Down on the Street: JDM Toyota Altezza SXE10

October 13, 2013 in down on the street

Now for something more refreshing after all those Hungarian Honda Civics: a JDM Toyota Altezza SXE10!
Down on the Street: Toyota Altezza
Last Wednesday I was enroute (by bike) to pick up my son from school when in a blink of an eye I spotted something wrong with the “Lexus IS200” on the other side of the street. I quickly grabbed my phone and took the picture above.

There was indeed something odd and it wasn’t only being RHD, nor the JDM Altezza grille and after market bumper: Read the rest of this entry →

JAF2013: The AEU86 spot and more AE86s!

May 23, 2013 in event, Events, jaf2013

Yesterday I already shared this photo:
JAF 2013: The six hachis of AEU86
And the reason for reposting it now is that I actually forgot to take photos of two important hachis: Oldskull’s and Mark’s three door hatchback Levins! This one does include Oldskull’s AE86 but not Mark’s.

Anyway, ChiKin was by far the youngest of the group but managed to attract most attention with his white panda zenki Sprinter Trueno GT Apex: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Rare 3S-GE powered TA63

May 2, 2012 in carina sightings

Apparently this year I was the only one with a RWD Carina at the Japanese Autosport Festival, so time to take a small break with a regular!

Derek from sent me this Carina TA63 sedan that is for sale at Toymods:
Carina TA63 with 3SGE swap
The wheels fitted are Western Hurricane and a lot of modifications have been made to the chassis as well.

This is a picture shortly after it had been painted: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Roman’s Coupe at Taupo

April 17, 2012 in carina sightings

Roman’s coupe is seeing some action again! Last weekend he attended a trackday at the Taupo track in New Zealand:
Roman's Carina Coupe with BEAMS 3SGE

He also shot a video while doing some laps on the track: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Carina Firevan at FISCO

October 1, 2011 in carina sightings

My heart skipped a beat or two when I opened up Youtube today! A video of the infamous Carina Firevan!
AE86lan uploaded a video of the Firevan shot earlier today at Fuji International Speedway (FISCO) and you will get a very very good insight in how amazing the Firevan actually is and how much it has been changed in the past year!

Just look at how much the van was lowered: its diff and exhaust are almost scraping the road. Its 3SGE BEAMS blacktop with ITBs is still an amazing sight under that hood. Another change is that the driver seat has been moved backwards between the front and rear door, the steeringwheel was made longer and the pedalbox have been moved back as well, I only wonder how you can shift if the shifter is still at the normal spot… It appears as if the owner either wishes to attend drag races with the Carina van or could this be a new automotive trend?