Carina Sightings: 1994 Toyota Carina GT meeting

January 3, 2015 in carina sightings

What would a Toyota Carina GT meeting look like in 1994? Well these photos were taken in 1994 at a Carina meeting somewhere in the Saitama Prefecture:
Carina Sightings: Toyota Carina GT meeting in 1994
All Carinas are GT models and all except one (RA45 18R-G) are 2T-G powered.

The big lineup really looks great: Read the rest of this entry →

Picture of the Week: Celica M-300 by HKS

November 13, 2012 in picture of the week

Found these Celica M-500 pictures on Tumbler:
Toyota Celica M-500 by HKS Power
Haven’t found any info on this HKS Power Celica M-500…

But I do know that it is powered by a twin turbo 5M-GTE: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: 1G twin turbo Carina in Jordan

October 26, 2011 in carina sightings

The second video is a bit over exposed, but at least by listening to the sound of it you will loooove this 1G-GTE powered Carina!

As you can see the 1G is a tight fit.

The 1G-GTE produced at maximum a mere 210hp, but the 275 Nm makes it all worth! Read the rest of this entry →

How cool can a Toyota Chaser JZX71 be?

January 6, 2009 in bosozoku

Noriyaro posted some amazing pictures again! This time of a typically 80s boxy Toyota Chaser JZX71:
Toyota Chaser JZX71 drifting
Boxy 80s Toyota Chaser JZX71 drifting

I do not agree with him that the car is bosozoku, it is more kyusha kai than bosozoku: it is lowered and it got stretched tires around deep dished rims. No further bosozoku styling (like ridiculous body modifications) or what so ever.

If you’re interested in all pictures of the Chaser, you can find them in this posting on the Noriyaru site:
Nori Yaru’s Chaser

Carina tuning: 1JZ-GTE twin turbo

July 23, 2008 in Carina tuning

Found this Carina with a 1JZ-GTE engine (JDM Supra MkIII/Soarer MkII) in it:

From what I can see on the grille this is a ST model, so it either featured a 1S or 3A originally.

Too bad there is not more footage of this engine swap. Would have been very interesting in what they actually had to change for this!