As you may recall, with 2020 being the year of no car shows at all, the organizer’s Koji &
Terry Yamaguchi at The Toyota Owner’s and Restorer’s Club (T.O.R.C.) and All Toyotafest, celebrating all things Toyota, were eager to put on an event for their 25th Anniversary.
Being the first car show allowed to put on an event in over a year at the Marina Green in Long Beach, CA, there were strict COVID-19 guidelines and Safety protocols to adhere to. The City imposed rules that capped attendance at 6,000 people and 450 safely spaced out cars, there were no food vendors, and everyone had to wear masks. While the event is FREE to everyone, all show cars, media and spectators needed to pre-register as there was absolutely no on-site registration allowed. There was no judging, no big entertainment, no stage, but the loyal Toyota enthusiasts gathered together all the same just to see and talk about Toyotas.
It was a beautiful day in Southern California to showcase some of Toyotas finest vehicles for the 25 th Anniversary of All Toyotafest. T.O.R.C., established in 1995, is an organization aimed at the enthusiast of all Toyota automobiles. While T.O.R.C welcomes owners, drivers, and enthusiasts of all Toyota brands, including Lexus & Scion, the primary directive of T.O.R.C. is to promote the preservation, restoration, modification & use of pre-1985 Toyota models.
The staff at T.O.R.C. and Cabe Toyota did a wonderful job putting on the event as usual, especially with the limitation they were working with. Enthusiasts came from all over, showing up with some of the coolest and rare Toyotas built from a 1991 Toyota Century owned by Peter Uviadas to a 1966 Toyota Stout. Just to name a few others, there was a 1977 Celica Liftback, a 1996 Hiace, a couple 1974 Corollas, a 1973 Corolla TE27 FIA rally spec, a Hilux, a custom Crown with 2JZ implant, AE86s, Tundras, Tacomas, Prius, Scion, Celicas, MR2s, Supras, and the list goes on!!
Enjoy our video coverage of the event.