I can't believe a year passed already since my attendance to TORC 2010. Back then, I had no clue about cars and just enjoyed taking photos, but this year was different. Throughout that 1 year period, my passion and love for cars grew tremendously. Of course there were mistakes here and there, but as of now, I do know more than I did and attending this year's Toyotafest made much more sense.
If you've never been to or heard of TORC (Toyota Owner's and Restorer's Club), aka Toyotafest, it's basically an organization specific for Toyota enthusiasts, also including Scion and Lexus. From classics to exotics, this event is the major Toyota event of the year, which means cars that you don't usually see at meets or small events appear at Toyotafest. You'll be amazed with the amount and type of cars very soon, so try not to click the X button on your window. Trust me; your time will be worth it. I usually post a 'crowd' photo as a cover of an event coverage, but for this one, I decided to share my favorite car at the event. It will have its own Random Spotlight feature so stay tuned.
Heading to TORC early in the morning with our special staff Hooni, I spotted this AE86 rolling in style. I already had a feeling it was going to be a great day.
The parking lot was filled with cars and a line was formed for security purposes.
The setup was pretty similar to last years event. Most of the Lexus's were parked near the main entrance and some classics as well.
HPI Racing in front of the entrance.
Always good to see some nicely done VIP cars.
BP VIP rolled in pretty deep to this years Toyotafest.
One of the VIP cars that created a crowd was this Junction Produce GS. Absolutely baller status.
Jon Jon's IS looking sexy.
Carl's Stylish IS.
David Hugo Huang's insane, crazy, beautiful IS. I don't personally know this guy, but the cars he builds are pretty famous.
Digging the wheels.
Impressive engine bay.
M2-Motoring's newly done xB.
The famous Five Axis & Air Runner equipped Lexus GS460.
See those fenders? That's how it should be done.
Every year, Lexus has their own section to display cars. We've seen this beauty a few times with a different set of wheels. During TORC, it was on custom HRE wheels that I've never seen before.
Gloss Anodized Bronze lips...
LF-A. Enough said.
This Hybrid GS is ready to kill its competitors.
VIP Autosalon always impresses me with its overall bodywork and looks.
Didn't dig the color of the TE37's, but the overall look on this IS F was clean.
Chris's SC from team Low N Slow.
VIP Lexus LS's in line.
No introduction needed right?
Blacked out Junction Produce.
Can't wait to shoot John's Junction Produce LS.
Some old school Vans.
Straight from Japan.
Lexus Hybrid in front of Advan/Yokohama's booth.
Had to take a photo of this BBS.
Armand Pranadi's MR2 just got flusher.
Classics once again.
Allen from Daily-Driven got some special treatment. The only tC near the entrance.
Can't forget about our supporters JDM Sport and Forged Racing.
You hungry? The guy at the back seemed like he was.
Now to the classics!
Seen this car a few times at meets.
I was surprised to see a lot of Celica GT's.
Classic of the Classics in the Celica generation.
Celica conv. on SSR EX-C wheels.
Well-managed Corona Mark II.
Another favorite Celica GT2000 on Riverge wheels.
Another classic Celica GT.
From the outside, you can get a clue of what this Celica is all about. Let's just keep it simple. 500HP.
Moving from the classics, it's now to some serious fast cars that we all love, Supra's. Check out this ABflug Supra.
You can pretty much tell what this Supra is all about by looking at the intercooler.
I don't know much about Turbo's yet, but according to our editor, this one is some serious s***.
Not too common to see these WORK wheels.
JGTC Toyota Supra gt500.
Time for Supra Mark III's and older gen's.
Classic trucks that were fitted with top-line wheels.
Wait...forgot to mention hellatucked.
Really appreciating trucks these days.
Battled out Cressida.
Ready for some clean AE86's? This one was featured on MayDayGarage a few months ago.
Clean as it can get.
Real Watanabe wheels. ❤
Personally my favorite. Not really sure if it's been featured on a site or magazine yet.
Remember seeing this one with a Beams motor in Motegi's booth at several events.
Cusco's AE86 being revealed for the first time.
Make sure to check out our interview with Cusco USA a weeks ago. They are now located in Huntington Beach, CA.
Cherry Blossom wheels are back in business!
Haven't seen Dori Dori wheels in a long time.
Most of the xB's were clean, especially the ones from bB Squad. I don't know which ones were in the team, but enjoy the ones I shot.
Some of the Scion tC's at the event.
Noel's slammed Corolla.
Sickest Matrix ever.
and a unique one.
Seen fitted Camry's?
That's about it guys! I think I missed some photos but the majority was posted on this coverage.
For higher resolution and more photos, go to my Flickr page.
I was planning on separating it into two sections...but o well! :)