Japanese Rustoseums: the very rare junkyard

August 23, 2014 in rustoseums

From various sources (like WasabiCars) I understood that finding a junkyard in Japan is very rare. There are some private yards that are mostly owned by garage owners and use the cars in the yard as spare parts. When I saw this photo of a real junkyard on a Japanese blog I couldn’t believe what I saw:
Japanese Rustoseums: the rare junkyard
In this big pile of rust I detected: a Mercury Cougar, a four door Toyota Chaser X30, a Mitsubishi Galant Λ (aka the Mitsubishi/Plymouth Sapporo and Dodge Challenger), a Toyota Celica A60 (maybe an XX?), a Nissan Skyline C210, a Toyota Corona T130, a Toyota Crown MS50 and the nicest of them all: a Toyota Publica van.

More photos of this junkyard can be found here: route0030

Only in Japan: wreck a Chaser Avante JZX81 for fun

June 9, 2012 in only in Japan

This can only happen in Japan: national television wrecking a perfectly fine Chaser Avante JZX81 for entertainment purposes only…

Direct link to video: ??????????

WTF: Chaser JZX100 taxi in Ireland

August 26, 2011 in WTF

Yesterday I received an email from Neil that he found some awesome car driving on the Irish highways, so I clicked on the link and faced this JZX100 taxi!
WTF: Chaser JZX100 taxi in Ireland!
WTF: Chaser JZX100 taxi in Ireland!

Only a few drivers on the highway will actually take notice of such a car and that, of course, separates them from the ignorant… 😛

Read more about this taxi at Juicebox!

Commerical time: Chaser changes Chaser

July 18, 2011 in Commerical time

How can the Chaser change the Chaser?

I don’t know how, but it surely turned out very nice in 1992 when the new Chaser JZX91 arrived!

Video: Run, Beemer! Run!

July 1, 2010 in video

Back in the early 90s I loved BMWs and especially the looks of the BMW E31 and even the “poor mans” 840Ci had a (back then) potent 286hp V8 in it… In the late 90s I refound myself and started to like the Japanese cars more, especially Toyotas and Nissans… I think this video sums up my own reflection perfectly:

The poor Beemer is chased down this tiny circuit by a big swarm of AE86s (sounds like a swarm of wild bees), a AA63 Carina and a Laurel C35 Toyota Chaser JZX100!
Run, Beemer! Run!