If we rack our brains for a car that typifies Toyota, the brain will probably answer “Corolla.” Yet again, the brain is wrong. The eponymous Toyota, the car that embodies toughness, simplicity, and reliability, is the Toyota Land Cruiser. Launched in 1951 in support of the Korean War, the original Land Cruiser fathered a vast […]
The Korean War started in 1950, and so did the history of the Land Cruiser. The American Army needed utility vehicles, and Toyota delivered. In 1951, Toyota had a first prototype, more powerful than the U.S. Jeep, with a 84 hp 6-cylinder gasoline engine. In 1953, mass production started, and the “Toyota Jeep BJ” was […]
So what does it take to build the world’s most complete Toyota 2000GT restoration? It starts with the chassis, a rare right-hand-drive, Solar Red (2310W) 1967 Toyota 2000GT serial number MF10-10128. It was one of two 2000GT’s that were built for the Mozambique market and this particular vehicle was purchased by Mr. Javier Quiros for his personal […]
Toyota Motor Corporation has recently announced changes to their executive staff which becomes effective April 1, 2014. The biggest news in this latest round of management shuffle is the promotion of Toyota’s Global Head of Design and Lexus International Executive Vice President Tokuo Fukuichi. He will now assume role as the new President of Lexus […]
The year 2015 is just around the corner, and according to the 80’s movie “Back to the Future”, cars are supposed to fly. Unfortunately we’re not there yet but Toyota, the pioneer in hybrid vehicle tech is starting something new. Toyota has just started testing wireless charging for hybrid and electric vehicles, similar to a […]
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year and a half since the arrival of the only Lexus IS F CCS-R in the United States.When the CCS-R was first announced at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon, it was both a surprise and an unknown to what this car was for. Sure it was nearly 700 lbs lighter […]
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As the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon kicked off today, GAZOO Racing has held a press conference today at their booth expressing their intent to enter in this year’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race in Germany. The grueling race event starts on June 19 for qualifiying and the race will start on June 21 and […]
Japanese carmakers will reveal their latest cars-to-come at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show which will open to the media on November 20, and which will stay open to the public through December 1. Here is what you will see at Toyota’s booth in Tokyo – unless you prefer to go to the LA Autoshow, that […]
It’s not a big secret that I doubt the success of the electric car, or of any vehicle that will require me to find a motel every 100 miles, where I wait half a day until my car is fueled up – if I can park it in front of my window, and if they […]