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

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

2017 Toyota 86 2 109 876x535 Medium

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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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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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2011- Actor William Fichtner Celebrates

Japanese Drift Racer Ken Gushi Is the Pro Winner  --  Actor William Fichtner prevailed as the overall winner in a highly competitive race of America’s favorite celebrities from film, television, music and sports in the 2011 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. Japanese drift racer Ken Gushi finished close behind Fichtner to come in second overall and first in the Pro category, followed closely by actor Michael Trucco.

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2010 - Jimmy Vasser takes Checkered Flag

The exciting 3-day weekend of Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach did not disappoint fans. At the top of the racing action is the annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity race where the "Pros" and the "Celebrities" go wheel-to-wheel for top honors as well as raising money for children's' charities.

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2009 - Al Unser Jr. victorious in LB

The streets of Long Beach come alive for a three-day event hosting multitude of exciting race action.  At the top of that list is the annual Toyota Pro / Celebrity race where five "Pros" and thirteen "Celebrities" go wheel-to-wheel for top honors.

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2008 - Jamie Little holds off Skinner

One of the greatest reminders of why we participate in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race each year happens far away from the track, before the nail-biting and excitement begins. 

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