Cool things you will find at the Toyota Museum

Cool things you will find at the Toyota Museum

The Toyota Museum in Torrance, CA houses a collection of milestone vehicles representing Toyota's history in the U.S. It is valued at over $17 million, and includes a variety of vehicles dating from 1958 to present, as well as a considerable assortment of motorsports vehicles. Opening in January 2000, it is the only Toyota Museum outside Japan; the Toyota Automobile Museum is located in Nagoya, Japan.

The museum is open to the public, with reservations required. To schedule an appointment, contact Susan Sanborn at 310-468-8726 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. With the coporate move to Texas, it isnt clear how long the museum and its collection will stay in Southern California, so make sure you check it out soon! Here are a few of our favorites!

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King of the Beach: Alfonso Ribeiro Wins the Final Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach

King of the Beach: Alfonso Ribeiro Wins the Final Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Alfonso Ribeiro won the 2016 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, triumphing over the most accomplished field the annual charity racing event has ever seen. The roaring crowd witnessed the stunning performance by Ribeiro, who started the race in the 8th position and successfully avoided any collisions or walls to take the checkered flag.

Ribeiro, now a four-time Toyota Pro/Celebrity winner (1994, 1995 & 2015), is best-known for his role as ‘Carlton’ on “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Ribeiro, who is the new host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” had the fastest lap of the day with a time of 1:42.102.

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The Last Hurrah: The 40th Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

The Last Hurrah: The 40th Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

It's a bittersweet moment for us here at Fast Lane. On the 40th anniversarry of the Toyota Pro Celebrity Race, Toyota announced that it would be their last. and while we are sad to see it go, we are excited to bring you one last, incredible race. Not just any celebrities mind you, but ones that have risked it all before and come out on top

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Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 Racer Debuts With New Twin-Turbo V6

Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 Racer Debuts With New Twin-Turbo V6

With the 2016 World Endurance Championship kicking off in less than a month, Toyota has just unveiled its newest Le Mans Prototype racer. Forget the Prius, this is the hybrid that we want in our garage. Replacing the TS040 Hybrid Racecar from last year, Toyota is introducing the TS050 Hybrid, which will take on other LMP1 Hybrid racers from Porsche and Audi. This is the third car Toyota has built for the World Endurance Championship’s top LMP1 class, and this is the car that carries the hopes for another season championship.

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86'd: FR-S to become the Toyota 86 in 2017

86'd: FR-S to become the Toyota 86 in 2017

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Ding Dong, Scion is dead....Less than six weeks after Toyota pulled the plug, and little else left to do but to clean the carpets and lock the doors, the transition of Scion products to Toyota has begun. The public debut will take place at next week's New York Auto Show, and sales begin this fall. The Scion iM will become the Toyota Corolla iMThe Scion iA will become the Toyota Yaris iA. The tC coupe has been discontinued. Last but not least, the Scion FR-S will become the Toyota 86.

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East Meets West: 2017 Toyota Supra Pricing and Release Date

East Meets West: 2017 Toyota Supra Pricing and Release Date

A few years ago, BMW and Toyota announced a partnership to build a new generation of sports cars under the code name "Silk Road". One of those "East meets West" things. Ever since then, all sorts of rumors have been flying around that the BMW will use the platform for its new Z car, while Toyota wants to use it on its iconic Supra. The original Supra was produced from 1978 to 2002 and has obtained a legendary status with practically any auto enthusiast. The new 2017 Toyota Supra will come in our near future, probably in 2016 as a 2017 model, and it will be a result of the cooperation between these two companies

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First Post......

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Hello Everyone, Welcome to the blog for Fast Lane Racing School!

We at Fast Lane are excited to bring this to you, as we think it will be beneficial for any of you looking to join us on the track. That's not the only thing we will be bringing to with this blog. You can expect posts on the latest automotive news, the newest and best gadgets, and car events around the Southern Califorinia area and other parts of the US! We're even interested in what you have to say and want to know what you want to read about. So get in, sit down, and buckle up because we're in for a wild ride! 

Cheers!

The Fast Lane Crew

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2015 Toyota Celbrity Race - Alfonso Ribeiro Winner

After a 19 year absents from the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, Alfonso Ribeiro wins the Race for the third time in the both overall and Pro category. Dave Pasant, a retired insurance executive, won the Celebrity category.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2015)

Watch the video below for some behind the scenes of the race.

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2013 - Host Rutledge Wood Wins

Nascar and Top Gear host, Rutledge Wood, takes the overall win in the 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race while 2012's overall winner, Adam Carolla, wins Pro

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 19, 2013)

Nascar/Top Gear Host Rutledge Wood sped to the finish line in the 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, triumphing over a field of film, television, music and sports stars in an exceptionally exciting and competitive event. This year marked the return of a true Front-Engine, Rear-Wheel Drive Sportscar, the Scion FR-S. The last time this race hosted a similar platform was in the mid 80's. Returning Comedian and Car Guy, Adam Corolla, become the first driver to win both the Celebrity & Pro category back to back.

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2012 - Comedian Adam Carolla Wins

Comedian and car enthusiast, Adam Carolla, takes the overall win in the 2012 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race while Drifter, Fredric Aasbø, wins Pro

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 14, 2012)

Comedian/actor Adam Carolla sped to the finish line in the 2012 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, triumphing over a field of film, television, music and sports stars in an exceptionally exciting and competitive event. The roaring crowd witnessed a thrilling battle for first place in a tight field of drivers, with a late-race surge by actor Hill Harper that surprised drivers and fans alike. Scion drift driver and 2010 Formula Rookie of the Year Fredric Aasbø finished first in the Pro category.

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