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Yearly Archives: 2018

Petersen Automotive Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum

The kids were out of school, at least for a little while longer. They had just gotten back from Japan, and some friends followed them over the pond a few weeks later. Every Japanese visitor always wants to see Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, and Disneyland. We were happy to oblige and spend time with them. Shortly after our beloved house-guests left, I had a scratch I've been needing to itch. #KCRW radio was advertising about the Roots of Monozukuri Exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum. As this is a limited run, I was hoping to do this before summer ended. The Exhibit ends April 2019, so head on over before then. What I loved about the exhibit was the very rare vehicles that were on display. The Iconic 1967 Toyota 2000GT sports car, Fairlady 1600, and the 1969 Nissan R382 were just a few that I recognized. The museum however took me to school on a bunch of cars that I wasn't familiar with. 1963 Prince Skyline: Many of us are familiar with the Nissan GTR which roams American roa ... read more

40 years of Tokyo Automotive!

40 years of Tokyo Automotive!

40 year anniversary party is just around the corner and all are welcome. Event is 5-8 and is kid friendly. We have lots of entertainment, food, and activities... includes a Taiko (Japanese drum) demo @StereoBrewing, @jichansonigiri, @placentiachamber, @funservices, & @hazpartyrentals. #TokyoAutomotive Bounce house for the kids, dunk (your mechanic) tank, a keg by our favorite brewery, #onigiri/Rice balls, a #Taiko demonstration from Terry & friends/ ... read more

Tokyo Automotive Bleeds Japanese Culture

A Question of Honor: The Tokyo Automotive Difference For 40 years, Aki Tsuchida and his son, Tatsu Tsuchida, have been providing Placentia with the very best auto repair that money can buy. This hasn’t happened by accident: our path to greatness has been intentional and informed by the Japanese values of honor and family legacy. “I might make more money working in cubicle, but I want to carry on my dad’s legacy. I want to be a better shop, even if that means bringing up the industry. I just want to keep getting better, and I want something that is uniquely mine. I want to uphold the family reputation and legacy. I want to be involved in my community and being a part of it. It is not enough to take their money. I don’t want to be just about that. It’s about fixing it right,” says Tokyo Automotive owner Tatsu Tsuchida. This commitment to excellence is mirrored in all of the work we do at Tokyo Automotive. We don’t just want to take your ... read more

Why We Love Hosting Car Care Events

It’s Our Way Of Giving Back To Our Community Tokyo Automotive in Placentia is out to change the impression of auto repair shops as boring. How? First of all, our auto mechanics are passionate about excellence in workmanship. If you bring your car into Tokyo Automotive for auto repair, you are submitting it to the best auto mechanic hands in the Placentia region and surrounding areas of Placentia, Anaheim Hills, Orange Hills, Villa Park, Brea, and Yorba Linda. One of our favorite things to do is host events! 70% of our clientele are women, and we want to cater to them. We feature fun evenings like Lipsticks and Dipsticks, where customers can bring their cars in for education and socializing. We even have a Mary Kay representative on hand to match you up with the perfect shade of lipstick! If you love beer, we also have Pints and Pistons evenings. While you crack open a beer, we pop the hood of your car, or teach you how to change a tire easily and safely. At Tokyo Automo ... read more

Categories General Toyota Museum - The Last Tour

Categories General Toyota Museum - The Last Tour

A while back we took the crew to the Toyota Museum in Torrance. I personally have been there a few times, but the guys had not. What made this visit bittersweet was the fact that Toyota is leaving SoCal for Dallas very soon. All that will remain of the huge campus will be a few offices that will oversee the West Coast distribution. Lots of history here, which parallels my father's storied career. Many of you know that dad started out as a technician South Bay Toyota after some friends put him in front of the boss at Toyota Headquarters. Dad's favorite was the 2000GT. It was the untouchable car that his generation aspired to. We took a picture of Jasper in front of a CHP themed Avalon. Some of you may know Jasper used to be a police cadet. Art's pictured in front of a NASCAR camry, no doubt one the first vehicles that Toyota competed with; kinda fitting considering Art's story of coming to and being accepted by America has some parallels to Toyota's & Dad's story ... read more

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