Toyotafest 2012 – Long Beach – TORC
Since 1995, Toyota celebrates an event every year where it brings all Toyota enthusiasts together in one place. The Toyotafest, hosted by TORC, better known as Toyota Owners Restoration Club, is one of the premier gatherings in the West Coast. Celebrating its 17th year at the scenic Queen Mary park in Long Beach, Ca., it welcomes all who love and appreciate everything about Toyota. From the old school Centurys, 2000 GTs, Publicas, Celicas, Truenos, MR2s, Supras, to the latest Scion, and the high tech and luxurious Lexus models. It’s fascinating to see these vehicles either modified or restored. To top it all off, it was the debut of the Scion FR-S. Mr. Troy of Five Axis brought his latest creations of what we could expect on this new found excitement from the Toyota family. With that being said, here’s our coverage of the event.
We decided to come at an early time to shoot some roll in shots and when we arrived, this is how packed and how long the line was for the cars that are showing to get in. Didn’t take long enough to start shooting.
Haven’t seen our good friend Elizabeth “mama liz” Koshak in a while with this green machine. One of the cleanest xA’s I’ve seen. No wonder she got the best xA award. Congratulations on the win!
You’ll see more of the old schools like this from Donlyson when you get to the show portion.
Another friend of ours from “rarejdm”, Mr. Peter Tadros with his toyvitz. He’s done alot with this car and when I talked to him, he still have alot of projects coming in.
Here comes a pack of Supra coming thru.
Another one from Donlyson.
Here comes the vip’s.
There were some trucks too but I didn’t get a chance to cover them. Not really a fan of 4×4′s but here’s a clean pick up with an engine swap.
Cleanest Trueno I’ve seen for this show. You’ll see more of it later when I get to the show area.
Our good friends Tito,
and Nick from Scion Evolution with his xb,
and Jeremy with his tC2.
I remember seeing this Supra in NorCal at Wekfest.
Now, when this sc430 came rolling in, I almost dropped my camera and drooled all over myself. This must have been the cleanest Lexus I’ve seen so far.
So gorgeous it deserves another shot.
Now onto the show portion of the event. It was so organize you can even spot where each categories are located.
Here’s a shot of one of the cleanest engine bays I’ve seen at the show.
A clean xB which I believe the owner drove all the way from NorCal.
With its neat interior.
Here’s another shot of Elizabeth “mama liz” Koshak’s award winning xA.
Another car that won an award at the show, Mishel Trujillo’s best xd.
The homie’s car, Manny Vasquez’s tC which I believe was the best tC out there but since he’s showing under AEM booth, I don’t think he was even judged.
Here’s a few shot of some vip’s that broke my neck.
Now here’s another car that caught my attention. A bagged, VIP RX330. Never thought my mom’s car would look this good until I saw this.
Check out its interior.
Here’s the sc430 I was drooling about at roll in. *(Staring at this picture for more than 5 minutes may cause drooling and need some towel to wipe your mouth)*
Don’t tell us we didn’t warned you.
Here’s the FR-S I was talking about. Mr. Troy Sumitomo’s version of FR-S with the Five Axis kit. I’m pretty sure a lot of people can’t wait to get their hands on with this car. It was surrounded by a massive group of people and I was just lucky enough to get a window and snap a photo without any lurkers around.
Then I passed by the 2 crave booth and saw Miss Jessica Endres working and passing some free posters at the booth.
She’s gorgeous isn’t she?!
Then I saw Miss Lena Love.
With Miss Brittani working the PAS mag booth.
Now onto the old schools.
Another clean engine bay from this Trueno.
The cleanest Trueno at the show.
Now onto the Supras.
Seeing this MKIII made me miss my very first car. Same exact exterior with a 1JZ engine. My dad gave it to me when I was 18, but unfortunately, with my immaturity at that time, it was taken away from me. I remember when I had it, someone told me to take good care of it because its a piece of jewelry. Now I know why.
A wide body MKIII.
The good friend and ever famous Armand’s MR2.
Now this is what old school yakuza’s used to ride. A clean Century.
That wraps up our coverage of the 17th annual toyotafest. Before I left the scene, I snapped a few scenery of how beautiful of a day it was in Long beach.
That means summer is ahead of us and show season is about to kick in. Crazy weekends in California is ahead of us but that’s okay. That is why we are here trying our best to cover each event for you guys.
Hope you guys enjoy it. Last but not least the cool video by PVR Motorsports.