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    Hi folks,

    Who is clued up on their Toyota history?

    I'm trying to find out the origin of the name Levin and why it was attached to the Corolla.

    Some time back I heard it was due to some racing success in New Zealand but have been unable to confirm this.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Jeff

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    There is a rumour that levin is lightening & trueno thunder in some language, no scientific proof though, then I heard that it wasnt, so basically I dont know!!
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    I had heard... that the first Corolla to win a recognised race (KE10 or KE15?) was at the racetrack in Levin New Zealand. The track is no longer there, but the town still is. Obviously not a very significant event or we would have heard more.

    The KE10 also won it's class at the Bathurst 500 in about 1969 from memory.

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    And Trueno?

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    To some extent, the Japanese didn't really know what they where doing. Just after some letters that look like english.

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    trueno= thunder in spanish

    levin=lightning in ??? language

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Rochester View Post
    I had heard... that the first Corolla to win a recognised race (KE10 or KE15?) was at the racetrack in Levin New Zealand. The track is no longer there, but the town still is. Obviously not a very significant event or we would have heard more.

    This is what I also heard many many years ago. I work with a kiwi and everytime I say Levin(rhyming with kevin) he say's NO the race track was prononuced le-vin. le vin in french is "the wine", maybe there were vine yards near the race track?????
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    i know corolla means flower
    Corona is a form of solar eclipse
    Sakichi Toyoda, a Japanese inventor and the founder of Toyota Industries Corporation, his surname doesnt translate into english therefore the new toyoTa spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by MINIHORSE View Post
    i know corolla means flower
    So getting your Corolla stolen/impounded/permanently disabled means you got deflowered?

    Quote Originally Posted by MINIHORSE View Post
    Corona is a form of solar eclipse
    And it means 'love' in spanish...

    J.

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