Japanese Rustoseums: Toyota Celica 2000GT RA25

March 1, 2014 in rustoseums

A few days ago I asked Daniel O’Grady a similar question: why do the Japanese cars in Japan rust from the top down while they rust from the bottom up on the European soil?
Japanese Rustoseums Toyota Celica 2000 GT RA25
It is funny because I can explain the European bottom up rust: we simply put salt on our roads during wintertime to fight ice and snow. However why the cars in Japan tend to rust from the top is a mystery to me…

Anyway, this beautifully crusty brown (photographed in black and white) Toyota Celica 2000GT RA25 is a good example of the top down rust:
Japanese Rustoseums Toyota Celica 2000 GT RA25
Anyone got the answer to my question?

Found at Gagaga7310

Sanctuary: the Initial D Fujiwara Tofu shop (Haruna)

January 14, 2014 in sanctuary

Yes, a new idea/section/regular just emerged: sanctuaries!
Why? Well basically last night I suffered from insomnia and for whatever reason my mind wandered to the original Initial D Tofu shop which is located in Shibukawan next to Mount Haruna (the town called Akina in Initial D) and that the original tofu shop has been demolished about three years ago. This is the photo Alexi took to prove it has been demolished:
Sanctuary: Intitial D Fujiwara Tofu Shop in Haruna
So I was wondering how many fanboys actually posed (or their cars) in front of the tofu shop when visiting Shibukawan or Mount Haruna, so here is a whole gallery of cars, tofu shops and people posing in front of it!

Also in case you are wondering where to find the place, this is the location on Google Streetview: Read the rest of this entry →

Commercial time: Jumping beater Celica A60

March 23, 2013 in Commerical time

What better way to promote your auto parts shop than by jumping a beater Celica A60?
Flying Toyota Celica RA64!

Shortly before it jumps you can see it is the facelifted model. video on the next page!

Thrilling Celica RA40 at Bathurst in 1980

January 9, 2013 in video

Just saw this video being posted on Facebook by Thomas Delien on the TACN Facebook page and it is a thrilling 5 minutes of footage from Peter Williamson’s Celica in the 1980 Bathurst race:
Celica RA40 at Bathurst in 1980
Peter Williamson was doing live footage for the Australian Channel 7.

Video can be found on the next page…

Picture of the Week: Celica M-300 by HKS

November 13, 2012 in picture of the week

Found these Celica M-500 pictures on Tumbler:
Toyota Celica M-500 by HKS Power
Haven’t found any info on this HKS Power Celica M-500…

But I do know that it is powered by a twin turbo 5M-GTE: Read the rest of this entry →