Friday Fun – Choices: Miata Alternatives

It has been a while, but welcome back to Choices. During this segment’s hiatus, we have evolved and simplified the series. We now pit three or four seemingly similar cars against one another and ask you a simple question. Which one would you theoretically keep as your favourite, and which one do you despise enoughContinue reading “Friday Fun – Choices: Miata Alternatives”

Find of the Day – 1984 Toyota Celica GT

It’s hard to believe that this 1984 Toyota Celica GT has over 235,000 km on the odometer. Look at it – it’s pristine. Rarely does a nearly 40-year old car survive this long without the body rusting out and the seats tearing apart, but here lies the exception. Would a manual transmission make this carContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1984 Toyota Celica GT”

Friday Fun – ’80s Reasonable Garage

Welcome to a new feature we are trying out on – Friday Fun. Ok, calling it a feature may be a stretch as it is really a catch all for anything fun that we will post on a Friday. It could be a fantasy garage, video game challenge, used car scavenger hunt, etc. ThisContinue reading “Friday Fun – ’80s Reasonable Garage”

Winged Car Wednesday – Toyota Pikes Peak Monster

Suzuki isn’t the only Japanese manufacturer to achieve success on the fabled Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Toyota has quite the storied history as well. Starting in 1994, Rod Millen rocketed up the hill in a Toyota Celica, crushing the overall record by almost 40 seconds. The al-wheel drive Celica was powered by a four-cylinderContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Toyota Pikes Peak Monster”

Find of the Day – Perfect 1982 Toyota Tercel

I need to meet the person who cares for things this well, just to shake their hand (well, maybe an elbow bump in the current climate). Look at this 1982 Toyota Tercel. It looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor. Seriously, is there a cleaner example in the world? And it is notContinue reading “Find of the Day – Perfect 1982 Toyota Tercel”

Winged Car Wednesday – Toyota Supra Mk IV

This is another obvious choice for Winged Car Wednesday. The fourth generation Toyota Supra could be had with a big, looping rear wing, that quickly became synonymous with the car. In fact, that wing became the golden standard all other wings over the next decade would be measured against. During the early days of theContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Toyota Supra Mk IV”

Confessions – That Time I Broke My Arm

Riding on top of a car is never a good idea. No, cars are meant to be ridden inside. But sometimes, you don’t have a choice. You’re just sitting on a trunk having a good time, and the next thing you know you’re performing backwards somersaults at alarming speeds. The year was 1995 and IContinue reading “Confessions – That Time I Broke My Arm”

Find of the Day: JDM 1988 Toyota Corolla SUPER LIMITED RHD

I’m not sure how I missed this car originally, but I have found it now – a 1988 Toyota Corolla Right Hand Drive. What makes this car so extraordinary is how ordinary it is, yet was imported from Japan. Ok, it is a SUPER LIMITED trim level, but still a rather interesting choice to importContinue reading “Find of the Day: JDM 1988 Toyota Corolla SUPER LIMITED RHD”

Choices – Group B Outsiders

Welcome back to Choices. An evolution of a series I wrote years ago where seemingly similar cars are pit against one another in a battle for your affection. It’s like trying to choose your favourite hamburger (they’re all great, right?) Your task, if you agree to accept it, is to determine which of the fourContinue reading “Choices – Group B Outsiders”

Graded – 1980s Toyotas

Welcome to Graded. Here we discuss legendary marques, models, or trim packages and affix a letter grade to a selection of vehicles falling under that topic. The grades mean nothing and are completely arbitrary. I fully encourage you to tell me what I got wrong and how you would grade them instead. Have some funContinue reading “Graded – 1980s Toyotas”