Carina week: Carina AA63 at MSC

December 23, 2010 in carina week

I found this just-after-clipping-point drift image of the Carina AA63 at the Inland Sea round of the MSC and it blew my mind away:
Carina AA63 at MSC
Carina AA63 at MSC

The blog I found it on gave it the title Masterpiece. I think he hit the hammer on the head with that title! ;)

Found at [Hatiroku]

Carina week: Carinas (and a Corona) at MSC

December 21, 2010 in carina week

I already posted about the Corona/Carina/Carina trio competing in the MSC tandem drift almost a year ago. A few weeks back Killian O’Brien posted this promo video of the 2007 MSC DVD on the Banpei.net page featuring them as well:


If you watch closely you can see them drift by a couple of times! :)

Video: MotorFIX Corolla wagon better than ever!

August 26, 2010 in video

On the 22nd of August the MotorFIX team did a short practice run on YZ Circuit East Course. The practice is meant for the triple drift competition in the upcoming MSC challenge:


As you can see: the Corolla AE70 wagon is better than ever!

Carina Sightings: MSC Inland Sea Carina AA63

November 18, 2009 in carina sightings

I finally found some video footage of the Carina AA63 I spotted each year at the MSC Inland Sea round!!


The car is not doing bad at all but he still lacks something. He misses the apex with a meter and doesn’t really keep his angle right, so it is just that his lines are a bit too wide I guess…

From its appearance it really looks like an 80s grachan zokusha! It has got an oil cooler sticking under its front bumper, it has the wild painted colors and a big banner on the front screen!

This is the car competing in round 12 in 2006:
Toyota Carina AA63 at MSC Inland Sea
Toyota Carina AA63 at MSC Inland Sea

Apparently the guy is local: I’ve never seen him competing outside the Inland Sea rounds. And the nice thing is he competes in that round every year!

This is the car competing in round 8 in 2007:
Toyota Carina AA63 at MSC Inland Sea
Toyota Carina AA63 at MSC Inland Sea

He always enters the Expert SD class but never manages to qualify for the best 12…

This is the car competing in round 4 in 2008:
Toyota Carina AA63 at MSC Inland Sea
Toyota Carina AA63 at MSC Inland Sea

Unfortunately there is still no complete photo page of round 11 of 2009, so we will have to wait for the 2009 photo a bit longer I guess…