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Why A Tiny Fish Is Stalling The New Toyota-Mazda Factory In Alabama

A small, Alabama-native fish species that rarely grows longer than an inch had a big impact on the 2,400-acre site of the planned $1.6-billion plant for Toyota and Mazda. A lawsuit about the fish’s potential for extinction with development in the area was filed in June, and the automakers announced that work to build…

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This Time Attack Toyota AE86 Corolla Used To Live Out In A Field Full Of Goats

The AE86-generation Toyota Corolla is a highly desirable car nowadays, thanks to its starring role in Initial D, the rise of drifting in America and a general renewed interest in good ’80s cars. Colin Frost’s 1987 AE86 looks like the ultimate track weapon now, so you might not expect part of his build to include…

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Blame The FIA For How Boring The 24 Hours Of Le Mans Was This Year

There are a lot of awful rule sets in the world of racing, but this season the ACO and the FIA have combined to produce what is perhaps the worst rule in racing history. While the rule was technically implemented at the 6-hour race at Spa last month, the full extent of its impact on endurance racing was shown in stark…

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Second Place Toyota Slows Suddenly In Last Two Hours Of Le Mans But It Just Missed A Fuel Stop

With a little over an hour and a half to go, the No. 7 Toyota TS050 slowed abruptly from second place. Sure, 13 laps separated it from the next car given that the Toyotas are that much quicker than the privateer LMP1 teams, but you have to finish the race to be classified—as Toyota knows painfully after their leading…

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Lawsuit Claims $1.6-Billion Toyota-Mazda Factory Could Push Fish Species To Extinction

During the entire last half of 2017, more than a dozen U.S. states were making a fuss to become the site of a $1.6-billion production plant for Toyota and Mazda. Now that the companies have picked Alabama, the fuss has changed—the plant could put a rare fish species at risk of extinction, according to a recent lawsuit.

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Driving A Toyota MR2 Turbo Will Make You Want A Toyota MR2 Turbo

There are plenty of fun cars you can buy right now, but enthusiasts often run into the same problem with the new toys: too much digitization, too much assistance, not enough flavor. A 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo might not catch today’s cars in a zero to 60 sprint, by my God, it’s got the teeth to make up for it, and then…

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Everyone always forgets about the Toyota Corona.

Everyone always forgets about the Toyota Corona. Should they? No, they should not.

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The Toyota RAV4 Has Become The Automotive Equivalent Of Selling Out

The other day I was walking around town handing out flyers trying to convince people that yes, the Earth is flat, but it’s wrapped around a spherical core, so it just seems round. There’s a difference. While I was out I saw something that stopped me in my tracks: a first-generation Toyota RAV4. I haven’t seen one just…

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Now’s Your Chance To Get A Poster Featuring Literally Every Single Toyota Ever Sold Here

You have pined your entire life for a poster featuring a 1989 Toyota Corolla All-Trac. But you also have a thing, weirdly, for the Scion xD, a car nobody ever loved. And a Lexus SC300. And a Toyota Prius Prime. And a brand-spanking-new Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. But no one was able to give you all of these things, on a…

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Meh Car Monday: All Hail The Toyota Solara, The Fun Car Without The Fun

I was driving around the other day when a car caught my attention, and not in the usual way. Normally, cars catch my eye by virtue of them being interesting or unusual, or compelling in some striking way. This car caught my eye because my brain has been damaged by writing these Meh Car articles for over a year, and…

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