Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Isuzu, here are some more vintage racing snaps. A couple of weeks ago at JCCS, we met a dude from T. Creations Paint Designs of Pasadena. He had collected some photos of this car, the old Downey Toyota TE27 that was often seen around SoCal’s road courses.
Here’s the car squaring off against a bugeye Sprite. These grainy, sepia-drenched images take us back to a simpler time in grassroots motorsports. Check out the old school sponsor logos — Winston cigarettes, Wrangler jeans, Monroe shocks. The vintage Denso logo in the rear window of the Corolla is groovy too.