The Celica was the first Japanese model to claim the World Rally Championship crown. This book tells the full story of the seven Celica generations (from 1970 to date), and that of its close cousin, the Supra, with detailed international coverage of all the road cars as well as race and rally models. This truly is the definitive history of these very successful Toyota sports coupés.
The Celica, as well as a much-loved road car, was the first Japanese model to claim the World Rally Championship crown. This book tells the full story of the seven Celica generations (from 1970 to date), and that of its close cousin the Supra with detailed coverage of all the road cars from the world s leading markets, and the story surrounding the many race and rally models based on the two vehicle lines. Written with the full co-operation of the factory in Japan (and various official sales organizations from around the globe), this truly is the definitive history of these sporting Toyotas. Written by an acclaimed motoring historian with full co-operation form the factory this is an extremely comprehensive reference containing well over 250 mainly color photographs. Contemporary advertising brochures and exhaustive appendices complete the package making this a vital addition to any enthusiast's library.
About the author
Born in Coventry, Brian Long trained as a mechanical engineer, and became heavily involved in the classic car scene at an early age. He turned to writing by chance, but has now had over 40 books published since his first was released in 1990. He now lives in Japan with his wife Miho, son Louis, and daughter Sophie-Mercedes, although his passion for motorsport, old cars and all things mechanical remains as strong as ever.