Commerical time: Try the Sambar!

August 16, 2011 in Commerical time

After taking so many rides in the Bemo taxi busses in Irian Jaya I started looking around for one but I still have no intention of selling the Carina. ;)
I did come across this Subaru Sambar commercial on Youtube:

I like the motto: Let’s try the Sambar!

Irian Jaya: Toyota Mark II

August 13, 2011 in irian jaya

It may sound weird but this is the only X60/X70/X80/X90 I was able to photograph… I spotted many many on the roads around Jayapura but every time either the van or the car was driving too quick to photograph.

On our way from Jayapura to lake Sentani we drove behind a white Toyota Mark II and at some junction it finally took the other bend and I was finally able to make a proper photo of it.
Toyota Mark II
Toyota Mark II

Don’t get tricked by the exhaust: that’s the exhaust of a moped driving behind the Mark II. ;)

Carina Sightings: find the Corona T120!

August 12, 2011 in carina sightings


This hideous creation is actually a Corona T120!
Frankensteins Toyota Corona T120
Frankensteins Toyota Corona T120

At first I thought there was a Corolla KE70 hiding under that ill fitted front and backend, but after close inspection on encountering the very same car at the airport I concluded that it had to be a Corona T120.

As you can see these KE70 wind deflectors are ill fitted on the doors and the shape of the mid section of the bodywork distincts it from the KE70.
Frankensteins Toyota Corona T120
Frankensteins Toyota Corona T120

Can anyone guess what car was used as the donor of the frontend? :P

Irian Jaya: Almost bone stock Corolla KE70

August 12, 2011 in irian jaya

This Corolla KE70 sedan appears to be bone stock…
Almost bone stock Corolla KE70
Almost bone stock Corolla KE70

…but if you look closer you can see some small modifications done to it:
– passenger side windshield wiper removed
– mismatching chrome mirrors
– bootlid spoiler
BTW: the weird windshield foil is quite common around Jayapura

Irian Jaya: Skylining Skyline R31

August 10, 2011 in irian jaya


During the decent from the hills around Jayapura I spotted this immaculate Nissan Skyline R31 parked next to a house with a beautiful skyline.
Double skyline
Double skyline

After almost thirty years it is still bone stock!

No badges or decals on the trunk or side so I can only make a rough guess what trim it could be…
Double skyline
Double skyline

I hope their Nasi Kuning is as great as the Skyline. ;)