Evan already posted these videos on HR blog, so I’ll just repost them here! They are videos from Toyota shot on several European circuits:
Probably an exhibition video by Toyota to see how well the new AE86 was appreciated in the old world, so this has got to be between May and August 1983.
As you can see they did not use the Euro Levins (aka Corolla GT) but took their own. Both Levins are early GT Apex models: apart from the decals you can see both have the rotating grille and the white coupe has a black moulding on the trunk.
The white Levin shows some nice action when it goes sideways on the Nurburgring before heading over to Spa and Zandvoort. Funny detail is that both Zandvoort and Spa were Formula One circuits at that moment while the Nurburgring was working hard to make a comback with the Eifelring. On Spa they really go wild on the long corners and on Zandvoort they do some faint drifts on consecutive corners. 🙂
The Corolla sedan in Europe Scenery is a bit of a letdown after all that action! 😉
Tomorrow a follow up on this video, so stay tuned for more! 🙂
RS Yasu updated their blog with the notion that they are closed between 30th of december and 5th of january. Normally I would say this is not too exciting news, however they did feature a photograph of the KE30B122 pickup in front of their workshop:
It strikes me how much this workshop really looks like an average European house, like for instance in Austria, Germany or Hungary. I was fooled for a few seconds, but of course the pickup doesn’t belong there since Europeans (in contrary of the Americans) are not too fond of pickups.
Since last week I am using Last.fm. Normally people would use it to listen to their favorite music and such. I found that it is actually a very good tool to find the lost treasures of music. 🙂
How to use it? Simple: think of a really bad band like for instance Modern Talking and use that band on Last.fm to play similar music. Be patient and wait for Last.fm to find those little gems for you. 😉
This week I found the singer Fancy with the hit China Blue:
Not only their music is horrible and stolen from Modern Talking, but they even copied their looks from other horrible bands/artists: the singer looks like how Michael Jackson wanted to look eventually, the keyboard player and drummer look like they were borrowed from Europe and the Chinese girl, who looks Thai to me, looks like she is played by Boy George. And those bright white smile of the keyboard player!! Directly stolen from Dieter Bohlen!
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