The past weekend saw the club attending the Practical Classics Restoration show at the NEC for the second time. This year the club was allocated a much larger 5 car stand up from last year’s 2 at the bottom of the largest hall.
The club and the cars received a lot of attention, with lots of comments from those that used to own them, those that want to buy another, lots of new members wanting to join and in the case of Gemma’s 1000 someone getting a bit emotional in a moment of nostalgia.
There were a good mixture of cars on the stand, with the 5 being:
Gemma’s restored Toyota 1000, Olly
Malcolm’s restored TA23 Celica GT, it’s first time on the road in 19 years.
Ian Evans’ restored MA61 Celica Supra
Geoff’s 1982 Celica Sunchaser
Alan’s KE25 Corolla
The spirit of the Practical Classics show is to demonstrate what can be achieved restoration-wise, and many stands will work on the cars live, something quite unique to this event. The TEC stand was no exception, with Alan’s Corolla receiving some upgrades to it’s ignition system and some work on it’s carburettors over the course of the three days.
In all, the show was a great success for the club with a great deal of interest shown and a lot of new members joining, with the TEC stand being a credit to all those involved.
Our next event is quite soon – Retro Toyota Day at Toyota Carlisle on the 8th April. More information can be found on our Events Calendar, or on the Retro Toyota Day Facebook page.
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Always changing, always amazing, performance artist Le Fil is constantly reshaping things. So from the Electro Grey AYGO x-press, Le Fil created a futuristic piece of ‘pop sculpture’ – part art-installation, part pop performance. Because when you #GoYourOwnWay the world can take any shape you want.
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The European debut for a series of new concept cars at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show preview the design thinking Toyota will apply in its accelerated programme of electrified vehicle development.
The Concept-i series of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and the Toyota FINE-Comfort Ride fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) demonstrate how new technologies might be used to increase the scope for personal mobility and help build a sustainable society.
To find out more about Toyota’s Mobility For All strategy, and the vehicles previewed at the Geneva International Motor Show, visit the Toyota GB Blog: http://blog.toyota.co.uk/2018-geneva-motor-show-concept-i-series-and-fine-comfort-ride-concept
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The new, third-generation Toyota Auris makes its world debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, sporting a more dynamic design and offering the option of a brand new 2.0-litre full hybrid electric system in its powertrain line-up, marking the start of Toyota’s dual hybrid strategy.
If you’d like to know more about the new Toyota Auris, visit the Toyota GB Blog: http://blog.toyota.co.uk/new-toyota-auris
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The Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept made its world debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, reviving the name and spirit of the most celebrated model in Toyota’s illustrious sportscar heritage and demonstrating Toyota’s commitment to bringing back the Supra.
To find out everything we’re allowed to tell you about the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept so far, visit the Toyota GB Blog: http://blog.toyota.co.uk/toyota-gr-supra-racing-concept
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