It’s Friday, so I have another video for you! I was doubting whether I should post this under the Rustoseums or the Friday Video category. I chose the latter because it is quite a lengthy video to watch! Dino Dalle Carbonare, Dino DC on Youtube, is a quite famous car photographer who works and lives in Japan. He posts regularly on Speedhunters, but nowadays he also is more active on Youtube.
Abandoned Japanese cars in Tokyo
A few weeks ago he posted this video about the abandoned Japanese cars he encounters on a daily basis. This is quite similar to what Daniel O’Grady has been dedicating his entire channel to, but for Dino this is quite a side step. As Dino lives near Tokyo, most of these cars are found in the greater Tokyo area.
This cutaway drawing is a tad different than before as it is all about an engine instead of a car. It is a delight to see the Toyota 4AGZE engine in such fine details:
I don’t know where this Toyota 4AGZE cutaway drawing originates from, but I would expect it to be taken from a brochure of either the supercharged Toyota MR2 AW11 or the supercharged Toyota Corolla Levin/Sprinter Trueno AE92. I would say the AW11 as the intercooler is mounted next to the engine.
This eagle white MR2 AW11 is not Allard van Grafhorst’s old AW11 but another white one:
It looks equally great and certainly drew my attention.
At the rear you can clearly see the car is in perfect condition: Continue reading
Enroute to the Wangan Warriors 2013 season kick-off I already encountered a group of sports cars (Skyline R32, Silvia S12 and a Subaru WRX) but when I came near to the meeting grounds the sports and performance cars were literally swarming from all directions!
This Nissan 200SX S13 was parked next to the entrance was remained glued to my retina for the remainder of the meeting:
So if this is his mum’s car…his car should be even messier? 😛
The interior looks serious though… Continue reading
Some of you may think you just encountered a deja-vu and yes you have twice!
First of all: I did feature this AW11 rustoseum over two and a half years ago.
Second of all: in the past two weeks my server crashed twice and last time I lost one day of data. Unfortunately I also lost this posting… Nevertheless I’ll repost it again. 🙂
I did this video in a similar way as Daniel O’Grady is doing his Wasabicars videos (be sure to check out his videos!): Continue reading
Every volume of Practical Classic columnist John Simister looks back at his older work, mainly involving cars that were back then brand new and nowadays potential classics. Today the June volume landed on my doormat and to my surprise I found the following column:
It is very funny to see John came to the conclusion the outcome of the original article did not reflect the reality at all:
On the shocking surfaces of the ride and handling course, the Coupe went to pieces while the other two shone.
Today the Coupe – code-named AE86 which is how the new GT86 got its name – is very rare and much prized by enthusiasts for its old-school driftability. The hatchback GT had practically vanished without a trace. And the MR2? … values should be heading for the stars, but they are not.
Given the fact that a good condition AE86 has a higher pricetag in the UK as the original showroom model, I’d dare to say that the Coupe (as the English call it) was the safest investment of the past 27 years! 😉