Last year I wrote an article on the 'Chris Hodgetts Motorsport' Corolla AE86 which won the British Touring Car Championship in 1986 and 1987.
Recently a new member, Eircamae86, joined one my favourite forums, Ten-Tenths.com and shared this great piece of advertising from Toyota GB. In the UK, this car was called the Corolla GT Coupe.
I remember this advert in the magazines of Autocar and Motor back in the 80's. In these days, Touring cars had a closer association with their road-going counterparts, but, maybe not to this extent. I suspect the BTCC champions arrived at a circuit in a race transporter!
You can read the original article on the BTCC Corolla here.
Keep your eyes pealed on Speedhunters for a car feature on a very special, looked after AE86 race car later in the month.
Thanks to Eircamae86 for the image
- Andy Blackmore