Toyota to Hold the 28th Toyota Automobile Museum Classic Car Festival. The '2000GT' James Bond Car to be Featured at the Start of the Parade
|Overview of Toyota Automobile Museum Classic Car Festival|
|Exhibitions, driving demonstrations, commemorative photos, and test rides|
Toyota City, Japan, Apr 24, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - The Toyota Automobile Museum will hold its 28th Classic Car Festival, a local event aimed at promoting car culture, on Sunday, May 28 at the Aichi Expo Memorial Park in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture. In addition to a diverse selection of exhibitions and other events for visitors to enjoy, a parade of privately owned Japanese, U.S., and European classic cars dating from 1987 or earlier will be held on public roads in the vicinity.
The start of the 2017 parade will feature the "2000GT" Bond Car-where the model is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Approximately 150 privately owned vehicles will be driven in chronological order alongside next-generation vehicles such as the Toyota "I-Road" to in order to generate the atmosphere of a festival where visitors are able to experience and witness the evolution of automobiles through the years.
Coinciding with the parade, the Aichi Expo Memorial Park will also hold an exhibition entitled "Dreams and Desires: 1960s Sports Cars," which focuses on the birth of genuine Japanese-made sports cars that followed the rapid progress in motorization after the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.
Five classic cars from Japan, the U.S., and Europe taken from the museum's collection will go on display and be driven around the Classic Car Circuit (CCC):
- the 2000GT Bond Car that was created for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice;
- the "Mazda Cosmo Sport(1)" which, like the 2000GT, features a rotary engine that was first developed 50 years ago;
- the "Nissan Silvia" that boasts character lines cut with jewel-like precision;
- the best-selling "Ford Mustang;"
- and the "Jaguar E-Type Roadster," which had a significant influence on later sports cars.
This year, Toyota will also collaborate with the Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry to conduct test rides of the next-generation i-Road, "COMS" and "Winglet" mobility vehicles as part of the Mono+Sugo Project2.
Overview of Toyota Automobile Museum Classic Car Festival
- 8:45-9:00: Ceremony Greetings from the host at the Aichi Expo Memorial Park North Parking Area
- 9:00-9:45: Parade Approximately 150 privately owned participating cars will be driven in chronological order
- 9:50-11:00: Arrival
2. Exhibitions, driving demonstrations, commemorative photos, and test rides
3. Next-generation mobility vehicle test rides (9:30-15:30)
- Visitors wishing to test ride the i-Road, COMS, and Winglet can apply at the test ride reception from 9am. Applications will be closed when all test ride spaces have been filled.
(Visitors wishing to test ride the i-Road or COMS must be in possession of an Ordinary Driver's License. Conditions also apply to Winglet test rides.)
4. Other events
- Traffic safety zone
Events held for parents and children to enjoy learning about traffic safety
- Market zone (Two locations: the Great Green Square and Mikazuki Rest Area)
Featuring food trucks and stalls set up by Nagakute City restaurants.
- Relief fund donation corner for the Great East Japan Earthquake and 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes
Toyota will be selling commemorative pin badges and memo pads, where the proceeds will be donated to communities affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes via the Japan Red Cross Society.
- JR Tokai Refreshing Walking Tour/Linimo Spring Greenery Walking Tour
(Start time: 8:30-11:00, ends by 15:30)
Participants will travel from the Aichi Loop Railway's Setoguchi Station to the Aichi Expo Memorial Park. The first 2,000 participants to collect all checkpoint stamps will receive a commemorative pin badge.
- Museum shop
Items for sale, including miniature cars and the popular Toyota Automobile Museum Curry.
- The first 500 people who show the pamphlet distributed at the event along with the museum admission ticket (actual day only) to the Museum Reception Counter in the Main Building will receive a gift.
Getting to the Venue
As traffic is expected to be congested around the venue, measures will be implemented to encourage use of the Linimo train line (such as promotions and free shuttle buses).
- Advantage of using Linimo:
Linimo passengers who show proof of boarding documents at either the Information Kiosk at Aichi Expo Memorial Park Oshibafu Hiroba or the Reception Counter in the Main Building of the Toyota Automobile Museum will receive a free day pass to the Toyota Automobile Museum. Proof of boarding documents are distributed inside the Linimo Aichi Expo Memorial Park Station ticket gate between 8:30 and 15:00.
- Free shuttle buses will be traveling among three bus stops within Nagakute City every 15 minutes between 8:45 and 17:00.
Bus stops: Aichi Expo Memorial Park Station, Nagakute Onsen Gozarasse, and Toyota Automobile Museum
Park-and-ride is available for those who are driving to the event
A temporary parking lot (free; accommodates 400 cars) will be provided on the south side of the Toyota Automobile Museum.
Switching to the Linimo at Geidai-Dori Station takes the rider to the Aichi Expo Memorial Park Station in 4 minutes.
(1) The Mazda Cosmo Sport will not be driven around the CCC and will be exhibited only.
(2) A collaborative public-private project created by the Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry with the aim of linking advanced technologies that generate "the power of industry" with tourist resources, and developing them throughout the city.
To find out more about the Toyota Automobile Museum, http://www.toyota.co.jp/Museum/english/
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