Toyota Motor Corporation’s Toyota Automobile Museum will host a classic car festival at the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park and other locations in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture on May 25. The annual festival aims to promote and develop automobile culture and encourage interaction among car fans.
There will be a crosstown parade featuring approximately 100 privately owned classic cars from around the world, and, in line with the museum’s 25th anniversary slogan, “becoming a museum that tells stories”, six of the museum’s vehicles will be exhibited under the theme of “Cutting-edge Vehicles”. One of the vehicles will be the Toyopet “Model SA” passenger car, which significantly influenced cars developed later. Staff curators will give talks on the vehicles and drive them for demonstration.
Other events features include opportunities to take commemorative photos with the Nash “Metropolitan”, the first American compact car produced in Great Britain, and take rides on the Toyota “Light Bus”, which formed the basis for the Toyota “Coaster”.