Toyotafest AKA TORC: Queenmary Long Beach PT1

Toyotafest is one of my favorite events to go to not only because of the nice location at the Queenmary but because of it’s roots. Toyota Owners and Restorer’s Club (TORC) AKA Toyotafest bring the enthusiast through the years, old and new together for a gathering that just feels so humble. No crazy model lounges or loud music from 10 different booths. Just cars, raffles and enthusiasts. I try and attend this event every year since I’ve found out about it maybe 7-10 years ago and have fun seeing old friends and meeting new ones there.

I have my own coverage of the event but wanted to introduce on of the BobsYrUncle crew Eric Gamboa that participated at the event and took a few photos to share.


HKS: Widebody Altezza: Track Built

I’ve kind of been on a HKS frenzy. So here’s another HKS tuned car for you. This widebody Toyota Altezza track monster  is an oldie but goodie. Wasn’t as easy to find details on this car as i thought it would be but i found it. Specs and photos below.


2000 Toyota Altezza
Owner: HKS Japan, Fujinomiya, Sizuoka ken, Japan
Engine Type: 3S-GTE
Displacement: 2.2L
Engine Mods: Bore x stroke: 87 mm x 90 mm
HKS GT3037S turbocharger
HKS GT Wastegate
HKS camshafts
10.2:1 compression
Forged crankshaft
Tube stainless steel exhaust manifold
HKS cam gears
Engine Management: F-CON V Pro fuel/spark management system
HKS Twin Power ignition
EVC Pro boost controller (22.55 PSI boost)
Drivetrain: X-Trac six-speed sequential transmission
Stock differential housing, 4.375:1 final drive, stock half shafts
Suspension: Custom
Brakes: Alcon brake calipers
Wheels: Advan TCII wheels, 18×11 inch
Tires: Advan racing tires
Exterior Mods: CF Body
Interior Mods: Bride seats
Pi Research dash display
Mobiletronics: None