RED DEER, Alta.—A tough old car has brought new fame to a Red Deer, Alta., man.
Tim Lasiuta’s (lah-soo-tah’s) 1982 Toyota Corolla has nearly 1.2-million kilometres on its odometer, a feat that has earned him a place in the automaker’s advertising.
Toyota is featuring the car in one-minute animated video called To The Moon and Back.
Lasiuta says he paid $150 for the 30-year-old car four years ago and has since added 40,000 km to its 1,160,000 total.
Still in good repair, he drives the two-door two-tone automatic daily, using it to deliver newspapers and make trips to Calgary and Edmonton.
He says strangers are so impressed they offer to help him get parts for the car to keep it on the road.