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Well we had a fun filled night out at Irwindale Speedway. Scion Evolution sent out an open invitation to Fuscion Car Club to join us for a day of Racing! Even Johnny Rodriguez long time SE Member made it out after being helicoptered off a mountain earlier in the week. He didn’t put duct tape on his cast which he cracked a couple of days earlier to make it to the event, that is dedication and shows you how much he enjoys Irwindale.
“And now for my next number…I’d like to retun to the..CLASSIC, better than I’ve ever been. If it’s classic it’s gonna last forever. Can’t buy this, superflyness, like a shyness, your highness…It’s performin’, look how long the line is…That’s what happens when you make sh*t that’s timeless…”
I never thought I would quote Kanye West here on Scion Evolution, or any write up for that matter, but the timeless classic, being better than they have ever been is definitely the roots of Toyotafest. Whether it originated from the 80′s, 90′s, or even early 2000′s, each generation of each model from Toyota’s heritage has a very special place in the industry.
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Toyota Owner’s and Restorer’s Club originated with the idea of preserving the Toyota heritage. Enthusiasts would preserve and restore classic Toyota vehicles, such as models dating before 1985. This is particular difficult for Scion owners, who’s brand was barely founded back in 2002. When Toyotafest started, the Scion brand wasn’t even founded yet.
But never fear, all this means is that Scion owners just have to take a different approach to building their vehicles. True to Scion’s slogan, “customize or die,” Scion owners have been known for expressing their creativity. From subtle and sleek to wild and crazy, there was no shortage in the amount of Scion builds at Toyotafest. For part one, we will take a look at some of the best at Toyotafest, or maybe I should say Scionfest.
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Race season is not upon us! Earlier this month was FormulaDRIFT at the Streets of Long Beach, last week was the Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach and the Scion Evolution fam bam check out the first day’s happenings.
With the weather finally scorching again in Southern California, it was refreshing to be able to go inside the Long Beach Convention Center and check out the expo that was being held during the Grand Prix. So arrive mid day, that was our first stop.
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The Scion FR-S has truly been the hottest car in scene right now. And anyone can tell just by the amount of involvement various groups have had putting on FR-S themed events such as this. The high participation and involvement of the community attending these events is also evident of the interest in this car.
“There is no doubt that the Scion FR-S is going to be the dominant and prominent cars [sic] at SEMA this year, and I’ll go out on a limb and say the same will happen again at the 2013 SEMA Show.”
– Neil Tjin
President at Tjin Edition
(Sept. 25, 2012)
Neil could not have been more right in his prediction. The SEMA show is always a really, really, really big show. To put things into context, the SEMA show brings all parts of the auto industry, domestic and international; buyers and exhibitors; styling and performance to tools and accessories, anything you can think of it’s probably there; and then some! Now spread that out through the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, which consists of 3 halls, with one having a second floor, and then the entire outside parking lot. Yup, it’s big.
There’s no surprise on why the Scion FR-S was awarded the hottest sports compact vehicle this year. With a show that big you’d be sure to see all sorts of vehicles, well this year you still could have, but there was not a single area of the convention center that you couldn’t take a few steps and spot a Scion FR-S (or Subaru BRZ). It was almost maddening, maybe even giving some a sense of hysteria!
But all is good, let’s take a look at some of the different FR-S builds at the show. And a few other stand outs.
Motions: M.Montenegro, A.Gomez, M.Ishida
Snaps: J.Pagtalunan, M.Montenegro
Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. Oh my!
Standing here, watching all the Scions go by.
Waiting for their chance to enter and see,
Scion cars and scary monsters for free!
This is the 9th straight year that Scion has come through to really show their appreciation to all the Scion Owners. At least 3,000 Scions filled with more than 10,000 Scion Owners and their guests all gathered at Knott’s Scary Farm for a free event and entry to the the 40th Halloween Haunt. All for just owning a Scion and providing a toy donation for Toys for Tots. A good cause and a good event from a good automotive brand.
Snaps: J.Pagtalunan, K.Kuramoto, A.Kuramoto
I got up early this morning specifically to get started and cram this write up in before Scion Night tomorrow, and I’ll be honest with you…I’m pretty tried right now. But its a good kind of tired because I’m really motivated to do this, plus it makes me remember the kind of tired I felt on Sunday after the walk. It was the type of tired you feel after a job well done, after knowing you accomplished something good…
Snaps: J.Pagtalunan, M.Ishida
Whether in the parking lot chillin’ or on the track tossing it around, its just looked cool. That line can be said about either the Scion FR-S or 86Fest from this past weekend. MotorMavens’ Antonio Alvendia and his crew put together a nice blend of car show and track day festivities at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. It was a perfect celebration for the whole 86 platform (AE86/FRS/BRZ).