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Carina Sightings: Carina A6 Coupe pace car

I still can’t let go the Honda City so I was browsing some blogs and videos about the Honda City and came across this nice video:

You can see some early 80s action on the track in the wet!
During the take off you can see a yellow pace car at 22 seconds and 34 which looks very much like a Carina Coupe. Its front lights are square, rear lights are long and wide and its boot has a tiny flat spot. So I think this pace car must be a Carina A6 Coupe.

To keep up with these small Honda City turbos it most probably must have been the TA63 with the 3T-GTE engine. The 4AGE would not be quick enough to follow them: a City turbo racing spec did the 1/4 mile in 13.5 seconds!

As a bonus, another start of a Honda City race and this time it is really spectacular:

Hilarious: The Checkers (???????) namidano rekuesuto

Not that I’m a big fan of The Checkers (???????), but I came ac across them on with the song Electronic Dreams which is absolutely horrible. So actually I was looking for that video instead.

However I did come across their music video of Namidano Rekuesuto (also known as Namida no Request):

If you can’t watch the video, here is it located on youtube:

As you can see this is definitely a more horrible 80s video then

Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 bumper on Toyota Carina A6

I was always wondering about the modern bumpers featuring several Carina’s I saw in the past, just like this one posted by bippu4life:
TS-Factory TA63
The TS-Factory Toyota Carina TA63

At first I thought it was an aftermarket bumper based upon the kouki Corolla Levin AE86. But in the picture it states that it is an AE92 bumper. Well, I just came across this ad on selling an Corolla Levin AE92 bumper for an Carina AA63:

Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 bumper

I know it must be a Levin bumper because the license plate fits on the grille itself an the Trueno bumper has its emblem over there. And the shape tells me it is a Zenki Levin bumper. It’s a pity both the Levin and Trueno AE92 were never delivered in Europe. The width of the Carina A6 is 1650mm (all models) while the Corolla E9 is 1655mm (all models). That means every E9 bumper will fit, so I’m not limited to the Levin and Trueno bumpers. :)

I don’t really like the normal Corolla E9, but I do like the bumper of the European variant of the JDM Sprinter E9:
Toyota Corolla E9 Liftback (toyota sprinter E9 in Japan)
European Toyota Corolla E9 Liftback (Toyota Sprinter E9 in Japan)

Now I need to find out what GX70 bumper is used on the rear. ;)

Carina Sightings: Count the carinas at the Japan A60 2008 meeting

This week another short sighting:
Count the toyota carina A60
Can you count all the Carinas in this picture?? ;)

I came to a total of 34 here, but I did not count the ones behind the group of people in the front row…
The extra difficulty is that this picture also contains Celica A60s (Supra MK2 is called Celica XX in Japan) and it is sometimes hard to distinguish a Carina Coupe rear from a Celica Liftback in the second or fourth rows.

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