The car in the photo below isn’t a Toyota Chaser JZX100, but a Toyota Mark II JZX100. Almost the same thing you might think…
Well it is not but it was the only photo I could find of a JZX100 kaido racer and I actually might have tricked you to come here and read this by doing so. The whole thing is, everyone nowadays associates the sharknose term with kaido racers and their modified bodywork and I’m also debit on making that term popular with the bosozoku style blog.
Anyway, the ad I found on Youtube is a whole different sharknose Toyota Chaser JZX100 than a modified front end. Watch for your selves: Read the rest of this entry →
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:
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
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!
Only a few drivers on the highway will actually take notice of such a car and that, of course, separates them from the ignorant… 😛
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!