LeMons Torture Test Results: FWD Toyota Corolla

We might as well have gone ahead and called this category "FX16 Corolla," since that's mostly what we're looking at here. As you might have guessed, the screamin' 4A-powered FX16 has done quite well at LeMons, quite a bit better than the much-more-popular Supra. » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

PCH, LeMons Hot Hatch Edition: Corolla FX16 or Volkswagen GTI Turbo?

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 10/21/08 5:20pm 10/21/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! After a race, I like to do a PCH pitting the #1 and #2 cars against each other, but this time it's going to be a bit different. You see, the #2 car in Houston was a 2nd-gen Camaro, and…

24 Hours Of LeMons Texas Winner: Team SCHWING Toyota Corolla FX16

The race is over and they're packing up the Traveling LeMons Circus now. The winner more or less led the race the entire time, flag to flag. To absolutely nobody's surprise, it's the Team SCHWING Toyota Corolla GT-S FX16, which avoided penalties, ran fast laps, and finished several laps in front of the #2 car (the… » 10/19/08 6:30pm 10/19/08 6:30pm

24 Hours Of LeMons Texas Day One: Corolla Leads, Detroit Iron 3 Of Top …

What a day! Being a LeMons Supreme Court justice at the Yeehaw It's Texas 24 Hours Of LeMons event means that the action never » 10/19/08 2:00am 10/19/08 2:00am stops; the black-flag brigade at cut no slack to those who bash into each other, slide off the asphalt, spin out, or otherwise commit acts of hoonage in the low-buck race cars, which means …

Four Hours Into LeMons Texas: Corolla FX16 In The Lead!

Too busy to post much now (you'll get more details about the day's action after the dust settles), but felt that the LeMons-loving world should know that Team Schwing's Corolla FX16 now sits at the top of the standings. Amazing quantities of penalties and broken cars- at last report, only 34 of the 76 that started are… » 10/18/08 4:00pm 10/18/08 4:00pm

Project Car Hell, Screamin' Corolla Edition: AE86 or FX16?

There was some grumbling over the choices in our last Choose Your Eternity challenge » 8/26/08 5:20pm 8/26/08 5:20pm (which was won by the '77 Levis Edition AMC Hornet AMX by a healthy margin), ostensibly because they were too easy… but we know the reason: being reminded of the Malaise Era brings up the uncomfortable parallels between the hard…

More Screaming FX16 Corolla (and Audi 90) Action: The Schumacher Taxi…

We loved the sound made by the Schumacher Taxi Service's howling 4AGE engine when we saw it at the 24 Hours of LeMons South » 8/24/08 4:45pm 8/24/08 4:45pm last month, and now the team is in New England for more low-budget racing action. Not only that, they're fielding a two-car team this time around, with an Audi 90 added to the stable and last we …

1987 Toyota Corolla FX16 GT-S

We saw a rear-drive Corolla GT-S a few months ago, but we haven't yet seen one of the front-drivers. Things involving the Corolla name in North America got a little confused in the mid-80s, what with the different platforms available at the same time and then the Corolla-clone Nova (and Toyota-branded Corollas as well) … » 2/21/08 9:20am 2/21/08 9:20am