Growing Interest in Japanese Collector Cars Driven by Nostalgia, Racing Heritage

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Growing Interest in Japanese Collector Cars Driven by Nostalgia, Racing Heritage
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Picture a classic car in your head: likely it’s an American icon like a late ‘60s Mustang or even earlier like a ‘50s Fairlane. Maybe your taste is a bit more exotic and you’re imagining a classic Ferrari or even a British sports car like an MG or Triumph. Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 “Trounces” Mazda MX-5 in the Fun Department: Report

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Toyota FT-86 “Trounces” Mazda MX-5 in the Fun Department: Report
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With photos leaking yesterday, today comes news of what the Toyota FT-86 is like to drive. But first, the specs. According to one of the journos at CAR Magazine, who had some seat time in the affordable sports car, look for the 2.0-liter to boxer 4-cylinder to develop around 200-hp and 170 lb-ft of torque…. Continue Reading...

Toyota Celica Sets Record At Goodwood

Toyota Celica Sets Record At Goodwood
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Milner actually missed winning the ‘televised’ shoot out thanks to a minor error which cost him just a little too much time, nevertheless, earlier in the day, the time he set proved to be the fastest out of 200 cars that competed on the climb over the course of the weekend. Continue Reading...

FT-86 Rumored to Wear ‘Celica’ Badge

FT-86 Rumored to Wear ‘Celica’ Badge
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Perhaps the fact that there’s more interest in the car’s name than what’s under the hood is a sign that the Toyota FT-86 will be a bigger hit with hard-parkers than track fanatics. According to an unsubstantiated report by the notoriously rumor-filled AutoCar, the FT-86 could wear the ‘Celica’ badge when it makes in to… Continue Reading...

Cerrari: Signal Auto Converts Toyota Celica to Ferrari F430 Look-A-Like

Cerrari: Signal Auto Converts Toyota Celica to Ferrari F430 Look-A-Like
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There’s a saying we use often when we see projects come to life: “Great concept, poor execution.” Very rarely do we run into a situation where a project is a poor concept with great execution. But that’s exactly what this Toyota Celica is. Signal Auto is also known as Signal Kustom Built and is one… Continue Reading...

Toyota To Display Rally Cars At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Toyota To Display Rally Cars At Goodwood Festival Of Speed
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Despite Toyota‘s lack of results in Formula 1 racing, the Japanese automaker has had considerable success in rally racing. With their TTE performance division having significant ties to Europe, Toyota is planning to show off some of their important rally cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. The Celica ST185 and the Corolla WRC will… Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota FT-86 Could be Next Celica or Scion tC

Report: Toyota FT-86 Could be Next Celica or Scion tC
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The rumors about the Toyota FT-86 Concept’s production name are as numerous as the theories, with reports pointing in all sorts of different directions. According to the folks at the U.K.’s AutoCar, the car is likely to be called the Celica. The name is apparently being considered because it has a long history and resonates… Continue Reading...