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Most Tercel place on earth.

Post by Mattel » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:22 am

I've been following an interesting Twin peaks type story TV series called 'Fortitude' which is a joint UK/USA production. It's based on a small colony of Svalbard which is administered by Norway on an island deep inside the Artic Circle.. The most northern habitable town on earth So everyone has to have a gun with them because of polar bears.

Anyway, while watching it one of the characters was driving a Corolla 4wd
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Then I found this shot online
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and this
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So then I thought I'd check the place out on Google streetview and although there were perhaps only about 50 cars viewable through streetview because of the limited amount of streets they travelled and only 2,500 people live there in research, tourism and mining there was an amazing ammount of tercels and corolla 4wds and they were by far the oldest car. Here's some screengrabs.
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Post by Gottolovem » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:24 am

Sounds like a savvy group of people!
I know what I would want to drive if I lived there a simple capable car.

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Post by drege » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:02 am

Sweet!
Is this one a corolla sr5?
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Post by dlb » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:31 am

never heard of 'fortitude' but with all the tercels and corollas and your twin peaks reference, i'm very intrigued.

crazy sleuthing skills, btw.

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Post by Petros » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:51 pm

Looks like fantastic scenery. The town reminds me of some far north Alaska villages, most people own snow mobiles, not cars there. Driving season is very short.
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Post by ARCHINSTL » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:20 pm

That area has a very interesting history, particularly during WWII. It was formerly known as Spitsbergen, jumping-off spot for many Arctic explorers.
A cursory look at the cars seems to note no major rust. I suppose salt is not used, as there are very few paved roads? Of course, there are not many roads on the entire island, so...
A 2014 film about the much smaller Russian town, Barentsburg, won several awards; its title is Dream Town - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3163276/ This place has but 500 people, but shows tremendous brick, multistory, buildings - quite a contrast to Longyearbyen, the subject of Mattel's post.
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Post by Mattel » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:45 pm

Drege

I believe it is a 1st Gen 1983-1988 Camry like this Image

Apparently they do not salt the roads there and just switch to over snow transport for half the year which makes the longeviety of these old cars a little more understandable

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Post by Barry86sr5 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:12 pm

Speaking of Twin Peaks...

Was watching the season 1 original TPeaks and I am pretty sure there is a charred Tercel 4x4 amidst the rubble of the sawmill fire... I will try to find pic...

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Post by Mattel » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:51 am

Hey Barry, that would be awesome.. we have a thread on movie sightings somewhere on this forum!

Season 2 of Fortitude was just on. I found out it is actually filmed in Iceland in a small fishing villages on the east coast. still looks amazing. Some quality actors in the series including Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon and Dennis Quaid. Worth hunting down
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Post by Petros » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:11 pm

a place like that might benefit from developing some ski touring adventure trips, there are lots of crazy youngsters intent on being the first one to ski a new line somewhere in remote mountains. Looks like there would be plenty to choose from there.
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Post by Mark » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:30 pm

They should build an ice hotel in the glacier (those who watched the show will get it).

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Post by Teecee » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:53 pm

it's an interesting place. hope they can build something to boost the potential of the place for people who wants to visit it

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Post by Mattel » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:03 am

Previous: 83 Tercel SR5 4wd, 84 Tercel SR5 4wd
88 Corolla 4wd Wagon 5speed, All power options, Fact Sunroof, Diff Lock, 14" SX Alloys, Hankook Tyres, 4afe, King Springs, Upgraded Headlights, Full Synth oils, Tow Bar, 210,000kms

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