The Toyota Celica that launched Janet Guthrie’s Indy 500 career | Coming Soon

Photography Credits: James Heine (Celica), Courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway (insert)

Before she became the first woman to race the Indianapolis 500, Janet Guthrie was simply an enthusiast who would do anything to fast on track. Her weapon of choice? A 1972 Toyota Celica.

The best part, though, is that Guthrie’s home-built Celica racer still sees service on the circuit, this time at the hands of vintage racer Lisa Weinberger.

In the upcoming March issue of Classic Motorsports, we take a deep dive into the story of this unique Toyota, the racing career it helped launch, and what it’s like to own a piece of racing history.

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