Remembering Japanese cars from the past

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ITT2012: Shakotan Corolla KE20

One of the cars at the Internationaal Toyota Treffen has been my favorite for a long time now:
ITT: Toyota KE20 with 2T-G
Thomas’ (aka The Doctor) Corolla KE20 started out as a Belgian rally modified Corolla KE20 and after blowing up his engine twice he decided to take it off the road and rebuild it from the ground up again!

The work and effort he put into the project can really be seen: Continue reading

ITT2012: Bunta and Takumi

The Dutch Toyota importer Louwman has been neglecting their heritage and clubs for the past decade. With the launch of the Toyota GT86 (aka Toyota 86 and Scion FR-S) they decided to change that and asked the TACN if they could join in and put the Toyota GT86 on display during the festival. They also has some sort of social media contest (which IMO was rubbish and did not do) where you could “win” 4 rounds on the Midlands circuit in Lelystad. It was still a nice gesture.

Near the end of the day one of the AEU86 members went home and parked his kouki panda red Corolla GT AE86 next to its siblings:
ITT: Father and son
I immediately walked over and shot a couple of pictures of father and son next to each other. 😉

Quickly popped in my 28mm lens to make the angle wider: Continue reading

ITT2012: The yellow whale MS68

Last year someone brought along their Crown RS40L but this year they could not make it. Another MS50 wagon made it to the festival but I only took one photo of it. So next in line is the kujira (whale) Crown where this super rare Crown Wagon MS68 was in perfect condition.
ITT: Toyota Crown MS68

Naturally I photographed it in any angle possible, just like this one with lots and lots of silky smooth bokeh: Continue reading

ITT 2012: Celicas from the Alpes!

I must say I’ve been quite lazy the past week. After attending the Internationaal Toyota Treffen in Gemert this year (the Dutch Toyota club TACN existed 20 years so ITT was held instead of the regular JCS) I left the photos on my camera in the past week without even uploading them anywhere. Let’s just say I’m too busy lately. 😉

Anyway, the first thing I noticed were a bunch of Celicas from Switzerland where this (presumably) RA28 was the most beautiful one:
ITT: Toyota Celica GT 2000 RA28

I immediately took the opportunity and shot it from every angle possible, like this one: Continue reading

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