The overriding theme here is that although the cars on display are mundane, ordinary, and ever-present, they all played a part in our lives.
My friend Andy had a truck like the mustard yellow one in the foreground and he taught me how to drive a stickshift in it one cool evening.
A lady I went out with in college had a gray Camry like this one. I probably put 10,000 miles on it.
Remember the FX16 commercials?
This Crown was one of the first Toyotas sold in America.
This old fuel cell powered Highlander leased for $10,000 a month.
The highlights for me were these all-original old Lexuses.
Evolution of the Celica bumper.
Other than the period correct chrome wheels, this Supra is perfect.
1975 Long Beach Grand Prix (Formula 5000) pace car.
A Southern California tradition is the annual celebrity race at Long Beach. The stars du jour competed with each other for charity. Here is Tony Danza's Celica.
Group C racer.
IMSA GTO Celica.
Twiggy's 2000GT in the background.
I rented an Echo to see my grandmother on Maui in the hospital just before she died.
Stout engine bay.
130 mph Prius Bonneville record holder.