After fully restoring a 1980 Toyota Celica Rally Car it seems there is only one thing left to do—strap in a former Australian Rally Champion and see what the car can do.

As you can see that is exactly what four time ARC winner and current "Toyota Ambassador" Neal Bates did this past week and from our perspective both Bates and his freshly restored vintage Celica look like they've still got it.

Bates will be making a return to racing in this RA40 Celica at this weekend's ARC debut in Melbourne.

[via TCL]