Well before the likes of the MazdaSpeed 3 and the Civic Type R, crazy little funoboxes (hah, I totally just made that up) like the Starlet and the 310 were kicking around. I still see quite a few modified Starlets kicking around these days, and I’m sure there’s a lot of love for the 310 out there as well.
Auto Otaku has a short article, a couple of photos, and a video on the TS Cup; a racing series in Japan with a strong Starlet and 310 contingent. They look great, but even better is the video. The sound of these things… holy pants. These cars suddenly became a whole lot more appealing to me. Check it out.