The Toyota Car Club of Australia (Vic) is proud to present the 5th Annual Classic Japan car and bike show.
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015
Venue: Como Park North, South Yarra. Melbourne, Australia.
Vehicles sold by a Japanese manufacturer with a build date up to (and including) December 31st, 1990. (25 years or older)
As per previous years vehicles sold by an Australian subsidiary such as the Holden (Isuzu) Gemini and Chrysler (Mitsubishi) Galant are eligible. If your unsure of your vehicles eligibility please send us a message via this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
7:00am – 8:00am. Vendor set up and trailered vehicle arrival. 8:00am – 9:30am. Gates open for entrant arrival. 9:30am – 2:00pm. Gates Closed (No vehicles to be moved or started during this time). 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Gates open for entrant exit.
3:00pm. Event closed.
Entry is now open via pre-registration at www.classicjapan.org.au
$15 per vehicle includes a donation to the event charity.
Free for spectators.
This years event will be limited to the first 600 entries. Entry on the day will only be available if the event has not already filled through pre-event entries.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #classicjapan2015 in your posts on Facebook and Instagram in the lead up and during the event.
We can’t wait for the show. See you there.
Ash & Andy (CJ Organising team)
The Toyota Car Club of Australia VIC would like to invite members to display their Toyota or Lexus vehicle at Toyota’s family day, known as “Ekiden Day” this Sunday the 25th October.
Our close relationship with Toyota Australia has seen them ask our club to organise a Car Show and Motorkhana display (with free passenger rides) at the Altona Manufacturing Plant. Alongside the activities and food organised by Toyota themselves it is sure to be a fun day for all who attend. You will also have the opportunity to go on a guided tour of the factory before it ceases operation in 2016. This may well be the last opportunity for members to see the plant while it is still in use.
This is a FREE event for club members.
Event: EKIDEN DAY 2015
Date: Sunday 25th October
Location: Toyota Altona Manufacturing Plant.
Address: 494 Grieve Parade, Altona North VIC 3025
Entry Times: 9:00am – 9:30pm
Enter off Grieve Parade Altona North, Gate 4. (Please note will be using the exit lanes for entry – follow directions given by event volunteers)
Gates will be closed from 9:30am – 2:00pm
Event will conclude at 4pm.
Family and non-showing members are welcome to attend with spectator parking available. (They may have to let security know that they are here with the “Toyota Club”.)
All Toyota Winterfest has grown significantly in each of the first 3 years and when we first looked at the Sandown area we thought we may struggle to fill the venue. As it turns out that wasn’t a problem. As the race cars were setting up at one end of the Sandown Pit complex over 300 show cars were quickly filling the other end. There was a constant stream arriving of Toyota & Lexus cars of all models from the early Toyota Sports 800 right through to the current Lexus RCF.
There was certainly enough on display to keep everyone happy for hours. New or old didn’t matter on the day, everything was appreciated.
The Nugget Nationals crew came along with a small display of their budget race car series. With Toyota Echo’s and Starlets making up a large part of their entries it just goes to show how these cheap and nimble cars can be a good entry point to getting out on the track. Some of the lap times they are currently setting around Winton are very impressive. Ying from Nugget Nationals along with JS Creations also donated third prize for the charity raffle with some Nugget Nationals t-shirts and a JS Creations Celica hoodie. Ying has also put together a nice write up on the day from her perspective on the Noisy Ninja blog: https://noisyninja.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/all-toyota-winterfest-2015/
The aforementioned Toyota Sports 800 is an iconic Toyota launched 50 years ago in 1965. There aren’t many examples in Australia that have survived through to today but we are very lucky to have this regularly driven Yota-Hachi attend the majority of our shows.
StreetStatik kindly donated a professional automotive photo shoot as second prize in the charity raffle and also managed to get some great photos throughout the day. www.streetstatik.com
Walking around the cars there was no shortage of inspiration for anyone looking to get motivated on their own builds. Fans of 1:64 scale cars might notice the subtle Hot Wheels inspiration on this 1:1 scale Celica.
Peter Sinclair from Lexus Australia brought along the new RC350 and RCF as the feature cars of this year’s show. As part of the package Peter donated our first place raffle prize with the lucky winner experiencing several spirited laps as a passenger in the RCF during the lunch time break. Thanks to Peter along with Toyota & Lexus Australia for this unique opportunity and to Peter himself who hung around all day telling countless stories of his many years at Toyota & Lexus.
Another popular car was Import Revolutions Mark X. Let’s hope we have one of these in the club soon.