Brochures: 1971 Suzuki Fronte LC10 II Stingray Sports kit

June 25, 2014 in brochures

Even before Suzuki released the Suzuki Fronte Coupe they already made the existing (facelifted) Suzuki Fronte LC10 II (as known as the Stingray) look more sporty with this sports kit:
Suzuki Fronte LC10 II Stingray sports kit
I must say this Sukuki Fronte LC10 SSS really looks bad ass!

As the SSS already had a very potent 36hp engine (not bad for a 360cc air cooled engine!) so the sports kit only included exterior and interior upgrades: Read the rest of this entry →

Brochures: French/Spanish and JDM Mitsubishi Galant Eterna

February 18, 2014 in brochures

After one and a half years I finally solved a puzzle regarding a JDM Mitsubishi Galant Eterna on French license plates in the Spanish Pyrenees! Today I found a couple more pieces of this puzzle:
Brochures Mitsubishi Galant Eterna
Not the same Galant Eterna but a white 2000GSR GT Turbo model also on French plates in the pit lane of, most probably, the Le Mans circuit in France including a Japanese celebrity called Ken Takakura (高倉健) born as Goichi Oda.

Then the same guy with a dog stand in front of a big ship with the same car with Japanese license plates: Read the rest of this entry →

Fixed the Carina A60 Chronology

October 7, 2013 in brochures

Not a very big update, just that I revived one of the older pages that got lost when my server crahsed:
Carina A60 Chronology
A bit more work than I anticipated for but most of it is good old handwork.

Next pages I need to revive are the Carina brochures and the Carina specification pages. ;)

The Carina A6 in the Toyota Family Tree

March 1, 2013 in catalogues

A couple of days ago Japanese Nostalgic Car posted (yes I do read their blog occasionally) that because of their 75th anniversary Toyota created a big family tree of all models they created. Of course I immediately looked up the third generation Carina in it:
Carina A60 in the Toyota family tree
The nice thing is that they have a fairly good description on the timelines and model and it even includes what plat produced the car. The whole Carina lineup was produced in the Tsutsumi plant. They do mention the addition of the 1C diesel, 4T-GTE and 4A-GE engines but they forgot to add them to the specification sheet.

Another fun fact is that they set the release date to a specific date and in the case of the third generation Carina it was 7th of September 1981: coincidentally my dads birthday. ;)

Direct links to the model pages:
Carina A60 sedan (RA63/TA61/TA63/SA60/AA60)
Carina A60 coupe (RA63/TA61/TA63/SA60/AA60)
Carina A60 Surf (SA60)
Carina A60 van (TA67)

You can also view the original/initial catalogs, but later ones are not included. Links to the catalogs:
Carina A60 sedan and coupe (September 1981)
Carina A60 Surf (February 1982)
Carina A67 van (September 1981)

If you really want to reverse engineer you can actually access the scanned pages of the catalogs directly. These are the first page and last page of the first catalog. ;)

BTW: I just realized the old site got broken after the server upgrade a few months ago and the old content has disappeared. I’ll see if I can fix that. :)

Brilliant: since 1957

November 12, 2012 in brilliant

Just found this excellent blog through one of the users in my Youtube subscriptions: it simply is bringing you brochures/catalogues, commercials, leaflets, tiny small details or just anything related to the Skyline!
Skyline 2000GT S54B brochure
Take for instance these two mid pages of an awesome Skyline 2000GT brochure! Just awesome stuff!
So go check it out: Since 1957