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1969 Toyota Corona Mark II [RT60]

1969 Toyota Corona Mark II [RT60] in That Was the Year: 1977, Documentary, 1991

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: JP

1969 Toyota Corona Mark II [RT60]

[*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle


stronghold EN

2010-05-27 09:06


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2010-05-27 14:38


Looks like an older Toyota Corona

Ddey65 US

2010-05-27 15:48


Where is this?

blueline CA

2010-05-27 20:08


late 60s Corona

stronghold EN

2010-05-28 11:17


Ddey65 wrote Where is this?

If I remember rightly, some kind of riots in Japan (about an Airport??)

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-05-28 11:21


Sounds like Narita airport:
Quote Under the 1966 plan, the airport would have been completed in 1971, but due to the ongoing resettlement disputes, not all of the land for the airport was available by then. Finally, in 1971, the Japanese government began forcibly expropriating land. 291 protesters were arrested and more than 1,000 police, villagers and student militants were injured in a series of riots, notably on 16 September 1971 when three policemen were killed in a riot involving thousands. Some protesters chained themselves to their homes and refused to leave.

Takenaka Corporation constructed the first terminal building, which was completed in 1972. The first runway took several more years due to constant fights with the Union and sympathizers, who occupied several pieces of land necessary to complete the runway and temporarily built large towers in the runway's path. The runway was completed and the airport scheduled to open on March 30, 1978, but this plan was disrupted when, on March 26, 1978, a group armed with Molotov cocktails drove into the airport in a burning car, broke into the control tower and destroyed much of its equipment, causing approx. $500,000 in damages and delaying the opening by another two months, to May 20, 1978.


-- Last edit: 2010-05-28 11:22:39

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