Great new photo spot in #delraybeach recommended to me by a friend @tonyt2626. Huge #fountain in the middle of a #roundabout in front of a new community. Definitely worth stopping in for a pic if your in that area. Thanks Tony.
Toyota Corolla (3) ... Hillclimb charmeur 💙🚙🗯💙
(1987, Toyota Corolla, TwinCam 1,6 GT ... The short story about the name “Toyota Corolla” – extracts: The Toyota company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937, as a spinoff from his father's company Toyota Industries to create cars. Three years earlier, in 1934, while still a department of Toyota Industries, it created its first product, the Type A engine, and its first passenger car in 1936, the Toyota AA.
After the launch of the mentioned Toyota AA in 1936, Toyota decided to hold a competition to establish a new logo emphasizing speed for its new product line. This resulted in a change of its moniker to "Toyota" from the family name "Toyoda". The new name was believed to sound better, and its eight-stroke count in the Japanese language was associated with wealth and good fortune.
The three ovals in the new logo combine to form the letter "T", which stands for Toyota. The overlapping of the two perpendicular ovals inside the larger oval represents the mutually beneficial relationship and trust between the customer and the company while the larger oval surrounding both of these inner ovals represents the "global expansion of Toyota's technology and unlimited potential for the future".
What’s the story behind the name of this model: “Corolla” (the one in this photo series)?? Well ... It had to be appropriate for a worldwide audience, so the team ploughed through English, Italian and French dictionaries, as well as the “Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves” (Japan’s oldest book of poetry), before alighting on the name “Corolla”. Originating from a Latin term for crown of flowers, Corolla was chosen in the hope that the vehicle would bloom in the automotive market.
Coincidentally, Corolla was in harmony with an emerging but unwritten convention within Toyota of giving cars names beginning with the letter “C”. The Crown luxury vehicle and mid-size Corona were already on the market, and Corolla was followed by Celica, Carina, Corsa, Camry and Cressida.
Disclaimer: I might not personally know neither the owner nor the car, so I can’t guarantee the originality of the car in the photo series).