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: 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

Magazines: Kaikki Karina – All About Carina

January 14, 2015 in Magazines

About two weeks ago I found an auction on Auctions Yahoo that sold two (old) magazines about the Toyota Carina A60 for a reasonable price, so obviously I was interested to buy it. I happily bid on it and two weeks later the both of them landed on my desk at work (thanks Buyee!):
Kaikki Karina: All about Carina
What I didn’t get from the auction text was that these magazines were actually from 1981 and 1982 and not new! The magazines are called Kaikki Karina (カリーナのすべて – All About Carina) and I suspect they were a long running Toyota Carina owners magazine.

The great thing about having these old magazines is that they actually include all sorts of time period extra information, like the design studies done for the Carina sedan: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Ruslan’s Toyota Carina AA60 coupe timelapse video

December 17, 2014 in carina sightings

I found this awesome Toyota Carina AA60 coupe timelapse video by accident on Youtube. The creator is called Ruslan and judging from the numberplates (correct me if I’m wrong here!) he is from the Ukraine.
Carina Sightings: Ruslan's Toyota Carina AA60 coupe timelapse
The timelapse video shows you how to plough through Ukrainian traffic in a Toyota Carina AA60 coupe. What especially is nice about the video is that his coupe has the optional digital dashboard and you can see it function very nicely. It looks just as awesome (and 80s) as the digital dashboard on the AE86 and Celica XX/Celica Supra.

You can watch Ruslan’s Toyota Carina AA60 coupe timelapse video below:

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Carina Sightings: Toyota Carina AA63 Coupe

December 8, 2013 in carina sightings

I don’t know exactly what it is, but this Toyota Carina AA63 Coupe is one of my favorite Carinas so far:
Carina Sightings best Coupe ever!
Even though this Carina coupe features the single headlights and the original seats have been replaced by a Bride set I still think it looks awesome!
Perhaps it is the dished rims (anyone know what type/manufacturer they are?) or maybe the side skirts? Or maybe both of them combined remind me of the AE86? (and the Carina being the better looker here! 😉 )

Found at Minkara

Carina Sightings: Crimean Carina Coupe!

June 29, 2013 in carina sightings, Carina sightings

Earlier this week I received an email from fellow Carina A60 owner Andrew who sent me these two pictures:
Toyota Carina A60 coupe
Andrew spotted this Carina Coupe in Yalta, Crimea (Ukraine) and snapped these two pictures!

The Carina still appears to be in good nick after 30 years: Read the rest of this entry →