In the last five years, Subaru, and certainly Toyota have done lots with the FT86 platform. We’ve seen minor iterations from the production car, and a few interesting special edition models. On the motorsports front, both STI and Gazoo have put out some great looking and functional competition machines. In terms of concept cars, we’ve seen convertibles, and sedans, and […]

Newest Dream Car?

There ain’t no electric motor. On the eve of Alberta’s new carbon tax, I bought a bigger, thirstier SUV than I thought I could ever want. Well maybe not quite… One could argue that an 80’s series Land Cruiser would be thirstier, and I could certainly want one of those. Still, this 2UZ powered, two and a half tonne, seven seater […]

My Take On Toyota Hauler


Toyota recently announced that in the near future, all of its new vehicles will have advanced semi-autonomous driving features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams and adaptive cruise control. I have a fair of experience with similar features from other brands, and admit that for a car that I use every day to go to work, […]

Old Car Feels

We love Toyota. So much so that I named my youngest daughter after Toyota’s long running compact sports car, the Celica. Now Toyota has reciprocated, naming their most production ready concept from the Tokyo Motor show after my eldest daughter. We are honoured. And you thought I was just bullshitting when I told you that I my wife’s family was […]

Hinata Concept


Eighties ugliness?  Maybe… but isn’t this what every five year old wants?  Crazy angular line, pointy nose, pop-up headlights, weird vents and intakes.  Check out the green house.  This is a space ship.  If you don’t recognize it, you don’t play enough video games:  it’s the DOME ZERO. I once saw a set of ZERO wheels on yahoo auctions.  I […]

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