Carina Sightings: mad Carina AA63 with gauges

November 16, 2015 in carina sightings

I just found this mad Toyota Carina AA63 with an awesome set of gauges stacked on the dash:
Carina Sightings - Carina AA63 with mad gauges
It has an oil temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge, negative pressure (?) and an exhaust gas temperature gauge.

The handiwork started off by re-trimming the original dash with leatherette: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Trivia: Carina A60 weight distribution

October 24, 2015 in Carina Trivia

A few weeks ago someone requested some specific data of the Toyota Carina GT RA63 and of course I did manage to find the data. One of the interesting things I found was that I was able to find the total weight, front weight and rear weights of all Carina A60 models in my data and hence could calculate the weight distribution. So after digging, copy/pasting I made a big overview of all the JDM body types, grades and model codes with their respective weight distribution.
Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 Coupe - Carina A60

Of course it is not that interesting to dig through each and everyone of them, but there are some nice giveaways. The most interesting is the averages I calculated: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 on wide steel rims

October 3, 2015 in carina sightings

I stumbled upon this awesome red Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 on widened steel rims with stretched tires:
Toyota Carina GT AA63 on wide steel rims
One of the differences between the Carina GT and GT-R was the lack of alloys, or better: cool looking steel rims that were too narrow (5.5J I think).

This GT-R swapped its alloys for the GT items instead:
Carina widened steel rims
I keep forgetting that when widened the steel rims also look awesome.
Also notice the flashlight creating a white pinstripe suggestion in the first photo. Perhaps I should do a similar black pinstripe to my Carina? A cool and simple touch that makes the car look way nicer!

Via Minkara

Carina Sightings: Rare Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 at Nikko Circuit

September 15, 2015 in carina sightings

This morning I opened up Feedly and to my surprise the number one article was about this Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 at Nikko Circuit:
Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 at Nikko Circuit
Dino Dale Carbonare spotted it at the Black Mark Day at Nikko Circuit and it really is an awesome car. The car is mostly stock except for the lowering springs and slightly rolled fenders. The black painted Techno Phantoms really suit the original dark grey Carina paint.

I am a big fan of Dino’s photography and lucky enough I was treated by photos like this one:
Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 at Nikko Circuit

If you want to read more about this amazing Carina or see more beautiful photos, hop over to Speedhunters:
Toyota Carina GT-R Made to Drift @ Speedhunters

My Carina: current state double headlights

October 6, 2014 in my carina

Just a quick update on the state of my Carina:
My Carina: current state double headlights
Yes I’ve almost removed the single headlights from my Toyota Carina TA60.

However there is one nasty discovery I made today and it is clear in the photo below: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Speedhunting a RC Toyota Carina AA63

March 28, 2014 in carina sightings

At Speedhunters Dino Dalle Carbonare made three jaw dropping posts about the RC scene in Japan and I was quite surprised a remote controlled Toyota Carina AA63 was featured in two of those posts!
Carina Sightings: Carina AA63 RC speedhunters
First of all the last photo of the second post was this drifting Carina. What a way to end the post! 🙂

Then the third post featured a side shot from the Carina: Read the rest of this entry →