category: Scans

Scans 001


Ever since I started getting into the history of the car culture I love, I’ve been collating images/scans/videos etc of inspiration and history. The hunt for information is almost the most fun bit about being into cars for me, it’s so satisfying to gain the context of items/eras etc that I’d otherwise miss.

I really want to work to sharing stories and detail’s I find interesting, so here’s the perfect place for that. I’m working on deeper dive posts on Leyton House, Cabin Racing/Cigarette’s and a few other special cars/teams/brands that I’ll release when I think I’ve got enough info/imagery, but in the meantime I’ll upload scan’s in themed posts so their easy to digest.

Here’s a collection of some of the apparel advert’s I’ve spotted that I think people would be wanting to see, I’ve got alot more to trawl through but this feels like a solid start..


TRD Apparel advert’s from 88, 89, 90 and 94


TRD 1994 Winter Collection


TRD 1988 Collection


TRD 87C Collection

TRD 1994 Collection

TRD 1989 Collection

TRD 1990 Spring Collection

TRD 1988 Collection


TOMEI Gira Sports Apparel


TOMEI Gira Sports


PIAA Apparel advert


PIAA Apparel Collection


NISMO 1990 Apparel 


Nismo 1990 Collection

More to come soon, I think the next scan’s post is likely to be on Seats/Safety equipment.