The 1970s were the years when the Japanese automakers really came full force into the sports car game. These days, cars like the Datsun 510 and 240Z and the Mazda RX-7 are considered classics, but no one really talks about the original Toyota Celica.
There are many ways to advertise your business. Apex Auto Salvage in St. Paul decided to use a high-flying beater Toyota Celica and the mystical power of YouTube.
Quick, what's your favorite car from the original The Fast & The Furious? (You know, the one from back when those movies were more or less about cars and street racing, not aircraft hijacking.)
Toyota! We give you guys shit for being beige sometimes, but I have to admit that when you get it right, you really get it right. And by "it," I mean performance cars. You've got a fantastic sporting heritage that no one can argue with.
Alright, Jalops and Jalop-ettes. I wasn't planning on posting a classic ad featuring the "Japander" phenomenon, where a Western celebrity stars in absurd Japanese TV commercials, for the third week in a row.
Why were people buying Pontiac Firebirds in 1986? According to this vintage dealer promo from the Pontiac "newsroom" it was—among a variety of other reasons—because people were looking to make a statement that was "just as characteristic as the car itself".
If we had been alive in 1974 like many others still mourning the death of the muscle car would have likely scoffed at the idea that the tiny imported cars replacing the beautiful gas guzzlers we loved would ever be collectible.
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.
We've seen car commercials imply the vehicle they are advertising could do some pretty unbelievable things, but this 1977 Celica commercial is the first time we've seen a car float through space.
It takes the right stuff to make a great performance car and that was exactly what the 1982 Toyota Celica Supra had—at least according to race car driver/designer Dan Gurney.
"JDM Legends" brings filmmaker Josh Clason and his Depth of Speed to Erik Bizek's shop to show off some of the very drool worthy vintage rides from the land of the rising sun he builds.
A 14-year-old Washington boy took his mother's Toyota Celica on a high-speed joyride with his girlfriend that ended with a three-car interstate pileup. Young man, that's no way to treat a lady or a Celica.
The fact that no specific mileage figures are mentioned in this ad for a pre-big-bumper Celica shows that it's probably a pre-Arab Oil Embargo release. This makes this "economy car" pitch for the sporty-for-its-time first-gen Celica a bit puzzling.
Some people like their eggs sunny side up, and some like them over easy. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a second-generation Celica that let's you have it both ways.
You'd think that the front-wheel-drive Celica, with its Toyota build quality and reliable A or S engine, would do pretty well in a punishing endurance race. You'd be wrong!
Supras and their Celica siblings have taken the overall LeMons win four times, and you don't do that by having reliability problems, but quite a few of these cars have broken as well. In general, though, the Supra or RWD Celica is a good LeMons bet.