Japanese rustoseums (part twentyfour)

March 28, 2011 in rustoseums

This time rusty J-tin from the old world: a Dutch Toyota Corolla KE20 crumbling away next to a B-road. The Corolla appears to be in a reasonable state, but since it has been parked there for years now I fear the worst. Unless someone pays a ridiculous amount of money the owners will leave it there till it has merged together with the soil…
Dutch Corolla KE20
Dutch Corolla KE20

I passed this rusty rolla many many times but never actually stopped to take a picture of it. The picture was taken by Dutch Toyota Club board-member Marco when he passed it. Since he already took the picture it saves me the trouble of taking my own. 😉

Found at [Dutch Toyota club]

Random: Toyota Corolla AE86 on Bokeh

December 8, 2010 in random

On AEU86 I came across this RussianUkranian Toyota Corolla GT AE86 in beautiful bokeh:
Check out the rest of the gallery here: Aleksey Nelubov, on Flickr

Commerical time: Girls dig the Corolla FX!

November 30, 2010 in Commerical time

Even though the AE86 was the most wanted Corolla during the last two decades, the AE82 was even more wanted in the decade before that: girls just loooooved them:

Now how many girls can you stuff in your hachi-roku? I only managed to get to three. 😉

DOTS: Toyota Corolla FX EE80

August 8, 2010 in dots

Nothing much to tell about this Toyota Corolla EE80 except I passed it when I had picked up a Helios 59mm lens just minutes before. So of course I had to try it on the first thing I saw:
Toyota Corolla EE80 in rear view mirror
Toyota Corolla EE80 in rear view mirror

Pretty nice, crisp and sharp, isn’t it? 😛

Commerical time: reborn 1984 Toyota Corolla liftback (AE86)

July 2, 2010 in Commerical time

No hilarious posting today? Well I already posted something radical earlier this week and this US commercial is somewhat hilarious as well! 😉

I know it sounds a bit weird dissing the AE86, but I had a very good laugh when I watched this US commercial of the new Toyota Corolla GT-S AE86: it is cheesy, it is very US and it even has a (double) Toyota jump in the end!

It takes guts to redesign one of the worlds most popular cars! (eclipse and lightning sound!)
Introducing the new Toyota Corolla…reborn!
This sports liftback was reborn to please you with its balanced handling!
Reborn to please your friends with its surprising performance!
Reborn to please anyone with its low Toyota price!
The 1984 Toyota Corolla sports liftback!
Reborn to please the world! (another eclipse and lightning sound!)

Okay I admit: they were right about the car: it surely pleased me with its handling, it surely did please my friends with its surprising performance, it surely had a very low price and apart from me it also did please the world by featuring as main car in Initial D! 😀

Japanese rustoseums (part seven)

February 23, 2010 in rustoseums

Last weekend Japanese Nostalgic Blog was featuring Michael John Grist’s page with various Japanese ruins (haikyo). One of them was this rusty AE91 Corolla sedan at Tama lake:
Rustoseum: Toyota Corolla AE91 sedan
Rustoseum: Toyota Corolla AE91 sedan

The corolla must have been there for ages now: it is completely eaten by the foliage and the inside is covered in moss.

Rustoseum: Toyota Corolla AE91 sedan
Rustoseum: Toyota Corolla AE91 sedan

The front clearly shows the JDM Corolla emblem and one of the pictures on Michael John Grist’s page shows that the 4A-FE engine is still there!

Rustoseum: Toyota Corolla AE91 sedan
Rustoseum: Toyota Corolla AE91 sedan

I have been in some mossy cars down at the wreckers before and when looking at these pictures I can clearly feel that mossy smell in my nose again! Yuck!

You can find more pictures of this mossy Corolla (and other ruins) at Michael John Grist’s page