Carina Sightings: 1994 Toyota Carina GT meeting

January 3, 2015 in carina sightings

What would a Toyota Carina GT meeting look like in 1994? Well these photos were taken in 1994 at a Carina meeting somewhere in the Saitama Prefecture:
Carina Sightings: Toyota Carina GT meeting in 1994
All Carinas are GT models and all except one (RA45 18R-G) are 2T-G powered.

The big lineup really looks great: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: JCCA New Year Meeting 2012

February 1, 2012 in carina sightings

I *still* haven’t found a photo of this red Carina TA63 at the JCCA NYM 2012 in the background of this picture:

But that doesn’t matter: there was enough other material for me!

For instance this amazing shakotan Carina RA45:
Carina RA45 hardtop coupe at JCCA NYM 2012
I think it pops up every year at the JCCA NYM. 😉

Also this Corona T140 taxi is a NYM regular: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Shakotan Carina RA45

December 8, 2010 in carina sightings

I already posted this video in the Bosozoku Style Meeting Monday. The video contains a groundscrapingly low Carina RA45 on deep dished steelies at an Odaiba meeting earlier this month. The Carina clearly has some challenge with the conquering the pavement:

And that sound: lovely!

Carina Sightings: RA45 Carina GT sedan

September 1, 2010 in carina sightings

Every generation of Carinas had its GT model, including the A40 generation. The A40 generation had four flavors of GT models: the 4 door sedan and 3 door hardtop, powered by the 1588cc 2T-G and the 1968cc 18R-G engines.

This 1980 four door Carina is the kouki GT 2000 sedan, meaning it is a RA45:
Toyota Carina GT RA45
Toyota Carina GT RA45

The quad headlights on the GT model really look like a predecessor of the A60 headlights.

And the taillights also look very different from the normal A40:
Toyota Carina GT RA45
Toyota Carina GT RA45

They are darker and the reverse lights are now placed inside the moulding.

It also got lowered a bit:
Toyota Carina GT RA45
Toyota Carina GT RA45

These old school Work Equipe reverse really fit the Kyusha Kai style!

Seeing how beautiful the kouki A40 actually can be I would trade my TA60 for one anytime! 😉

Car chases: Abunai Deka full episode

May 11, 2010 in Car chases

Remember the Abunai Deka driving some Pontiac Firebird Trans Am? Well, the full episode has been uploaded by abunaideka1989 on Youtube. The episode starts a bit slow, but I really liked this second part:

First of all their 4 door Skyline R31 gets some bulletholes from an old geezer, then when they stop at a gas station they almost get run over by a RA45/TA45 Carina GT. 😀
Lucky enough the Carina survives well! 😛

Not enough car chases in that part? What about his fourth part with a lot of sideways action by a Cefiro A31:

Now if you really want to know how they end up in a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am and how it ends, you can watch the whole episode here:
Abunai Deka full episode