Catching the eye: 2018 Toyota Century

Wow. Only the second generation of this JDM S-Klasse barge! I am a massive fan of this car, simply for its Japaneseness – one has to work hard to have attained this car, which is seen as the ultimate status symbol in Japan, more so than Lexus. The below from motorauthority.com gives a background to…

When Good Ideas Go Bad: Aston Martin Cygnet

I have seen a couple here in Basel – “Are you a Toyota in disguise?” “Are you a Toyota in disguise!” When Good Ideas Go Bad: Aston Martin Cygnet CAR CULTURE  17 September 27, 2017 by Andrew Evans Welcome to Wednesday Want. Each week, our team will pluck a car from our thousands-strong Car Suggestions forum and give it…

Tomica Series – No.35 Toyota NOAH

Ah, more people carriers. And with opening boots as well. Another worthy addition to the Tomica garage mainly as the real car is only available in Asian and African markets. Good front and rear detailing as usual.   [url=http://flickrlinkr.tw/] Sharing large numbers of Flickr photos simply and fast by using BBCode or HTML tags[/url]

A new brand to The Garage

Someone on Farcebook asked if Tiny models were available in the US&A. Well, Tiny is a relatively new brand on the diecast scene, formed in 2013, and already has licences from TOYOTA, MERCEDES BENZ, HINO, HONDA & ISUZU (take note Mattel……..) along with Hong Kong company licenses as well. I will be musing about this one…

Tomica Series – No.84 Toyota VELLFIRE

Vellfire – sounds like some manner of military grade weaponry to me. But Japanese car makers have a habit of making names for their people carriers that sound outrageous. I have to admit, I am a huge fan of JDM people carriers and I cannot get enough of them. Voxy, Noah, Elgrand – all of…

Tomica Series – No. 97 – Toyota Town Ace

Very JDM  is this one. I don’t think you will see the Town Ace outside of Japan or APAC markets. The latest S400 series of LiteAce and TownAce van (S402M/S412M) and truck (S402U/S412U) was released to the market in Japan in February 2008. Now a badge engineered model, the S400 series derives from the Daihatsu…