Thursday, 11 January 2018

A blast from the Little Red past.

An impromptu driveway-photoset of Little Red (..Little Reh, Lil' Reh, lelrehhh...) my long-loved 1987 Aussie-delivered AW11 MR2, a whisker over ten years ago. Because it's the 10th anniversary of its 20th: my now-thirty-year-old Toyota when it had just crept out of its much more spritely teens.

Yep, t'was December 2007, and it's this shiny-but-odd 'bitsa' look that's how I best remember it through large chunks of AW11.. err.. 'shenanigans'.. in my early years of AW11'ing..

The MK1A/<86/zenki/pre-facelift front bumper, making zero sense against the facelift lower spoiler directly below...

...towering over a set of 14" Black Racing BR-8s and their 185-wide Pirelli Dragons...

...the MK1B/Kouki/facelift tail-lamps, never originally fitted to what's clearly a EU spec car...

...and the matte-black Supercharger engine cover.. that was never latched.. ever. Interesting aero meant this'd make a casual appearance in the rear-view mirror at ~150km/h...

Ahhh! Such good times!

..no doubt a little too much fun was had though! For everyone's sake - and for what was neither the first or last time - I was forced to set it aside. I didn't drive the car again until well into 2009.



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