Again, it took me just about as long to find someone who owns a late-80s Celica convertible as it took me to illustrate it. These car's are out there, it just seems that nobody reps em! No matter, I found Isaac and his $540 clunker, but more importantly I stumbled onto his blog where he posts a ton of interesting old cars that he spots. oldcarhunt.wordpress.com if you want to check it out.
My buddy @vector_garage asked for a piece from one of his favorite movies in exchange for some beautiful motorcycle art. (Check out his IG for plenty of that!) Here's Marty McFly's silky black Toyota SR5 pickup from Back to the Future. I remember the nine-year-old me watching this movie for the first time in 1985 and falling in love with every car in the movie.
I chose a special car to commemorate today's 400th continuous daily illustration since I launched this project on January 1st 2016. My close friend, @kyle_pollard, had a fomer love named Hachi. She had a mocha complection, smooth like glass. Athletic, graceful and she had the good habit of sidestepping obstacles when pushed hard. You will be missed.
Are there FJ40s everywhere? Here in Portland they are a common sight, scattered throughout the city like pepperoni on a pizza. Some are crusty, sure, but this original specimen looked nearly perfect. It checks all the right boxes.
After finishing @blakenator_54's sweet Celica coupe, I have just twenty-eight illustrations left to complete every single Toyota model variant ever sold in the US. Every. Single. Last. One. Wow.
Again I scoured the Instagrams for an owner of a particular rare Toyota and came up empty-handed. Good for you, though, because this Celica Sunchaser, a truly rare car, is for sale at East Coast Toyota in New Jersey. Under 28,000 miles on this beauty and it's priced at $13,500.
I was eventually going to get around to illustrating the Delorean DMC-12, but since @vector_garage did such a great job illustrating a couple of my own past motorcycles I got a jump on his request. Go check his page out and be amazed at his work!
Impossible to find. In the past few weeks as I get closer to the end of my project to illustrate all 265 Toyota model variations sold in the US, I've run into a number of models that just didn't sell well and weren't deemed collectable enough to survive the decades. It's a bit sad, but I suppose it's Darwinism in action. This Corolla Tercel sedan is one of those cars and after spending over an hour scouring Instagram for a single owner of this model, I gave up.