In late 2015, after decades of neglecting my childhood passion, I decided to start drawing again. My New Year's Resolution was to draw a car every day, and with @philippesceaux's Corolla Liftback I have accomplished my goal. Three-hundred-sixty-six illustrations, including one-hundred-eighty-four different Toyotas, with a total of nearly 1000 hours invested. Now that the year is over, I have no plans to stop. Let's do it again!
Number 203 in my quest to illustrate every Toyota sold in the US. Let's say hi to @nfelge in sunny Phoenix and take a moment to celebrate his third-generation Corolla Sport Coupe, one of four different two-door styles sold from 1975-1979.
Let's slide sideways with @todd_fink in his mustardy little KE20 Corolla sedan today. His daily driver is named Homer and runs a tickled 4K with a 3K-B head and a 5-speed K50. LOUD! Lumpy cams and four-into-one collectors. Everyone thinks it's a rotary until he pops the hood. Woot woot! I'm jealous.
Number 163 in my quest to illustrate every Toyota model. This morning I'm fawning over the sweet, sweet photographic skills of @lito_photography, and giving his little 'rolla wagon a bump. The car is cute, but his real calling is with his DSLR. Go check out his stuff!
Three Corollas in three days? I'm on a roll! 10th-gen today; a clean gray sedan owned by @lorolla_10. But the best photos on her Instagram are her little guy posed as a mechanic working on a Mercedes pedal car. Too awesome!
What a sweet 2-door sedan to wrap up all seven of the Corolla variations in the 1980-1983 showroom lineup. That was four styles of the coupe (hardtop, sport coupe, liftback and convertible) and three styles of the sedan (2-door, 4-door and wagon). Seriously, that's almost as ridiculous as this perfect baby blue shoebox. Zip over to @mannyfresholll's IG and drool over the jewel of his 3TC in an immaculate engine compartment. Now I just have a dozen Corolla variations to complete the model's history, I gotta get back to work.
I was always a little confused about Toyota's decision to sell two different Corolla wagons from 1988-1992. The regular Wagon was basically identical to the sedan, but the AllTrac wagon was a completely different car. Whatever the reason, I still see plenty of them on the road in a part of the world where Subaru basically owns the idea of an AWD wagon. @retronics_garage has a beautiful example of exactly how an AE95 should look, along with tons of photos of other interesting cars spotted Down Under.
This is fudging a little bit, since the Corolla Sunrunner actually started life as a hardtop coupe and was transformed into a convertible by Griffith, but since it was sold through Toyota dealers alongside the coupe, sport coupe, liftback, 2-door sedan, 4-door sedan and wagon, I'll let it slide. (Did they have enough Corolla options in the early 80s? Geez!) This pristine example is piloted around Oahu by @eddiewouldgo and sits on a sweet set of old SR5 rims that he's used on various vintage Toys for a quarter of a century!