62k-Mile 1982 Toyota Celica Supra

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Toyota Celica Cruising Deck


Oh my, I bought one new when I was in college two part time jobs). I ordered it from Conyers (Conyers GA) before they hit the lots. If fact, I ordered the blue color – simply it looked so cool in the brochure.

As it turn out, I was disappointed it rolled off the truck and actually to swap the deal to a black on (just like this that the store owner had for himself. At the time this to be quite the accomplishment since to the dealer, Toyota had not made a car because ‘black’ was considered the color. So wrangling the first Supra in GA away from the was quite the score – if you can believe the At the time, I was young and just it was cool.

Fast forward 6 months and me and my were cruising Stone on a hot summer afternoon. It was the thing to do in the day – circa 1980s. The 2 or 3 mile around the base of the mountain was with kids cruising and trying to look cool. it was bumper to bumper and you spent of the time just idling

Toyota Celica Cruising Deck

So as we left the park heading home to Covington GA, a 25 plus journey through rural GA, it was to finally stretch out the straight And then, as we got on a fairly long we noticed very yellow car of some type at the other end of the Since we were both I accelerated to get closer to see what it Well, as we got closer it accelerated – obviously meant I had to accelerate get the picture). We initially thought it was a kit car we’d never seen one and weren’t close enough to see any badging. However, the Supra was to take up some distance on the and we got close enough to see LOTUS on the

Well, we both grinned and the ensued. I know I was flat out in 4th times and we could catch him on the but he would leave me in the curves. My said there were when he couldn’t see road us. And then it happened. We rounded a straddling the middle line and was a family sedan – right We both over-corrected and went off the – he more than I. I remember and dust coming into the car as I to correct and get back onto the And I remember seeing the beautiful Lotus do the same but unfortunately it had too much momentum and rolled on side as it slid back up the road. Me, well we nearly in the predicament – but as the Supra

began to slide it lifted on the side and then squatted down. In reality it all happened so – but at the time it seemed to be in slow But most importantly we had survived.

The Supra had stalled but started up and we drove away after talk with Lotus He provided us with some needed guidance – which was get the out of there before ‘the showed up. My friend and I never about the incident until later in life. We know we very very fortunate no one got hurt – it was a stupid thing to do – but a valuable lesson learned in life.

Toyota Celica Cruising Deck
Toyota Celica Cruising Deck
Toyota Celica Cruising Deck
Toyota Celica Cruising Deck

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