Fresh Toyotas at Winterfest!
Yesterday, the Caribbean Gardens showcased a range of Toyota’s from old skool, JDM spec to the lastest ‘next biggest thing’ the 86.
It was a smorgasboard of twin-cammed JDM goodness.
Great to see an iconic AE86 Trueno.
Old skool Toyota’s seem to be gaining in popularity. Their reliability, affordability and their “retro-cool” factor, just some of the reasons why more and more younger people are snapping them up.
They are just so cool. Could this be a new-take on the ‘shaggin-wagon’?
“Too old to be cool…too new to be retro.” Love it!
Third Gen winning.
The coolest MR2 in the state?
I think so. Aided by a healthy drop and nice five spokes.
The perfect 1970′s colour-combo.
Only driven to church on Sundays.
White-walls are mandatory to successfully pull off Grandpa-spec!
Isn’t it funny that say 10 years ago, no one would look twice at these cars. Now..they are hot!
What a cool looking cruiser. Crown equipped with Moon Eyes.
There were surprises around.
The LT Celica (The best?) has some personal memories. I recall my uncle around 20 years ago had one. It was white with not a single straight panel on it. Rust. Bog. Smashed. Although terribly neglected it was ever so reliable. I think everyone has a Toyota story.
Oh what a feeling! Remember those chicken ads.
2000 GT- “Mustang” turned a few heads.
This A60 was the best I’ve seen. Mint. Wonderful to see such a well-looked after example.
This uber-rare 1965 Sports 800 series really stole the show when it arrived. “What the?” was the reaction of many.
The Sports 800 was Toyota’s first attempt at a production sports car. Between 1965 and 1969 approximately 3,131 units were built. Only about 10% of those are known to have survived, most being in Japan.
A new 86 would eat this little 800 for breakfast.
Elegant simplicity in the interior.
The brand-spanker gained a lot of attention. Passers by stopped and starred. A suited Toyota salesman could have been there outlining its features to the interested public.
A negative for me was the stock wheels. Hopefully this owner upgrades.
On to the positives. The interior is a huge plus. I could see myself driving one of these as a daily.
I only spotted one Supra. A pretty worked example.
Jap luxo-barge. A rare Crown S100.
On the topic of Luxury, Lexus’ were welcome too.
Congrats to the Toyota Club of Victoria for putting on a ripper show at an ideal location. I’m sure they would be overwhelmed with the turn-out and interest these cars generated.
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