Toyotafest 2014 Part II: New School
Toyotafest, also known as Toyota Owners and Restorers Club (TORC), is held each year the first week of May at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. The show contains over 300+ vehicles from clean, stock garage kept vehicles, vehicles being restored, and vehicles fully modified in exterior and performance. Despite the name, Toyotafest also includes Lexus and Scion models in the show. Toyotafest has always been my favorite show to go to. I started going around 2009 when my cousins used to own Toyotas and would show their cars at the show. I have spectated most of those years, but I now show my car off, though it isn’t show quality, as a family tradition. Though I felt this year felt smaller than past few years, it was still a good show, regardless of the hot weather.
Because of the quantity of photos I took at the show, I am dividing up the coverage into two parts: The nostalgic cars, which I have cut off after 1990, and then the modern cars. I also will have the cars posted in their sections as they were in the show.
Starting with the TORC Showroom again…
Latest generation of Camry that debuted this year at SEMA.
LEXUS / VIP
My friend Dixon’s ES300. Check out the feature I did of his car here
Mike’s GS completely redone from last year’s Toyotafest. New color (wrapped by himself), front bumper, and wheels.
This CT200h showed last year as well, however it was purple back then. Love the new color.
I wish more people modified this generation of GS here in SoCal.
Corolla (NEW SCHOOL)
Steve’s Corolla… with my friend Jason photobombing in the back.
David, BOJANGLES’, Corolla wagon. Check out his photography on Facebook (bojangles photography) and follow him on instagram at @bojanglesdavid. Wish I had gotten to meet you David!
Though not part of the show, I took photos of my friend, Jason’s, wagon out in the parking lot. He and David’s wagons have been big inspirations for my car.
Noel’s FRS hurting feelings of the other FRS owners (and probably the AE86 owners as well) with his aggressive stance.
Mr. POGIFRS himself. Great meeting you Angelo!
Migel’s FRS on some new wheels.
MR2’s from British Columbia!
Love the paint on this MR2.
Armand’s Devil Horned MR2.
NTORIOS came back out to Toyotafest this year.
Jill’s Supra. Check out her boyfriend Nick’s 2JZUL8R MK4 down below.
Here’s Nick’s Supra.
TACOMA / PICKUP
I love seeing these pickups because they remind me of the truck builds in Hawaii. Wish more people would modify these here.
My friend Freddie’s TC. Congrats on winning your award this year!
Krist of stickyicons’ xB. If any of you need stickers/decals or apparel, be sure to hit him up.
Todd’s mint xB.
That covers all that I have from Toyotafest. Hope you enjoyed! If you haven’t seen Part I, click here to view.
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