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  • Guess Where They Found The "Back to the Future" Truck?

    The 1985 Toyota Xtra Cab 4X4 truck being driven by Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, in "Back to the Future". (Photo courtesy http://www.imcdb.org)

    If you saw the second and third "Back to the Future" movies, you likely remember the celebrated DeLorean car that was used in the pictures. But there were other vehicles in the films too. Michael J. Fox's character, Marty McFly, drove a 1985 Toyota Xtra Cab 4X4 truck in those movies, and it's that truck that will be undergoing a restoration soon.

    According to the Time Machine Restoration Company, the Toyota was stolen many years ago, and was recently recovered by the Mexican federal police. The car was auctioned off, and the company, already restoring the movie's iconic DeLorean, got the truck too.

    It's not clear what the vehicle was doing in Mexico, or why the Mexico federal police were involved, but there's no question that it's the actual car. There was a note written on the passenger-side sun visor that read, "Keith, Many thanks. See you on something else I'm sure—Michael J. Fox."

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  • Japanese Muscle?

    Here at Eastwood our roots are in vintage American steel. While most are die-hard American Muscle fans, I tend to stray from the norm and enjoy seeking out oddball cars to lust over. A recent pipe-dream project of mine has been a nostalgic Japanese car. After finding the Japanese Nostalgic Car Blog/Fourms I can't seem to get my mind off of building a vintage Japanese car.

    Most might cringe at the thought of even discussing tinkering with Japanese cars. I think this is because of the period of "Fast and the Furious" copycat cars that instantly makes most turn their nose when these cars are discussed. But if you look past that, there is a community restoring vintage Toyotas, Hondas, Mazdas, Mitsubishis, Datsun/Nissans, Subarus, and most anything JDM with the same care that you may take on your 69 Camaro or your 57 Chevy.

    I am currently keeping my eyes out for a large 70's Toyota sedan (the look of a 70's Cressida lowered makes my heart melt) for a fun cruiser, and a little Honda CVCC project to "hotrod" with a friend of mine. Just something about rolling up to a car gathering, and people scratching their heads! Either way, we are all trying to restore classic cars around here, and everyone can bond over the hard work put into each others ride.

    Here are a few of my recent favorite Classic Japanese Car pictures I've found while browsing. Enjoy!

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