Californians have at all times beloved Toyotas. The Japanese automaker firm laid down its American roots right here, and native love for the model has not waned since. It solely is sensible then, that the Toyota Homeowners and Restorers Membership (T.O.R.C.) would maintain its massive occasion within the Golden State – SoCal to be exact.
Final weekend, Lengthy Seashore’s Marina Inexperienced Park – the identical seaside grassy knoll that the Japanese Traditional Automotive Present (JCCS) takes over as soon as yearly – performed host to the twenty sixth annual operating of the All Toyotafest.
It’s the right spot for a late spring afternoon hangout, and I used to be eager to see what gems would flip up for this Toyota-centric occasion.
Parking is at all times tough in Downtown Lengthy Seashore, however when automobile occasions are happening, the stroll via parking garages and alongside the streets is sort of a pre-show of types. I discovered myself spending nearly as a lot time exterior the occasion’s boundaries as I did in it.
One thing significantly putting about All Toyotafest is simply what number of fashions exist below the corporate’s umbrella, and the way all these fashions are celebrated by the fanatic neighborhood.
Automotive reveals extra typically that not revolve round important and particular fashions, however right here in Lengthy Seashore I noticed every little thing from vans and firetrucks to off-road autos and taxis. It actually confirmed the extensive scope of enchantment.
It’s solely three months till the JCCS returns to Marina Inexperienced Park with nearly 500 traditional Japanese automobiles, and we’ll remember to attend that. However till September, there’s an enormous gallery of Californian Toyotas – each traditional and fashionable – to take a look at under