Exclusive Toyota OctoberBeast – 2011

Every October, Toyota employees at the crporate office brings out their pride and joy to share it with their fellow associates. The 19th Annual OctoberBeast includes a rare collection of Special Interest vehicles, from the not-so-complete Roadster to a Special Edition Prius Plus Performance Package. The event is held in one of the parking lots inside the Toyota Campus and is exclusive to Toyota Associates and invited guests only. It is not opened to thru traffic. For two and a half hours, associates mingle and drool over the variety of vehicles and motorcycles that the employees and vendors put on display. Some are for sale, others are in the process of restoration, and some are all original. The paint jobs on some of these cars were just immaculate, unfortunately the pictures doesn’t do justice, you have to see these cars in person to appreciate it. Most of the cars were father/son projects that took a good amount of time, while some are still in progress. You can see the progress of these projects if you have attended the previous shows from a few years back. But these unfinished cars will be done in due time as some of the completed display cars today were once a tired, old vehicles. These are some of the highlights from the show.

1976 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

1965 Plymouth Barracuda, a Father and Son Project

1923 Ford Model T

1993 Toyota MR-2 Turbo with 62,000 original miles

2007 Ducati 1098S Tricolore

1971 Datsun BRE 510 Replica

1968 Chevy Corvette, full frame-up restoration

1988.5 Ferrari 328 GTB – one of the 1344 Berlinetta’s produced from 1985 to 1989 worldwide
1969 Mercedes Benz 280 SL
1940 Buick Roadmaster
Hotrod with a Lexus V8 engine
1969 Subaru 360 Sambar
1965 Chevy Chevelle SS
1965 Chevy C10 Truck
1948 Ford Super Deluxe Tudor Sedan
1998 Toyota 4Runner Chase Vehicle for Baja 1000
1972 Toyota Corolla, raced every year since 1972, competed in 10 SCCA National Championships
1990 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ75 Heavy Duty Pick-up truck
Toyota Solara with TRD Supercharger
2011 Toyota Prius Plus Performance Package

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