Remembering Japanese cars from the past

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Magazines: Kaikki Karina – All About Carina

About two weeks ago I found an auction on Auctions Yahoo that sold two (old) magazines about the Toyota Carina A60 for a reasonable price, so obviously I was interested to buy it. I happily bid on it and two weeks later the both of them landed on my desk at work (thanks Buyee!):
Kaikki Karina: All about Carina
What I didn’t get from the auction text was that these magazines were actually from 1981 and 1982 and not new! The magazines are called Kaikki Karina (カリーナのすべて – All About Carina) and I suspect they were a long running Toyota Carina owners magazine.

The great thing about having these old magazines is that they actually include all sorts of time period extra information, like the design studies done for the Carina sedan: Continue reading

Practical Classics: British cars versus Japanese cars

I’m a subscriber to the Practical Classics Magazine and I just noticed their March 2014 cover:
Practical Classics Magazine March 2014
British versus Japan?
Kujira Crown coupe versus Ford Capri?
Triumph 1300 versus Corona?
Allegro versus Compagno?
Marina versus Bluebird?
Cavalier versus Accord?
I think only the Kujira Crown is going to lose in this battle! ;)
Oh boy, I can’t wait till it drops on my doorstep!

Family Album Treasures: my life, my skyline

Nissan opened up a website called Drive where they created a questionnaire for Skyline owners to share their thoughts, ideas, pictures or anything related to their Skylines. They called it My Life, My Skyline. If you have a few minutes (or rather more hours) to spare you can browse all the comments by all these proud Skyline owners and sometimes you can even find a rare gem between them, like this Family Album Treasure:
Family Album Treasures: My life, my skyline C210
True Carboy style with your friends somewhere in the mid eighties. Don Johnson is playing Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice in a white suit and pink shirt. The pictures description by its uploader is “Together youth…” and there is not a better fitting description I guess. ;)

Found at: My life, My Skyline

Magazines: Honda Accord in Rozsdakupac

Don’t laugh, but this magazine was actually the Christmas present from my wife!
Rozsdakupac magazine cover
When I was in Hungary during the holidays my wife bought this magazine in the Tesco because she knows I like old rusty cars. Especially the name of the magazine is an Hungarian pun and would roughly translate into rustpile. She thought of it as a joke and so did I…

Until I opened up the magazine halfway and found this feature of an immaculate second generation Honda Accord coupe:
Honda Accord coupe in Rozsdakupac
Nice, huh? It reminded me of this Honda Accord coupe near my son’s school.

Even nicer was this picture: Continue reading

Magazines: Carboy Magazine from may 1983

Carboy magazine has been known for its tuning specials and finding old issues really show some great and weird things! Now this old cover is interesting: Carboy Magazine showing with big letters on its cover “Goodbye 2T-G”!
Carboy Magazine may 1983
Carboy Magazine may 1983

Now what is that all about? From what I understand it speaks about TRD dropping support for the 2T-G engines. Probably in favor of the 3T-G(TE), 4AG(E) and 1G-G(TE) engines. Yeah, they were great engines too! :)

Found at monkiti1173

Subscription to Japanese Nostalgic Car arrived!

As I wrote last week: I subscribed to Japanese Nostalgic Car Magazine. I already received the first issue yesterday!

So now I can place this banner here:
I subscribe to Japanese Nostalgic Car magazine. Do you?

It made me wonder if it would be worthwile to import them bulk and send them locally to people in Europe. Of course that’s the AEU86 shop spirit I still have…

Unfortunately the double shipping is killing the costs: a yearly susbscription would be somewhere near 36 euros in the most ideal situation (80 or more subscriptions) and that would only cover the costs, so no risk compensation or anything. Too bad, otherwise it would have been another challenge. ;)

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