Toyota Automobile Museum to hold 32nd Classic Car Festival in October

The Toyota Automobile Museum will host its 32nd Classic Car Festival on Oct. 24 at the Aichi Expo Memorial Park in Nagakute City, Aichi. The community-based event is aimed at promoting and sustaining automobile culture.

Under this year’s theme, “Sustainable car ownership as a rising culture,” the festival features a street parade and an exhibition that will pay tribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), accompanied by a variety of information through fun-filled live streaming. As part of the sustainability theme, the parade of classic cars manufactured 30 years ago or earlier will be joined by some of the latest electric vehicles.

The parade route runs through downtown Nagakute so that many onlookers can stop and cheer. About 100 privately owned cars will depart from the museum and parade through the town before reaching Aichi Expo Memorial Park. The spectacular motorcade will include old and new vehicles spanning the 100-year history of automobiles in Japan, the U.S., and Europe. Complementing these entries will be Toyota’s LQ concept vehicle, the Mirai fuel-cell vehicle, and the C+ pod ultra-compact battery-powered electric vehicle.

Various events will be held at the venue, including a display of the parade vehicles, a demonstration of the power supply capability of an electric vehicle, a presentation of restoration projects, and a motorsport-related exhibition.

The events will be broadcast live on the official YouTube channel of the car community site GAZOO and on a local cable TV channel (Himawari 11). Broadcasts will be in two parts: the first, in the morning, will cover the parade, and the afternoon part will feature Udo Suzuki (of the comedy duo Kyaeen) and his humorous report from the venue.

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