Toyotafest 2016

Words by Tim Wong

The annual Queen Mary car show, Toyotafest has been a show I’ve been going to back when it was still called TORC which focused more on classic Toyotas than the all inclusive event it has become now. While I personally prefer the show as it was than it is and that many people feel that way, it does cater to a new and more diverse crowd than it used to. If you’re only interested in seeing classic Japanese cars, there’s always JCCS. This year I feel Toyotafest has been better than the past few years I’ve gone because there’s more cars I used to not see as much like the MR2 though the old trucks and SUVs haven’t made much of a comeback since the more classic days of the show. As with every year, the show is free to spectate and the oceanfront location makes for a new atmosphere, but also the parking lot itself is fun to walk through as well.

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I personally like the MK3 Supras more than the MK4s so it nice to see people still building them nowadays.

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Itasha is still a slowly growing trend in Southern California.

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I was surprised to see a Bozosoku presence this year.

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4Runner with a off road focused build on some TE37s

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Crown with a 2JZ swap

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Probably one of the flashiest MK3 Supras I’ve ever seen with a bright orange and gold color scheme inside and out.

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As with every year, the MK4 Supras have the best looking engine bays overall.

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The SW20’s this year were everywhere and some of them were amazingly built. The pipe work on this one was just immaculate.

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This show was not without the newer cars.

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It’s not a Toyota show if there aren’t a bunch of AE86s because everyone loves them.

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Ending this year’s Toyotafest coverage with a 2000GT.

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