January 1, 2016 in JDM Trivia
JDM Trivia #5: Toyota Total Clean System
First of all: Happy new year and all the best wishes for 2016!
Last weeks teaser was: What is this badge and what does TTC stand for?
Some guesses were made and some people refrained from googling, but Rookie Tuner provided the correct answer: TTC is an acronym for Toyota Total Clean System.
Japanese Emission Regulations
Just like now in Shanghai and Milan some major cities in Japan during the 60s smog was getting really bad. The Japanese government responded with an emission regulations law in 1968 that would become active in January 1975. Toyota responded to this with the three versions of the Toyota Total Clean System and applied it to various car models. Toyota advertised the Toyota Crown S80 as pure, clean and serene. Almost as if you no longer have to feel guilty for pollution when you are driving a car. Read the rest of this entry →
October 28, 2015 in Family Album Treasures
Toyota launched their latest campaign at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015 today and it is called What wows you?. For the introduction video of this new campaign they used various photos that I often label here as Family Album Treasures: aged photos of people posing in front of their pride and joy that could literally be taken out of their family albums.
Surprisingly the photos used in the video aren’t all made by Toyota: the first shot even portraits a BMW 5 series and later in the video there are a Mazda Familia (BH) and VW Beetle to be seen. But of course the majority of the photos are all Toyotas.
It isn’t a Doge so much wow-meme they used though. You can watch the video below: Read the rest of this entry →
March 1, 2013 in catalogues
A couple of days ago Japanese Nostalgic Car posted (yes I do read their blog occasionally) that because of their 75th anniversary Toyota created a big family tree of all models they created. Of course I immediately looked up the third generation Carina in it:
The nice thing is that they have a fairly good description on the timelines and model and it even includes what plat produced the car. The whole Carina lineup was produced in the Tsutsumi plant. They do mention the addition of the 1C diesel, 4T-GTE and 4A-GE engines but they forgot to add them to the specification sheet.
Another fun fact is that they set the release date to a specific date and in the case of the third generation Carina it was 7th of September 1981: coincidentally my dads birthday. 😉
Direct links to the model pages:
Carina A60 sedan (RA63/TA61/TA63/SA60/AA60)
Carina A60 coupe (RA63/TA61/TA63/SA60/AA60)
Carina A60 Surf (SA60)
Carina A60 van (TA67)
You can also view the original/initial catalogs, but later ones are not included. Links to the catalogs:
Carina A60 sedan and coupe (September 1981)
Carina A60 Surf (February 1982)
Carina A67 van (September 1981)
If you really want to reverse engineer you can actually access the scanned pages of the catalogs directly. These are the first page and last page of the first catalog. 😉
BTW: I just realized the old site got broken after the server upgrade a few months ago and the old content has disappeared. I’ll see if I can fix that. 🙂
January 18, 2011 in Family Album Treasures
These two friends were once Toyota brothers in arms in the Team Trendy Club and their clothes are a perfect match for their Toyotas:
Team Trendy Club Toyota brothers
On the left a Soarer GZ20 and on the right a Crown MS125. Later on the Crown on the right was modified to a new 90s trend: a kaido racer.
Found at [GGH20W]
December 4, 2010 in video