It’s still Sunday here in California, so dangit, I’m posting this for Radcast. This, if you didn’t know, is the single greatest car ever designed. It is perfect. There is no argument. I hear you saying, “but what about the...”. No. You are wrong. Pinifarina’s finest work, surrounding a transverse 3.0L V8 and a gated…
With actual MK1 GTI snowflake.
Pop-up headlights, angular shape, Turbo graphics, and a red interior. All are hallmarks of the 1980s, and this cast has them all.
If the production cars from the 80's to 90's are rad, the concept cars take the rad to new dimensions.
I heard someone mention the lack of Skyline GT-Rs being posted. Happy to assist.
This is why the 80's were amazing. You didn’t have to spend Subaru Outback like money to get 4 wheel drive in a little Economy Wagon. <3 Bear in mind that the Tercel was Toyota’s bottom of the barrel car. But, it was still amazing. Light years beyond Subie’s bottom of the barrel 4WD offering (the wretched but beloved…
It’s fairly surprising that there haven’t been any more 90s Skyline GT-R castings shown over Radcast Weekend.
We have arrived at my final entrant for Radcast. This is Tomica 33-4, the Toyota Celica XX 2800 GT. This casting entered the range in April 1982, remaining until May 1986, and is a nice piece of wedgy 80s goodness:
With Fintail showing a plethora of Japanese ‘80' stuff I thought I’d tag along a bit. So here’s that early ‘80's boxy R30 2000 GT Turbo. With a #ghostrider apparently. And for the music I add a little Soul II Soul: Back to Life. Related as it was in that epic ‘80's movie Black Rain. That sparked my love for Japanese…
My third Radcast entrant today is a cult item then and now. This is Tomica 23-3, the Toyota Sprinter Carib. This casting entered the range in June 1983, and is a very distinctive vehicle:
WIP but relevant to RadCast :) 3rd Gen Chevy Caprice. This started as a PlayArt Police Car. Now it’s a more pedestrian Champagne color like grandpappy would have preferred at the dealership. Some Pirelli slicks upgrade this bad boy to fun-as-hell track day bliss.
My second Radcast entry today features a car with wood trim - Radwood. Is it rad? You can be the judge. This is Tomica 34-3, the Honda Civic Country. This casting entered the range in February 1981, remaining until August 1984, and is a popular model to this day:
I’m sure everybody know what this is.
Day two of Radcast starts with another American machine that leaves no doubt of its time. Today we start off with Tomica 45-2, the Cadillac Seville. This casting entered the range in February 1981, and is an excellent model of a controversial design:
Juuuust squeezing into Radcast eligibility, the Saab 9-3 debuted in 1998. This is Hongwell’s 1/43 scale model of the 3 door hatchback variant.
I have to apologize for re-posting this so early. Especially I posted about this blast from the past exactly the day before the announcement of Radcast 2018. I hope you guys won’t mind seeing this white comet again.
Who says we can’t combine Radcast and Le Mans? This glorious piece of machinery did take its title in the 90s after all ;)
A Nissan with the raddest engine that can be considered as the grandfather of all modern performance engine. All in the name of “survival of the fittest.”
Or as Tomica Limited Vintage-Neo calls it, the Toyota Cresta Super Lucent Twincam 24. Quite the mouthful, isn’t it? That’s all par for the course with getting long names and boxy design like the many Japanese cars produced in the eighties.