Celica & Supra: The book of Toyota's sports coupes

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The Celica, as well as a much-loved road car, was the first Japanese model to claim the World Rally Championship crown. This book tells the full story of the seven Celica generations (from 1970 to date), and that of its close cousin - the Supra - with detailed coverage of all the road cars from the world's leading markets, and the story surrounding the many race and rally models based on the two vehicle lines. Written with the full co-operation of the factory in Japan (and various official sales organizations ...
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The Celica, as well as a much-loved road car, was the first Japanese model to claim the World Rally Championship crown. This book tells the full story of the seven Celica generations (from 1970 to date), and that of its close cousin - the Supra - with detailed coverage of all the road cars from the world's leading markets, and the story surrounding the many race and rally models based on the two vehicle lines. Written with the full co-operation of the factory in Japan (and various official sales organizations from around the globe), this truly is the definitive history of these sporting Toyotas. Written by an acclaimed motoring historian with full co-operation form the factory this is an extremely comprehensive reference containing well over 250 mainly color photographs. Contemporary advertising brochures and exhaustive appendices complete the package making this a vital addition to any enthusiast's library.
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New Zealand Performance Car, December 2007 - NZ magazine

If you're driving a Toyota Celica or Toyota Supra, this is your Bible. 'Celica & Supra: The book of Toyota's sports coupés' will tell you all you ever wanted to know about the two performance-bred cars. Dating back to its introduction in 1970, the book gives you the low-down about the Celica's rally and racing history, along with the Supra's many race guises. To top it off, there's comprehensive coverage of both models in their road-going formats as well.

Review from Banzai Magazine, October 2007 - UK magazine

It's worth reminding ourselves that the Toyota Celica was the first Japanese car to claim victory in the WRC. Have you ever wondered how that was achieved; how the Celica developed from the Coke bottle-shaped car of the seventies to the wedge-shaped car of the noughties; and how the Supra developed from a spin-off model to the manufacturers top performance icon? All this and much, much more is chronicled and illustrated in Brian Long's latest year-by-year reference work entitled Celica & Supra – The book of Toyota's sports coupés. This 224-page book from Veloce Publishing costs just £19.99 and is available direct from the publisher or from any good book shop.

Fleet Transport, December 2007
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Pictured on the front cover of this 224 page paperback is a bright red Toyota Celica, the last version of the Japanese coupé to be made before being withdrawn from the market last year. The Celica was an extremely popular car amongst the rally fraternity as it was the first Japanese model to win the World Rally Championship title. With acclaimed motoring historian Brian Long as its author, the book tells the full story of the seven Celica generations (from 1970) and that of its close sibling, the Supra. Written with the full support from Toyota HQ in Japan, this is truly the definitive history of these sporting Toyotas. Apart from the front cover, there are 599 other color photographs. Also included are the models advertising campaigns and brochures from down through the various ranges.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904788133
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/30/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author


Brian Long trained as a mechanical engineer, and became heavily involved in the classic car scene at an early age. He turned to writing by chance, but has now had over 40 books published since his first was released in 1990. He now lives in Japan, although his passion for motorsport, old cars and all things mechanical remains as strong as ever.
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Table of Contents


Introduction & acknowledgements     4
A brief history of Toyota     6
Birth of an empire     7
Toyota after WWII     7
A new beginning     9
Continued growth     9
Celica - a new breed     12
Birth of the Celica     12
The Celica in America     16
The Celica in the UK     17
An early minor change     19
The Celica Stateside     19
Further improvements     19
America's 1973 season     22
A new series     23
Toyota Team Europe     25
America's 1974 model year     28
Green issues     28
European news     30
New American models     33
Samuri and the BTCC     34
Continuous development     35
US LB (76 MY)     37
The Liftback in the UK     38
Rally update     40
The end of an era     41
Rally news     44
The Second Generation     45
The new car in America     49
The Celica in the UK     50
The XX & new engines     51
The 1979 seasonabroad     51
The Celica in competition     52
Minor changes     53
America's 1980 season     53
"New Look, New Equipment for Celica Range"     57
Griffith models     58
Rally news     59
Celicas on the track     59
American models for 1981     62
Rallying swan song     64
Supra - Toyota's Grand Tourer     65
The Celica XX     65
The Celica Supra     66
News update     70
The 2.8-litre cars     70
American finale     71
The Third Generation     72
The domestic line-up     72
The new cars in the USA     75
The new cars in the UK     76
Rally news     77
The Twin-Cam Turbo     77
1983 MY in America     78
European update     80
Toyota's new challenger     80
A face-lift for the Celica     84
Stateside update     84
British market news     86
The MR2 & Celica exports     86
The 1984 WRC season     87
Racing in America     88
Road cars news from the USA     90
End of a rallying era - literally     91
The second Celica XX     93
The new cars in the States     94
Toyota Introduces the Turbo     95
1983 MY In America     97
The UK's first Supra     98
A face-lift for the Celica XX     100
Production cars in America     101
Racing in the UK     102
UK road car update     103
The Supra in Australia     103
A final fling     104
The US 1985 season     105
Front-wheel drive - a new approach     106
The FF Celica     106
The new US Celica range     108
The UK launch     109
The GT-Four     110
America's 1987 season     111
Racing in America     111
The drophead in Europe     112
Japan's 1988 model year     113
1988 Stateside     115
Celica success in Britain     116
The WRC scene     116
US & UK swan song     117
Toyota gains a champion     122
The strict Supra     124
The Supra     124
The Supra in America      128
The new car in Europe     129
America's Turbo     131
The 3.0GT Turbo Limited     131
The Supra in rallying     132
1988 MY in America     134
Japanese limited editions     135
Racing improves the breed     136
Minor change time     137
The Turbo Stateside     138
The Supra in Australia     139
The Turbo in the UK     139
New models     140
News from Europe     141
A new flagship     141
US news     143
European swan song     143
Home market update     144
The Fifth Generation     145
The Celica Active Sports     147
The new Celica in America     148
The new Celica in Europe     149
Additions to the range     150
America's 1991 season     151
Minor change time     151
1992 UP upgrades     152
The Carlos Sainz model     155
The 1992 rally season     157
Stateside finale     157
Rally update     158
The WRC double     160
The latest Supra      162
The domestic line-up     165
The new car in America     166
The new car in Europe     170
Other news     170
Competition news     170
The car abroad     173
Minor changes     174
American update     176
REAS & other changes     178
The end of the Supra     178
The Sixth Generation     180
The Sixth Gernation     180
The GT-Four     182
The American market     184
The new car reaches the UK     185
Competition news     188
The Convertible     188
America's drophead     189
News from Europe     189
The TTE ban     192
The 1996 model year     192
US update     195
The return of TTE     197
A final minor change     199
American swan song     202
Ceiicas on the track     202
A Celica for the millennium     203
The production model     204
The American scene     207
The first cars to reach Europe     208
Export update     210
A 2003 MY face-lift     212
America's new cars     213
UK update     215
Time to say goodbye     217
Production & export figures     218
Index     223
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