When people think of hot-rods they generally think of cars like a ’32 Ford or ’55 Chevy. However hot-rodding at its core isn’t about the kind of car you have, it’s about the passion you have for modifying it and making it work when it shouldn’t. When the import scene came into being in the early 1990′s old time enthusiasts threw up their noses as to why anyone would modify small, front wheel drive vehicles. The reason however was simple and honest – it’s what the owners had. Click through to check out this wicked little 1974 CELICA TA22 and see what I’m talking about.