There’s been some talk going around about me building another car. About a race car to represent the brand and showcase another outlook in the industry, well, it’s true and as much as I love creating photos and being a spectator at every event I attend, it still kills me inside to not be behind the wheel like most of you, doing what I also love and have been for so long. But to kick off this series with what I have planned, it’s very important for me and the staff to show you what I have in mind, and what better way to give back to our fans by involving you all along the way.
It’s been almost 5 years since I’ve actually been behind a car of my own and chasing times around the track. Back in 2010 before I started Motolyric I was an active Driver with my Honda S2000 and I attended many Speed Ventures events because I wanted to stay off the streets. It seemed fitting and much more rewarding for me, since coming from a street racing background, and I’ve had my share of illegal street racing on known spots like Roxford Sylmar, Saticoy and Ontario to name a few. Definitely one of the most addicting habits I’ve ever known to live and almost die by, it was an addiction of speed so difficult to stay off of especially on the streets. This all happened in the late 90’s and eventually I racked up too many tickets, fines, and worst of all losing a friend in a Street Race Crash. Back then I had several cars from a Honda Civic, a 84 Fox Body Ford Mustang coupe, to a 88 Toyota Celica All-Trac Turbo which was my favorite street car. I was also currently building a 80 Toyota Pickup with a Boosted Ford 302. But it was the Celica that was my long lasting weapon of choice, a sheep in wolf’s clothing I would say, this car was unknown in the scene, and hardly anyone knew the difference between a Regular 88 Celica FWD and a 88 Celica AWD Turbo. You may be scratching your head and saying what Celica, so to not lose track here and go deeper into another historical story behind these cars, Toyota Team Europe Dominated the Rally Arena with about 50 Plus 1st place podiums and with 3 generations of the Celica AWD Turbo aka GT-FOUR or by the Chassis ST165, ST185, and ST205. Now back to my street racing days I was also fond of this car as it was owned by a Co-owner of Toysport. A High Performance Speed Shop of nothing but Toyota’s and specializing in the performance market of it all. Now, since they made only a handful of these Sheep and even till this day finding one will most likely take some time. This car moved, drop the clutch at the right boost and flip, boom it took off. The jump you can make from the dig on this car was crazy, but AWD rides have a reputation of having no top end, so you better hope whoever you were racing couldn’t react fast enough or didn’t have the top end enough to catch you.