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The Toyota Supra is Back!

The Toyota Supra is Back!

For decades every Lexus concept with a wedgy look and high performance ego was hoped to be the new Supra. As time marched on the denials became less convincing and the messaging from Toyota took on a more promising tone. Somewhere around 2014 the rumors gained traction and one of those ‘unnamed sources’ let it slip that the Lexus FT-1 concept could contain styling cues that hint at what a new Supra could look like.

by 01/16/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
Papadakis Racing Takes All-New 2018 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Drifting

Papadakis Racing Takes All-New 2018 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Drifting

Drift champion Fredric Aasbo will pilot this heavily modified Toyota Corolla Hatchback in the popular Formula Drift series. The AE86 variant of the Corolla, a rear-drive model produced from 1985 to 1987, is regarded as the founding father of drifting in Japan. When it was done on the lowdown up and over remote mountain passes and dubbed touge drifting.

by 04/03/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing
Cascade Rovers Celebrate A Snow Day

Cascade Rovers Celebrate A Snow Day

Rovers are among the most capable off-road vehicles on the planet. I remember watching the Camel Trophy trucks as a kid and being in awe of the terrain they conquered. Stuff like fording creeks to the point they looked more like a submarine than a truck, climbing rocky outcrops at unbelievable angles, and enduring days in the desert.

by 04/01/2014 2 comments Cars, Gearhead Hobbies, People, Photos
1959 Toyota FA100 Truck For Sale, $74,995 obo, (Fiji)

1959 Toyota FA100 Truck For Sale, $74,995 obo, (Fiji)

You won’t find another one like this! Ultra-rare “Sharma Brothers Edition.” Cheetah-skin dash is well-preserved. Tin can gas cap (may need gasket). Starts right up when pointed downhill and given a good push. Some body filler showing from previous restoration. Minor rust, easily repairable. Won’t last. Located in Fiji.

by 06/21/2013 5 comments Car Culture, Cars, Randomness
Minivans: Crunk or Junk?

Minivans: Crunk or Junk?

When is a car worth saving, and when is it just a pile (no pun intended) of metal? It’s a question constantly under debate at IMG Headquarters. Submitted for your deciding votes this time is one that has everyone around here throwing in the micro fiber towel in stalemate. So, readers, what’s the verdict on minivans? Crunk or Junk?

by 03/24/2011 15 comments Cars, Columns, Crunk or Junk?
Toyota Starlet: Crunk or Junk?

Toyota Starlet: Crunk or Junk?

The Toyota Starlet was a strange duck in the US, only being sold from 1981-1984 and quickly replaced by FX series Corollas and the Tercel line. Starlets were ugly, cheap, and small. But, they were also highly economical and easily modified. So, what’s the verdict on these Japanese oddballs… crunk, or junk?

by 03/04/2010 14 comments Cars, Columns, Crunk or Junk?
Guest Post: A Brief History of Japanese Classic Cars

Guest Post: A Brief History of Japanese Classic Cars

By: Benjamin Hsu —————- One of the fastest growing segments of the automotive scene is vintage Japanese cars. When I first started introducing people to the notion of a Japanese classic on behalf of Japanese Nostalgic Car Magazine, I got nothing but looks of confusion. So, let’s begin with a brief history.

Point/Counterpoint: What truck goes best with cowboy boots?

Point/Counterpoint: What truck goes best with cowboy boots?

On this day in 1901, a large hole drilled into a small hill outside Beaumont, Texas exploded to life. The Spindletop derrick spewed 3,000 gallons of oil a minute that day and enabled a young auto industry to expand at breakneck speed. Cars (and Texas) would never be the same. So, In My Garagers… 109 years later, the critical question arises: What truck goes best with cowboy boots?

by 01/10/2010 11 comments Car Culture, History, Point/Counterpoint
Top 5 Cars Least Likely to be Stolen

Top 5 Cars Least Likely to be Stolen

Every year about this time, the National Insurance Crime Bureau releases its list of America’s most stolen cars. I always chuckle at the predictable (but apparently desirable) array of sedans and SUV’s that top the list. For 2009, the Honda Civic and Accord, Toyota Camry, and Ford F-150 sit atop the heap. It got me thinking… what modern cars would best repel would-be thieves?

by 12/29/2009 12 comments Cars, Lists, Randomness
5 Great Automotive Rivalries (and one “no-contest”)

5 Great Automotive Rivalries (and one “no-contest”)

Horsepower or Handling? Ford or Chevy? NASCAR or F1? The rivalry is an integral part of the automotive experience. Gearheads everywhere are completely aware of the biggest grudge-matches in motoring, and I thought I would take a chance to expose a few. On which side of the fence do you fall, and which classic rivalries would you add to the list?

by 11/20/2009 11 comments Car Culture, Cars, Lists