Ove Andersson Makes a Happy Choice By Hooning a 1982 Toyota Starlet

We're pretty sure that's the late rally monster Ove Andersson getting all sideways in a growling '82 Starlet, although it's possible that Toyota honored the Starlet's utter cheapitude by substituting Joe "Over" Andersson, Wisconsin dirt-track racer, for this ad. » 3/27/10 11:00am 3/27/10 11:00am

DOTS-O-Rama Sunday, Rocky Mountain Edition: Golden Hits


This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. I've got Colorado photographs aplenty, so get ready for high-altitude survivors! » 4/19/09 9:00am 4/19/09 9:00am

PCH, Rotary Swap Hell Edition: Honda 600 or Toyota Starlet?

Technically, the Peugeot Mi16 beat the Mercedes-Benz 6.9 in last Friday's Choose Your Eternity poll, but we're talking 327 to 317 votes here. When all is said and done, however, France still needs to take on Britain in a PCH Superpower Challenge... but we're postponing that apocalyptic battle for another day, because… » 4/07/08 5:15pm 4/07/08 5:15pm

Down on the D1 Grand Prix: Turbocharged Toyota Starlet

Parked on the "concourse" right next to the RS200 was an other eye-catcher. In fact, the same dude owns both cars. That's right, it's a Toyota Starlet all hopped up on goodballs. And by goofballs we mean turbocharged/intercooled goofballs. Those in the know were slapping their collective heads, wondering how on earth the … » 11/25/07 1:00pm 11/25/07 1:00pm

Starlets on the Autobahn!


Moving back into Toyota time is this Starlet commercial from 1978 featuring Starlets passing a truck on the Autobahn. As far as we can tell these are KP60 bug-eye Starlets on some manner of Trans-Europe trial run. Soundtrack features buzzing third-of-a-dozen K-series 1300cc powerplants, along with a quick riff from… » 3/07/07 12:45pm 3/07/07 12:45pm