1954
TOSCO
Toyopet Seibi Co., Ltd. (TOSCO) was established, which would evolve into TRD.
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1957
Global Presence
Toyopet Crown – becomes the first Japanese car to enter Mobilgas Rally around Australia.
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1958
Proving Ground
Toyota wins First Yomiuri Around Japan Rally.
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1963
Japan Grand Prix
Toyota wins first place in three classes in Group C (Touring Cars) in the first Japanese Grand Prix.
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1965
Breaking Records
A Toyota Sports 800 is entered in the First All-Japan Automobile Club Championship Race, winning first place in the GT-1 Group.
• 2000GT sets 3 world records and 13 international records
• 2000GT takes first place in Suzuka 1000km Race
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1967
FUJI 24-HR
2000GT wins the first Fuji 24-Hour Endurance Race; Toyota Sports 800 wins two classes.
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1968
5TH GRAND PRIX
Toyota 7 (3-liter) wins the 5th Japanese Grand Prix Race
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1969
World Challenge
Toyota 7 (5-liter) wins the championship in the World Challenge Cup Fuji 200-mile.
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1970
World's first turbo race car
Toyota 7 becomes world’s first turbo race car.
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1972
Expanding global presence
Time for the competitors to get nervous as Toyota expands its global racing presence.
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1973
Racing in North america
Corolla 1600 achieves first World Rally Championship (WRC) win in the
Press-on-Regardless Rally.
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small car,
big win

A Celica 1600GT won its class.
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1975
Japanese car
in Europe

Corolla wins the first championship for a Japanese car in Europe.
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1979
Toyota Racing Development U.S.A. is founded
Toyopet Seibi Co., Ltd. changed name from TOSCO to TRD in Japan.
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1982
Celica 2000GT
Celica 2000GT debuts in and wins WRC New Zealand Rally
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1983
Toyota and Dan Gurney join forces
Toyota joins forces with Dan Gurney and All American Racers (AAR) to race Celicas in IMSA road racing competition.
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Toyota goes open-wheel racing
Toyota-powered cars place 1 – 2 – 3 in First Macau Grand Prix, Formula 3.
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1983-1994
Toyota dominates off-road Racing
Toyota/PPI dominates the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Stadium Series, earning 11 Manufacturer’s Championships and nine Driver’s Championships with Ivan “Ironman” Steward and Rod Millen
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1984 - 1990
WORLD RALLY RACING
Toyota Dominates WRC Safari Rally.
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1985 - 1987
IMSA victories in the United States
Dan Gurney’s All American Racers become a force to be reckoned with.
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1987
Racing in Japan
Supra Turbo wins Japanese Touring Car Championship at Sugo
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1990
Dominating the Tracks
Toyota/PPI won nearly everything in sight.
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1992
2nd world rally championship
Toyota continued their World Rally Championship winning effort by capturing their second title in three years.

1993
EXPANDING EFFORTS IN EUROPE
Toyota Motor Corporation buys Toyota Team Europe and renames it Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) – based in Cologne, Germany; responsible for World Rally Championship team and later, the Formula One team.

DOMINATING THE IMSA GTP
Toyota dominates IMSA GTP racing for the second year in a row.
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WRC DOMINATION CONTINUES
All around the globe, Toyota was winning races—and nowhere was that more prevalent than on the rally circuit.
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1995
A SUPERCHARGER FOR THE CAMRY
TRD offers the first supercharger for a Camry.
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A BRAND NEW FACILITY
TRD USA opens state-of-the-art facility in Costa Mesa, CA.
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1997
Optional TRD Off-Road Package
Tacoma could be ordered with the optional TRD Off-Road Package.
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1998
Tacoma PreRunner Xtracab
After the success of the Tacoma TRD Off-Road Package, a special Tacoma PreRunner Xtracab model was developed in conjunction with TRD. This gave drivers a chance to drive a tricked-out truck right off the dealer’s floor.

1999-2005
Continued Success
Not willing to rest on their laurels, Toyota kept refining and improving their rally race cars—against major competition from both Japanese and European brands. Toyota prevailed and won their third WRC Manufacturer’s Championship.

CART INDYCAR WORLD SERIES AND IRL INDYCAR SERIES
From 1999 – 2005, Toyota-powered cars won 38 races and 44 pole positions in open-wheel racing competition. The CART cars were built by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers and Cal Wells’ PPI Motorsports team; while Toyota provided factory support for Team Penske and Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the IRL IndyCar Series.
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2000
ENTERING UNCHARTED WATERS
Toyota was the first import to race in NASCAR.
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2002
RACING EFFORTS PAY DIVIDENDS
Toyota made the decision to go Formula One racing.
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NHRA DRAG RACING
Toyota tackles another racing stronghold: NHRA drag racing.
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2006
Toyota steps up
Toyota and TRD moved into the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup Series.
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2007
Special Edition FJ Cruiser
TRD introduced their iconic FJ Cruiser.
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2008
DRAG RACING PAYS BIG
Cruz Pedregon wins the NHRA Funny Car Championship.
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TUNDRA TRD SPECIAL EDITIONS
Toyota introduces the Ivan “Ironman” Stewart Signature Series Tundra and the TRD Rock Warrior.
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2009
A NEW GENERATION OF WINNERS
The Off-Road Championships (TORC) were created.
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2010
TRD MOVES UP TO TOP FUEL
TRD moves up to Top Fuel and wins two NHRA Championships.
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OFF-ROAD DOMINANCE CONTINUES
A family to be reckoned with when it comes to TORC racing...
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NASCAR:
WIN AFTER WIN

Toyota is a formidable force in NASCAR racing winning in all three NASCAR premier series. Read More >

2014
THE NEXT GEN RACE CAR
Toyota's TS040 represents a new era.
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TRD PRO SERIES INTRODUCED
Born from the lessons learned in the Mexican desert, Toyota is offering the TRD Pro Series Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner.
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SCION FR-S RELEASE SERIES 1.0
TRD-tuned Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 launched.
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