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21 June 2012


The Corolla TE27 presented at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed has been built by Midgley Motor Sport as a tribute to Ove Andersson, the late founder and president of Team Toyota Europe, who championed

21 June 2012

Toyota Corolla WRC

Toyota’s first WRC car was hailed as the purest and most advanced competition machine to emerge from the TTE workshops when it made its debut in 1997. Although it carried over some components from its

21 June 2012


Team Imperial Toyota from South Africa enjoyed a dream debut in the Dakar Rally, with both its Hilux Double Cabs finishing in the top 10. Leading the way were Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von

21 June 2012

Toyota Celica Twin-cam Turbo Ta64 Group B Rally Car

The Toyota Celica Twin-Cam Turbo was the product of one of the most exciting phases of rallying, when the World Rally Championship adopted its Group B regulations between 1983 and 1986. It proved a powerful contender and its dominance of the Safari and Ivory Coast Rallies earned it the nick-name “King of Africa”.

20 June 2012


The Corolla TE71 appearing at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed was driven by John Midgley and co-driver Andrew Bodman to Group A victory in the the UK’s national rally championship in 1984, and to many other class wins in the mid-1980s.

20 June 2012


The AE86 was a true giant killer when it was introduced in 1984. With rear-wheel drive and a 16-valve engine putting out almost 120bhp in standard form, the car was ideal for competition.

8 June 2005

Celica Joins Toyota’s GT Greats

The last Toyota model in Europe to be launched with a GT badge was the mighty GT-One Le Mans racer, a no-compromise, thoroughbred machine that powered to a new lap record in the 24-hour contest in 1998.

16 March 2005

Toyota Racing Icons At The 2005 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Toyota is returning to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June with a collection of rare and powerful machinery that spans its entire motor racing history. Crowds will be treated to the sights and sounds of five very different racing cars, from the diminutive Sports 800 of the 1960s to today’s mighty Formula 1 challenger.

25 June 2004

Toyota Prius GT Joins The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

A new performance version of the Toyota Prius is to make its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Prius GT has been developed to show that hybrid technology can have a sporting dimension, as well as delivering ultra-clean emissions and high fuel economy.

25 June 2004

Juha Kankkunen

Juha Kankkunen (44) is one of rallying’s all-time greats. No matter what the achievements of the generations to come, his record of four world championships and 23 world rally victories will endure as one of the most impressive in the history of the sport.

25 June 2004

Toyota Celica ST185

The Group A Toyota Celica GT-Four RC/ST185 made its competition debut in the opening round of the 1992 World Rally Championship series, the Monte Carlo Rally.

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