Familiy Album Treasures: take off with your daughter

November 15, 2010 in Familiy Album Treasures

If you thought family album treasures were a typical thing from the 60s/70s/80s you are wrong: it is quite common for proud owners and/or family members to pose in front of their cars. Just like this daughter does for his proud daddy:
Take off with your daughter in the Soarer
Take off with your daughter in the Soarer

That’s something I hope my son would be proud of if I owned a first generation Soarer with rollcage, bucket seats and deep dish wheels!

Take off with your daughter in the Soarer
Take off with your daughter in the Soarer

Or even pose and show the victory sign sitting shotgun! Definitely something to keep in the family album!

Found at [Buddha’s face punching bag]

Count the Soarers!

April 29, 2010 in Toyota Soarer

It was a long time ago I posted a count the cars picture, so how about counting some Soarers?
How many Soarers did you count?
How many Soarers did you count?

I stopped counting after 25. How many did you count? :P

Japanese rustoseums (part eight)

March 11, 2010 in rustoseums

I found this stack of old rusty J-tin on another rustoseum blog. It features a bunch of Toyota X60s, a Soarer Z10 and a Nissan Leopard F30:
Stack of rusty J-tin
Stack of rusty J-tin

Also visible next to the Soarer is the Laurel C34, Gloria Y31 and a blue 2 door Corolla Levin AE86 coupe.

Rusty Toyota Soarer Z10
Rusty Toyota Soarer Z10

Zoom in on the Soarer. It appears to have been either a racing car or a Kaidou Racer. I presume the latter. ;)

Carina tuning: 1JZ-GTE twin turbo

July 23, 2008 in Carina tuning

Found this Carina with a 1JZ-GTE engine (JDM Supra MkIII/Soarer MkII) in it:

From what I can see on the grille this is a ST model, so it either featured a 1S or 3A originally.

Too bad there is not more footage of this engine swap. Would have been very interesting in what they actually had to change for this!