Toyota Australia has just released an interview with Aussie racing great Peter Williamson. As you may recall, Williamson passed away in 2016, but his legacy as the world’s first in-car camera broadcaster lives on. The interview was conducted at the 2016 Toyota Nationals shortly before he passed. Williamson had brought and displayed one of his Group C Celica “camera cars” — which pioneered the technology of sending live video and sound feeds from the car, in this case to a helicopter pacing the vehicle above the track.
It’s also great to see some love for an often overlooked generation of the Celica. But with a stylish racing jacket, an 18R-G under the hood, and Williamson’s talents behind the wheel, the A40 could come alive. Also, how cool is it that Toyota Australia actually films commercials at what is the down-under equivalent of Toyotafest? And that they still use the 1980s “Oh What A Feeling” jump?