There aren’t many things better than a classic version of your favorite car, except maybe your favorite classic cars in an amazing race—which is exactly what Toyota did. The classic Toyota Corolla debuted at the Great Race.
The Great Race is a long-distance endurance competition, with the starting line in Northern California. It goes all the way to Moline, Illinois, with more than 130 vintage cars participating in the race.
It’s perfect timing for the Corolla, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The classic Toyota Corolla that will be debuting is the first-generation 1970 sedan.
“When Toyota first introduced Corolla in 1966, it became a worldwide overnight success not just because of its quality and style, but also because it allowed so many to pursue their personal adventures and create memories in their car,” said John Meyers, Vehicle Marketing and Communications National Manager.
Ever driver and navigator will have specific instructions that indicate their turns, speed changes, and when they stop and start.
The classic Corolla will make its journey from San Rafael, California, all the way through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa. If the Corolla’s rally team wins, they’ll get a large eagle trophy and a check for $50,000.
So let’s cross our fingers for that classic Corolla!