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Lexus Drivers Participate In Toyota’s “Motorsports Day”

Tags: Lexus3GT Racing No. 143GT Racing No. 15Scott PruettSage KaramRobert AlonJack Hawksworth « » On Thursday, March 23, 3GT Racing drivers visited with Lexus and Toyota team members as part of the manufacturers’ annual Motorsports Day at its Torrance, California headquarters. Sage Karam and Scott Pruett, drivers of the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3, and Robert Alon and Jack Hawksworth, who pilot the No. 15 Lexus sister entry for 3GT, signed autographs and posed for photos with team members as part of the day’s activities, which also included Toyota’s drivers from NASCAR, NHRA and off-road racing, among other disciplines. “We’re just down here at Lexus and Toyota for the annual Motorsports Day,” said Hawksworth, who drives the Lexus in IMSA’s GTD class. “It’s my first time here, so just meeting all the associates, signing a few pictures and catching up with the NASCAR team and all the other various motorsports that Toyota and Lexus are involved in. I get to check out the facility for the first time as well, so enjoying being here, it’s a great place.” The visit was the first appearance for Hawksworth and Alon, a native of nearby Santa Monica, California, at the annual event after they were announced by 3GT to drive the Lexus in November 2016. Karam and Pruett previously visited the Torrance headquarters for the 2016 event, which also includes Toyota Racing Development, U.S.A. (TRD) team members and family of Toyota, Lexus and TRD associates. “It’s a really cool event and we do this every year,” said Karam. “This is my second time...

Lexus Debuts Amazing Sport Yacht Concept

A few years ago the Toyota Marine Department invited Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda to spend several days on the water driving their new Ponam range of premium yachts soon to be launched in Japan. As a master driver, Toyoda was inspired by the power of the turbodiesel powertrains and the handling and stability of the advanced hull designs; as the Chief Branding Officer of Lexus International, he also appreciated the potential of a stylish premium performance yacht to complement the Lexus lifestyle. This led the Marine Department to envision how a premium performance yacht might expand the Lexus brand into new areas of lifestyle and recreation. Today Lexus reveals the result of this project, a running proof-of-concept for a Lexus Sport Yacht, at Di Lido Island on Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Fla....