my name is Alex and I live in Frankfurt / Germany.
I own a 1980 Toyota Celica Coupe in stock condition which I use to drive when the weather is fine and a project car that I'd like to drive on track (if it will ever be finished).
Because there are no modifications planned about the red one, I can give a short introduction here. (The project car will be shown in the Toyota Garage section when it's about time).
This is my 1980 Toyota Celica ST. Unlike in the US, the ST version was the mid-sized model with 86 DIN-PS. It has a 5-speed gear box and a 2T-B engine with 1600ccm and a double carburetor.
Is has been kept absolutely stock and running by an old lady for about 30 years and I will try to continue her work.
It's tempting to do modifications, so I got a clean shell without engine, without gearbox and without interiour for goofing around and making it the project the Red One won't be.
Hopefully, there will be some news in the Toyota Garage about this one soon.
Let's continue with a short introduction about what else is happening around here, concerning old Japanese cars.
There's a small local scene of people who own some vintage cars like Starlets, Tercels and various generations of Corollas. Mostly Toyotas, but we always got our eyes open for other Japanese makes and the enthusiasts dealing with them.
Once a year the NIPPON CLASSICS MEETING in Gießen / Germany features a fine selection of all Japanese makes.
Next time will be on May 28th 2014. All friends who want to join in are invited to come around. If you own a Japanese Car whose production started before 1990, bring it along. Hotel rooms can be organized by the locals, get in touch if interested.
Another hilarious meeting is the INTERNATIONAL TOYOTA MEETING in Gemert, Holland, organized by various Dutch Toyota Clubs. It's pretty huge and features about 300 cars in 2 days every year.
This picture shows my Celica surrounded by E5 Corollas in Gemert 2012
So far about me and about what's going on over here in 2013 with Japanese cars.
I hope I will see interesting projects on this board , maybe get some technical support if needed and trade parts and stuff around the world (wantlist will be posted soon )