Category Archives: rally

Nostalgics at the 2011 Historic Acropolis Rally

Watch a parade of Corolla, Celica, Starlet, Gemini, and Mazda RX-7 rally cars rip through the dusty roads of Athens alongside Lancias and Porsches in the 2011 Historic Acropolis Rally.

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Kidney, Anyone? $64,000 Nissan Stanza Ex-Works Rally Car

The UK owner of this car is asking 40,000 pounds sterling (over US$64,000) for a Nissan Stanza. Surprised? Well, this is no ordinary Stanza. According to the seller, it’s the ex-works car that won the 1979 Southern Cross Rally. Held … Continue reading

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The Sonorous Sounds of the Mazda RX-7 Group B Rally Car

The Group B Mazda RX-7‘s brief claim to fame was a podium finish at the 1985 Acropolis Rally amidst a field of AWD monsters like the Audi Quattro. But Mazda threw its weight behind its Group A 323 and Group … Continue reading

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The First Subarus to Rally in North America

Don’t let its humble physique and faded pumpkin orange paint fool you. Long before legions of metallic blue Imprezas, this was the first Fuji Heavy to rally in North America. The Subaru FF-1 took on the Baja 500, baby, and … Continue reading

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Back When Men Were Men… etc.

Yesterday’s post about the Lancer 1600GSR rallycar go to thinking about Japanese rally successes in the 70s. Here’s a clip of the 1979 World Rally Championship, which was contested by a rich variety of cars. On the one hand you … Continue reading

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Rally Lancer Mk1 on Gravel?

At least I think that’s what he’s riding on … ! Yet another obscure old school Mitsi video for you closet Mitsi fans!

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Big Gallery of Airborne Nostalgics II

Back by popular demand, here’s the continuation of our Airborne Nostalgics series in which we post nothing but pictures of J-tin momentarily defying the forces of gravity. We also urge you to free any similar images you have from the … Continue reading

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Big Gallery of Airborne Nostalgics

One of our favorite recent threads has been “J-tin Raced in Anger” by JNCer Drew_TSi_Si_STi. From there we collected a subset of nostalgics that have briefly managed to divorce themselves from planet earth. Hang on tight, brace yourself for a … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi Ends Dakar Participation

Another day, another cutback. As the worst ecomonic climate in decades hits the auto industry and everything connected to it, Mitsubishi announced today that they are ending participation of the Dakar Rally citing exactly that reason. It’s a shame, too, … Continue reading

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RWD Toyobaru on Hold, NSX Dead

Our hopes for a return to RWD Toyotas have been dashed on account of the drastic worldwide economic downturn. The lightweight coupe, widely assumed to be a RWD Corolla successor, has been in the works since August 2007 but according … Continue reading

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Subaru 360 Wins Class in Liége-Brescia-Liége Rally

Two UK-based teams have taken first and second place in the Spirit 425cc Class of the Liége-Brescia-Liége microcar rally. Covering 2000 miles through Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovenia, these little kei cars even conquered the Stelvio (not Kev’s dream … Continue reading

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Goodwood Festival of Speed Begins July 11

One of the greatest gearhead events on the planet will commence this Friday. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is exactly what all of us would be doing if we were so stinking rich that we could invite manufacturers, car collectors … Continue reading

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Show Some Love for Ove at the Toyota Museum

As you know, the recent passing of Ove Andersson really hit the world of motorsports hard. If you’re in the Los Angeles area this weekend, please consider stopping by the Toyota USA Museum, where a tribute to the rally racer … Continue reading

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Show Some Love for Ove

We all know of the recent untimely passing of rally legend and Toyota Team Europe founder Ove Andersson. If you would like to express your thoughts about this tragic loss, you can do so by signing a memorial book at … Continue reading

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Ove Andersson, 1938-2008

Last week the world of motorsports lost one of its greats, Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver and a key figure in Toyota’s worldwide racing endeavors. He started out with his native Saab but went on to race Lancias and Renault … Continue reading

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Toyotas Rally in Barbados, Mon

We’ve been browsing through the back entries on this new Speedhunters site and came across this awesome image of a KP61 Toyota Starlet leaving the terra firma. This rear-wheel romper was part of the recent Sol Rally Barbados 2008 held … Continue reading

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Photos Finnish: Celica Rally Restoration

Several readers have posted this nugget of awesomeness in our forums now, and with good reason. The Celica you see in the pic above is the end result of the most thorough, intense restoration we’ve ever seen for J-tin. It … Continue reading

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M. Yokota Vintage Rally

Remember the M. Yokota Collection, the vintage car museum/chocalatier/squirrel zoo in Gumna Prefecture? Clearly, a mind as active and eccentric as that of Mr. Yokota’s cannot be easily calmed. The latest manifestation of his love for nostalgics is the M. … Continue reading

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FEATURES: LA Auto Show

New article up. A couple of classics showed up at the ongoing LA Auto Show. [LINK]

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Special Stage on Silver Screen

Our Aussie friends at grandJDM bring us news of a new movie about rallying coming out in Japan.  SS, an abbreviation for Special Stage, is based on a manga of the same title, and while Sho Aikawa is the leading … Continue reading

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