January 11, 2005
Toyota drops 'Tsunami' name for sports car model.Other once mighty brands that have fallen through the cracks of history include Sambo's Restaurants, Cherry Clan Candy, and Rwandan Genocide Blue Jeans.
Toyota Canada is abandoning plans to name one of its most popular models of sports cars in this country, the "Celica Tsunami."
Exactly one year ago, on Jan. 7, 2004, Toyota announced the name of for the car, calling it "the new wave of bold style." Its press release at the time noted that "tsunami is the Japanese word for tidal wave."
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