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22 Oct 2023

The 34th Toyota Automobile Museum Classic Car Festival

About 120 classic cars will parade on public roads, complemented by a Heritage and Evolution car exhibition with demo runs

Parade starts

Parade starts

Parade goal

Parade goal

Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park (a.k.a. Moricoro Park)

Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park (a.k.a. Moricoro Park)

 Parade course

Parade course

CCF logo

CCF logo

The Toyota Automobile Museum, a cultural facility of Toyota Motor Corporation, will host its 34th Classic Car Festival on Sunday, 22 October at Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park in Nagakute City, Aichi. The community-based event aims to promote and sustain automobile culture.

The parade route will run through downtown Nagakute so that many onlookers can stop and cheer. About 120 classic cars will depart from the museum and proceed through the city before reaching Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park. The spectacular motorcade will include vehicles spanning the 100-year history of automobiles in Japan, the U.S., and Europe. The parade will be led by a first-generation Crown made in 1960, and the rear will be brought up by a Crown Crossover released in 2022.

The festival’s logo has been redesigned this year, and the number of privately owned cars joining the parade will be around 120. In addition, demo runs of some of the classic cars in the museum’s collection will resume this year after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors will be greeted by staff members in diverse costumes, reflecting the vibes of cars from different periods. Returning to the original form of the event, we at the museum will present automobile culture in a tangible way that can be enjoyed by visitors and participants alike.

A special exhibition will also be held under the theme of Heritage and Evolution. It will feature five long-cherished classic cars that have become a part of our culture and prompted the evolution of cars. In addition, an as yet unreleased new model from Toyota will be on exhibit. The event display & experience zone will feature presentations of car restoration processes, Gazoo Racing (GR) heritage car parts, and traffic safety awareness programs.

Summary of the festival

Date Sunday, October 22 (free admission), rain or shine
* Some events may change in case of rain.
* The festival may be cancelled in the event of extreme weather conditions or other emergencies.
Time 9:30–15:30
Venue  Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park (a.k.a. Moricoro Park)
* The parade’s starting ceremony will take place at the Toyota Automobile Museum at 8:30.
Participating vehicles  about 120 privately owned cars, 9 event vehicles, etc.
Schedule [08:30–10:45] Classic car parade

[09:30–15:30]Vehicle exhibition


Program details

Classic car parade (08:30–10:45)

About 120 privately owned cars from Japan, the U.S., and Europe will parade through 14 kilometers of public roads in Nagakute City.

08:30 Starting ceremony at the Toyota Automobile Museum
08:45 Parade starts
10:45 Parade ends

―Toyota Automobile Museum
―Waki intersection
―Ichigahora intersection
―Iwasaki Takenoyama Kita intersection
―Shobosho Kita intersection
―Kumabarishingyoda intersection
―Nagakute Onsen Gozarasse
―Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park

Vehicle exhibition (09:30–15:30)

About 120 privately owned cars will be on display after the parade.
The Walk and Talk with the museum director (13:00–13:45) will feature interactions with parade car owners and information on their vehicles.

The parade car owners will mingle with the museum curators as part of the Sunday Afternoon of Encounters (13:05–13:45) event.


Heritage and Evolution Special Exhibition Zone with demo runs (11:30–12:00) and commemorative photo sessions (9:30–11:00, 12:00–15:00)

The exhibition will include cars that have long been cherished and become a part of our heritage as well as the line of cars that continue to evolve by embracing change.

Cadillac Model Thirty (1912, U.S.A.)

Equipped with an electric starter, this car eliminated the cumbersome and often dangerous hand crank. The use of the electric starter and a dynamo enabled the adoption of electric headlights as standard equipment, adding to the novel features of this model.

Daihatsu Midget Model DKA (1959, Japan)

At a time when automobiles were largely a means of public transport in Japan, the private car ownership began with commercial-use vehicles. It was the three-wheeled Midget, released in 1957, that pushed this trend into the mainstream. Affordable and easy to handle, this car only required a minivehicle license to drive, which made it hugely popular.

Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (1959, U.S.A.)

This famous Cadillac model symbolizes America in the 1950s. Sporting bold design features such as tail fins and a liberally chrome-plated grille with an integrated bumper, this car also adopted many state-of-the-art features of the time, including power windows, cruise control, and power steering.

Toyota 2000GT “Bond Car” (1966, Japan)

This vehicle was equipped for use in the 1967 James Bond movie You Only Live Twice. The fact that a Japanese car was featured in an international blockbuster was news in itself. The 2000GT altered the workhorse image of Japanese cars that was prevalent at the time, and showed the world that Japan was becoming a major auto manufacturing country.

Toyopet Crown Model RS21 (1960, Japan)

This car is an improved version of the first-generation Crown Model RS. The RS paved the way for Japan’s motorization, and its success greatly encouraged the domestic auto industry as a whole. It was hailed as a pure Japanese car that was well balanced in every way, including ride comfort and durability. The RS21 will lead the parade this year.


Crown Crossover (2022, Japan)

Pursuing a Crown for a new era and inheriting the DNA of innovation and limit-pushing, the new Crown was introduced as a flagship for a new era. The Crown Crossover’s innovative package combines a sedan and an SUV, representing new values unconstrained by conventional concepts. The car features powerful styling with large-diameter wheels, excellent ease of entry and exit, and high visibility. The newly developed dual boost hybrid system delivers a powerful yet comfortable ride, and it is combined with the mature and evolved series parallel hybrid system to deliver a smooth, high-quality ride.

An unreleased new model from Toyota

Event Zone (9:30–15:30)

◆Traffic Safety Experience Zone
A variety of fun participatory programs for children to learn about traffic safety

◆ Car Information Zone
Fuji Motorsports Museum

GR heritage parts
Display of reproduced parts and cars

All car-related questions answered
Classic cars and parts that are being restored by Shinmei Industry Co., Ltd. will be exhibited at this booth, and questions and enquiries about classic car restoration will be answered.


Toyota Smile Life Inc.
◆Local Information Zone
 Information presented by local exhibitors
– Charity sale by Japan Service Dog Association
– Aichi Urban Development Association, Nagakute City Tourist Exchange Association

A museum shop booth by the Toyota Automobile Museum
◆ Gourmet Zone
– Food and beverage booths set up with the cooperation of the Nagakute City Chamber of Commerce and Industry

* The content of the presentation at these zones may vary depending on the weather conditions, etc.

Broadcasting at a later date

The parade and the events at the venue will be broadcast at a later date on the Toyota Automobile Museum’s official YouTube channel.
Toyota Automobile Museum’s official YouTube channel

Getting to the venue

 (As parking at the venue is limited, please use the following means of transport provided for the event.)

– Park-and-ride
A temporary parking lot (up to 300 cars, free of charge) will be available on the south side of the museum. From there, walk four minutes to Geidai-Dori Station and take the Linimo to Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park Station.

* Holders of a valid one-day Linimo ticket are entitled to free admission to the Toyota Automobile Museum as well as discounts at the museum shop, etc.


Aichi Prefecture, Nagakute City, Aichi Prefectural Board of Education, Nagakute City Board of Education, Aichi Urban Development Association, and Nagakute City Tourist Exchange Association

Aichi Rapid Transit Co., Ltd.  and Nagakute City Chamber of Commerce and Industry


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