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    Car Movies

    Anyone know of any good car movies in the pipeline? Been a bit dry on the car movies front lately...watched all the old ones, looking for something new and inspiring...any thoughts?
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    RRG Toyota Huddersfield

    Premium Members can receive the following discounts: 10% off Parts 15% off Labour 15 - 20% off Servicing MOT £35. Normal retail price £54.85 10% on Toyota Accessories inc Toyota Dashcams
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    Videos: Dani Clos | Toyota Supra

  4. The all-new Toyota Corolla is to contest the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, entered by Team Toyota GB with Speedworks Motorsport and driven by two-time BTCC Independent Champion Tom Ingram. Built at Toyota’s Burnaston factory in Derbyshire, the new Corolla Hatchback will take to the track at the same time as the road-going model arrives in British showrooms next spring. The car’s debut in the UK’s premier racing series brings the world’s best-selling car nameplate – more than 45 million worldwide sales to date – and Team Toyota GB back to the BTCC, a competition in which both have a great heritage. Chris Hodgetts memorably claimed back-to-back championship titles in a Corolla GT Coupe in 1986-87 and Team Toyota GB remained a front-running force in the competition through to the mid-1990s. The Corolla campaign is being masterminded by Speedworks Motorsport, a team with a reputation as the BTCC’s leading giant-killers. Ingram posted nine victories and regular front-running performances in the Toyota Avensis, securing both the Independent Team and Driver trophies in 2017 and 2018. Ingram, 25, is widely tipped as a future BTCC champion and is one of the undisputed rising stars of the series. He has competed with Speedworks Motorsport since his championship debut in 2014 and will take his seat in the new Toyota Corolla next season with his eyes firmly set on the ultimate prize. Speedworks Motorsport, based in Cheshire, entered in the BTCC in 2011, competing as an independent. Its new association with Team Toyota GB for 2019 sees the team take a step up to the ranks of the BTCC’s manufacturer-supported teams. The first race date for the new Corolla will be the opening round of the 2019 season at Brands Hatch on 6-7 April. Christian Dick, Team Toyota GB with Speedworks Motorsport Team Principal, said: “We have been establishing an ever-closer relationship with Toyota GB for the past few years, nurturing that bond through our common passion for motorsport, engineering excellence and, ultimately, success. Our new relationship with them will enable us to take that final step and really push for the overall BTCC title. As a team, we are ready to pitch ourselves against the very best in Britain and, with Toyota GB’s backing, we are confident of doing just that.” Ingram is equally enthusiastic at the prospect of driving the new Corolla: “What we have accomplished as a small Independent outfit, particularly over the last two seasons, has been nothing short of mind-blowing and demonstrates just what this little team is made of. To attract the support of Toyota is a phenomenal achievement and huge credit must go to Christian and Amy Dick, who have worked so hard to pull this deal together. For Team Toyota GB with Speedworks Motorsport, 2019 starts now and I cannot wait to see how it all unfolds.” Andrew Cullis, Toyota GB Marketing Director, said: “Bringing the Corolla name and Team Toyota GB back to the British Touring Car Championship in 2019 is a great way of helping us launch this important, all-new British-built car. Speedworks Motorsport and Tom Ingram have a winning track record and we look forward to working with them throughout the coming season.”
  5. Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López claimed their second successive win of the season with victory in the 6 Hours of Shanghai on Sunday. Following up their success in the previous round of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji in Japan, the trio in the No7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid have closed the gap in the driver’s title race to just five points, with three races remaining Their team-mates Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso held on to top spot in the table thanks to a second place finish, while Toyota Gazoo Racing heads the teams’ standing by 28 points. The one-two result capped an excellent weekend for Toyota in international motorsport, with Toyota Gazoo Racing Team having clinched the FIA World Rally Championship with victory on Rally Australia. As with the rally, difficult weather conditions made it a challenging race. Conway said: “It was not an easy race for me in those conditions; visibility was very difficult when it started raining at the end and the tyres were not up to temperature. I’m really happy with the result so big congratulations to the whole team, and thanks to my car crew and team-mates for another solid job. It’s great to win and continue the momentum from Fuji, especially as it’s the last race of the year. Now we will keep pushing over the winter so we can finish the season strongly.” Heavy morning rain led to treacherous track conditions and a controlled start behind the safety car, with the No7 and No8 Toyotas leading the field from the front of the grid. Nonetheless, an accident caused an early race stoppage and it was 70 minutes before a short green flag period allowed racing to start in earnest. During this time, Buemi was able to claim the lead when López ran slightly wide. The race was punctuated by further stoppages and safety car periods, during which time both Toyotas fell towards the back of the field when making scheduled pit stops. When the running order stabilised around half distance, Alonso held second with Kobayashi, delayed due to time lost in a congested pit lane, fourth. Alonso battled past GT cars to overtake the No1 Rebellion for the lead, while Kobayashi was similarly spectacular in passing Jenson Button’s No11 SMP for second. Track conditions slowly improved and the Toyotas stretched their advantage at the front. The final driver change with around 70 minutes remaining saw Conway take over the leading No7 car with Nakajima in the No8 pushing hard to close the gap, setting the fastest lap of the race in the process. The weather took a turn for the worse in the final 30 minutes, but despite another safety car closing up the field, Conway held on to win by 1.419 seconds. The 2018-19 WEC season resumes after a long winter break with the 1,000 Miles of Sebring in Florida on 15 March, prior to a race at Spa and the season-finale at Le Mans in June.
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    Johnsons Toyota Liverpool

    Premium Members can receive the following discount: 10% off Parts, Labour and Servicing
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    Bentleys Toyota

    Premium Members can receive the following discounts: 10% off Labour, Parts, Oils, Servicing and Accessories