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.

KE perfection.

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.

That’s it from us. If you enjoyed Driven Threads coverage on the Toyota Winterfest, please share this post or like us on facebook. Thanks for reading and for your continued support.


Toyota Car Club Victoria



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  1. Great write up… thanks for your support.

    Andrew Chambers
    Events co-ordinator


  2. great set of shots – Thanks for posting.



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