The MR2 T Bar roof arrived in the UK in 1987

Driving The 1985 MR2 Mk1 – Back in 1985…

It’s funny how some things embed in your brain and stay there for decades to come. I spotted a very rare and original Toyota MR2 Mk1 in the wild yesterday. A 1985 car, one of the very first, even before the 1987 mid-term model facelift. It was finished in what was called Super Red 2….

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Lexus Enter GT3 Racing with RC-F Coupe

Lexus unveil their FIA GT3 spec racer at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Built to compete in international GT racing globally, the car features the new V8 engine developed for the forthcoming road car. Power is claimed at 400kw and development and testing will be taking place throughout 2014, with the intention to supply…

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Lexus LFA Owners Met Up

Lexus LFA Owners Meet Up

Last October, the North American Lexus LFA owners got together for a driving event at NOLA Motorsport Park, the Lexus LFA owner’s event last October not only featured the largest gathering of LFA’s at any one time with 20 cars present, but also a surprise visit by Akio Toyoda himself and a chance for a…

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Toyota – Nothing Soft Gets In….

Toyota – Nothing Soft Gets In….

Another great Australian Toyota Ute advert. “It’s a hard country and we want to keep it that way…” HJ70 pickups, HiLux and battered 45 series, “Go straight through, mate”

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When Juha was just a young man….

Part of my old archive dig out recently uncovered several pieces of Toyota material I knew were there, but I rarely look at. They brought back some fond memories, so here’s a scan of the cover of my favourite. I love the shot because it portrays everything I like about competition cars. Inside there’s lots…

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2014 Toyota Hybrid Racing TS040 – The First Details

No real detailed images in this first information from Toyota Hybrid Racing on the new 2014 TS040 car, other than the technical overview. The new chassis has been testing with additional Aisin electric motoring on the front axle, meaning that the car now has four wheel drive for the first time. The addition of the…

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Meet the Chief Engineer of the Lexus IS F CCS-R, Yukihiko Yaguchi

Meet the Chief Engineer of the Lexus IS F CCS-R, Yukihiko Yaguchi

Yukihiko Yaguchi is chief engineer on the IS F CCS-R programme, competing with the production based Lexus ISF across the world, from the VLN series at the Nurburgring in Germany, to 14,000 foot climb up Pikes Peak in North America. Here he talks about the development of the car and the success Lexus have achieved…

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Winter Sports – Ice Driving in a Corolla World Rally Car

It’s February 2006,in Norway. The silence sings in my ears, the crisp air drawing into my lungs the main sound I can hear. Steam as I breathe out. I pace forwards in the snow, the dryness of the Scandinavian climate making it squeak underfoot. The occasional creak, crack and rumble reminding me of the surface…

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Rebellion Racing WEC Toyota V8 Video

Rebellion Racing WEC Toyota V8 Video

This is the reason why endurance racing cars should be petrol, not diesel. The Rebellion Racing Lola with Toyota V8 power, filmed at Spa in 2013. Turn up the volume….

It’s funny how some things embed in your brain and stay there for decades to come. I spotted a very rare and original Toyota MR2 Mk1 in the wild yesterday. A 1985 car, one of the very first, even before the 1987 mid-term model facelift. It was finished in what was called Super Red 2….

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