After a month or two of driving the Tercel I noticed a leak underneath the car and started smelling gasoline.
Well its not what I normally write about (Starlet) but I found myself with the opportunity of spending some time in North America and the closest thing this side to the Starlet is the Paseo or Tercel. I was lucky enough to find a decent Tercel for a reasonable price that I could work with. So now let the modding beginning. I have always wanted to do my own full project and I'm taking this opportunity to do so. Stay tuned for more posts.
Its always nice to see someone experiencing the fun of driving a starlet for the first time or for the first time in a long time. Check out Jamie_FYD as he does a review of his friends Toyota GT Starlet.
Every wondered what it would be like if a real life rally driver played a rally game? Well check out the footage of Will Orders driving a stage in the DiRT Rally video game.
Must say he is pretty darn good. I'm impressed with the cockpit as well equipped with e-brake and all; wouldn't mind having that Recaro seat in my starlet.
A little over a week ago the National Drag Racing Commission in Jamaica held its fourth staging of its drag challenge series for the year 2015. I was lucky enough to be able to attend this meet and I must say it was a great meet overall. Check out the clips I was able to get of the days happenings.
The event saw several records being broken and each class from 16 secs right down to the 8 sec class had intense competition.
How many of us starlet owners has what it takes to push our machine to the edge like the video below.
Leave a comment if you would or have... Cheers
The little turbo charged 1.5L Toyota engine has been tested time and time again and has proven its worth on more than one occasions. The video below shows just how much bang for your buck you can get from a tiny power house of an engine.
Not only does this Toyota starlet put out in horsepower, but it also manages to maintain a sleeper look down to hub caps that has to be removed when the car got on the dyno.
Having been out of the starlet world for a while since selling my previous car the page has been pretty much abandoned. I have however in recent times acquired a new starlet and have decided to add its journey in my hands to the page. It has been previously owned by two good friends of mine and when my last friend decided to part ways with it I was more than glad to take it off his hands. It is truly a joy to drive even though the built engine is yet to be tuned. My plans for this car is to enter as many events as I can and have as much fun as I can.
More info on the car can be found by clicking here : New starlet
The road to this meet was one that was filled with a lot of doubt. A week prior to the meet the car showed signs of overheating. This had me thinking if it was a wise idea to take part in the upcoming meet.
Having missed the April meet however I was feeling the itch to race and with encouragment from my teammates I gave in and decided to race. I made some adjustments to the car to address the heating issue with the help of my brother (crew cheif) and headed out.
Day one started out with the usual scramble to get registered and scrutineered, that however was quickly handled by my teammates(thanks guys) and so I could now focus on the task at hand qualifying in a good position.
At the close of qualifying I was fourth place on the grid and ready to go. The first race did not go all that well for me but I was just enjoying being out on the track. The rains came and seeing that this event was a two day event, with the following day carrying more spectator support I decided to preserve the car for the following day.
Day two had more to offer. Our race was pretty early on the schedule which is good as it ment no rain. Then came the moment of truth; Because I finished 10th place the day before means I would be starting in 10th place on day two. This did not bother me as I was very focused. I had a game plan and I was going to stick to it. The race it self was exciting. Had a couple of close calls, near passes but all in all a good race.
When the smoke cleared and the times checked I ended up with first place as I stuck to the game plan and did not break out of my class.
Looking forward to August.....
About the Author
I am a Starlet enthusiast who has been previlaged to own 4 starlets to date and have picked up a few things about these little vehicles. There is always more to learn and im always willing to share info and thats what my aim is with this site.