Carina Sightings: Toyota Carina TA63 drag racer

June 13, 2014 in carina sightings

And now for something completely different: a man with a tape-recorder up his nose! a Toyota Carina TA63 drag racer at the Central Circuit:
JDDA West 2013 Toyota Carina TA63
The twin spark single turbo 3T-GTEU has been swapped out in favor of, correct me if I’m wrong, a 2JZ-GTE with a big Trust Greddy T88-34D single turbo.

I have found two videos of this Carina doing runs at the JDDA-West 2013 drag event at the Central Circuit (Taka District, Hyōgo, Japan). The Carina became 7th in its class with 11.106 seconds on the quarter mile. Not the best time of the day and not the fasted on the quarter-mile you have seen before, but it is pretty decent if you think the McLaren MP4-12C is doing the quarter mile in 10.9 seconds.

The first video shows the Carina, its engine and a couple of runs and the second video shows two of those runs.

You can watch the videos 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 →

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Even though this Carina coupe features the single headlights and the original seats have been replaced by a Bride set I still think it looks awesome!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: AA63 with a flipfront hood!

September 30, 2013 in Carina sightings

This Toyota Carina AA63 GT-R was actually a corner case: either post it in Carina Sightings or in WTF?!
Toyota Carina AA63 flipfront hood
At first glance the car lowered significantly, features a set of Work Excel rims, rollcage and bucketseats have been installed and the grille is missing. But what is so special about this Carina?

Just have a look at the way the hood opens: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Carina GT-TR TA63 by Wasabi Cars

September 21, 2013 in Carina sightings

How could I have missed this fantastic video by Wasabi Cars? Or even worse: Daniel even shouted out to me and I only find out two months after he posted up the video on Youtube… How did that happen?
Carina GT-TR TA63 by Wasabi Cars
Well first of all I went on holiday around the same time. As you have read after I came back from holiday my son’s birthday came up, then I had to find and buy a suitable car (getting a sapphire blue Civic delivered next week!) and only now two months later I am starting to catch up with all the videos posted on Youtube… Sorry Daniel, will do a better job next time! ;)

Anyway, finally here is the video: Read the rest of this entry →