with ADVAN.

2 different brands. The then 20th century 1970 Datsun 510 (Bluebird) and the now 21st century 2015 Honda Civic Type R FK2. Both racing legends on their own.

In March 2015, Honda debuted the production of the 4th generation Civic Type R FK2 at the Geneva Motor Show. It is powered by K20C1 Direct Fuel Injection 2.0-litre inline 4 turbocharged engine with Earth Dreams Technology.

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This 1/64 was released by Tarmac Works, a company created by cars and model cars enthusiasts. Their offices currently are located in Japan and Hong Kong.

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It comes in acrylic display case just like M2. The price point on this is near Tomica’s TLV series. While M2 originally started with a variety of 50's American car brands and Tomica with their variety of stock 50's and 60's Japanese car brands, Tarmac Works went with a different approach by going for a selected number of car brands ranging from European (Germany) to Japanese cars. Each car brand will have 1 or 2 models but each would be release in a wide variety of racing liveries.

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The Datsun 510 was a series of the Datsun Bluebird sold from 1968 to 1973, and offered outside the U.S. and Canada as the Datsun 1600. The 510's engineering was inspired by contemporary European sedans, particularly the 1966 BMW 1600-2 and being affordable at that time which most likely is the reason why it was known as the “poor man’s BMW.”

More info about this M2 release model can be read below.

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Ever noticed that whenever the “ADVAN” livery appears the word “Yokohama” representing the tire brand is present as well? It’s because they are one and the same as branding, especially in Japan, will often use “ADVAN” instead of Yokohama.

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I guess it’s time for their usual maintenance.