America’s Darling: the History and Reemergence of the Hatchback

July 12th, 2019 by
America’s Darling: the History and Reemergence of the Hatchback

  In the early 1960s, the hatchback vehicle was introduced to America and we fell in love with it…at least for a time. Though it lost some of its luster throughout the years, the hatchback’s innovative design has been a major influence on what we see on the roads today. Maybe this is why we…

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser: Why Buy More Than You Need? Simply Because You Can

October 31st, 2018 by

1957 — the BJ-era Land Cruiser rolled into civilian life as the FJ25 Cruiser setting up Toyota to expand across foreign markets. The FJ25 had working doors, roll-down windows, and air conditioning, and its military design made it unique. It was innovative for its time, having been manufactured in such a way that it could…

The History of Toast in Mount Airy

October 30th, 2018 by

The next time you wake up in the morning, head into the kitchen, and pop a piece of bread in the toaster, you’re going to think of two things that might surprise you — Mount Airy and Toyotas. The small North Carolina town and the Japanese auto maker share an interesting connection when it comes…

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The Super Supra – Race Classic Reimagined

September 30th, 2018 by
Toyota Supra 2019

The Supra is coming back. Everybody clap your hands. A Little History Toyota launched the Supra in 1978 and it had a good run until 2002. Its design was derived from Toyota’s Celica, but in 1986 the A70 Supra was launched and distinguished itself from the earlier Supra version. Toyota’s race car designs go all…

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Discover the Sporty New 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback at Mount Airy Toyota

September 13th, 2018 by

It’s not too often the case that someone hears the words “Toyota Corolla” and thinks, “Ohhh, exciting!” Long known as an entry-point to the car-maker’s reputation for reliability, the Corolla is the oldest name in Toyota’s current inventory, aside from the Land Cruiser. There have been close to 45 million Corollas sold worldwide — thus…

Headed to the Drive-In: How the Movies and Motoring Got Together

July 23rd, 2018 by
Camden Drive In Ad

It was June 6, 1933 when the nation’s first drive-in movie theater opened. Originally called “park-in” theaters, the notion of moving going in an automobile came from Richard Hollingshead, a movie fan and a sales manager at his father’s company, Whiz Auto Products, in Camden, N.J. It was the worst year of the Great Depression and yet…

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